BANDIPORA, JUNE 03: The Deputy Commissioner (DC) Bandipora, Dr Owais Ahmad on Thursday said that the district administration is rigorously conducting covid vaccination Drive across the district and has administered more than one lac doses to the eligible population so far.
While briefing media about the COVID-19 situation in the district, Dr Owais said that the district witnessed a visible decline in Covid positive cases and increase in recovery rate.
He however said there is a need to continue to follow Covid Appropriate Behaviour with more responsibility amid ease in restrictions. He said there are 394 active positive patients in the district out of which 55 are hospitalized and 24 patients are on oxygen support in different covid centres.
Dr Owais said the intensive vaccination drive launched in the district is bearing fruits as the front line workers travelled the most difficult terrains to reach the eligible population to vaccinate them at their doorsteps.
He said 101379 doses have been administered sofar out of which 89413 persons were given the first dose while 11966 eligible persons have got both the doses. He said 86.5 percent people above the age of 45 years have been vaccinated so far and soon the target will be achieved.
The DC said that during the second wave of the pandemic, about 2000 tests are being conducted daily. He said the strict implementation of guidelines led to a decrease in positivity rate to 4.4 percent and is expected to go down to below two percent in near future.