Over 750,000 vaccinated against Covid across Punjab: Yasmin

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Staff Reporter

Punjab Minister for Health Dr Yasmin Rashid on Thursday claimed that as many as 750,000 people have been vaccinated against Covid vaccine across the province, including 390,000 elderly persons have received first dose of the vaccine while 90,000 have received the second jab.

“As many as 27,323 elderly people received jabs of Covid vaccine on the first day of Ramazan during two shifts in the province”, Dr Yasmin Rashid informed while sharing details and data of the vaccination process in Punjab province here on Thursday.

Sharing the details, the health minister said that 15,130 elderly people got vaccinated in the morning shift while 12,193 received the Covid jab in the night shift on first Ramazan, which in fact stand testimony to the government commitment to protect its citizens against the virus.

The minister went to say that the vaccination process of people aged above 60 is going on at brisk pace in the province, adding that people aged above 70 are being administered a single-dose Covid vaccine.

Dr Yasmin Rashid further said that over 136,000 health workers have received their first dose in the province followed by over 83,000 who had also received the second jab.

Similarly, she said that so far the registration process for people aged above 50 is ongoing and as many as 20,000 are being vaccinated on daily basis across the province.

Punjab Covid-19 tally
Punjab has reported 68 more Covid-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, the health department officials said.

According to Punjab’s Primary and Secondary Healthcare Department 2,870 infections of novel coronavirus reported in the province in the last 24 hours.

The tally of total deaths by Covid-19 in the province has reached 7,209 with 68 more deaths in the pandemic.

With the addition of 2,870 new cases, the provincial tally of confirmed Covid-19 cases has surged to 258,441, the health department said.

Provincial capital city Lahore reported 1,726 new cases of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, according to the health department. In Rawalpindi 145 new cases of the virus reported in a day.