Karnataka Sucessfully Vaccinates half of target population

According to the data on Karnataka's Covid-19 website, over a total of 3 crores, 29 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered in the state.

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As of August 8th, Karnataka has covered around 50% of its target population, with all those vaccinated having received at least the first dose. Currently, those above 18 years of age are eligible for the vaccination drive in the state.

According to the data on Karnataka’s Covid-19 website, over a total of 3 crores, 29 lakh doses of vaccine have been administered in the state. While around 73 lakh people have been inoculated with both doses of vaccination, about 2.5 crore people have received only their first dose.

Currently, the state has 29,18,525 confirmed cases out of which 23,930 are active cases, and over 28 lakh people have recovered. The death toll stands at 36,793. Most of the active cases are in Bengaluru urban with 8493 active cases.

According to the 4th serosurvey conducted by ICMR, Karnataka’s general population has a seropositivity rate of 69.8% which means that a majority of the population has developed antibodies to the Sars Cov-2 virus. The seropositivity rate is the ninth highest in the country.

According to a report by Deccan Herald Bengaluru Urban is the best performing district with 78% of its target population of 91 lakhs inoculated with at least one dose. According to an authoritative data source, the state has an adult population of roughly 5.11 crore population, which indicates 50.03% coverage. Vaccine availability is limited, but the state uses almost 80% of what is available each day, a district health officer told DH.

Chief minister Basvaraj Bommai expects to receive about 1 crore doses of vaccine in August and aims to have a rate of vaccination of 3-4 lakh vaccinations per day in the state.

With the state reopening post-lockdown, Karnataka has decided to open up schools on 23rd August. Presently, those below 18 aren’t eligible for vaccination. The state also allowed the college to reopen from 26 July, however, made it mandatory for students to have received at least one dose of vaccine.

Currently, Covishield, Covaxin and Russia’s Sputnik are the vaccines available in the country and the state. As of August 3rd, Karnataka has launched its own Vaccine registration app – Co-Win Kar and it can be downloaded on Play store. To access the website, click here.

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