Agartala, January 6, 2021: In order to conduct perfect vaccination drive and after successful implementation of nationwide dry run of Covid-19 vaccine conducted in three subdivisions of the state, again in the second phase the dry run would be conducted in 80 places of the state on January 8th next.

Earlier, on January 2nd last , the dry run or drill for vaccination against Coronavirus was conducted on at IGM hospital under Sadar subdivision, Gandhigram primary health centre (PHC) under Mohanpur subdivision and Burakha PHC under Jirania subdivision.

Education Minister Ratan Lal Nath said that the dry run for Covid vaccine would be held in 80 places of the state to find out the preparations for the actual drive and to find out any loopholes in the system before the vaccine is administered to the people. All the protocols and guidelines framed by the Union Health Ministry would be followed for the dry run, he said.

Nath also said that spurt for Covid-19 infection has been decreased in the state and the recovery rate of the state has reached at 98.65 %, which make the state fourth in the country in terms of recovery rate.

While, on Tuesday the number of Covid-19 active caseload has reduced to 62 in the state and in the past 24 hours after testing of 1362 swab samples through Rapid Antigen and RT-PCR tests, only one person tested positive for Covid-19, while 9 more people have recovered from their infections.

But, on Tuesday , the state again witnessed two more deaths for Covid infection after two weeks and, now the COVID deaths toll stood at 384 figures and the state’s Covid-19 caseload rose to 33, 284. Altogether 9 more patients including patients under home isolation were discharged on Tuesday after recovery from their infection for SARS-CoV-2. Meanwhile, the fatality rate remained the same and stands at 1.15 % and the positivity rate has also slightly decreased in the past 24 hours and stands at 5.69 %.


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