1L vaccinated in Patiala district in a week

1L vaccinated in Patiala district in a week

A health worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine to a woman in Patiala on Thursday. Tribune photo: Rajesh Sachar

Tribune News Service

Patiala, January 27

One lakh beneficiaries have been vaccinated in the district over the past week. The district on Wednesday and Thursday reported four and three deaths, respectively. Officials in the district administration said people should not take the vaccination lightly.

Over 1,623 in the district were tested for Covid of them 92 were found positive, officials of the Health Department said. They said there was low testing as OPDs in the district were not functional due to Republic Day.

Dr Sumeet, District Epidemiologist, said, “We are witnessing a downward trend in Covid cases in the past week. However, people should not take the virus and vaccination lightly.”

“The Omicron variant spreads at a fast pace though it is less severe,” Dr Sumeet said.

Meanwhile, officials of the Health Department said the number of people vaccinated in the district had crossed 20 lakh. As many as 17,061 people were vaccinated on Thursday.

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