Chennai: After low count of daily vaccinations during the mega vaccination drive across the State for past few weeks, 12.25 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered on Saturday, including 16.86 lakh first doses and 7.79 lakh second doses. This brings the total doses of vaccine doses administered in Tamil Nadu to 10.51 crore.
More than 4 crore vaccine doses have been administered at the 27 mega vaccination camps held so far. The first dose of vaccines was given to 92.71 per cent of people and 79.03 per cent have received the second doses in TN.
Health Minister Ma Subramanian inspected the camp in Chengalpattu on Saturday.
So far, 24.65 lakh doses of Corbevax vaccine have been administered to children between 12-14 years in the State, of which 2.13 lakh doses of vaccines were given during the vaccination drive. Out of 52.65 lakh doses administered to children between 15-18 years across the State, 90,375 doses were at the drive.
Meanwhile, the Covid cases have been declining in the State on Saturday as 49 cases were reported, taking the overall tally to 34,53,932. With 13 more students testing positive at IIT-Madras, daily cases in the city stood at 36.
The overall tally at the IIT campus reached 196 on Saturday. A total of 7,300 samples have been tested at 27 buildings in the campus. Currently, the test positivity rate (TPR) is at 2.7 per cent. Active cases after discharges at the campus is 141.
Health secretary J Radhakrishnan visited the students at IIT-Madras and said that the number of Covid cases are decreasing. “All patients are being monitored. Of the 7,490 students staying at the hostels in IIT-Madras, about 313 are yet to be tested,” he explained.
Meanwhile, Chengalpattu recorded six cases and one case each was reported in Coimbatore, Erode, Kanniyakumari, Namakkal, Salem, Tiruvallur and Vellore. Active cases in the State stood at 513 and the TPR was 0.3 per cent.