Over 27 lakh get Covid vaccine shots in a single day in Bihar | Patna News

PATNA: Over 27 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccines were administered in Bihar till 9pm as part of its ‘Maha Tikabhiyaan 3.0’ on Saturday.
A record over 33.09 lakh doses were administered in the state on the birthday of Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 17 and over 27.21 lakh people had received their shots on August 31.
As per the data available till 9pm on the CoWIN portal, the maximum 1.79 lakh doses were administered in Patna district, followed by 1.03 lakh shots in East Champaran and 1.01 lakh doses in Muzaffarpur. The state health department had made arrangements at 14,887 sites, including five private facilities. At several places, boats were also used to reach the people for administering the vaccine doses.
Meanwhile, four new Covid-19 cases were registered in the state on Saturday. Two of them were from outside Bihar, but tested positive during their visit to the state.
In the same time period, two persons recovered, leaving only 43 active cases in the state. The new cases registered on Saturday were against 13,35,06 samples tested. State health minister Mangal Pandey appreciated the way large number of samples were being tested in a day. Pandey said so far over 4,64,97,471 samples have been tested in the state.
He also visited the vaccination sites to inspect the mega drive on the occasion of Gandhi Jayanti. State health department special secretary Sanjay Kumar Singh said nearly 7,50,000 manforce was roped in to make this mega vaccination drive a success. “Despite heavy downpour in several pockets, the turnout was good,” he said.

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