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Indore witnesses a surge in COVID-19 cases; city nurses the highest active caseload in MP

With a continuous rise of COVID-19 cases in the past week, Indore's infection graph is shaping towards another peak this month. As per reports, the daily count of new cases has surged by over 50% in the first two weeks of March, in comparison to the last two weeks of the previous month. Besides this, the case positivity ratio in this period has jumped by over 4% to stand at about 11.3%. These progressive tallies have shot up the city's current active caseload to 1,752 cases, the highest across all districts in Madhya Pradesh.

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Phase 2 COVID vaccination drive begins in Indore, across 10 locations

The second phase of the coronavirus vaccination has begun in Indore. About 10 locations, including 3 government-run facilities will be administering the COVID jab today to people over 45 years, with comorbidities and to those over 60 years of age. Reportedly, vaccines at state-run vaccination centres will be delivered at zero cost to the beneficiaries. Private vaccination centres, however, will charge ₹250 for each vaccine dose.

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21,667 frontline workers receive COVID vaccine during the first week of vaccination drive in Indore

The Indore district health authorities concluded the first week of COVID-vaccination drive for frontline workers on Saturday, successfully vaccinating about 21,667 beneficiaries with the first dose. As per the CMHO reports, about 50% of the target was met on Saturday in the city. The district health department had scaled through 6 departments and identified about 29,000 frontline workers for the vaccination. With two more sessions on February 15 and 17, Indore aims to immunise over 7,000 listed beneficiaries.

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Indore observes improvement in target achievement on Day 2 of COVID vaccination drive

The second round of COVID vaccination in Indore has finally picked momentum, towards the target. About 54% of health and frontline workers were vaccinated during the Wednesday session; a great leap from the initial day's measly 19%. Though the vaccine response was lukewarm in Indore, city officials, healthcare workers and persons of authority got the jab, encouraging peers and subordinates to follow suit too.

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COVID inoculation drive begins in Indore; healthcare workers to benefit first

The Indore district initiated its COVID-19 vaccination drive in sync with the launch of the nationwide inoculation drive flagged off today by the Prime Minister. The state authorities have identified about 15,000 people as the first phase beneficiaries of the vaccination drive, about 5 prominent city hospitals have been designated as vaccination centres to conduct the drive smoothly. These include MY Hospital, Aurobindo Hospital, Rajshri Apollo, Bombay Hospital, and ESIC, which are equipped to shoulder a load of 100 recipients every day.

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