This edition of the COVID-19 Impact on Indian states covers news articles from January 12, 2021 – January 18, 2021.

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COVID-19 vaccination drive begins in New Delhi

18th January 2021 | Business Line

After administering shots to over 4,300 healthcare workers on the first day, January 16, COVID-19 vaccination teams across the national capital started to give vaccines to more medical staff at various hospitals on January 18. The vaccine will be administered on four scheduled days of the week — Monday, Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday.


Maharashtra to halt COVID-19 vaccination drive for two days

16th January 2021 | Live Mint

Maharashtra government has decided to temporarily suspend the first phase of COVID-19 vaccination drive in the entire state due to technical issues with CoWIN App, the state health department said on January 16. The inoculation drive suffered minor setbacks on Day 1 at some places due to glitches in the CoWIN app. In Maharashtra’s Thane, the vaccination was halted temporarily when the connection to the CoWIN website was lost. As a result, messages were not being delivered to the beneficiaries. Vaccinations are expected to begin after January 18.

Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu warms up for COVID-19 vaccination, over 150 sites to be in operation

15th January 2021 | The Hindustan Times

In Tamil Nadu, as many as 480,000 healthcare workers from government and private are registered with the Co-WIN app for the vaccination drive, as per the official details available on January 14. 166 vaccination sites, including hospitals and primary healthcare centres, will function on January 16, where pre-registered candidates will receive an SMS with their allotted location. Tamil Nadu has received a total of 556,550 vaccine doses, of which 536,550 is Covishield vaccine from the Serum Institute of India, Pune and 20,000 doses of Covaxin vaccine from Bharath Biotech.



COVID-19 vaccination: 58.4% covered on second day in Karnataka

18th January 2021 | The Hindu

On the second day of the vaccination drive that was conducted in 63 vaccine session sites in Bengaluru Urban and one site in Udupi, the State achieved an overall coverage of 58.4%. While Udupi recorded 40% coverage, Bengaluru Urban recorded 57.7% coverage. On the first day, January 16 the State had achieved nearly 62%. Health and Medical Education said vaccination would continue in more centres from January 18 onwards. The State has received 814,000 doses and plans to use this for both the doses for registered healthcare workers in a gap of 28 days.


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