Bhubaneswar16/1/21;: As many as 13,980 persons received COVID-19 vaccines in Odisha on the first day of the nationwide vaccination drive held on Saturday.
According to the data shared by the Health and Family Welfare Department, vaccination was held at all the 161 sessions planned across 30 districts.
The final vaccination report which came in at 8 pm on Saturday stated Odisha recorded 85 percent of the target. The Government had set a target to vaccinate 16,405 persons on January 16 out of which 13,980 received the vaccines.
Ganjam, Khurda, and Cuttack topped the chart with 1,004, 903, and 904 vaccinations today respectively. The targets for the day for these districts were: Ganjam 1,100, Khurda 1,112, and Cuttack 1,100.
In Mayurbhanj 847 (target 1,000), Puri 715 (target 800), Sundergarh 633 (target 800), Sambalpur 612 (target 700) and Rayagada 609 (target 700) persons received the COVID-19 vaccines.
Below is the chart showing the district-wise vaccination numbers: