The vaccination is expected to resume across all centres in Punjab for phase-I and phase-II beneficiaries (healthcare workers, frontline workers and 45+ population) from May 29 as the state received a fresh supply of free 1.50 lakh doses from the Centre on May 28.
This includes 1 lakh doses of Covishield and 50,000 doses of Covaxin. For the past two days, vaccination for 45+ had stopped in most of the centres.
Meanwhile, Punjab reported 3,724 fresh cases and 148 deaths in the past 24 hours.
The state’s positivity rate further dropped to 5.12%, the case fatality rate (CFR) continues to remain the highest in the country at 2.53%.
The number of fresh recoveries (6,797) exceeded the number of new cases.
With 148 more deaths, the Covid toll reached 14,180. The total number of confirmed positive cases stands at 5,59,795 and the number of active cases at 44,964.
A total of 233 cases of mucormycosis (black fungus) have been reported in Punjab till now and 33 have died due to the disease, as per media reports.