Tamil Nadu has approximately 17 lakh Covid-19 vaccines on hand and aims to provide 5 lakh vaccinations per day starting Monday.
Health officials claim that the state received Sunday 5.48 lakh doses of Covishield. This gives the state confidence in a larger vaccination drive.
On Sunday, 3.3 lakh vaccine doses were administered by the state health department. This brings the total number of inoculated people to 2.94 million.
According to a senior official, it has also asked the Union government for a temporary supply of 1 million doses of vaccine. It is expecting a positive reaction from the Centre.
Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma. Subramanian spoke to reporters on Sunday and stated that the inoculation drive had gained momentum and that around 150 villages are now fully vaccinated.
He stated that tourist destinations like Tiruvannamalai and Velankanni, Nilgiris and Nagoor would soon receive 100 percent vaccination.
The state promotes tourism and has given preference to tourist destinations for vaccination drives.
It tests more than 1.6 million samples per day. The positive rate is 1 percent, while the fatality rate over the last three weeks was an average of 1.3 percentage.
Tamil Nadu reported 1,538 new Covid-19 cases Sunday.
Coimbatore District had 209 new cases Sunday, the highest number in the state. The district also has a positive rate of 2%.
The state police have joined forces with the health department to closely monitor the border of Kerala, where the positivity rate was 19.68% on Sunday and the total number of Covid-19 cases reached 29,836.