2 Die After Receiving Covid-19 Jabs In Bengal, Investigation Launched

Two deaths occurred in North Bengal districts on March 8 and March 9 after they were inoculated with the Covishield vaccine. Initial assessment revealed multiple cardiac problems

According to reports two senior citizens have died in West Bengal allegedly after being administered coronavirus vaccine shots that prompted the state’s health department to launch an investigation, said a senior official on Thursday.

The primary findings suggest that the fatalities were due to cardiac disease and now the department is awaiting the final investigation report to come to a conclusion.

“Two deaths occurred in North Bengal districts on March 8 and March 9 after they were inoculated with the Covishield vaccine. Initial assessment revealed multiple cardiac problems…” he said.

The deceased have been identified as Krishna Dutta (65) from Dhupguri and Parul Dutta (75) from Darjeeling district.

Meanwhile on Thursday, West Bengal has registered three Covid-19 death that pushed the toll to 10,286.

Among all the three deaths two of them have been reported from North 24 Parganas and one from Howrah that were due to comorbidities where Covid-19 was incidental, said the officials. However, the coronavirus tally rose to 5,77,511 with 244 fresh cases.

They said, the state now has 3,110 active cases, while 5,64,115 people have recovered from the disease so far. The official further added, about 85,519 people were vaccinated in a day.

However, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare informed on Friday that as 23,285 new COVID-19 cases and 117 deaths were reported from India in the last 24 hours. And the total number of positive coronavirus cases reported in the country now stands at 1,13,08,846, including 1,97,237 active cases and 1,58,306 deaths.

A total of 1,09,53,303 patients have recovered so far, including 15,157 recoveries in the last 24 hours.

With the second phase of the nation-wide vaccination drive underway, as many as 2,61,64,920 doses of the vaccine have been administered so far.

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