New Delhi: A total of 3.8 lakh people have been vaccinated since the rollout of the coronavirus vaccines three days ago among which 580 cases of adverse reactions have been observed and seven persons have been hospitalized, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.
The ministry added that two more persons have died but neither deaths are related to vaccines.
A death was reported from Moradabad, Uttar Pradesh last evening. Mahipal Singh, 46, a ward boy at a government hospital, had received the vaccine shot 24 hours before.
The district's Chief Medical Officer has said the death is unrelated to vaccination.
The postmortem report reveals the immediate cause of death as "cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock" due to "cardio-pulmonary disease", the state government said. The second person to die was a 43-year-old man in Karnataka's Bellary who according to the government had died of cardio-pulmonary failure.
The state government further added that none of the other health care workers who took the vaccine from the same vial had any adverse events.
Of the seven people hospitalized, three are from Delhi. Two persons have been discharged and one is under observation at Max Hospital. Two cases have been reported from Karnataka, one of the patients is still under observation. One person is under observation in Uttarakhand, at the All-India Institute of Medical Sciences in Rishikesh. Another person is hospitalized in Chhattisgarh's Rajnandgaon.