India administers over 1.08 Cr vaccinations;New Indian Strains of COVID-19 emerge
As there has been a rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh and the vaccination drive continue in full steam, An eminent expert Dr. Randeep Guleria told a news channel NDTV on Saturday that Herd immunity for coronavirus is a “myth” in India because at least 80 percent of people need to have antibodies for the whole of the population to be protected.
This, he said, would be difficult if one takes into account the new Indian strains found in Maharashtra — which could be highly transmissible and dangerous. The new variant, he said, can even cause re-infections in people who have developed antibodies to the virus.240 new strains of the virus have surfaced across India, which are behind the fresh surge of infections the state has been witnessing since last week, Dr. Shahshank Joshi, member of Maharashtra’s Covid Task Force has told NDTV.
India’s present active caseload now consists of 1.30% of India’s total Positive Cases. India’s total Active Caseload is pegged at 1,43,127 today. Some states are seeing an upsurge in daily new cases. There has been a rise in daily cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh, and Madhya Pradesh.m according to an official statement on Saturday.
Kerala continues to report a high number of daily new cases.
In last 7 days, Chhattisgarh has also seen a rise in daily active new cases. In last 24 hours, 259 daily new cases have been reported.
In the past week, Maharashtra has exhibited a spike in the number of daily new cases, accounting for highest number of daily new cases in the country today. In last 24 hours, 6,112 daily new case has been reported in the state.
Similar to Maharashtra, Punjab has also shown a sudden spike in the number of daily new cases reported in the last 7 days with 383 daily new cases in the last 24 hours.
Since, 13th Feb 2021, Madhya Pradesh is also witnessing a rise in number of daily new cases. In last 24 hours, 297 daily new cases have been registered in the state.
The importance of adherence to COVID appropriate behavior is strongly reiterated for breaking the chain of transmission of the virus and containment of the spread of the disease.
However, with the better healthcare infrastructure facilities and the Test-Track-Treat method, more than 21 crore (21,02,61,480) tests have been conducted in the country. The cumulative national Positivity Rate has seen a consistent decline in the last thirteen days. It presently stands at 5.22%.
A total of 1,07,15,204 vaccine doses have been administered through 2,22,313 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. These include 63,28,479 HCWs (1st dose), 8,47,161 HCWs (2nd dose) and 35,39,564 FLWs (1st dose).
The 2nd dose of COVID19 vaccination started on 13th February 2021 for those beneficiaries who have completed 28 days after receipt of the 1st dose. Vaccination of the FLWs started on 2nd Feb 2021.
As of Day-35 of the vaccination drive (20th February, 2021), total 5,27,197 vaccine doses were given. Out of which, 2,90,935 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 10,851 sessions for 1st dose (HCWs and FLWs) and 2,36,262 HCWs received 2nd dose of the vaccine.
9 States have administered more than 5 lakh doses each. These are Uttar Pradesh (11,52,042), Maharashtra (8,60,386), Gujarat (8,56,657), Rajasthan (7,99,719), West Bengal (6,50,976), Karnataka (6,29,420), Madhya Pradesh (6,26,391), Bihar (5,50,433) and Odisha (5,01,713).
A total of 1.06 Cr (1,06,67,741) people has recovered so far. 10,307 patients have recovered and got discharged in the last 24 hours. India’s Recovery Rate at 97.27% is amongst the highest in the world.
80.51% of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 6 States.
Kerala has reported the maximum number of single-day recoveries with 4,854 newly recovered cases. 2,159 people recovered in Maharashtra in the past 24 hours followed by 467 in Tamil Nadu.
86.69% of the new cases are from 6 States.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 6,112. It is followed by Kerala with 4,505 while Tamil Nadu reported 448 new cases. Only two states – Maharashtra and Kerala account for 75.87% of total active cases.
Eighteen states/UTs have not reported any COVID19 deaths in the last 24 hours. These are Telangana, Haryana, J&K (UT), Jharkhand, Himachal Pradesh, Tripura, Assam, Chandigarh, Lakshadweep, Manipur, Meghalaya, Ladakh (UT), Mizoram, Sikkim, Nagaland, Arunachal Pradesh, A&N Islands, D&D & D&N.
101 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
Five States account for 78.22% of the new deaths. Maharashtra saw the maximum casualties (44). Kerala reported 15 deaths. Punjab has reported another 8 casualties.
The cumulative number of COVID19 vaccine doses administered to healthcare and frontline workers has crossed 1.08 Crores today in the country.
A total of 1,08,38,323 vaccine doses have been given through 2,29,462 sessions, as per the provisional report till 6 pm today.
These include 63,52,713 HCWs who have taken the 1st dose and 8,73,940HCWs who have taken the 2nd dose, along with 36,11,670FLWs (1st dose). While the countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on 16th Jan 2021, vaccination of the FLWs started from 2nd Feb 202
states that recorded the highest number of vaccinations are Gujarat, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Odisha, West Bengal, Jammu and Kashmir, Bihar, Madhya Pradesh and Kerala.
Total 43 persons have been hospitalized so far. This comprises 0.0004% of the total vaccinations. Of the 43 cases of hospitalization till date, 26 were discharged after treatment, while sixteen persons died and one is under treatment. In the last 24 hours, two persons have been hospitalized.
Total 37 deaths have been recorded till date. These comprise 0.0003% of the total COVID19 vaccinations. Of the 37, 16 persons died in the hospital while 21 deaths are recorded outside the hospital.
No case of serious/severe AEFI/Death is attributable to vaccination, to date.
In the last 24 hours, three new deaths have been reported. An A51-year-old female, who was a resident of Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala died after 4 days of vaccination. Post-mortem confirms Intracranial bleeding as the cause of death.
A 56-year-old male, resident of Chikballapur, Karnataka died after 9 days of vaccination due to Myocardial Infarction. The post mortem is not done on the wishes of the family. In another death event, a 44-year-old female, resident of Bishnupur, Manipur died after 7 days of vaccination. Post-mortem details are awaited.
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