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Post-Vaccination Breakthrough COVID-19 Infection Rate Very Small In India: Health Ministry

Two-four per 10,000 breakthrough infection has occurred after COVID vaccination, which is a very small number, informed ICMR Director General Dr Balram Bhargava

Post-Vaccination Breakthrough COVID-19 Infection Rate Very Small In India: Health Ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Wednesday (April 21) said that the breakthrough infection rate of COVID-19 after taking the either of the two Made in India vaccines – Covaxin and Covishield vaccines – “is a very small number”. “Two-four per 10,000 breakthrough infection has occurred after vaccination, which is a very small number,” ICMR DG Dr Balram Bhargava said during the weekly health ministry briefing on the COVID-19 situation in the country. Citing data, he said 4,208 people have tested positive for the coronavirus disease after taking the first dose of the Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, which is 0.04 per cent of the 9,356,436 total beneficiaries inoculated.

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Also, 695 people tested positive after taking the second dose of the vaccine, which is again 0.04 per cent of the 1,737,178 beneficiaries of the second jab, he said. Mr Bhushan said 100,302,745 beneficiaries received the first dose of the Covishield vaccine and 17,145 have tested positive after that, which is 0.02 per cent.

Also, 15,732,754 people have been given second dose of the vaccine, of whom, 5,014 have been retested positive, which is 0.03 per cent, he added.

Mr Bhushan said India has 21.57 lakh active COVID-19 cases which is twice of the maximum number of active cases the country had last year.

Mostly every state is facing the second wave of COVID. The Centre and state governments are trying hard to curb the spread of pandemic. The fatality rate in the country is 1.17 per cent while the recovery rate is 85 per cent, he said.

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Mr Bhushan said that there are 146 districts across the country where the positivity rate is more than 15 per cent and it is a cause of concern.

There are five states with more than 1 lakh active cases – Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Chhattisgarh and Kerala, Mr Bhushan said.

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Referring to vaccinations, he said more than 13 crore people have been vaccinated in the country so far including 30 lakh doses administered in the last 24 hours.

Around 87 per cent health workers and 79 per cent frontline workers have received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccines, he said.

He also said that the total number of beds in central government hospitals for COVID patients in Delhi have increased by four times to 2105 (1875 oxygen beds and 230 ICU beds) by Tuesday. India recorded 2,95,041 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours.

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World

22,70,55,138Cases
18,97,86,461Active
3,25,98,424Recovered
46,70,253Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 195 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 22,70,55,138 and 46,70,253 have died; 18,97,86,461 are active cases and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 5:36 am.

India

3,33,81,728 34,403Cases
3,39,0563,867Active
3,25,98,424 37,950Recovered
4,44,248 320Deaths
In India, there are 3,33,81,728 confirmed cases including 4,44,248 deaths. The number of active cases is 3,39,056 and 3,25,98,424 have recovered as on September 17, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

65,11,525 3,595

52,893 310

63,20,310 3,240

1,38,322 45

Kerala

44,46,228 22,182

1,86,754 4,559

42,36,309 26,563

23,165 178

Karnataka

29,65,191 1,108

16,202 282

29,11,434 808

37,555 18

Tamil Nadu

26,40,361 1,693

16,756 120

25,88,334 1,548

35,271 25

Andhra Pradesh

20,34,786 1,367

14,708 105

20,06,034 1,248

14,044 14

Uttar Pradesh

17,09,628 23

193 11

16,86,549 11

22,886 1

West Bengal

15,59,567 707

8,025 25

15,32,922 725

18,620 7

Delhi

14,38,373 28

409 5

14,12,880 22

25,084 1

Odisha

10,18,298 580

5,335 105

10,04,845 681

8,118 4

Chhattisgarh

10,04,988 31

352 2

9,91,077 29

13,559

Rajasthan

9,54,230 4

103 1

9,45,173 5

8,954

Gujarat

8,25,677 22

149 0

8,15,446 22

10,082

Madhya Pradesh

7,92,374 7

119 5

7,81,738 12

10,517

Haryana

7,70,697 9

327 8

7,60,562 17

9,808

Bihar

7,25,864 12

72 6

7,16,134 6

9,658

Telangana

6,62,785 259

5,282 43

6,53,603 301

3,900 1

Punjab

6,01,180 30

314 11

5,84,399 38

16,467 3

Assam

5,97,074 468

5,381 15

5,85,914 479

5,779 4

Jharkhand

3,48,102 6

102 8

3,42,867 14

5,133

Uttarakhand

3,43,330 20

284 12

3,35,657 32

7,389

Jammu And Kashmir

3,27,466 170

1,421 72

3,21,630 98

4,415

Himachal Pradesh

2,16,430 127

1,568 82

2,11,215 206

3,647 3

Goa

1,75,183 95

699 1

1,71,195 96

3,289

Puducherry

1,25,170 107

963 63

1,22,380 42

1,827 2

Manipur

1,17,913 216

2,614 7

1,13,478 219

1,821 4

Tripura

83,787 31

427 26

82,553 56

807 1

Meghalaya

78,958 229

1,804 140

75,784 86

1,370 3

Mizoram

76,591 1,121

13,888 85

62,449 1,202

254 4

Chandigarh

65,168 4

31 2

64,319 2

818

Arunachal Pradesh

53,990 47

536 9

53,183 56

271

Sikkim

30,802 64

775 28

29,648 36

379

Nagaland

30,763 32

505 14

29,610 44

648 2

Ladakh

20,631 6

41 1

20,383 5

207

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,670

5 0

10,661

4

Lakshadweep

10,353

4 0

10,298

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,595 3

15 2

7,451 1

129

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