The Union Health Ministry said that there are still some districts in the country where the positivity rate of corona cases is more than 10 percent. Mainly Arunachal Pradesh, Rajasthan, Manipur, Kerala, Meghalaya, Tripura, Sikkim, Odisha, Nagaland have higher positivity rates. If more infections are seen in some districts, then we have to assume that there is still a second wave of corona in some areas. The ministry said that during the second wave, there is a decline in new cases of corona in the country. Average daily new cases have come down from 3,89,803 between May 1 and 7 to 40,420 between July 3 and 6.
7.75 crore vaccines have been vaccinated in the country in 15 days of the Corona Vaccination Campaign which started on 21st June. On average, more than 50 lakh doses are being administered daily in the Mahabhiyan. The Union Health Ministry said that till 7 am on Tuesday, a total of 35.75 crore doses of the anti-corona vaccine have been administered. On day 20, ie just before the start of the campaign, 28 crore doses were administered. More than 45.82 lakh doses have been given in the last 24 hours.
According to the ministry, the maximum number of beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44, 10.28 crore people have been given the first dose, while 29.28 lakh people have been given the second dose. 9.12 crore people in the age group of 45-60 have been given the first dose and 1.99 crore people have also been given the second dose.
At the same time, 6.92 crore people above 60 years of age have been given the first dose and 2.64 crore people have been given the second dose. Similarly, more than one crore health workers have been given the first dose and 73.30 lakh second and 1.76 crore frontline workers have been given the first and 97.12 lakh second doses have also been given so far.
The first dose of corona vaccine
Healthcare workers- 87.5%
Frontline workers - 90.9%
Above 45 years - 46.2%
Age 18-44 years- 17.2%
Second dose of corona vaccine
Healthcare workers- 79.7%
Frontline workers - 89.4%
Above 45 years - 56.8%
India is ahead of the US in vaccination, according to the Ministry of Health, a total of 357.55 million doses were given in 171 days, while 33.06 million doses were given in 204 days in the United States and 789 million doses in 210 days in the United Kingdom.
On the booster of Covaxin, ICMR DG Dr. Balram Bhargava said that it is still a matter of research. The efficacy of the booster is not yet known.
Let us tell you that the UK government is preparing to give a booster vaccine to the population who have taken both doses of the vaccine from September, to maintain protection against the new variant of the coronavirus before winter arrives. At the same time, Russia has started giving booster doses of Sputnik V and Sputnik Lite vaccines to its citizens.