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India reported 31,923 COVID-19 new cases, according to the September 23 update. Active infections down at 3.01 lakh mark; More than 71 lakh vaccine doses administered on Wednesday, with more than 83.39 crore doses administered till date.

September 23, 2021 / 11:19 AM IST
Representative image: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

Representative image: AP Photo/Rajesh Kumar Singh

India’s COVID-19 case tally has breached 3.35 crore with 31,923 new cases reported, as per the health ministry’s September 23 update. New cases jumped 18 percent over the previous day while active cases dropped for the fifth consecutive day.

As many as 282 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, new recoveries at 31,990 in the same period, the latest release showed.

Sep 23 Daily New Cases and Moving Avg

More than 83.39 crore vaccinations have been administered across India, according to the September 23 update, with 71,38,205 new vaccination doses administered on Wednesday.

Sep 23_BarLine_Daily New Vaccination Vs Daily New Cases

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How does a vaccine work?

A vaccine works by mimicking a natural infection. A vaccine not only induces immune response to protect people from any future COVID-19 infection, but also helps quickly build herd immunity to put an end to the pandemic. Herd immunity occurs when a sufficient percentage of a population becomes immune to a disease, making the spread of disease from person to person unlikely. The good news is that SARS-CoV-2 virus has been fairly stable, which increases the viability of a vaccine.

How many types of vaccines are there?

There are broadly four types of vaccine — one, a vaccine based on the whole virus (this could be either inactivated, or an attenuated [weakened] virus vaccine); two, a non-replicating viral vector vaccine that uses a benign virus as vector that carries the antigen of SARS-CoV; three, nucleic-acid vaccines that have genetic material like DNA and RNA of antigens like spike protein given to a person, helping human cells decode genetic material and produce the vaccine; and four, protein subunit vaccine wherein the recombinant proteins of SARS-COV-2 along with an adjuvant (booster) is given as a vaccine.

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Of the total vaccinations administered to date, 74 percent are recipients of their first dose while 26 percent have received the second dose. Among states, Uttar Pradesh administered the most (cumulative) vaccine doses at 9.76 crore, followed by Maharashtra at 7.62 crore and Madhya Pradesh at 5.92 crore.

India has 3,01,640 active cases, down by 349 cases in 24 hours, as per the September 23 update. Kerala has the highest number of active cases (54 percent) at 1,61,596 in the country, followed by Maharashtra (43,544). These two states account for 68 percent of active cases in the country.

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Kerala reported the most (62 percent) new cases at 19,675 in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (3,608), Tamil Nadu (1,682), Andhra Pradesh (1,365) and Mizoram (1,294). These five states account for 87 percent of all the new cases reported in India.

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Kerala reported 142 new deaths or 50 percent, the most, as per the September 23 update, followed by Maharashtra (48), Tamil Nadu (21), Karnataka (20) and West Bengal (13). These five states account for 87 percent of all new deaths reported in the country.

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About 16 states/union territories did not report any deaths today: Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu, Delhi, Goa, Gujarat, Jammu & Kashmir, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan and Uttarakhand.

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The total recoveries in India now stand over 3.28 crore with the recovery rate at 97.8 percent. Kerala recorded the most 19,702 new recoveries, followed by Maharashtra (4,285), Tamil Nadu (1,627), Andhra Pradesh (1,466) and Mizoram (1,015).

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Total COVID-19 deaths in India now stand at 4,46,050 as per the September 23 update, with the mortality rate now at 1.3 percent. Over 15 lakh daily tests were reported on September 22 with more than 55.83 crore tests carried out to date.

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Globally, more than 23.08 crore COVID-19 cases have been recorded to date with over 47.32 lakh deaths. Active cases across the world at 1.85 crore as on date, with the US accounting for the most (52.6 percent); India (1.6 percent).
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first published: Sep 23, 2021 11:19 am

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