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In charts | India’s COVID-19 case count, state-wise trends, vaccination data, and other key details

India reported 30,549 COVID-19 new cases, according to the August 3 update. Active infections down at 4.04 lakh mark; Over 61 lakh vaccine doses administered on Monday, with over 47.85 crore doses administered till date.

August 03, 2021 / 11:30 AM IST
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India’s COVID-19 case tally is above 3.17 crore with 30,549 new cases reported, as per the health ministry’s August 3 update. New cases below 40,000 after 6 days and below 50,000 for the 37th day.

As many as 422 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, new recoveries at 38,887 in the same period, the latest release showed.

Aug 3 Daily New Cases and Moving Avg

More than 47.85 crore vaccinations have been administered across India, according to the August 3 update, with 61,09,587 new vaccination doses administered on Monday.

Aug 3_BarLine_Daily New Vaccination Vs Daily New Cases

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COVID-19 Vaccine

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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.

What does it take to develop a vaccine of this kind?

Vaccine development is a long, complex process. Unlike drugs that are given to people with a diseased, vaccines are given to healthy people and also vulnerable sections such as children, pregnant women and the elderly. So rigorous tests are compulsory. History says that the fastest time it took to develop a vaccine is five years, but it usually takes double or sometimes triple that time.

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Of the total vaccinations administered to date, 78 percent are recipients of their first dose while 22 percent have received the second dose. Among states, Uttar Pradesh administered the most (cumulative) vaccine doses at 4.88 crore, followed by Maharashtra at 4.50 crore and Gujarat at 3.41 crore.

India has 4,04,958 active cases, down by 8,760 cases in 24 hours, as per the August 3 update. Active cases fall after for the six days. Kerala has the highest number of active cases at 1,65,834 in the country, more than double that of Maharashtra (78,700) with second most cases. These two states account for 60 percent of active cases in the country.

Kerala reported the most new cases at 13,984 in the last 24 hours, followed by Maharashtra (4,869), Tamil Nadu (1,957), Andhra Pradesh (1,546) and Karnataka (1,285). These five states account for 77 percent of all the new cases reported in India.

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Kerala reported the most 118 new deaths, as per the August 3 update, followed by Maharashtra (90), Odisha (67), Kerala (56), Tamil Nadu (28) and Karnataka (25). These five states account for 78 percent of all deaths reported in the country.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Bihar, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli/Daman and Diu, Delhi, Gujarat, Jharkhand, Ladakh, Lakshadweep, Madhya Pradesh, Puducherry, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tripura and Uttar Pradesh did not report any deaths today.

The total recoveries in India now stand over 3.08 crore with the recovery rate at 97.4 percent. Kerala recorded the most 15,923 new recoveries, followed by Maharashtra (8,429), Tamil Nadu (2,068), Andhra Pradesh (1,968) Odisha (1,785).

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Total COVID-19 deaths in India now stand at 4,25,195 as per the August 3 update. The mortality rate is now at 1.3 percent with Punjab reporting the highest (2.7 percent). Over 16 lakh daily tests were reported on August 2 with more than 47.12 crore tests carried out to date.

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Globally, more than 19.96 crore COVID-19 cases have been recorded to date with over 42.49 lakh deaths. Active cases across the world rose to 1.52 crore as on date, with the US accounting for the most (36 percent); India (3 percent).
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first published: Aug 3, 2021 11:30 am

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