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

India reported 12,428 new cases in the last 24 hours. More than 64 lakh vaccines were given on October 25

October 26, 2021 / 11:27 AM IST
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India reported 12,428 new coronavirus infections, the lowest in 238 days, in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to above 3.42 crore, the health ministry’s October 26 update said.

Fresh infections have now stayed below 20,000 for the 18th day. While 15,951 people recovered, 356 died during the period, the release said.

Oct 26 Daily New Cases and Moving Avg

India has 1,63,816 active cases, the lowest in 241 days, down 3,879 cases in 24 hours. Kerala and Maharashtra account for nearly 62 percent of active cases. As infections slow, the recovery rate has improved to 98.19 percent, the highest since March 2020.

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COVID-19 Vaccine

Frequently Asked Questions

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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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More than 102.94 crore vaccines have now been administered across India, with 64,75,733 jabs given on October 25. 

Oct 26_BarLine_Daily New Vaccination Vs Daily New Cases

Of the total vaccines, 70 percent are first doses, while 30 percent are second doses. Among states, Uttar Pradesh has administered the most (cumulative) vaccine doses at 12.67 crore, followed by Maharashtra at 9.58 crore and West Bengal at 7.31 crore. 

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Globally, more than 24.48 crore COVID-19 cases have been recorded, with over 49.70 lakh deaths. Active cases across the world at 1.79 crore as on date, with the US accounting for the most (52 percent). India's case burden accounts for less than a percent.
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first published: Oct 26, 2021 11:27 am

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