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February 04, 2022 / 11:11 PM IST

Omicron Coronavirus India Highlights: COVID vaccine effectiveness 99.3% in those fully jabbed, says Centre

Omicron Coronavirus India Highlights: A total of 50,11,156 vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm

Omicron Coronavirus India Highlights: India added 1,49,394 new COVID-19 cases, taking the total tally to 4,19,52,712, while the active cases further declined to 14,35,569, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The death toll climbed to 5,00,055 with 1,072 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The death toll climbed to 5,00,055 with 1,072 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.
The active cases comprise 3.42 per cent of the

total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 95.39 per cent, the ministry said. A reduction of 98,352 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. A reduction of 98,352 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.

India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 168.40 crore with over 50 lakh vaccine doses being administered on Thursday, the Union health ministry said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, it said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, it said.

A total of 50,11,156 vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm. More than 1.38 crore (1,38,82,262) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 years and above with comorbidities. More than 1.38 crore (1,38,82,262) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers, frontline workers and those aged 60 years and above with comorbidities.

  • Omicron Coronavirus India Highlights: COVID vaccine effectiveness 99.3% in those fully jabbed, says Centre
    A healthcare worker gives a dose of the Covishield vaccine against the coronavirus disease, to a farmer in his field, during a door-to-door vaccination drive in Banaskantha district in the western state of Gujarat. (Representative image: Reuters)
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      Vaccine effectiveness of 99.3% seen in individuals fully inoculated against COVID: Mansukh Mandaviya

    • 08:03 PM IST

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    • 07:48 PM IST

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  • February 04, 2022 / 10:34 PM IST

    Coronavirus LIVE Updates | Chhattisgarh logs 2,113 cases, achieves 100% vaccination with 1st dose for 18-plus

    Chhattisgarh on Friday reported 2,113 new COVID-19 cases, down from 2,454 a day ago, taking the tally to 11,36,435, while 19 fresh deaths pushed up the toll to 13,914, an official said. All eligible people above 18 years have been administered the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine in Chhattisgarh, health department data showed.

  • February 04, 2022 / 08:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Delhi reports 2,272 new cases, 20 fatalities and 4,166 recoveries in the last 24 hours

  • February 04, 2022 / 08:19 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Vaccine effectiveness of 99.3% seen in individuals fully inoculated against COVID: Mansukh Mandaviya

    Vaccine effectiveness of 99.3 per cent has been seen in individuals fully inoculated against coronavirus according to the data uploaded on India COVID-19 Tracker till January 2, the Lok Sabha was told on Friday.Responding to a question, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has developed the India COVID-19 Vaccine Tracker, by merging mainly three national databases — CoWIN, National COVID-19 Testing database and COVID-19 India portal.The tracker depicts vaccine effectiveness against death — the ability of vaccines to reduce death — using person time analysis from April 12, 2021 to January 2, 2022.

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  • February 04, 2022 / 08:03 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: J-K reports 1,429 Covid cases, 3 deaths

    The declining trend in daily Covid cases continued in Jammu and Kashmir with 1,429 being reported on Friday, officials said. They said the union territory also reported three deaths related to the pandemic that pushed the toll to 4,702.Of the fresh cases, 607 were recorded from the Jammu division and 822 from the Kashmir division, the officials said. Srinagar district recorded the highest of 266 cases, followed by 228 cases in Jammu district, they added.A total of 4,43,891 cases have been reported in Jammu and Kashmir so far. There are 24,080 active Covid cases in the union territory as of now, while the number of recovered patients was 4,15,109, the officials said.

  • February 04, 2022 / 07:48 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Meghalaya logs 211 new COVID-19 cases, 2 fresh fatalities

    Meghalaya'sCOVID-19 tally rose to 92,021 on Friday as 211 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death toll to 1,538, a health official said.East Khasi Hills district, under which Shillong falls, recorded the highest number of new cases at 88, followed by 54 in WestGaroHills and 17 inRi-Bhoi, Health Services Director DrAmanWar said.The state now has 1,839 active cases, while 88,644 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 375 in the last 24 hours. The administration has tested over 13.39 lakh samples for COVID-19, and inoculated over 22.99 lakh people so far, of whom 9.35 lakh have received two doses of the vaccine, he added.

  • February 04, 2022 / 06:53 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Kerala records 38,684 fresh COVID-19 cases, 595 deaths

    Daily COVID-19 cases in Kerala further decreased on Friday with the state recording 38,684 fresh infections which raised the total caseload to 62,11,116. The southern state had reported 42,677 COVID-19 cases on Thursday.Kerala on Friday also reported 595 deaths which raised the total fatalities in Kerala to 57,296, according to a government release. Of the deaths, 28 were reported in the last 24 hours, 197 were those which occurred in the last few days but were not recorded due to late receipt of documents and 370 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court, the release said.

  • February 04, 2022 / 06:37 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Austria vaccine mandate to take effect, but few emulating it

    A law requiring most adults in Austria to get vaccinated against COVID-19 is ready to take effect, but the sense of urgency that accompanied its announcement in November has largely evaporated. Few other countries look likely to go as far as attention turns to loosening restrictions.

    The Austrian mandate for residents 18 and over to get vaccinated — the first of its kind in Europe — cleared its last legislative hurdle Thursday when parliament’s upper house approved what Health Minister WolfgangMuecksteincalled “a forward-looking and active step.” The president signed the legislation Friday.

    It’s expected to become law in the coming days but it will be a while before Austrians notice any practical change. And it isn’t clear when or even whether the toughest part of the plan, which was watered down from the initial proposal, will take effect.

  • February 04, 2022 / 06:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: AIIMS Delhi resumes routine inpatient admissions including elective surgeries immediate effect

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  • February 04, 2022 / 06:06 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Andhra Pradesh logs 4,198 new COVID cases

    Active cases continued to decline inAndhraPradesh as the state reported 4,198 fresh infections in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Friday.According to the latest bulletin, the state recorded 9,317 recoveries and five deaths during the period. The number of active cases is now at 88,364, while the tally of positive cases is at 22,97,369, recoveries 21,94,359 and deaths 14,646, the bulletin said.East Godavari district reported the highest of 555 fresh cases andVizianagaramthe lowest 54 in 24 hours.Gunturbecamethe third district in the state, behind East Godavari andChittoor, to cross the two-lakh coronavirus cases mark.Chittoordistrict reported two fresh fatalities andGuntur,SPSNelloreandPrakasamone each in a day.

  • February 04, 2022 / 05:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus India LIVE: Triple vaccinated can fight Omicron variant efficiently: Study

    People who are triple-vaccinated against COVID-19 develop a high-quality antibody response which can neutralise the Omicron variant efficiently, according to a study. This also applies to people who are infected with the virus thrice, to those having recovered and then received two vaccinations, and to double-vaccinated individuals who experience a breakthrough infection, the researchers said.The study, published recently in the journal Nature Medicine, tracked the antibodies of vaccinated and recovered individuals for two years. The participants comprised 98 recovered persons and 73 people without prior infection. Both groups were offered vaccination with the mRNA-based Pfizer vaccine.

    The researchers from Technical University of Munich (TUM) in Germany found that a total of three exposures to the viral spike protein lead to production of virus neutralising antibodies that are high in quantity as well as quality. These high-quality antibodies bind to the viral spike protein more vigorously, and are also capable of effectively fighting the Omicron variant.The spike protein is used by the SARS-CoV-2 virus to enter and infect the cells. The team found the same effect in triple-vaccinated people, in those who had recovered from COVID-19 and then had two vaccinations, and double-vaccinated people who then had a breakthrough infection. "The immunity built up or strengthened by means of vaccination is key to effective protection against future variants of the virus," said Percy Knolle, professor at TUM. "A recent breakthrough infection -- as irritating and undesirable as it is -- has in fact the same effect as an additional vaccination on this important arm of the immune system," Knolle said.