The Union overall health ministry has launched a vaccine tracker to track breakthrough Covid-19 infections right after immunisation and the efficacy of the jabs.
Balram Bhargava, director basic, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), mentioned on Thursday that this information has been derived right after combining 3 databases: CoWin, Covid-19 India portal and Covid-19 testing portal to offer you weekly vaccine effectiveness information. Monitoring will be accomplished on the basis of mobile numbers. This information will be readily available on the web right after a week.
The 1st evaluation right after synergising the 3 databases looked at death, and there was close to-total protection right after two doses, Bhargava mentioned. Data showed vaccine effectiveness in stopping mortality right after the 1st dose was at 96.6% and at 97.5% right after the second dose, and it also drastically lowered hospitalisation. The information among April and August 2021 showed protection against death in all age groups.
As on Thursday, the nation has vaccinated 58% of the eligible population with the 1st dose and 18% with the second dose. Total vaccinations crossed 72 crore on Thursday, with 54.68 crore obtaining received their 1st dose and 18.92 crore the second. Daily vaccination price in the 1st week of September has been at 78.10 lakh compared to 59.19 lakh in August.
No selection has been taken on vaccinating children but, although the Zydus Cadila vaccine has been granted emergency use approval. Covaxin, Novovax and Biological E are also carrying out trials on children.
VK Paul, member, overall health, Niti Aayog, mentioned a handful of nations have began vaccinating children, but there is no recommendation by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on this and a final contact would be taken by the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation in India.
Health ministry officials have warned against public celebrations and travel through the festive season and urged for low-important celebrations to stay away from a surge in instances.
Bhargava mentioned 35 districts are nonetheless reporting case positivity of more than 10%. Another 30 districts have reported case positivity among 5-10%. There are nonetheless 38 districts reporting more than one hundred instances each day. There is a have to have for district-level restrictions till the positivity price comes down beneath 5% levels, Bhargava mentioned.
Meanwhile, 42,264 new instances and 338 deaths have been reported in the previous 24 hours, with Kerala accounting for 68.59 % of the instances. Total active instances are now at 3.93 lakh. Kerala accounts for 2,40,037 instances and Maharashtra 51,419.