Meanwhile, the variety of healthcare and frontline employees vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 reached 65.28 lakh on day 25 of the nationwide inoculation drive, the Union Health Ministry stated
Seven states and UTs have reported no new COVID-19 deaths within the final three weeks, whereas 15 haven’t registered any fatality previously 24 hours, in response to official figures introduced on Tuesday.
The Centre stated that ‘constant beneficial properties’ are being made when it comes to declining new instances and causalities.
The Centre, nonetheless, famous that the final nationwide serosurvey findings have proven that over 70 p.c of the inhabitants remains to be vulnerable to the illness.
This, as NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr VK Paul said that there isn’t any proof of of the presence of the South African variant of the coronavirus in India as of Monday however added that the federal government is preserving watch.
Meanwhile, the variety of healthcare and frontline employees vaccinated in opposition to COVID-19 reached 65.28 lakh on day 25 of the nationwide inoculation drive, the Union well being ministry stated.
The seven states and UTs, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Arunachal Pradesh, Tripura, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Mizoram, Nagaland and Lakshadweep, have reported no new COVID-19 deaths in final three weeks, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated.
Addressing a press briefing, he stated that India was the quickest nation to succeed in six million vaccination doses of COVID-19 in 24 days. Bhushan stated inside the nation additionally, some states have carried out properly, whereas others want to enhance their vaccination protection.
“There are 12 states and UTs that have vaccinated more than 65 percent of the registered healthcare workers. These states are Bihar (78.1 percent), Tripura (77.1 percent), Madhya Pradesh (76 percent), Uttarakhand (73.7 percent), Odisha (72.4 percent), Mizoram (69.9 percent), Himachal Pradesh (68.7 percent), Uttar Pradesh (68 percent), Andaman and Nicobar Islands (67.9 percent), Rajasthan (67.2 percent), Kerala (66.9 percent) and Lakshadweep (66.7 percent),” he stated.
On the opposite hand, Bhushan stated, there are 11 states and UTs which have vaccinated lower than 40 p.c of healthcare employees. These are Puducherry (15.four p.c), Manipur (21.three p.c), Nagaland (21.5 p.c), Meghalaya (24.three p.c), Chandigarh (28.7 p.c), Punjab (34.1 p.c), Dadra and Nagar Haveli (34. 5 p.c), Ladakh (35.eight p.c), Jammu and Kashmir (37.5 p.c) and Delhi (38 p.c).
“These are the states we are in touch with and telling them to increase the coverage,” he stated. Bhushan stated the Centre has suggested states and UTs that every one frontline employees should be scheduled for vaccination at the least as soon as by 1 March, 2021.
“We have further advised states and UTs that all frontline workers must be given opportunity of mop-up rounds by 6 March, 2021. Those frontline workers who do not get vaccinated in scheduled vaccination rounds or in mop-up rounds will have to be relegated to the age-specific vaccination rounds,” he stated.
Bhushan stated a gathering of National AEFI Committee was held on 5 February the place discussions had been held on eight AEFI instances following COVID-19 vaccinations.
“Out of these eight cases, causality assessment of five cases (two deaths and three hospitalised) was conducted. Among hospitalised cases, all three were discharged. Two have been diagnosed as anaphylaxis; classified as vaccine-product related reaction (known and expected reactions following vaccinations) and one case diagnosed as syncope: classified as immunization triggered stress response (anxiety reaction),” he stated.
Among instances of deaths, Bhushan stated it was discovered they weren’t associated to vaccination.
Bhushan stated histopathology and chemical evaluation report in three demise instances are awaited from the state authorities.
“We are making a standard template through which we will put information in public domain,” he stated.
‘South Africa variant of coronavirus not present in India’
Addressing a press briefing, Dr VK Paul, talking on the effectiveness of the Covishield vaccine on the South Africa pressure, stated it’s hinted by means of a research which has its limitations that Covishield provides minimal safety in opposition to delicate an infection, but it surely nonetheless continues to be efficient in opposition to extreme illness and in decreasing mortality.
“We have no concern at this moment as we have a system in place for detecting this variant. As of yesterday, this particular variant is not in the country but we are keeping a watch,” he stated, including surveillance might be intensified.
From the COVID-19 pandemic standpoint, constant beneficial properties are being made when it comes to declining new instances and new deaths, Paul stated.
He, nonetheless, famous that the final nationwide serosurvey findings have proven that over 70 p.c of the inhabitants are nonetheless vulnerable to the illness and careworn on attaining herd immunity by means of vaccination.
Underscoring each Covishield and Covaxin vaccines as “superbly safe”, Paul urged healthcare and frontline employees who haven’t but taken the pictures to get themselves vaccinated.
Covishield, manufactured by Serum Institute of India, and Covaxin of Bharat Biotech have been permitted for restricted emergency use within the nation by India”s medication regulator. Shared his views on the progress of the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination programme, Paul stated, “We can confidently say that the strategy to implement the vaccination programme and the experience of vaccination is now very highly rated by people.”
No recent COVID-19 deaths in Delhi
No recent COVID-19 demise was recorded within the National Capital on Tuesday after a niche of over 10 months whereas 100 recent instances had been registered with the Arvind Kejriwal authorities asserting that “Delhi”s collective will is gradually winning over the infection”. The cumulative demise toll on Monday stood at 10,882, and the positivity price dipped to 0.18 per cent on Tuesday.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tweeted in Hindi, saying, it was a “good news for Delhiites”.
“Today no death has been reported due to COVID infection in Delhi. Congratulations to people of Delhi. Corona cases have also come down and vaccination drive has picked up pace. People of Delhi have fought a tough battle against Corona. We have to still take all precautions,” he tweeted.
These 100 new instances got here out of the 56,410 exams carried out the day past. The positivity price stood at 0.18 per cent, in response to a bulletin issued by the Delhi well being division.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain tweeted: “Today no death has been reported due to COVID infection. Delhi”s collective will is gradually winning over the infection. I congratulate the people of Delhi for taking proper precautions and our healthcare and frontline workers who have fought this battle tooth and nail”.
The an infection tally within the metropolis rose to six,36,260, authorities stated. The lively instances tally on Tuesday dropped to 1,052 from 1,096 the day past, in response to the bulletin. The complete variety of exams carried out the day past, included 31,300 RT-PCR exams and 25,110 fast antigen exams, it stated.
The metropolis had recorded 96 coronavirus instances on January 27, the bottom in over 9 months, and the primary time the each day incidence rely had stood under the 100-mark in that month. On Friday and Sunday, two deaths had been reported within the nationwide capital, identical as on February 2, which was the bottom within the final 10 months.
‘ COVID-19 seropositivity amongst well being employees over 25%’
Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey instructed the Rajya Sabha that the general COVID-19 seropositivity amongst healthcare employees is assessed to be 25.7 p.c as per the third seroprevalence research.
Responding to a query on what number of healthcare employees have contracted COVID-19 virus until date, Choubey stated well being being a state topic, centralised knowledge on variety of healthcare employees who’ve contracted COVID-19 virus until date shouldn’t be maintained by the Ministry of Health.
Sero survey or Seroprevalence research are primarily based on evaluation of antibodies collected by means of blood pattern assortment.
“However, the Indian Council of Medical Research is undertaking periodic sero-surveillance to monitor the trend of COVID-19 an infection. As per the third seroprevalence research (December 2020 to January 2021) outcomes the general COVID-19 seropositivity amongst healthcare employees is assessed to be 25.7 p.c,” he stated in a written reply.
Seroprevalence is highest amongst docs and nurses (26.6 p.c), adopted by para-medical employees (25.four p.c), subject employees (25.three p.c) and administrative employees (24.9 p.c), Choubey stated in a written reply.
These seroprevalence charges have been discovered to be a little bit increased than that basically inhabitants which has been estimated as 21.5 p.c, he stated.
In response to a different query, Choubey stated, well being being a state topic, the Ministry of Health doesn’t preserve knowledge referring to the variety of healthcare employees who misplaced their lives as a result of COVID-19 , state-wise, job-wise and public-private hospital-wise.
With inputs from PTI