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New Delhi: The government said on Wednesday (April 20) that more than 21,000 people tested positive for COVID-19 after taking the first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while more than 5,500 had the infection after taking the second dose. Releasing this data at a press conference, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said that 0.04 percent of 17,37,178 individuals, who received the second dose of Covaxin, were positive for COVID-19, while that 0.03 percent of 1,57,32,754 people, who took the second dose from Covishield, caught the infection.

The Director General of ICMR said that vaccines reduce the risk of infection and prevent death and serious infection, adding “After vaccination, if one gets an infection then it is called an innovative infection.”

To date, 1.1 doses of Covaxin have been given. Of these, 93 lakh received the first dose and out of these 4,208 (0.04 per cent) people got the infection, which is four per 10,000 individuals. About 17,37,178 people received the second dose and only 695 (0.04 percent) tested positive for COVID-19, Bhargava said.

He said that “from Covishield, 11.6 crore doses were given. Ten crore received the first dose and 17,145 iE 2 per 10,000 people got the infection. About 1,57,32,754 individuals took the second dose from Covishield and o 5,014 (0.03 percent) were infected, two to four per 10,000 breakthrough infections occurred, a very small number.This was mainly healthcare workers who tend to have more occupational hazards. “

According to the data, 5,709 people caught the infection after the second dose of either of the two vaccines. He said, “This is a very small number and not scandalous at all. Second, the highly transferable second wave also contributes a minuscule to the percentage so this could have even been zero percent.”

However, NITI Aayog Member (Health) VK Paul noted that even after taking the vaccine there is a risk so “we urge people to follow COVID proper behavior even after taking the vaccine”.

Amid oxygen shortages in the country, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that 7,500 tonnes of oxygen is produced in the country every day and that 6,600 tonnes are supplied to the provinces for medical use.

“At present, we have issued instructions that the supply of industries, leaving a few industries, will be limited so that more and more oxygen is available for medical use. We have allocated 6600 MT out of 7500 MT to states, ”he said. .

Demographics of victims in the 2nd wave is the same as the first wave: Bhushan

The Union Ministry of Health also released a series of comparative data, showing that the severity, ferocity, and demographics of victims in the second continuous wave of COVID-19 are about the same as the first wave. He also mentioned the growing panic in the country over concerns that the second wave is more powerful and could cause more havoc.

Addressing a press conference, Rajesh Bhushan said 146 districts reported a COVID-19 positivity rate of more than 15 percent, while 274 districts reported a case positivity of between 5 and 15 percent. According to figures shared by Bhushan, 4.03 percent of COVID-19 cases were reported in the first wave in those under 10 years, while 2.97 percent of cases were registered in the second wave.

Rajesh Bhushan said, “In the 10-20 age group, 8.07 per cent of COVID-19 cases were reported in the first wave, while 8.50 per cent of cases were registered in the second wave. In the 20 age group -30 years old, 20.41 percent of cases were reported in the first wave, while 19.35 percent of cases were registered in the second wave. ”

Bhushan also shared data that showed that 67.5 per cent of COVID-19 cases in the first wave were aged 30 or over, while 69.18 per cent of cases were registered in the second wave. In the 30-40 age group, 21.05 percent of COVID-19 cases were reported in the first wave, while 21.15 percent of cases were registered in the second wave.

Although 17.16 per cent of cases were reported in the first wave in the 40-50 age group, 17.50 per cent of cases were registered in the second wave. In the 50-60 age group, cases of 14.80 per cent were reported in the first wave and 15.07 per cent of cases in the second wave. In the age group of 60-70 years, 9.01 percent of cases were reported in the first wave and 9.99 percent of cases in the second.

At least 4.17 per cent of cases in the 70-80 age group were reported in the first wave, while 4.19 per cent of cases were registered in the second wave. In the over 80 age group, 1.31 percent of cases were reported in the first wave, while 1.28 percent of cases were registered in the second wave.

An age-wise comparison of deaths in 2020 and 2021 showed that 0.27 percent of COVID-19 deaths were reported in the first wave in those under 10 years, while 0.34 percent of deaths were registered in the second wave.

In the 10-20 age group, deaths of 0.53 per cent were reported in the first wave and 0.31 per cent in the second wave.

In the 20-30 age group, deaths of 2.08 per cent were recorded in the first wave, while 1.72 per cent were recorded in the second wave.

At least 5.27 percent of deaths in the 30-40 age group were reported in the first wave, while 5.39 percent of deaths were registered in the second wave.

In the 40-50 age group, 11.98 per cent of deaths were reported in the first wave, while 10.82 per cent of deaths were registered in the second wave.

In the 50-60 age group, 23.29 per cent of deaths were reported in the first wave, while 21.23 per cent of deaths were registered in the second wave.

Although 28.76 per cent of deaths were reported in the 60-70 age group in the first wave, 28.21 per cent of deaths were registered in the second wave.

In the 70-80 age group, 19.99 per cent of deaths were reported in the first wave and 22.17 per cent of deaths registered in the second wave.

Then in the bracket of over 80 years, 7.82 percent of deaths were reported in the first wave and 9.81 percent of deaths registered in the second wave.

(With Agency Inputs)

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