In absolute numbers, 695 recipients (0.04%) among the 17,37,178 who received two doses of Covaxin and 5,014 recipients (0.03%) of the total 1,57,32,754 people to have received two doses of Covishield — which is manufactured locally by Serum Institute of India (SII) — got the infection after the jabs, the data showed.
The government’s data on Wednesday also showed that a total 1.1 crore people received Covaxin; 93, 56, 436 beneficiaries got just the first dose, while 4,208 (0.04%) of them turned positive after the shot. In case of Covishield, a total of 11.6 crore people received the vaccine; 10,03,02,745 got just the first dose and 17,145 (0.02%) of them turned positive after receiving the jab.
As per the data, more than 21,000 tested positive after first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while over 5,500 tested positive after second dose, the health ministry said.
About 0.04% of people tested positive after second dose of Covaxin and 0.03% after second dose of Covishield, it added.
A senior government official also added that India may get a fourth Covid-19 vaccine by August from Hyderabad-based Biological E’s indigenous Covid-19 vaccine as it is done with phase 1 and phase 2 trials. Now, they are ready for phase 3 trails.
“Phase 1, phase 2 trials of Indian vaccine of Biological E have finished and they’ll soon go into phase 3. This is a very significant development as they have a capacity of 7 crore/ 70 million vaccines per month,” NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul said today.
Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 146 districts reported COVID-19 positivity rate of more than 15 per cent, while 274 districts reported case positivity between 5 and 15 per cent.
In those below 10 years, 4.03 pc COVID-19 cases were reported in first wave, while 2.97 pc cases registered in second wave, it added. In age group 10-20 years, 8.07 pc COVID-19 cases were reported in first wave, while 8.50 pc cases were registered in second wave. In age group 20-30 years, 20.41 pc COVID-19 cases were reported in first wave, while 19.35 pc cases registered in second wave, while in those aged 30 and above, 67.5 pc COVID-19 cases were reported in first wave, while 69.18 pc cases registered in second wave: Govt, said health ministry.
Everyone above the age of 18 to be eligible to get Covid-19 vaccine, said the government.
Meanwhile, India reported over 2.95 lakh new coronavirus cases and 2,023 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data from Union Health Ministry released today. Total cases rose to 1.56 crore while the death toll went up to 1.82 lakh. The active number of cases in the country stands at 21.57 lakh. In the last 24 hours, 1.67 lakh recovered from the infection. With this, the total recoveries reached 1.56 crore.