New Delhi: Covid India Updates: Talking about the situation of Coronavirus and vaccination in the country during a Health Ministry press conference, NITI Aayog member (Health) Dr. V.K. said that the second wave of Covid-19 has not been over yet. Some areas are still a matter of concern. Indeed, the vaccines, which are being given, will reduce the infection but it is not a guarantee that the infection will not happen. He said that no vaccine can claim 100 per cent prevention against the virus, instead, this can only prevent the severity of the disease and death.
Paul said that a study was conducted on 15 lakh doctors and frontline workers in AFMC who were given Covidshield. In this study, it was found that during the second wave there was a 93 per cent reduction in infections and a 98 per cent reduction in mortality.
Joint Secretary Luv Aggarwal said that in the initial few weeks there was a sharp decrease in the cases of corona, but for the last two-three weeks the rate of decline has decreased which is a matter of concern. We are in talks with the states. There are currently 22 districts in the country where there has been an increase in corona cases in the last four weeks. It includes 7 districts of Kerala, 5 districts of Manipur, 3 districts of Meghalaya, 3 districts of Arunachal Pradesh, 2 districts of Maharashtra, 1 district of Assam, 1 district of Tripura.
He said that from a global perspective, the epidemic is not over yet. There has been a significant increase in the number of cases across the world, which remains a matter of concern.
The Joint Secretary said that at present, the positivity rate in 54 districts in the country is more than 10 per cent.
Let us tell you that there is a steady decrease in the cases of corona infection in the country. According to the data released by the Ministry of Health this morning, less than 30 thousand cases of infection have been reported during the last 24 hours. During this, 29,689 new cases have been registered. A total of 3,14,40,951 positive cases have been registered in India so far.