Months after reeling under the deadly coronavirus, the country is now overcoming the Covid-19-induced restrictions as it braces for the deadly virus with indigenously made vaccines. For a record second time, India has recorded the lowest fatalities.
The daily coronavirus cases fell to 14,000 taking the country’s caseload to 1,05,71,773, while 145 deaths were recorded, the lowest in eight months, updates from the health ministry claimed.
A total of 13,788 infections have been reported in a day. After recording 145 deaths, including 50 from Maharashtra, 21 from Kerala, 12 from West Bengal and 8 from Delhi, the country’s death toll has touched 1,52,419. The recoveries have crossed 1.02 crore, pushing the nationwide Covid recovery to 96.59 per cent.
The daily Covid-19 infections were 12,548 on January 12, the caseload has since been remained below 3 lakh.
India’s Covid-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It reached the 60 lakh mark on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19.
Currently, there are 2,08,012 active cases of coronavirus infections in the country which comprises 1.97% of the total caseload, the data stated.
The country’s testing have reached to 8,70,93,036 samples until January 1 with 5,48,168 samples being tested on January 17, according to ICMR.
The health ministry has also stressed that more than 70% of deaths have occurred due to comorbidities.
Despite the constructive figures, it is also worthwhile to note that as with people pinning their hopes on the vaccines, approved by Drugs Controller General of India, reports of people showing adverse effects has also surfaced.
According to a provisional data of ongoing vaccination drive, at least 447 people reported adverse effects, with majority complaining of fever, headache and nausea. However, the government has not confirmed about the adverse effect due to any particular vaccine.
An Adverse Event Following Immunization (AEFI) is any unexpected medical occurrence which follows immunization which may not be related to vaccine or vaccination process.
In another case, a 46-year-old government hospital worker in Uttar Pradesh’s Moradabad has reportedly died after taking a jab of vaccine.
However, the family members of Ward Boy Mahipal Singh have informed he fell ill even before the shot. Singh’s death was report following a cheat congestion and breathlessness. The post mortem report reveals the immediate cause of death as “cardiogenic shock/septicemic shock” due to “cardio-pulmonary disease”.