Globe Health Organization Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said on Saturday that the world is in a particularly “hazardous time” of the COVID-19 pandemic, which is aggravated by more transmissible variations like Delta, which is continuing to spread and mutate. Hospitals in countries with low vaccine coverage are once again overloaded, he warned.
In the 24 hours leading up to 8 a.m. Saturday, India reported 44,111 new Coronavirus cases and 738 deaths. The total number of cases in the country increased to 3,05,02,362, while the death toll increased to 4,01,050. The number of active cases has decreased to 4,95,533.
Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin vaccine was proven to be 77.8 percent efficacious against symptomatic Covid-19 in phase 3 clinical trials, the company stated. According to the business, the vaccine is also 65.2 percent effective against the Delta variant and 93.4 percent effective against severe symptomatic Covid-19.
Pregnant women can now get the Covid-19 vaccine at any moment throughout their pregnancy, according to the Ministry of Health. The Ministry has produced guidelines outlining the risks of Covid-19 infection in pregnancy, the advantages of immunisation, and the potential adverse effects of vaccination to enable pregnant women make an informed decision.