On Monday, the state capital had logged 2,566 fresh cases. The state's overall active coronavirus count jumped to 25,051 on Tuesday. Among other prominent personalities, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.
The state had reported 2,198 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 4.49 per cent on Monday against the testing of 48,964 samples. On Tuesday, 2,837 new cases were detected against the testing of 49,840 samples, registering a positivity of 5.69 per cent, the bulletin said.
The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 152.78 crore (1,52,78,35,951) with over 82 lakh (82,76,158) doses being administered on Monday (till 7 pm).
On Monday, 2,198 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in Assam with a positivity rate of 4.49 per cent. The number of new cases is the highest since July 10, when the state had registered 2,391 cases with a positivity rate of 1.79 per cent.
With the fresh cases, the state’s overall active coronavirus count jumped to 20,938, while the toll increased to 12,106, the bulletin said. The number of infections on Monday was less than 5022 cases reported in the state on Sunday, the bulletin said.
As India rolls out 'precautionary doses' for frontline workers on January 10, here is all you need to know about who is eligible, how to get registered and the need for boosters.
The direction was issued by Chief Secretary SC Mohapatra to district collectors while reviewing the surge of COVID-19 cases along with detection of Omicron cases in the state.
Currently, 'precautionary doses', the terminology used by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while referring to booster shots, are allowed for healthcare workers, frontline workers and those above 60 years with comorbidities. The drive is set to begin from January 10.
"The tall claim of the government that the entire adult population will be fully vaccinated by December 31 has gone up in smoke. The start of the booster dose, while it is absolutely necessary, will further expose the demand-supply gap," Chidambaram said on Twitter.
PM Modi did not term the third dose as the popular ‘booster shot’. Instead, he named it ‘precautionary dose’. What is the ‘precautionary’ dose? Here’s all you need to know.
The chief minister said that in several countries, third and fourth doses of vaccine are being administered and the Government of India should allow booster doses.
The doctor said most of the patients are those who tested COVID-19 positive at the airport upon arrival from foreign countries.
Bharat Biotech has sought the approval of the Drug Controller General of India’s to conduct phase-3 trials of its coronavirus intranasal vaccine to use as a booster dose.
According to Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno, Japan has signed deals with US pharmaceutical giants Pfizer and Moderna for a combined 170 million doses as booster shots.
Omicron Covid-19 in India has raised a debate regarding boosters shots of the Covid-19 vaccine. Some experts, however, believe that there are several concerns that need to be addressed before any booster dose is approved.
Even as research regarding the transmissibility and severity of the new variant, Omicron, continues, there has been a growing chorus for booster shots.
Responding to a question on the shelf life of Covid vaccines approved in the country and their active period among the vaccinated people, Mandaviya, in a written reply, said the vaccines were developed very recently, therefore, scientific evidence regarding the duration of protection is still evolving globally.
Japan's initial vaccination drive kicked off in mid-February. Some medical workers who received jabs more than nine months ago are now eager to get additional protection, especially after the new variant known as Omicron.
A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.PTI Photo
Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.PTI Photo
A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.PTI Photo
Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.PTI Photo/ Shahbaz Khan
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