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Centre develops COVID-19 tracker to provide vaccination-related information



The Union ministry of health and family welfare announced that a new COVID-19 vaccine tracker is being developed in India which would contain vaccination-related information. During a regular press briefing on efforts to curb the spread of the COVID-19, the Centre revealed that this new COVID-19 vaccine tracker would provide week-by-week data and update on vaccine doses administered.

The announcement was made by ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava. The ICMR Director at the briefing said that the tracker has been developed by synergizing data from three platforms, namely the COWIN portal, National COVID-19 testing database, and COVID-19 India portal, to give information on various aspects of vaccination including effectiveness post-inoculation.

“The data have been synergized based on ICMR identification number and the basis of mobile numbers. We have been able to get a vaccine tracker which is going to be online very soon on the Ministry of Health’s website,” he said.

Citing the data from the COVID-19 tracker from April 18 to August 15, Bhargava said vaccine effectiveness in preventing mortality is 96.6 percent and 97.5 percent after the second dose.

“It is clear that after two doses, there is near for total protection of serious diseases and death,” V K Paul, NITI Aayog member (Health) said.

The vaccine is an important shield for protection against the novel coronavirus infection. This will change the scenario very dramatically, he said. Ahead of the festive season, both the officials noted that mass gatherings have to be discouraged.

Bhargava said low-key observation of festivals this year will provide an opportunity to celebrate them in a bigger way next year. He also emphasized “responsible travel” rather than “revenge travel”.

The official added that the use of protective masks needs to be continued.



J&K Sees a Huge Jump in Positivity Rate Since Mid-August





Coronavirus cases in Srinagar have shown over a two hundred per cent increase since mid-August as the positivity rate has gone up from 0.5 per cent to 1.34 per cent, reveals official data. This massive jump in positivity rate comes when reports of violation of COVID Appropriate Behavior (CAB) pour in from different areas of the district.


Nodal Officer COVID mitigation Srinagar Owais Mushtaq said that the positivity rate has jumped from 0.5 per cent to 1.35 per cent since mid-August this year. He informed that Srinagar has 773 active cases, 54 are under hospital quarantine, and the rest are in-home quarantine.


The district administration maintains records of the COVID19 cases daily, and then the data is also used to culminate records to assess the COVID19 situation. In just seven days, Srinagar reported 474 positive cases, the highest among all-district. Moreover, the daily data issued by authorities reveal that Srinagar has said the highest number of cases among all districts of Kashmir during these seven days.


The medical experts believe that the main reason for the spread of infection is the delta variant coupled with non-adherence to CAB. Mushtaq stressed that CAB is a must to avoid or minimise the predicted third wave of coronavirus. “Most of the people are seen without facemasks in markets and public transport. At some markets, social distancing is also going for a toss,” he said.


Amish Mahajan

Content Writer

JK Media 

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India reports 26,964 cases of COVID-19, active tally in country lowest in 186 days




India logged 26,964 new coronavirus infections taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,35,31,498, while the active cases declined to 3,01,989, the lowest in 186 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.
The death toll climbed to 4,45,768 with 383 fresh fatalities, according to the data updated at 8 am.

The active cases comprise 0.90 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.77 per cent, the highest since March 2020, the ministry said.
A reduction of 7,586 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.
As many as 15,92,395 tests were conducted on Tuesday taking the total cumulative tests conducted so far for detection of COVID-19 in the country to 55,67,54,282.
The daily positivity rate was recorded at 1.69 per cent. It has been less than three per cent for last 23 days. The weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.08 per cent. It has been below three per cent for the last 89 days, according to the ministry.
The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,27,83,741 and the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.33 per cent.
The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 82.65 crore.
India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh 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.
India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
The 383 new fatalities include 214 from Kerala and 70 from Maharashtra.
A total of 4,45,768 deaths have been reported so far in the country including 1,38,616 from Maharashtra, 37,648 From Karnataka, 35,379 from Tamil Nadu, 25,085 from Delhi, 23,897 from Kerala, 22,887 from Uttar Pradesh, and 18,678 from West Bengal.
The ministry stressed that more than 70 per cent of the deaths occurred due to comorbidities.
“Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian Council of Medical Research,” the ministry said on its website, adding that state-wise distribution of figures is subject to further verification and reconciliation.

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India records 26,115 new cases in 24 hours, a significant 13.6% dip from yesterday




According to data published by the Union ministry of health and family welfare, India recorded 26,115 new cases on Tuesday (September 21), thus reporting a significant dip in the daily tally of cases. Around 252 fatalities were also recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 445,385.

These are some of the latest development for COVID as shared by the Ministry of Health:

– 81.85 Cr. vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

– Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.92%; lowest since March 2020

– India’s Active caseload stands at 3,09,575; lowest in 184 days

– 26,115 new cases in the last 24 hours

– Recovery Rate currently at 97.75%; Highest since March 2020

34,469 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,27,49,574

– Weekly Positivity Rate (2.08%) less than 3% for last 88 days

– Daily positivity rate (1.85%) less than 3% for last 22 days

– 55.50 cr Total Tests conducted so far

Meanwhile earlier, vaccinologist Dr Gangandeep Kang said local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country may add up to form a third wave of the pandemic, but the scale will not be like before. In an interview with PTI over the COVID-19 situation in India, Kang said after the second wave, maybe a quarter of the country’s population continues to be susceptible to the virus. “So will we be able to achieve within that quarter the same numbers and the same patterns that we saw in the second wave? That I think is unlikely. What we will see is local flare-ups that will be smaller and spread wider across the country. Now if that will collect to form a third wave, that may happen if we have a lot of behaviour change around festivals, but the scale is not going to be anything like what we saw before,” she said.

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Covid-19 Stats

22 Sep 2021, 11:34 AM (GMT)

Coronavirus Stats

33,531,498 Total Cases
445,801 Death Cases
32,783,741 Recovered Cases


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