According to the Health Ministry, the third COVID-19 surge observed younger in-patients with lower proportions of all symptoms (mostly sore throat), lower medication use, and dramatically improved outcomes.
Deaths recorded were much fewer (10%) in the completely vaccinated. While 91 percent of those who died had co-morbidities, than in the unvaccinated (21%). And 83 percent of the deceased had co-morbidities.” This demonstrates that immunization provides great protection,” stated by the chairman of ICMR.
Another key data release at the weekly Health Ministry news conference. It stated that, unlike the evidence observed during the last surge, surgery is safe. And not linked with an increased risk of complications or mortality in COVID-19 positive patients with the current variation.
“As a result, patients who require surgery should not be denied surgical assistance at this time. It stated by Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary, Health Ministry. While the number of COVID-19 instances recorded in the country is steadily declining, there were still 15,33,921 active cases as of Thursday. On January 21, India recorded a peak of 3,47,254 cases, which was lower than the previous top of 4,14,188 cases.
“Globally, there is a continuing increase of COVID-19 instances.” There are about 7.35 crore active cases worldwide. While 31.32 lakh average daily cases documented in the previous week. Kerala and Mizoram, both in India, are seeing a surge in positivity and are states of worry. “We have eight states with over 50,000 active cases,” Mr. Agarwal explained. Mr. Agarwal stated that, while India is experiencing a drop in instances, “we don’t want to use phrases like wave and peak.” There are still certain locations where the number of cases is growing.
According to the Ministry, 16 states/union territories have reached 100 percent first-dose vaccine coverage. While 6 states/union territories have achieved 100 percent second-dose vaccination coverage.