Covid-19 infections spike again, hospitalization rate still low

With 3,718 new cases of Covid-19 reported across India on Thursday, according to HT’s dashboard, a brief uptick fuelled by pockets of outbreaks in the country’s large urban centers continued to expand slowly. With 3,718 new cases of Covid-19 reported across India on Thursday, according to HT’s dashboard, a brief uptick fuelled by pockets of outbreaks in the country’s large urban centers continued to expand slowly.

Where COVID-19 Cases, Hospitalizations Are Rising

Two states – Kerala and Maharashtra – were the largest contributors to the national tally, together accounting for more than 62% of all new cases in the day.

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With 1,278 new infections on Thursday, Kerala contributed the most cases to the national tally in the day. Maharashtra, India’s worst-hit state, saw 1,045 new infections with Mumbai alone accounting for 704 of the cases, data furnished by the states showed.

Experts have repeatedly stressed said that with the advent of widespread vaccination in the country, while new surges may crop up in some pockets from time to time, as long as hospitalizations and fatalities from the disease remain low, there is no immediate cause for concern as the new variants of the virus are largely asymptomatic or mild, with only small fraction resulting in deaths across the world.

Meanwhile, with the administration of more than a million (1,022,786) shots of the Covid-19 vaccine through Thursday, the total number of doses administered across the country is inching close to 1.94 billion (1,938,188,024 shots have been administered to date).

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A recent analysis by HT had shown that it has been nearly two months since the government allowed all adults to take a booster jab of a Covid vaccine, but the challenge of shortfall in booster turnout is only getting worse by the day. The third dose is important because immunity from the two doses wanes after a while.

According to data furnished by the Union health ministry, till Thursday evening, of the 155 million adults eligible for the third shot of the vaccine (this cohort of people had received their second shots 39 weeks prior), only 36 million had been boosted. As things stand, a whopping 119 million people (or nearly 77% of those eligible for their third vaccine dose) have stayed away from vaccination centers.

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