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Only 2-4 infections per 10k found in those vaccinated with two doses: ICMR

IndiaTimes Wednesday, 21 April 2021
In a strong validation of the utility of vaccines in combating Covid 19, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said only 2-4 per 10,000 “breakthrough” infections were noted in people who were vaccinated against the disease. ICMR director Balram Bhargava underlined the importance of vaccination and said the data on infections in those who were fully vaccinated indicated that a very small percentage of people contracted the disease.
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Dr Balram Bhargava, Director-General (DG) of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said there is no change in death rate between the first and second Covid-19 wave. "There is no change in the death rate between the first wave and the second wave. Similar trends are being seen across all the states because this is a countrywide data of a national registry data which has been collected of only hospitalised patients. So this is 10,000 hospitalised patients that are being analysed,” said Bhargava. He also said that higher requirement of oxygen was found in the second wave. Watch the full video for more.

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