Coronavirus Variants and Vaccinations, Coronavirus Active Cases in India November 25 News: Bharat Biotech has said in a statement that its Covid-19 vaccine Covaxin meets WHO efficacy criteria for COVID-19 vaccines for the dreaded Delta variant. This comes after Lancet published the results of an interim study showing that two doses of Covaxin had 77.8% efficacy against symptomatic disease and presented no serious safety concerns.
The Lancet study also stated that two doses of Covaxin are 50 per cent effective against symptomatic COVID-19. Bharat Biotech has said that these results compare well with 65.2% efficacy against Delta variant obtained during controlled phase 3 clinical trials of Covaxin conducted among general population.
Bharat Biotech commends the investigators from #AIIMS on the BBV152 study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. These results provide evidence for effectiveness for #COVAXIN in real life settings.@WHO @TheLancet@MoHFW_INDIA
— BharatBiotech (@BharatBiotech) November 24, 2021
In a statement Bharat Biotech said: “Bharat Biotech commends the investigators from AIIMS on the BBV152 study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases. These results provide evidence for effectiveness for COVAXIN in real life settings.
An effectiveness result of 50% achieved during the peak COVID-19 delta variant wave in India, in a high risk study population of physicians and health care workers, in a hospital environment, and who are challenged repeatedly with high viral loads, provides insights into the efficacy and effectiveness of COVAXIN.
These results compare well with the 65.2% efficacy against the delta variant obtained during the controlled phase III clinical trials of COVAXIN conducted among the general population. This study also shows that COVAXIN meets the WHO efficacy criteria for COVID-19 vaccines for the dreaded Delta variant.”
India reports 9,119 new cases, 10,264 recoveries and 396 deaths in last 24 hours
Meanwhile, India has reported 9,119 new cases, 10,264 recoveries and 396 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry data. The current number of active cases stand at 1,09,940 — which is the lowest in 539 days.
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— Ministry of Health (@MoHFW_INDIA) November 25, 2021
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