More than 5,600 of the new 7,175 cases were reported in Seoul and the nearby metropolitan region, where a delta-driven surge has led to a shortage of hospital beds and strained an already depleted health care workforce.
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The company has ramped up Covid-19 vaccine production and taken its capacity to 250 million doses a month in December 2021. SII has a stockpile of 500 million doses with them, which has a shelf life of nine months.
WHO Europe regional director Dr Hans Kluge also argued that vaccine mandates should be “an absolute last resort,” and said that COVID-19 deaths remain “significantly below previous peaks.” But he said that coronavirus cases and deaths have more than doubled in the last two months in the 53-country region stretching to central Asia.
India supplied COVID-19-related medical and other assistance to over 150 countries since the beginning of the pandemic, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said in written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha.
Of the 49,819 adverse events following immunisation (AEFI), 47,691 were minor events, 163 severe and 1,965 were serious cases, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar told the Upper House in reply to a question.
The Centre has also established the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomic Surveillance Consortium for genomic sequencing and tracking the evolution of SARS-CoV-2 variant strains, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said in a written reply.
The national capital reported 40 cases of COVID-19 and one death due to the infection on Monday, while the positivity rate stood at 0.09 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here on Tuesday.
The past couple of years have been challenging with spikes and dips related to the COVID-19 infections in India. We went through quite a severe second wave, and Niti Aayog has predicted the third wave around the end of this year.