Over 21k Tested Positive For Covid-19 After Taking First Dos
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More than 21,000 people tested positive for Covid-19 after taking the first dose of either Covishield or Covaxin, while over 5,500 contracted the infection after taking the second dose, the Centre said on April 21. ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said 0.04 percent of 17,37,178 individuals, who received the second dose of Covaxin, were positive for Covid-19, while 0.03 percent of 1,57,32,754 people, who took the second dose of Covishield, contracted the infection.

So far, 1.1 crore doses of Covaxin have been administered. Out of which 93 lakh received the first dose and out of that 4,208 people got the infection which is four per 10,000 individuals. About 17,37,178 people received the second dose of which only 695 tested positive for Covid-19, Bhargava said.

Of Covishield, 11.6 crore doses have been given. Ten crore received the first dose and 17,145 i.e. 2 per 10,000 people contracted the infection. About 1,57,32,754 individuals took the second dose of Covishield and of that 5,014 got infected. Two to four per 10,000 breakthrough infections have occurred, a very small number. This was mainly healthcare workers prone to more occupational hazards, he said.

According to the data, 5,709 people contracted the infection after the second dose of either of the two vaccines. "This is a very small number and not at all worrisome. Secondly, the highly transmissible second wave also contributed in miniscule way to the percentage so this could have been even zero percent," he said.

Responding to a question that there have been cases of people with no other exposure testing positive two weeks after vaccination, and if there is any link between vaccine and cases among those vaccinated, Bhargava said these vaccines are given to protect from the disease. NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul noted that there is a risk even after taking vaccination so we stress people to follow Covid appropriate behaviour even after taking the vaccination.

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Wrong data... None of my patients has asked about vaccination during rtpcr testing!!!!
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