How many tested Covid+ after taking 2 doses of Covaxin & Covishield, govt shares data
Addressing a press conference, ICMR DD said 0.04% of 17,37,178 individuals, who received the second dose of Covaxin, were positive for COVID-19, while 0.03% of 1,57,32,754 people, who took the second dose of Covishield, contracted the infection.
New Delhi: The Centre on wednesday shared data of the number of people who contracted Coronavirus despite taking both doses of the vaccine. And, the infection is irrespective of the vaccine you got innoculated with.
According to government figures, nearly 0.04% of people who took 2nd dose of Covaxin tested positive for Covid-19 while percentage of those who tested positive after taking second dose of Covishield is 0.03 per cent.
Addressing a press conference, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said 0.04 per cent of 17,37,178 individuals, who received the second dose of Covaxin, were positive for COVID-19, while 0.03 per cent of 1,57,32,754 people, who took the second dose of Covishield, contracted the infection.
Bhargava who presented the data said vaccines reduce the risk of infection and prevent death and severe infection.
“After vaccination if one gets infection then it is known as breakthrough infection,” he said.
Total 13 crore jabs: 11.6 crore Covishield & 1.1 crore Covaxin given
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 Wednesday.
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 (0.04 per cent) people got the infection which is four per 10,000 individuals. About 17,37,178 people received the second dose of which only 695 (0.04 per cent) 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 (0.03 per cent) 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.
“This is a very small number and not at all worrisome. Secondly, the highly transmissable second wave also contribute miniscule to the percentage so this could have been even zero per cent,” he said.