Coronavirus: If Vaccinated, Hospitalisation Risk Falls 80%, Oxygen Need By 8%, Says Study
Studies show the risk of hospitalisation due to COIVID-19 falls by 70-80 per cent if a person is vaccinated, the government said today. After vaccination, the chances of a Covid patient needing medical oxygen also reduce by 8 per cent, the government said.
Daily cases have fallen by up to 85 per cent since the peak of the second wave in early May, and actives cases have reduced by 78.6 per cent since then, the government said.
A sharp fall of 81 per cent has been recorded in weekly case positivity rate. It was the highest at 21.6 per cent between April 30 and May 6, the government said.
The country has 513 districts with positivity rate less than 5 per cent, it said.
Vaccinating as many people as possible in record time before another wave comes is a strategy being followed across the world.
While a majority of healthcare experts predicted the vaccination drive would pick up significantly this year, they cautioned against an early removal of restrictions, as some states have done.