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    First dose of corona vaccine reduces risk of death by 6.6%, second by 97.5%: Center


    New Delhi. The central government is going to launch a covid vaccine tracker so that people can get weekly updates about the effects of the vaccine. In addition, people will know the risk of death from corona if they do not get the vaccine or not. Balaram Varghese, head of the Indian Council of Medical Research, said data from April 18 to August 1 showed that the first dose of the vaccine reduced the risk of death by 6.6 per cent and the second dose by 97.5 per cent.

    At the same time, the Union Ministry of Health said that about 20 lakh vaccines are being given every day in May. Now this number has increased to lakhs in September. Now this number will increase further. In May, 60 million vaccines were given, with higher doses given in the first 7 days of September. Millions were vaccinated in the last 2 hours. The ministry further said that the second wave of corona is still going on in the country.

    Kerala is now a cause for concern
    The health secretary said Kerala is the only state in the country where there are more than 1 lakh active cases of corona. Kerala accounts for 1% of the total corona cases in the country. At present there are a total of 3 lakh 93 thousand active cases. There are more than 240,000 cases in Kerala and 51,400 active cases in Maharashtra.

    Those who have not been vaccinated should be available soon
    At the same time, Dr. VK Paul, a member of the Policy Commission and head of the Covid Task Force, says it is now clear that two doses of the vaccine provide complete protection. About 58 percent of 18+ people had a single dose. This number should be a hundred percent. No one should be left out. So far, about 72 crore vaccines have been dosed. Those who have not been vaccinated should be vaccinated as soon as possible to achieve immunity to the disease.

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