STUDIES have shown that following vaccination the chances of hospitalisation among healthcare workers reduce by 75-80 per cent even after contracting COVID and oxygen requirement comes down to 8 per cent, the Government said on Friday.
Almost 85 per cent decline has been noted in daily new cases since the highest reported peak on May 7, it said. About 78.6 per cent decline has been recorded in total active COVID-19 cases since the peak reported on May 10, it added. A sharp decline of 81 per cent has been noted in weekly case positivity rate. It was the highest at 21.6 per cent between April 30-May 6, the Government said.
There are 513 districts with COVID-19 positivity rate less than 5 per cent, it said. Meanwhile, with 62,480 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, India’s total tally of COVID-19 cases rose to 2,97,62,793, while the death toll climbed to 3,83,490 with 1,587 fresh fatalities, the lowest in 61 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.