On Tuesday, 35,178 new cases of COVID-19 and 440 deaths were reported, the government said. The daily new cases are up nearly 40 percent from the 25,166 reported Monday — the lowest single-day increase in 154 days.
The number of active cases has fallen to 3,67,415 – the lowest number in 148 days – and is 1.14 percent of the total number of cases. 37,169 people were discharged from treatment in the past 24 hours, with a cumulative recovery of about 3.15 crore. The recovery rate is 97.52 percent – the highest since March last year.
The effectiveness of the Covid-19 vaccine is declining over time, U.S. authorities warned Wednesday, as they have allowed booster shots for all Americans starting Sept. 20, starting eight months after a person has been fully vaccinated.
“The available data make it very clear that protection against (coronavirus) infection begins to decline over time after initial vaccination doses, and in combination with the dominance of the Delta variant, we are beginning to see evidence of reduced protection against mild and moderate illness,” the country’s top health officials said in a statement.
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Pope Francis said on Wednesday that getting the coronavirus vaccine was “an act of love” as the head of the world’s 1.2 billion Catholics joined a campaign to boost confidence in Covid-19 shots.
“Thanks to God and the work of many, we now have vaccines to protect us from COVID-19,” Francis said in a message for the US-based “It’s Up to You” initiative.
“They give us hope to end the pandemic, but only if they are available to everyone and if we work together,” he said in the video, targeting communities disproportionately affected by the virus in North, Central and South Africa. South America.
As Maharashtra takes measured steps to unlock amid fears of the Delta variant, malls across the state will close again due to challenges in meeting the requirement for fully vaccinated staff. However, the Shopping Centers Association of India has urged the government of Uddhav Thackeray to consider opening the malls once the staff has been given “one dose”.
“In light of the amended guidelines issued by the Government of Maharashtra on August 16, 2021, prohibiting mall staff from returning to the workplace unless they have been vaccinated with two doses spaced 14 days apart from the second dose, it is unfortunate that shopping centers across the state have decided to close,” read the official statement from the leading industry association Shopping Centers Association of India.