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COVID-19 Updates: Effectiveness Of Covishield, Covaxin

BP World Bureau | Nov 22 2021 09:51:00 AM
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NEW DELHI: India has recorded 8,488 cases of COVID-19 in 24 hours and 249 deaths due to the disease. 

There are 3,45,18,901 cases of COVID-19 in the country and out of that, 1,18,443 are active cases, 3,39,34,547 people recovered and 4,65,911 people died. 

A female seafood seller at the Huanan market is believed to be the earliest known case of COVID-19. She developed symptoms earlier than an accountant from Wuhan, China.

"Multiple workers at the Huanan market were already exhibiting signs of infection, including the seafood vendor whose symptoms began Dec. 11," according to a study published in the journal Science. 

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Both Covishield and Covaxin significantly reduce the risk of severe COVID-19 and against the Delta variant among Indians aged over 45 years, according to the results from a study by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

"Both vaccines were effective against severe Covid-19 during the dominance of Delta variant in the second wave," said Dr Pragya Yadav, from ICMR-National Institute of Virology.