The ICMR chief Balram Bhargava said: “the researchers were not yet sure about how many days it takes for a Covid-19 survivor to be vulnerable to the virus again. A person who catches Covid-19 infection and is then cured of it develops anti-bodies which help him/her fight the virus.
On Tuesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) chief Balram Bhargava revealed that India has reported at least three cases of a reinfection of COVID-19. Two individuals in Mumbai and one in Ahmedabad have been tested positive with the virus yet again. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), about 24 of a COVID-19 reinfection has been observed globally.
At the press conference, Bhargava said: “the researchers were not yet sure about how many days it takes for a Covid-19 survivor to be vulnerable to the virus again. A person who catches Covid-19 infection and is then cured of it develops anti-bodies which help him/her fight the virus. However, the age of these anti-bodies is believed to be short-lived. It’s 100 days or 90 days, it’s still not decided even by the WHO. However, we’re taking cut-off of about 100 days,” He added.
Current details regarding the situation of Covid-19 in India, by the Union health ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan are as follows:
With the number of COVID-19 infected people on the decline, 55,342 have been detected with the virus on Tuesday taking the toll to 72.4 lakhs.
More than 62 lakh people in India have been cured from Covid-19 so far, which makes India the nation with the highest no. of recoveries globally.
Currently the no. of active cases are below below 9 lakhs for the fifth consecutive day on Tuesday.
Currently, the positivity rate of the Coronavirus in India has observed a continuous downward trend so far with the cumulative positivity rate at 8.07 per cent, the weekly rate is at 6.24 per cent and daily rate is 5.16 per cent.
The recovery rate of the nation stands at 87 per cent. Only around 11.69 per cent of the total Coronavirus cases in India are active with many patients being treated either at hospitals and COVID-19 care centres but under home isolation as well.
However, the health ministry has shown concern over the fact that approximately 47 per cent of Covid-19 related deaths have been observed patients below 60 years of age.
Health Ministry secretary Rajesh Bhushan said “About 70 per cent Covid-19 deaths have been of male patients while 30 per cent of fatalities from the infection have been reported in females. About 53 per cent COVID-19 deaths registered among those aged 60 and above, 35 per cent in 45-60 years, 10 per cent in 26-44 years and 1 per cent each in the age-group 18-25 years and below 17 years.”
The overall fatality rate of people with comorbidities was at 17.9 per cent while it was at 1.2 per cent for patients without comorbidities. (Source: IndiaToday)