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This state in India reported the maximum breakthrough COVID-19 infections

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India has registered over 87,000 cases of breakthrough COVID-19 infections and 46% of these breakthrough cases have been reported from the southern state of Kerala. Notably, these 87,000 people had contracted the deadly viral infection even after taking the second dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, a news channel reported citing health ministry sources.

The development is a cause of concern for the government as vaccination continues to remain the top warfare the world has against the pandemic. The concern also stems from the fact that a very limited population has so far taken both doses of the vaccine. Also, several countries across the globe are facing a resurge of infections and deaths that have forced them to impose restrictions to curb the spread of the viral infection.

Situation in Kerala

Kerala, which is one of the worst-affected states reporting over 100 COVID-19 deaths daily, has witnessed nearly 80,000 breakthrough infections after the first dose of the vaccine and 40,000 breakthrough infections are the second dose of the vaccine, the report provides. Kerala, the state reporting most numbers of daily infections, on Thursday, reported 21,427 cases, and 179 deaths. Breakthrough cases have also been reported from Wayanad, which has a 100 per cent vaccination rate. The Centre is also keeping a close watch on the neighbouring states of Karnataka and Tamil Nadu.

India’s COVID-19 vaccination drive

India has so far administered over 56.64 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines since the immunization drive began in January. Of it, over 56.36 lakh doses were administered in the past 24 hours. Of the 56.64 crore doses, 44.01 crore are first doses of the vaccines whereas 12.63 crore are second doses of the vaccines.

Meanwhile, the health ministry on Thursday informed that 36,401 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally past 3.23 crore. Also, 530 COVID-19 related deaths were reported by the ministry during this period. The addition of the fresh fatalities has taken India’s death toll due to the deadly virus to 4,33,049.

 

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