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Health official tests positive after taking the second dose of COVID jab

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A health official in Gujarat has reportedly tested positive for COVID, days after he took the second dose of the vaccine, media reports said quoting health officials.

The reports said the official is part of the health department’s team in Gandhinagar’s Dehgam taluka. He was administered the first dose of the vaccine on January 16 and the second one on February 15.

Later he developed a fever and his samples tested positive for COVID on February 20, the report said quoting Gandhinagar’s Chief Health Officer Dr. MH Solanki.

Solanki said since the official’s symptoms were mild he was put under home isolation and would soon rejoin work. Officials said it takes around 45 days for antibodies to be developed after both doses are administered.

Gujarat COVID cases

Gujarat recorded 571 new COVID cases in the last 24 hours. In all 403 patients were cured of the disease. The state also saw a death due to COVID which was recorded in AMC limits. As of now, the state has 3025 active cases of which 45 are on a ventilator while the rest are stable.

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The state has so far discharged over 2.65 lakh patients while the total fatalities stand at 4,414. Ahmedabad corporation recorded 123 new cases while Surat and Vadodara corporation had 120 and 104 cases respectively.

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Rajkot Municipal Corporation also reported 51 cases. No cases were recorded from three districts of the state. These districts were Valsad, Surendranagar, and Porbandar.

The state has a recovery rate of 97.27%.

 

 

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