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No COVID booster dose needed; 3rd wave unlikely: AIIMS Director

AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria, while talking about the ongoing pandemic, said that the booster doses of the COVID-19 vaccine were not needed in India as of now. He said the same during a book launch event in Delhi.
He added that the possibility of a huge third wave was declining each passing day as there were no surges in the daily COVID-19 positive cases.
“There is no surge of COVID-19 cases as of now. So, there is no need for a booster dose in India for now,” Dr Randeep Guleria said.
Dr Guleria was speaking at the launch of Going Viral, a book on the making of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, by ICMR Director-General Dr Balram Bhargava.
The Director of the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi also hailed the ongoing COVID-19 vaccination drive in the country. As of today, India successfully administered over 117 crore jabs.
“It is unlikely that the third wave of COVID-19 of a magnitude comparable to the first and second will hit India,” he said.
Talking about the future possibilities regarding COVID-19, he said, The pandemic will take the form of an endemic. India will continue to see cases, but, the severity of the cases will be reduced.

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Active COVID cases near 30,000 mark in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally, on Tuesday, January 25, reached 5,43,064 (till 5 pm) as 4028 (972 from rural and 2956 from city) new cases were recorded in a single day. 

Also, active COVID cases, as on Tuesday, could be seen inching closer to 30,000 mark in the district.

Six people lost their lives (one from rural and five from city) on Tuesday. Till now, 10,183 people have lost their lives due to COVID-19 in the district. Total tests taken were 11,377.
While patients who recovered on Tuesday were 2519, the total number of recovered patients stood at 503729.

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Nagpur reports 90 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur

Nagpur’s COVID-19 tally on Sunday, January 2 reached 4,94,193 (till 5 pm) as 90 (73 city, nine rural) more people tested positive for the virus. 

Also, five patients recovered on Sunday taking the number of recoveries to 4,83,664. 

Till now, 10123 people have lost their lives due to COVID in the district. As of now, there are 406 active COVID patients in the district. 

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ALARMING! Nagpur reports 88 COVID cases in past 24 hours

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Radhika Dhawad | Nagpur


Nagpur registered 88 (81 from city) new COVID-19 positive cases on Friday, December 31. Nagpur previously had recorded as minimum as six cases on December 24. 

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