COVID-19 update: Advise everyone to take booster doses soon, says NTAGI chairman | Mint

Expressing his views, Dr Arora said, “COVID is very much around us and there is quite a significant transmission of viruses going on. Although we do not see a severe form of it and fortunately the number of deaths is extremely low.”

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Adding more, he said that booster doses will act as insurance for our health in the future. “I request everyone to take precautionary doses as our antibodies decrease after 6-8 months. Booster doses will act as insurance for our health in the future. According to the data, in last 8 months, 90% of patients admitted to hospitals haven’t received booster doses.”

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The daily positivity rate stands at 2.05%, while the weekly positivity rate is 2.55%. The country’s active caseload accounts for 0.15% of India’s cumulative cases since the onset of global pandemic.

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