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96% patients Hospitalizations in Mumbai Without First Dose

96% patients Hospitalizations in Mumbai Without First Dose

Ninety-six percent of the 1,900 patients on oxygen beds in Mumbai have not taken even a single dose of the Covid vaccine, said BMC commissioner Iqbal Chahal, after analyzing vaccination and data.

At the same time, the BMC has decided that, unlike the first and second wave, where positivity was used to force a lockdown or restrictions, further curbs would be imposed only if there is a burden of high hospitalization rates and a sharp increase in oxygen usage in the third wave, the TOI reported.

Iqbal Chahal said that ninety-six percent of the patients admitted on oxygen beds in 186 hospitals of Mumbai were unvaccinated. The general shift was that vaccinated people were not reaching ICUs.

"We have 21 lac vaccines stock available with us. The current problem in ensuring the entire adult population is vaccinated is the 84-day gap required between the two doses. Our vaccination percentage is best in India,"

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The BMC commissioner said, adding that people should not think of the Omicron as the flu, adding if unvaccinated, it surely can take an infected person to the ICU ward.

More than one cr people in Mumbai have received both doses, while nearly 90 lakh have received only one vaccine shot, As per BMC. Iqbal Chahal also stated that additional restrictions would be imposed in the third wave only if the burden of hospitalizations and oxygen use skyrocketed.

BMC commissioner stated that they were in control of Covid-related deaths, with 19 deaths in the previous 16 days. "Despite the fact cases as of today, only ten tonnes of oxygen are being used."

WHO says Risk for Unvaccinated people

The infectious Omicron coronavirus variant causes less severe disease than the Delta strain. Still, it remains a "dangerous virus," particularly for unvaccinated, the head of the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday.

On Tuesday, In its weekly epidemiological report, the WHO said cases increased by 55%.

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