A spokesperson of State Government informed here today that as per the latest data released by INSACOG, the proportion of known variants of concern, Delta, is the dominant lineage for new cases across all parts of India in recent samples and remains the most rapidly rising lineage globally. New data points to efficacy of vaccination against severe disease by Delta Variant. In the vaccine efficacy report from Public Health England, two doses of the AstraZeneca (Covishield) vaccine are estimated to provide 94 percent protection against death from COVID-19 in people aged 65 and above. He further added that people should come forward to get themselves vaccinated against the virus.

The spokesperson further informed that in recent 16 days analysis from 1 to 16 July, 2021, regarding the admissions in the different medical colleges of Himachal Pradesh, it has been found that maximum admissions have happened in IGMC Shimla. The maximum number of single day admission of COVID patients in IGMC in last 16 days were 20. He further said that Dr. YSPGMC Nahan had admitted 43 patients till 11 July, 2021 and since then no COVID related admission have happened till 16 July 2021.

The spokesperson appealed that the public to follow COVID appropriate behaviour like hand washing, wearing mask and social distancing.

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