COVID-19 Vaccination decreases the chances of death by 5 times: Divisional Covid Control Room

SRINAGAR: The Divisional Covid-19 Control Room Kashmir has done an analysis of Covid-19 deaths from 19th August 2021 to 9th November 2021 & has found a significant decrease in the deaths among those Covid positive patients who have received both the doses of vaccination.
Giving the details Dr Rouf Hussain Rather, Community Medicine Specialist, working as In-charge of Data Analysis Section at DCCR Kashmir explained the results of this study saying there have been 18 Covid deaths out of 2757 positive cases among unvaccinated people in Kashmir with a Case Fatality Rate of 0.65% during the said period. While there have been only 3 Covid deaths out of 2329 positive cases among fully vaccinated people with a Case Fatality Rate of 0.13% during the same period.
Thus the un-vaccinated patients are 5 times more at risk of death than the fully vaccinated patients. Dr Rouf said that Covid vaccination not only prevents deaths, but also decreases the severity of disease & chances of hospitalization. Today we have 1075 active cases in Kashmir & 117 (11%) of them are admitted, while as on 10th January this year we had 1019 active cases & 254 (25%) of them were admitted. He further reiterated that Covid vaccination also decreases the transmission of infection in the community though some people can still get infected even after the vaccination.
He stressed upon the fact that the Covid is going to stay around for a good period of time & people should follow SOPs along with Vaccination. Speaking on the occasion the In-charge Divisional Covid-19 Control Room, Mr Tahir Ahmad Magray said that we have been carrying out a massive IEC Campaign for Covid Vaccination including involvement of religious leaders, TV/FM programs of experts, Short Videos of renowned personalities, Digital Signages, Training programs for behavioral changes and many more, which has shown good results. He said that we have more than 70% coverage of the fully vaccinated eligible population that has saved many lives. He said the credit goes to the Department of Health & Family Welfare for the fight against Covid-19 and the vaccination coverage.


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