Highlights
  • AstraZeneca to request U.S. emergency authorization in coming weeks
  • The trial coated over 32,000 individuals
  • British PM obtained his first dose of the AstraZeneca shot on March 19

Frankfurt: AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine carried out higher than anticipated in a serious late-stage trial doubtlessly paving the best way for its emergency authorization in the US and bolstering confidence within the shot after quite a few setbacks in Europe. The drugmaker stated on Monday (March 22) that trials in Chile, Peru and the US discovered the vaccine, developed along with Oxford College, was 79 per cent efficient in stopping symptomatic COVID-19 and, crucially, posed no elevated threat of blood clots. It intends to request U.S. emergency authorization within the coming weeks.

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Greater than a dozen European international locations, together with Germany and France, had halted use of the AstraZeneca vaccine earlier this month after some stories linked it to blood clots in a really small variety of individuals. They’ve since resumed inoculation after a regional regulator stated it was protected, however an opinion ballot on Monday confirmed Europeans remained sceptical over its security.

Hailed as a milestone within the struggle towards the COVID-19 pandemic when it first emerged as a vaccine contender final yr, the AstraZeneca shot has since been dogged by confusion over its efficacy, dosing routine and attainable side-effects in addition to provide setbacks in Europe, the place the corporate has been on the centre of a rising battle between Brussels and London over so-called ‘vaccine nationalism’.

The newest knowledge ought to assist deal with a few of these considerations, analysts stated. Based mostly on greater than 32,000 individuals, the trial was bigger and aged volunteers featured extra prominently than in earlier trial outcomes from the UK which had prompted some European international locations to initially maintain again utilizing the AstraZeneca shot on older individuals.

It’s clear this vaccine has superb efficacy (do not forget that 60% was, previous to any trials being began, considered a great goal), and that this efficacy doesn’t present a notable decline at older ages, stated Stephen Evans, Professor of Pharmacoepidemiology on the London College of Hygiene & Tropical Medication.

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AstraZeneca shares had been up over 1% in early London buying and selling.

U.S. trials of rival vaccines from Pfizer and Moderna, that are already being deployed in the US, have confirmed efficacy charges of round 95 per cent. However the AstraZeneca vaccine, which is already broadly used outdoors the US, is seen as essential to tackling the unfold of COVID-19 throughout the globe as a result of it’s simpler and cheaper to move than rival pictures.

I’ve simply completed getting the (AstraZeneca) injection, there isn’t any ache on the injection website, and there’s no soreness of the physique, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang advised reporters because the island launched its inoculation marketing campaign on Monday.

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson obtained his first dose of the AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine on Friday, saying he “didn’t really feel a factor.”

And French President Emmanuel Macron has stated he would take the AstraZeneca vaccine if that’s what was supplied after beforehand being quoted as saying the shot was “quasi-ineffective”. The AstraZeneca vaccine has already been granted a conditional advertising authorisation or emergency use in additional than 50 international locations, spanning 4 continents.

But it surely has but to be permitted in the US, the place President Joe Biden is stepping up the federal response to the pandemic by increasing testing, ramping up vaccinations and boosting manufacturing.

College of Oxford professor Sarah Gilbert advised BBC radio that work to arrange a submission for Emergency Use Authorization in the US will take a number of weeks. An organization spokesman stated the submitting would doubtless be within the first half of April.

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The American trial outcomes haven’t but been reviewed by impartial researchers.

If the AstraZeneca vaccine will get U.S. approval, it will be the fourth after Pfizer, Moderna and Johnson & Johnson.

It makes use of a modified model of a chimpanzee frequent chilly virus to show the human physique to make proteins from the novel coronavirus to generate an immune response and stop an infection.

Scepticism over the shot began final yr when the British drugmaker and Oxford College revealed knowledge with totally different efficacy readings as a consequence of a dosing measurement error. Later evaluation recommended the dosing interval slightly than the quantity of dose administers was answerable for the distinction.

Many Asian international locations closely depend on the AstraZeneca vaccine to finish the pandemic, because the shot is being utilized in inoculation programmes in Australia, South Korea, the Philippines, Vietnam, Thailand, and India.

Some states in India, which has the best coronavirus caseload after the US and Brazil, are looking for to speed up the vaccination drive, because the nation reported its most COVID-19 circumstances and deaths in months on Monday.

As vaccine demand rises at house, prime producer the Serum Institute of India has delayed additional shipments of the AstraZeneca shot to Brazil, Britain, Morocco and Saudi Arabia.

In Europe, in the meantime, the European Union has threatened to dam exports of COVID-19 vaccines to Britain to safeguard scarce doses for its personal residents, with Fee President Ursula Von der Leyen saying the epidemiological state of affairs was worsening.

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World

12,36,71,540Circumstances

5,08,22,003Energetic

7,01,26,907Recovered

27,22,630Deaths

Coronavirus has unfold to 192 international locations. The overall confirmed circumstances worldwide are 12,36,71,540 and 27,22,630 have died; 5,08,22,003 are lively circumstances and 7,01,26,907 have recovered as on March 23, 2021 at 4:06 am.

India

1,16,86,796 40715Circumstances

3,45,377 10731Energetic

1,11,81,253 29785Recovered

1,60,166 199Deaths

In India, there are 1,16,86,796 confirmed circumstances together with 1,60,166 deaths. The variety of lively circumstances is 3,45,377 and 1,11,81,253 have recovered as on March 23, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State & District Particulars

State Circumstances Energetic Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

DistrictCircumstances

Mumbai45,478

Thane13,660

Pune9,920

Mumbai Suburban5,363

Aurangabad1,974

Nashik1,575

Raigad1,462

Palghar1,421

Solapur1,291

Jalgaon1,039

Akola757

Nagpur692

Kolhapur646

Satara629

Ratnagiri350

Amravati291

Dhule228

Hingoli208

Jalna201

Ahmednagar190

Nanded176

Yavatmal150

Sangli145

Latur139

Osmanabad125

Sindhudurg114

Buldhana88

Parbhani78

gondia69

Beed54

Nandurbar42

Gadchiroli42

Bhandara41

Chandrapur32

Washim13

Wardha11

25,04,327 24,645

2,16,540 5,124

22,34,330 19,463

53,457 58

Kerala

DistrictCircumstances

Kannur357

Kasaragod333

Palakkad224

Malappuram119

Kollam118

Thrissur106

Thiruvananthapuram104

Pathanamthitta98

Kozhikode90

Alappuzha76

Kottayam73

Ernakulam60

Idukki40

Wayanad36

11,05,467 1,239

24,389 539

10,76,571 1,766

4,507 12

Karnataka

DistrictCircumstances

Udupi1,176

Kalaburagi669

Yadgir538

Bengaluru City529

Raichur369

Mandya346

Belagavi337

Bidar219

Hassan205

Davangere204

Vijayapura201

Dakshina Kannada179

Chikkaballapura149

Mysuru107

Bagalkote103

Uttara Kannada95

Shivamogga67

Dharwad61

Ballari60

Gadag45

Bengaluru Rural40

Tumakuru36

Kolar29

Haveri24

Chikkamagaluru19

Chitradurga14

Koppal5

Kodagu4

Ramanagara3

Chamarajanagara0

9,71,647 1,445

14,286 774

9,44,917 661

12,444 10

Andhra Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Kurnool795

Krishna557

Guntur511

Anantapur428

East Godavari356

Chittoor319

Sri Potti Sriramulu Nell*296

Y.S.R.205

West Godavari199

Srikakulam183

Prakasam104

Visakhapatnam103

Vizianagaram23

8,94,044 310

2,382 194

8,84,471 114

7,191 2

Tamil Nadu

DistrictCircumstances

Chennai23,324

Chengalpattu1,314

Thiruvallur774

Villupuram509

Kanchipuram503

Tiruvannamalai496

Cuddalore477

Ariyalur444

Tirunelveli433

Tuticorin333

Kallakurichi324

Madurai322

Salem258

Coimbatore188

Virudhunagar185

Dindigul175

Perambalur133

Ranipet133

Thanjavur130

Theni129

Tiruchirappalli119

Ramanathapuram119

Tiruppur116

Kanniyakumari110

Tenkasi103

Nagapattinam99

Karur88

Namakkal83

Erode75

Vellore71

Thiruvarur67

Pudukkottai53

Sivaganga46

Tirupathur45

Krishnagiri43

The Nilgiris17

Dharmapuri15

8,68,367 1,385

8,619 716

8,47,139 659

12,609 10

Delhi

DistrictCircumstances

North West5,463

Central4,817

West4,768

New Delhi3,405

North3,059

East2,472

South East2,446

South West2,391

South2,329

North East1,914

Shahdara1,580

6,48,872 888

3,934 316

6,33,975 565

10,963 7

Uttar Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Gautam Buddha Nagar1,119

Agra933

Ghaziabad794

Meerut504

Lucknow386

Saharanpur298

Kanpur Nagar286

Moradabad252

Varanasi243

Hapur225

Aligarh215

Basti214

Amethi206

Rampur203

Jaunpur194

Firozabad190

Barabanki168

Gorakhpur166

Bulandshahr166

Siddharth Nagar159

Ghazipur159

Bijnor157

Deoria143

Azamgarh138

Sant Kabeer Nagar132

Mathura129

Ayodhya120

Muzaffarnagar117

Sambhal116

Sultanpur97

Ambedkar Nagar92

Maharajganj85

Amroha80

Rae Bareli78

Bahraich73

Kheri72

Kannauj69

Baghpat68

Kushi Nagar67

Bhadohi60

Ballia60

Gonda59

Etah52

Hardoi49

Balrampur49

Mau48

Mainpuri46

Etawah46

Hathras43

Unnao42

Jalaun41

Jhansi41

Shamli40

Chandauli38

Auraiya37

Farrukhabad36

Sitapur32

Prayagraj30

Banda27

Shahjahanpur25

Shravasti23

Budaun23

Mirzapur22

Bareilly17

Kasganj16

Pratapgarh15

Pilibhit15

Sonbhadra10

Kaushambi6

Kanpur Dehat4

Chitrakoot4

Lalitpur3

Hamirpur3

Mahoba3

Fatehpur3

6,08,076 538

3,396 360

5,95,920 177

8,760 1

West Bengal

DistrictCircumstances

Kolkata2,777

Howrah1,435

24 Paraganas North1,031

Hooghly604

24 Paraganas South281

Maldah235

Dinajpur Uttar216

Coochbehar210

Birbhum206

Medinipur West159

Medinipur East153

Nadia139

Purba Bardhaman130

Murshidabad125

Bankura116

Darjeeling97

Jalpaiguri88

Paschim Bardhaman70

Purulia66

Dinajpur Dakshin50

Alipurduar39

Kalimpong18

Jhargram9

5,80,999 368

3,574 70

5,67,117 296

10,308 2

Odisha

DistrictCircumstances

Ganjam581

Jajapur322

Khordha238

Baleshwar190

Kendrapara164

Cuttack155

Bhadrak137

Balangir129

Puri103

Sundargarh102

Jagatsinghapur91

Nayagarh86

Mayurbhanj73

Nuapada69

Gajapati61

Dhenkanal36

Boudh34

Kendujhar34

Deogarh33

Kalahandi33

Sonepur29

Kandhamal28

Anugul26

Malkangiri20

Bargarh16

Koraput16

Sambalpur16

Jharsuguda8

Nabarangpur2

Rayagada2

3,38,963 146

838 64

3,36,206 82

1,919

Rajasthan

DistrictCircumstances

Jaipur2,177

Jodhpur1,748

Udaipur724

Bharatpur563

Kota503

Nagaur500

Ajmer379

Dungarpur374

Pali352

Jhalawar329

Bhilwara250

Sikar231

Chittorgarh188

Tonk171

Jalore164

Rajsamand140

Sirohi130

Bikaner112

Banswara91

Alwar90

Churu81

Jhunjhunu64

Dausa61

Dholpur60

Baran59

Jaisalmer53

Barmer34

Hanumangarh31

SawaiMadhopur26

Karauli17

Pratapgarh14

Ganganagar8

Bundi5

3,26,026 602

4,006 421

3,19,217 176

2,803 5

Chhattisgarh

DistrictCircumstances

Bilaspur100

Korba100

Mungeli87

Baloda Bazar85

Jashpur77

Janjgir-Champa56

Mahasamund54

Rajnandgaon52

Kabirdham52

Raigarh47

Raipur46

Balod41

Korea39

Durg31

Bemetara21

Kanker19

Balrampur17

Surguja14

Gariyaband10

Surajpur9

Dhamtari6

Bijapur2

Bastar2

Dantewada0

Kondagaon0

Narayanpur0

Sukma0

3,25,678 1,525

9,205 763

3,12,511 750

3,962 12

Telangana

DistrictCircumstances

Hyderabad2,475

Ranga Reddy183

Suryapet87

Jagitial77

Nizamabad76

MedchalMalkajgiri75

Mancherial43

YadadriBhuvanagiri40

Jogulamba Gadwal40

Vikarabad40

Nalgonda33

Warangal City32

Mahabubnagar30

Sangareddy26

Khammam26

Adilabad22

Nirmal21

Karimnagar17

RajannaSircilla16

Medak11

Kamareddy11

Mahabubabad10

Jayashankar Bhupalapally9

Nagarkurnool8

Kumuram Bheem Asifabad8

Jangoan8

Siddipet7

Peddapalli5

Bhadradri Kothagudem5

Warangal Rural4

Mulugu3

Narayanpet3

Wanaparthy1

3,03,867 412

3,151 193

2,99,042 216

1,674 3

Gujarat

DistrictCircumstances

Ahmadabad17,125

Surat2,311

Vadodara1,555

Gandhinagar410

Mahesana159

Banas Kantha147

Bhavnagar146

Rajkot135

Arvalli134

Mahisagar125

Anand107

PanchMahals107

Patan105

SabarKantha101

Kachchh99

Kheda98

Jamnagar63

Bharuch56

Botad55

Surendranagar55

Valsad47

GirSomnath45

Dohad43

Chhotaudepur37

Naysari35

Junagadh31

Narmada25

DevbhumiDwarka22

Amreli16

Porbandar11

Tapi6

Dang5

Morbi4

2,88,649 1,640

7,847 526

2,76,348 1,110

4,454 4

Haryana

DistrictCircumstances

Gurugram2,950

Faridabad867

Sonipat404

Rohtak145

Palwal120

Jhajjar114

Karnal104

Hisar98

Ambala93

Panipat78

Nuh68

Bhiwani60

Rewari56

Kurukshetra55

Sirsa50

Kaithal48

Mahendragarh47

CharkiDadri43

Panchkula39

Fatehabad38

Jind38

Yamunanagar19

2,80,693 865

5,698 343

2,71,894 519

3,101 3

Madhya Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Indore3,839

Bhopal1,880

Ujjain799

Burhanpur351

Neemuch319

Jabalpur276

East Nimar266

Sagar228

Gwalior211

Khargone196

Dewas140

Dhar132

Mandsaur112

Morena109

Bhind87

Raisen71

Barwani60

Ratlam51

Rewa39

Shajapur39

Hoshangabad37

Vidisha37

Chhatarpur35

Betul35

Rajgarh31

Dindori29

Sheopur26

Damoh26

Satna24

Anuppur22

Panna20

Tikamgarh18

Sidhi17

Narsinghpur17

Chhindwara16

Agar Malwa15

Mandla15

Shivpuri15

Jhabua14

Shandol14

Singrauli13

Ashoknagar13

Datia12

Sehore12

Umaria10

Balaghat9

Guna8

Harda4

Alirajpur3

Katni3

Seoni2

Niwari0

2,77,075 1,348

8,592 592

2,64,575 754

3,908 2

Bihar

DistrictCircumstances

Patna279

Bhagalpur266

Rohtas256

Khagaria253

Begusarai243

Madhubani199

Munger188

Jehanabad178

Katihar175

Darbhanga143

Samastipur139

Siwan139

PurbiChamparan138

Purnia135

Banka134

Buxar134

Nalanda123

Gopalganj123

Nawada122

Sheikhpura118

Gaya115

Kaimur (bhabua)105

Bhojpur103

Saran101

Muzaffarpur96

Saharsa88

Supaul87

Vaishali87

Madhepura82

Kishanganj75

Aurangabad75

Sitamarhi73

Lakhisarai72

Araria68

Pashchim Champaran57

Arwal52

Jamui47

Sheohar20

2,63,659 90

561 38

2,61,537 50

1,561 2

Assam

DistrictCircumstances

Kamrup Metro276

Golaghat203

Nagaon143

Hojai89

Dima Hasao86

Karimganj85

Tinsukia84

Cachar80

Dibrugarh61

Hailakandi57

Lakhimpur57

Marigaon50

Dhemaji47

Kamrup42

Kokrajhar37

Dhubri30

Charaideo29

Barpeta28

Udalguri28

Sonitpur27

Jorhat24

Nalbari23

Darrang20

Sivasagar20

Goalpara19

Biswanath16

Baksa14

KarbiAnglong13

Bongaigaon12

Chirang6

West KarbiAnglong5

South SalmaraMancachar4

Majuli2

2,18,006 30

1,670 7

2,15,235 22

1,101 1

Punjab

DistrictCircumstances

Amritsar485

Jalandhar297

Ludhiana293

Tarn Taran163

Gurdaspur154

Hoshiarpur140

S.A.S Nagar137

Patiala132

Sangrur107

Shahid Bhagat Singh Nagar (Nawanshahr)99

Pathankot86

Rupnagar (Ropar)74

Faridkot74

Sri Muktsar Sahib71

Moga65

Bathinda60

Fatehgarh Sahib57

Fazilka53

Firozepur50

Kapurthala44

Mansa31

Barnala25

2,15,409 2,299

18,628 371

1,90,399 1,870

6,382 58

Jammu And Kashmir

DistrictCircumstances

Anantnag395

Srinagar300

Kulgam295

Baramulla271

Shopian255

Kupwara231

Bandipora175

Udhampur155

Ramban151

Jammu138

Budgam110

Pulwama108

Kathua53

Rajouri39

Ganderbal37

Poonch35

Doda27

Reasi26

Samba25

Kishtwar10

Mirpur0

Muzaffarabad0

1,28,679 132

1,336 46

1,25,362 86

1,981

Jharkhand

DistrictCircumstances

East Singhbum170

Ranchi148

Hazaribagh110

Garhwa80

Ramgarh75

Koderma58

Simdega48

Dhanbad32

Gumla28

Palamu27

West Singhbhum21

SaraikelaKharsawan20

Giridih19

Bokaro16

Latehar14

Khunti10

Lohardaga8

Deoghar5

Dumka5

Pakur4

Jamtara2

Godda2

Chatra1

Sahebganj0

1,21,371 110

796 40

1,19,478 69

1,097 1

Uttarakhand

DistrictCircumstances

Dehradun370

Nainital323

Tehri Garhwal110

Haridwar94

Udam Singh Nagar83

Almora71

Champawat45

Pithoragarh43

Chamoli36

PauriGarhwal36

Bageshwar31

Rudraprayag30

Uttar Kashi24

98,552 104

894 33

95,954 71

1,704

Himachal Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Hamirpur117

Kangra105

Una41

Solan32

Chamba29

Bilaspur21

Mandi21

Sirmaur11

Shimla10

Kullu4

Kinnaur2

Lahaul And Spiti0

60,878 200

1,385 129

58,472 68

1,021 3

Goa

DistrictCircumstances

South Goa69

North Goa57

56,708 85

1,017 4

54,873 81

818

Puducherry

DistrictCircumstances

Pondicherry111

Mahe4

Karaikal2

Yanam0

40,433 47

236 46

39,521

676 1

Tripura

DistrictCircumstances

Dhalai196

Sepahijala174

Gomati74

South Tripura53

Unakoti49

West Tripura45

Khowai24

North Tripura14

33,470 6

34 4

33,044 1

392 1

Manipur

DistrictCircumstances

Churachandpur32

Kangpokpi26

Imphal West21

Thoubal18

Imphal East10

Tengnoupal9

Bishnupur7

Senapati6

Chandel5

Kamjong5

Ukhrul4

Jiribam3

Pherzawl3

Kakching2

Tamenglong2

Noney1

29,339 4

33 4

28,933

373

Chandigarh

DistrictCircumstances

Chandigarh313

24,667 208

1,979 107

22,325 100

363 1

Arunachal Pradesh

DistrictCircumstances

Changlang31

Papum Pare8

Lohit3

Namsai2

West Siang1

East Siang1

Higher Siang1

Tawang1

PakkeKessang1

West Kameng0

Higher Subansiri0

Tirap0

Siang0

Shi Yomi0

Anjaw0

Decrease Subansiri0

Decrease Dibang Valley0

Longding0

Leparada0

KurungKumey0

KraDaadi0

Kamle0

East Kameng0

Dibang Valley0

Decrease Siang0

16,842

2 1

16,784 1

56

Meghalaya

DistrictCircumstances

East Khasi Hills22

West Garo Hills5

South West Garo Hills4

North Garo Hills1

West Jaintia Hills1

West Khasi Hills1

East Garo Hills0

East Jaintia Hills0

Ribhoi0

South Garo Hills0

South West Khasi Hills0

14,016

29 1

13,838 1

149

Nagaland

DistrictCircumstances

Dimapur20

Mon8

Kohima7

Kiphire3

Tuensang3

Peren2

Phek1

Longleng0

Mokokchung0

Wokha0

Zunheboto0

12,225

2 0

12,132

91

Ladakh

DistrictCircumstances

Kargil77

LehLadakh43

9,920 12

83 9

9,707 3

130

Sikkim

DistrictCircumstances

East District3

South District3

North District0

West District0

6,206

49 5

6,022 5

135

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

DistrictCircumstances

South Andamans33

Nicobars1

North And Center Andaman1

5,039

8 0

4,969

62

Mizoram

DistrictCircumstances

Kolasib11

Aizawl10

Mamit8

Lawngtlai2

Lunglei2

Saitual1

Champhai0

Hnahthial0

Khawzawl0

Saiha0

Serchhip0

4,451 3

17 3

4,423

11

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

DistrictCircumstances

Dadra And Nagar Haveli20

3,485 4

52 0

3,431 4

2

Lakshadweep

DistrictCircumstances

Lakshadweep District0

691 25

109 20

581 45

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