India on Saturday, 19 June, reported 60,753 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally in the country to 2,98,23,546. The death toll increased by 1,647 to 3,85,137.
Meanwhile, the Telangana Cabinet on Saturday decided to lift the lockdown in the state from Sunday, ending all restrictions.
Studies show that following vaccination, chances of hospitalisation reduce by 75-80 percent after contracting COVID-19, NITI Aayog member VK Paul said at the Union Health Ministry briefing on Friday. “The possibility of such individuals needing oxygen support is around 8 percent and the risk of ICU admission is only 6 percent in vaccinated persons,” he was quoted as saying.