COVID-19 pandemic in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands

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COVID-19 pandemic in the Andaman and Nicobar Islands
Disease COVID-19
Virus strain SARS-CoV-2
Location Andaman and Nicobar Islands, India
First outbreak Wuhan, Hubei, China
Arrival date26 March 2020
(1 year, 8 months, 1 week and 1 day)
Confirmed cases6,398 (10 May 2021)
Active cases195
Recovered6,125 (10 May 2021)
Deaths
78 (10 May 2021)
Fatality rate1.22%
Territories

The first case of the COVID-19 pandemic in India was reported on 30 January 2020, originating from China. Slowly, the pandemic spread to various states and union territories including the union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands. The first case was recorded in this region on 26 March 2020. [1] The islands have pursued a strategy of zero COVID-19 transmission, which, except for two flareups in August 2020 and May 2021, have resulted in no community outbreaks. The islands have successfully managed the outbreaks, and the union territory has the lowest case count of any region of India, both in total cases and infection rate. [2]

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Statistics

DistrictTotal casesRecoveriesDeathsActive cases
Total7,5467,4121295
As of 2021-08-09 [3]

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COVID-19 Vaccines with Approval for Emergency or Conditional Usage

Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting the GTB Hospital, Shahdara to review the preparedness of Dry Run of COVID-19 vaccine, in Delhi on January 02, 2021. The Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Science & Technology and Earth Sciences, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting the GTB Hospital, Shahdara to review the preparedness of Dry Run of COVID-19 vaccine, in Delhi on January 02, 2021 (2).jpg
Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Dr. Harsh Vardhan visiting the GTB Hospital, Shahdara to review the preparedness of Dry Run of COVID-19 vaccine, in Delhi on January 02, 2021.

Covishield

On January 1, 2021, the Drug Controller General of India, approved the emergency or conditional use of AstraZeneca’s COVID-19 vaccine AZD1222 (marketed as Covishield). [6] Covishield is developed by the University of Oxford and its spin-out company, Vaccitech. [7] It's a viral vector vaccine based on replication-deficient Adenovirus that causes cold in Chimpanzees. It can be stored, transported and handled at normal refrigerated conditions (two-eight degrees Celsius/ 36-46 degrees Fahrenheit). It has a shelf-life of at least six months.

On 12 January 2021 first batches of Covishield vaccine was despatched from the Serum Institute of India. [8]

Covaxin

On January 2, 2021, BBV152 (marketed as Covaxin), first indigenous vaccine, developed by Bharat Biotech in association with the Indian Council of Medical Research and National Institute of Virology received approval from the Drug Controller General of India for its emergency or conditional usage. [9]

On 14 January 2021 first batches of Covaxin vaccine was despatched from the Bharat Biotech, albeit it was still in the third phase of testing. [10]

Others

On 19 May 2021, Dr Reddy's Labs received Emergency Use Authorisation for anti-COVID drug 2-DG. [11]

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