86 employees at Gujarat hospital contracted Covid-19 over a month after finishing vaccination course, study reveals

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Eighty-six of 461 employees at a hospital in Gujarat’s Nadiad, who received both doses of the Covishield vaccine, got infected after 38 days of the vaccination on an average, the hospital’s study on breakthrough infections has revealed. One of the employees who contracted the virus succumbed to it.

Muljibhai Patel Urological Hospital in the Kheda district tracked 461 employees after they received both doses of Serum Institute of India’s Covishield jab. Of the 86 employees testing positive for the virus, 27 were nurses and technicians, 40 paramedical staff, and 19 doctors. Of these, only nine had comorbidities. Sixty-nine of those infected showed mild symptoms, while one was critical and six others severe. Ten of them required hospitalisation, among which two required ICU beds for high flow oxygen. While one of the two recovered, the other patient died.

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