For every single COVID-19 case reported in India, 30 cases were missed or undetected: Expert

Among states and union territories, the analysis by Lahariya showed that Uttar Pradesh missed the highest number of cases. With every case reported in that state, 98 cases were missed or remained undetected.

Kerala not yet free from COVID second wave, extra caution needed to prevent third wave: Health Minister Veena George

The minister said if a third wave hits before the vaccination reaches everyone, the severity of the infection and those requiring hospitalisation would be high.

She said people need to take precautions like wearing masks and maintaining social distancing and isolation till the majority of the populace is vaccinated.

Districts with over 10% Covid positivity need to consider strict curbs: Centre

Highlighting that 46 districts are showing more than 10 per cent positivity rate while another 53 are showing positivity between five and 10 per cent, the Centre has urged the states to ramp up their

The Health Ministry said it was forcefully underlined that any laxity at this stage will result in the deterioration of the situation in these districts.

RT-PCR certificate must for those from Kerala, Maharashtra in Karnataka

Additional Chief Secretary of Department of Health and Family Welfare Jawaid Akhtar said, "The revised special surveillance measure is notified herewith to be complied with strictly for arrivals from

The certificate is mandatory for all passengers coming to Karnataka by flight, bus, train and personal transport, the circular said.

TN Serosurvey finds COVID antibodies in 66 per cent population

While the overall seroprevalence was 66.2 percent, the highest seropositivity was observed in Virudhunagar district at 84 per cent while Erode in west Tamil Nadu reported the lowest at 37, according t

With 27 deaths due to the infection, the toll rose to 34,050. Over 2.15 crore persons have taken the jabs through government-run and private hospitals in the state, so far.

Odisha logs 1,578 fresh COVID-19 cases, 68 more fatalities

Odisha now has 16,384 active cases, and as many as 9,54,929 patients have recovered from the disease, including 1,841 since Friday. This is for the first time that the daily TPR has gone down below 5

Khurda topped the list of fresh infections, followed by Cuttack (212), Jagatsinghpur and Puri with 109 cases. The remaining 27 districts logged below-100 new cases, the official said.

Centre to provide 1 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to Karnataka for August: CM Bommai

The state needs more doses and I asked for the supply of 1.5 crore doses monthly," he told reporters after meeting Union Heath Minister Mansukh Mandaviya.

Bommai said the health minister told him that a central direction would be issued with regard to rising cases in bordering districts of Kerala.

Centre releases 15 pc amount under Covid emergency response package to states

The amount constitutes 15 per cent of the total allocation of Rs 12,185 crore under the package.

21 new COVID-19 cases reported, no athletes among them

Out of the total new cases, 14 were contractors and seven Games-linked officials. Sixteen are residents of Japan and five from overseas.

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Coronavirus: 150 people take part in religious process in Gujarat; DJ operator among 3 booked

Surendranagar district magistrate has already issued a notification under section 144 of the CrPC as well as the provisions of the National Disaster Management Act and Gujarat Police Act

Goa minister takes U-turn, tells Assembly no death occurred at GMCH due to oxygen shortage

In his statement in the House made on Friday, Rane said, "Not a single COVID-19 patient died due to oxygen shortage at the GMCH."

Coronavirus Live Updates: Punjab to reopen schools for all classes from August 2; Kerala reports 20,624 new COVID-19 cases

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Don’t blame the Kerala model, reinforce it & ramp up vaccination, says expert

Here's what eminent virologist Dr Gagandeep Kang has to say about Kerala's handling of the COVID-19 pandemic.

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Covid-19: Sputnik, AstraZeneca-Oxford vaccine combination safe, finds RDIF study

The trials, however, will need to be approved by the Drugs Controller General of India. The application to mix the vaccine doses was made by the Christian Medical College, Vellore, which will conduct

Initial data from the interim analysis on the immunogenicity of the combined use of the AstraZeneca and Sputnik V vaccines has demonstrated a “high safety profile” and “no serious adverse events or cases of coronavirus after vaccination”, RDIF said.

Covid-19: CII joins hands with SII to take vaccines to small towns, rural areas

Given the scale and urgency of the vaccination programme, CII will look to complement and supplement the efforts of the government, he said.

The CII partnership with SII will catalyse industry participation to reach out to communities at large. CII will connect the community, hospitals and corporates to fast-track vaccination Narendran said.

New COVID-19 infections rise in Tamil Nadu for 2nd day in a row

The State on Thursday witnessed a marginal increase in new infections after more than a month of a decline. The State reported 1,859 new cases on Thursday.


COVID-19: Jharkhand allows schools to conduct IX-XII classes; extends lockdown-like curbs

This is the ninth time that the COVID-related restrictive measures, first imposed in the state on April 22 for a week, were extended.   


Over 2.27 lakh pregnant women given their first dose of Covid vaccine: Govt

The ministry also said that 34,228 pregnant women have been vaccinated in Andhra Pradesh, 29,821 in Odisha, 21,842 in Madhya Pradesh, 18,423 in Kerala and 16,673 in Karnataka.


Trajectory of Covid cases registering sustained, considerable decline after May peak: Govt

State drugs controllers have been requested to verify the stock of the drugs and check other malpractices and take effective steps to curb hoarding and black-marketing of Remdesivir, the reply said.


Coronavirus: Covishield vaccine reduces breakthrough COVID-19 infections by 93%, shows study

The VIN-WIN cohort study’s results have been published in Medical Journal Armed Forces India’s special issue this week.

Newer insulin therapies – a game changer for people with diabetes

Modern insulin/new generation insulins (MI/NGI) solves most of the complications of diabetes. Insulin is the drug that has the maximum glycemic efficacy among all anti-diabetic medications.

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Easing of lockdown, non-adherence to COVID-19 norms behind surge in infections: Govt

In a written reply, Minister of State for Health Bharati Pravin Pawar said, according to the WHO, there is some evidence to indicate higher transmissibility for cases infected with variants of SARS-Co

A Covid Drugs Management Cell (CDMC) has been set up in the Department of Pharmaceuticals (DoP) to oversee the management of smooth supply of drugs used in COVID-19 management, the minister said.

Evrysdi has ushered a new journey of hope for patients living with SMA in India: V Simpson Emmanuel

Evrysdi addresses the underlying cause of SMA by increasing the production of the Survival Motor Neuron (SMN) protein.

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70 cases of Delta Plus variant found in genome sequencing in India, Lok Sabha told

In a written response to a question in the Lok Sabha, he said so far, 58,240 samples of SARS-CoV2 have been sequenced in the country and of these, 46,124 were analysed. A majority of these samples --

There were 4,172 cases of the Alpha variant, followed by 217 of Beta and just one of Gamma. "A total of 70 Delta Plus strains have been found as on 23.07.2021," Singh said.
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