Coronavirus: Biocon Itolizumab to save many critically ill patients, says Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

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Updated: July 12, 2020 4:33:05 pm

Coronavirus Lockdown, COVID-19 cases State Wise Latest Updates: As many as 28,637 new COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours.

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Coronavirus Lockdown, COVID-19 cases State Wise Latest Updates: As many as 28,637 new COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases inn India now stand at 8,49,553 including 29,22,58 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated 22,674 deaths, the  Ministry of Health said today. COVID-19 has now hit the Bollywood. Superstar Amitabh Bachchan, and his son Abhishek have tested positive for Coronavirus.

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    13:31 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    Biocon Itolizumab to save many critically ill patients, says Kiran Mazumdar Shaw

    Biocon on Saturday announced it has received approval of Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) approval to market Itolizumab (ALZUMAb®) Injection 25mg/5mL solution for emergency use in India for the treatment of cytokine release syndrome (CRS) in moderate to severe ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome) patients due to COVID-19.

    The company's executive chairperson Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw said in a statement that Itolizumab has proven to be "an efficacious intervention in treating the serious hyper immune response seen with COVID-19." She further said, "I am confident that this ‘first-in-class’ biologic will save lives and help reduce the mortality rate in our country."

    Shaw said Itolizumab has put India amongst the leading global innovators in their effort to overcome the COVID-19 pandemic.

    11:56 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    Lockdown in Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh today

    Lockdown is being observed in Karnataka and Uttar Pradesh today. 

    11:09 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    Ranbir Kapoor, Neetu Kapoor have not tested COVID-19 positive: Riddhima Kapoor

    Designer Riddhima Kapoor Sahni has slammed rumours that her mother Neetu Kapoor and brother, actor Ranbir Kapoor, have tested positive for COVID-19 and asked people to not spread misinformation. Soon after megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachchan tested positive for COVID-19 and were admitted to a city hospital on Saturday, rumours started to spread that even Neetu and the "Sanju" actor are infected with the novel coronavirus. Dismissing the reports, Riddhima told PTI, Obviously not (true). Please stop spreading fake rumours. At least not at this time, would appreciate." (PTI)

    10:50 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    Amitabh Bachchan's residence 'Jalsa' made COVID containment zone

    Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation officials today put a banner outside 'Jalsa', the residence of actor Amitabh Bachchan in Mumbai, to define it as a containment zone. Actor Amitabh Bachchan and son Abhishek Bachchan tested COVID19 positive and both are admitted to a hospital. (ANI)

    10:46 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    Security beefed up outside Nanavati Hospital, Amitabh Bachchan's home

    Mumbai Police have beefed up security outside the Nanavati Hospital, where megastar Amitabh Bachchan and his son Abhishek Bachahan have been admitted after they tested positive for coronavirus, officials said on Sunday. Security has also been stepped up outside the megastar's two bungalows in Juhu area here, they said. (PTI)

    10:17 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    28,637 COVID-19 cases in a day!

    Record single-day spike of 28,637 COVID-19 cases has taken India's tally to 8,49,553. Death toll has gone up to to 22,674 with 551 more deaths, Health ministry said today.

    10:15 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    Chetan Chauhan, former India cricketer, tests COVID positive

    Former India cricketer and Uttar Pradesh cabinet minister Chetan Chauhan has tested positive for COVID-19. The development of Chauhan testing positive for the dreaded virus emerged late on Saturday night from the tweets of former India players Aakash Chopra and R P Singh, who wished him a speedy recovery. Read More

    10:08 (IST)12 Jul 2020
    18 people at Maharashtra Raj Bhawan test positive

    At least 18 people have tested COVID19 positive at Raj Bhavan (Governor's residence) in Mumbai after they got themselves tested on their own. Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) to get them tested again:, BMC Sources said today. (ANI)

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