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Kerala’s COVID-19 tally inching towards 25,000 mark, 1129 cases, death toll climbs to 82

Among districts, Kozhikode had 95 cases, Pathnamthitta 85, Thrissur 76, Alappuzha 67,Ernakulam 59, Kottayam and Palakkad 47 cases each, Wayanad 46, Kollam 35, Idukki 14 and Kannur five.

Of the positive cases, 89 had come from abroad and 114 from other states and 880 were infected through contact and the source of infection of 58 people is not yet known, she said.

Number of COVID-19 containment zones down to 496 in Delhi

A locality is declared a containment zone by the district authorities in Delhi if three or more persons there test positive for COVID-19.

A total of 4,289 RT-PCR and 8,441 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, they said. The number of containment zones was 496.

West Bengal govt issues new guidelines on treating COVID-19 patients with comorbidities

On the usage of drugs to treat COVID-19, the guidelines said hydroxychloroquine has no effect on clinical recovery, and it has been clinically beneficial in select cases, but with significant limitati

It is aimed at ensuring uniformity in the treatment of coronavirus patients, they said.

COVID-19: Manish Sisodia writes to Home Minister Amit Shah, seeks directions to LG to allow hotels, weekly markets in Delhi

Sisodia's letter comes a day after Baijal rejected the Arvind Kejriwal government's decision to allow hotels and weekly markets to reopen in the national capital, saying the COVID-19 situation continu

In the letter written in Hindi, the deputy chief minister said that the Delhi government will again send its proposal on reopening of hotels and weekly markets to the lieutenant governor on Tuesday.

Centre decides to allow export of indigenous ventilators as COVID-19 fatality rate falls to 2.15 pc

The health ministry said the GoM's decision has been communicated to the Director General of Foreign Trade (DGFT) for further action needed to facilitate the export of indigenously manufactured ventil

Compared to January, there are more than 20 domestic manufacturers of ventilators.

COVID-19: 1,118 fresh Coronavirus cases; 26 more deaths in Delhi

The city has so far recorded a total of 1,36,716 cases, of which 1,22,131 have recovered, been discharged or migrated.

A total of 4,289 RT-PCR and 8,441 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours, they said. The number of containment zones was 496.

At 2.15% India’s COVID-19 fatality rate lowest since 1st lockdown: Health ministry

With 36,569 patients discharged in 24 hours, the total number of recoveries has jumped to 10,94,374 on Saturday and exceed active COVID-19 cases by 5,29,271.

"The recovery rate stands at 64.53 per cent," the ministry said.

Gujarat: Ahmedabad model of COVID-19 management has earned WHO appreciation, says State govt

As of July 31, Ahmedabad district contributed 26,517 COVID-19 cases in the total count of over 61,000 in Gujarat, as per health department.

The patient recovery rate in Gujarat has improved to 73.09 per cent.

World Breastfeeding Week 2020: Nourishing the Youngest – Successful strategies for public health community

Societal support (Family and Social Network-Husbands/parents/friends) increases the mother's confidence in her ability to breastfeed beyond the early weeks and months.

Breastfeeding choices are ultimately a mother’s individual decision.

Transport Kavach: Mumbai hospital develops armour for movement of Coronavirus patients

Patients can be incubated in the trolley and tests, such as sonography, can also be done when the patient is inside the chamber, Wagh said.

Sanskrit word 'kavach' literally means an armour.

Decoded! Your chances of catching COVID-19 during a train journey

Scientists have examined the chances of healthy people catching COVID-19 in a train carriage with a single infectious person, and have found that a safe social distance of more than one metre is requi

Amul doubles down on immunity boosting products amid coronavirus; launches Haldi Ice Cream-

Emulate Delhi model in fight against COVID-19, Union Minister tells states

The union minister visited Telangana Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (TIMS), a 14-storey building at the sports complex at Gachibowli which was transformed into a hospital.

He requested asymptomatic patients to be in home isolation.

Who asked you to get Covid-19?

In the event, the government said that all those getting infected should be asked for a written explanation as to how this happened; weren’t they wearing the PPE or “maintaining safe distance”?

The May 1 order spoke of how doctors, nurses, paramedics and other staff were getting infected and they were being “indiscriminately” being sent “in quarantine either at hotels or their homes for 14 days”.

Oxford vaccine update: Serum Institute’s name recommended for phase 2, 3 human trials of COVID-19 vaccine candidate

Oxford vaccine update: The first two-phase trials of Covishield COVID-19 vaccine conducted in the UK have shown that it has an acceptable safety profile and homologous boosting increased antibody resp

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COVID-19 India vaccine update: Human trial of Covaxin begins at Gorakhpur; hospital seeks volunteers — check details

Coronavirus India vaccine update: The nine volunteers who have received the vaccine so far are all "absolutely fine" and been under observation, Venketesh Chaturvedi, the Chief Administrative Officer

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At 2.18%, India’s Covid fatality rate among lowest: Health Minister Harsh Vardhan

Speaking on the severity of the disease, Vardhan said, "Out of the total active cases, only 0.28 pc patients are on ventilators, 1.61 pc patients needed ICU support and 2.32 pc are on oxygen support."

Israel, India conducting trials for 4 technologies with potential to detect Covid in about 30 seconds

These trials are a part of a multi-pronged mission visiting India from Israel to cooperate on COVID-19 research and development, further cementing the strategic relationship between the two nations, t

UK PM Boris Johnson halts lockdown easing in England as COVID-19 cases rise

The UK PM insisted that progress against coronavirus continues, with the daily and weekly number of deaths falling, but warned that some European countries are "struggling" to control it.

"The prevalence of the virus in the community, in England, is likely to be rising for the first time since May," said Johnson, referring to the Office for National Statistics (ONS) data.

In Assam, a 6-hour video call from a fishing boat helps save critical patient’s life

Rehman, a pharmacist himself gauged the gravity of the situation and luckily took note of a medical prescription at Bishwas’s that offered a glimpse of hope.

Coronavirus in Delhi: Govt’s COVID-19 serological survey Round 2 to begin Saturday

Delhi has reported 1,195 new cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours taking the state’s total tally to 1,35,598 while 1,206 people have recovered from the disease during the same time period.

Coronavirus in Delhi: 1,195 fresh COVID-19 cases take capital’s tally to 1,35,598; death toll climbs to 3,963

The Friday bulletin said the death toll from the coronavirus infection has risen to 3,963 and the total number of cases climbed to 1,35,598.

The active cases tally on Friday was 10,705, down from 10,743 the previous day.

Coronavirus in UP: 43 deaths, 4,453 fresh cases; total count 85,261

Of the fresh 43 deaths, the maximum six were reported from Kanpur followed by five each in Lucknow, Varanasi and Bareilly, a health bulletin said.

COVID-19 testing: After HC raises concern, Delhi government revises protocol for rapid antigen test

As the High Court raised concerns over testing methods for the novel Coronavirus, the Delhi government amended the testing strategy used for the rapid antigen tests.

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World Lung Cancer Day 2020: 60-year-old Noida woman hit by Cricket ball, diagnosed with Lung Cancer

Lung Cancer is one of the most common cancers in India and has emerged as Global Killer. According to the GLOBOCAN 2018 report - Lung cancer ranked fourth overall among the various types of cancer in

Out of all the women suffering from lung cancer, 80% of them are non-smokers.

Ensure timely disbursement of health workers’ salary: Apex Court directs centre

Agreeing with the petitioner that hospitals cannot treat the quarantine period with leaves, Solicitor General Mehta told the court that the government would look into the matter and ensure that such t

The court was hearing a petition filed by Dr Arushi Jain who had objected to the May 15 notification issued by the government according to which the 14 day quarantine was not mandatory for doctors.

Odisha’s COVID-19 tally crosses 31,000-mark, death toll mounts to 177

Ganjam district reported 368 new cases, followed by Khurda (214), Keonjhar (81) and Sundargarh (75), the official said.

Of the total 31,877 COVID-19 patients, 19,746 have recovered.

Pakistan reports 903 new coronavirus cases, lowest single day figure in three months

So far Sindh registered 120,550 cases, Punjab 92,873, Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa 33,958, Islamabad 15,014, Balochistan 11,732, Gilgit-Baltistan 2,105 and Pakistan-occupied Kashmir 2,073 cases.

She also said that it is not possible to know at this moment which strain is more virulent and more study needs to be done on the topic.
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