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Stopping COVID-19 third wave in public's hands, says NTAGI chief

31 Aug 2021

COVID-19
Stopping COVID-19 third wave in public's hands, says NTAGI chief

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunisation (NTAGI) chief Dr. NK Arora said the third wave of COVID-19 infections isn't likely to hit India in September-October as some experts have predicted.

Third COVID-19 wave could be less severe than second: ICMR
Third COVID-19 wave could be less severe than second: ICMR

A possible third wave of the coronavirus in India will likely be less severe than the devastating previous wave in April-May, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

Coronavirus: India reports 40K+ cases for 5th straight day

30 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 40K+ cases for 5th straight day

India on Monday reported nearly 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth consecutive day that daily infections remained over 40,000.

With lockdown, Kerala's COVID-19 situation could 'stabilize by mid-September'

29 Aug 2021

Kerala
With lockdown, Kerala's COVID-19 situation could 'stabilize by mid-September'

As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, the Centre has reportedly recommended a lockdown to tackle the spread of infection.

Coronavirus: India reports 45K+ new cases; 460 more dead

29 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 45K+ new cases; 460 more dead

India on Sunday reported over 45,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth consecutive day that daily infections remained over 40,000.

COVID-19 'not developed' as a biological weapon: US Intelligence Community
COVID-19 'not developed' as a biological weapon: US Intelligence Community

SARS-CoV-2 was "not developed" as a biological weapon, the US intelligence community has concluded in a report, with President Joe Biden reiterating the allegation that China continues to reject calls for transparency and withhold information about the origins of the virus.

COVID-19: How is the vaccination drive going country-wise?

27 Aug 2021

COVID-19
COVID-19: How is the vaccination drive going country-wise?

Around 33% of the world population has received at least one dose of a vaccine against COVID-19, data compiled by Our World in Data showed.

Coronavirus: India reports 44K+ new cases; nearly 500 more dead

27 Aug 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 44K+ new cases; nearly 500 more dead

India on Friday reported over 44,000 new COVID-19 cases, the second consecutive day that daily infections remained above 40,000.

Reliance Life Sciences gets approval for COVID-19 vaccine trial

27 Aug 2021

Mukesh Ambani
Reliance Life Sciences gets approval for COVID-19 vaccine trial

Reliance Life Sciences, part of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries Limited, on Thursday received regulatory approval to carry out clinical trials of its coronavirus vaccine candidate, reported The Economic Times.

Delhi records zero COVID-19 deaths, 45 new cases

27 Aug 2021

Delhi
Delhi records zero COVID-19 deaths, 45 new cases

No death due to COVID-19 was recorded in Delhi on Thursday, while 45 fresh cases were reported with a positivity rate of 0.06%, according to data shared by the city health department.

People are getting COVID-19 at home: Kerala Health Minister

27 Aug 2021

Kerala
People are getting COVID-19 at home: Kerala Health Minister

As the COVID-19 situation is worsening in Kerala, state Health Minister Veena George on Thursday said that more than half of the population is still vulnerable to COVID-19 infection.

Delhi schools reopening: Parents divided amid concerns around third wave

26 Aug 2021

Delhi
Delhi schools reopening: Parents divided amid concerns around third wave

Amid concerns of a possible third wave of COVID-19 in the coming months, parents are divided over the plan to reopen schools in the national capital.

Coronavirus: India reports 46K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

26 Aug 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 46K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

India witnessed a rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting over 46,000 fresh infections on Thursday. Nearly 70% of infections reported on the day were concentrated in Kerala, which has been leading the latest surge.

NTAGI to devise roadmap to introduce ZyCoV-D into inoculation drive

25 Aug 2021

Zydus Cadila
NTAGI to devise roadmap to introduce ZyCoV-D into inoculation drive

The National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization (NTAGI) will soon hold a meeting to devise a roadmap for introducing Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine in the inoculation drive and prioritizing beneficiaries focusing on those aged 12-18 years with comorbidities.

COVID-19 may be entering endemic stage. What does it mean?
COVID-19 may be entering endemic stage. What does it mean?

Coronavirus in India might be entering the "endemic stage," World Health Organization's (WHO) Chief Scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan said in an interview with The Wire.

Coronavirus: India reports 37K+ cases; daily infections surpass recoveries again

25 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 37K+ cases; daily infections surpass recoveries again

India on Wednesday reported roughly 37,600 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the number of daily recoveries (over 34,000).

Here's how you can book COVID-19 vaccination slots on WhatsApp

24 Aug 2021

WhatsApp
Here's how you can book COVID-19 vaccination slots on WhatsApp

In a renewed attempt to accelerate the COVID-19 vaccination drive in India, the government has now enabled vaccination slot booking via the MyGov Corona Helpdesk service on WhatsApp.

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ cases; active infections drop under 1%

24 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ cases; active infections drop under 1%

India on Tuesday reported over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, along with over 350 fresh deaths.

US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA

23 Aug 2021

Pfizer
US: Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine officially granted full approval by FDA

The Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine has finally received full approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) on Monday for use in people aged 16 and above in the country.

Coronavirus: India reports 25K cases; third wave likely by October

23 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 25K cases; third wave likely by October

India on Monday reported a little over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 160 days.

COVID-19 antibody that protects against broad range of variants identified

23 Aug 2021

Research
COVID-19 antibody that protects against broad range of variants identified

Researchers have identified an antibody that is highly protective at low doses against a wide range of variants of the SARS-CoV-2 virus which causes the deadly COVID-19.

After second wave, COVID-19 group suggests preparing for 23% hospitalizations

22 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
After second wave, COVID-19 group suggests preparing for 23% hospitalizations

A government COVID-19 task force has recommended preparing for a 23% hospitalization rate in the event of a surge in infections.

Coronavirus: India reports 31K new cases; 55% in Kerala alone

22 Aug 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 31K new cases; 55% in Kerala alone

India on Sunday reported nearly 31,000 new COVID-19 cases, with around 55% of the daily infections concentrated in Kerala alone.

Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine approved. What you need to know

21 Aug 2021

Government of India
Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine approved. What you need to know

Zydus Cadila's three-dose coronavirus vaccine has received the emergency use authorization from India's top drug regulator, becoming the sixth jab to get the nod in the country.

Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week

21 Aug 2021

Pfizer
Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to get US-FDA's full approval next week

The United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is reportedly set to grant full approval to Pfizer-BioNTech's two-dose COVID-19 vaccine next week, expediting the previous timeline for licensing the vaccine.

Expert panel recommends emergency use authorization for Zydus's three-dose vaccine
Expert panel recommends emergency use authorization for Zydus's three-dose vaccine

The Subject Expert Committee (SEC) on COVID-19 of the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation (CDSCO) has recommended granting an emergency use authorization (EUA) to ZyCoV-D, the three-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by Zydus Cadila, on Friday.

Half of India's 87K breakthrough infections in Kerala, Centre says

20 Aug 2021

Kerala
Half of India's 87K breakthrough infections in Kerala, Centre says

Kerala has accounted for nearly half of all the breakthrough infections reported in India so far, according to the central government.

Convalescent plasma therapy doesn't stop COVID-19 progression: NIH

19 Aug 2021

Government of India
Convalescent plasma therapy doesn't stop COVID-19 progression: NIH

The results of a clinical trial showed that convalescent plasma therapy is not effective against high-risk COVID-19 patients.

Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

19 Aug 2021

Pfizer
Pfizer, AstraZeneca vaccines less effective against Delta variant: Oxford study

COVID-19 vaccines developed by Pfizer and AstraZeneca are less effective against the Delta variant of the coronavirus, compared to the Alpha variant, a study led by researchers at the University of Oxford said.

COVID-19 booster shot will be recommended in India: ICMR-NIV chief
COVID-19 booster shot will be recommended in India: ICMR-NIV chief

India will "definitely recommend" booster shots of the coronavirus vaccine in future, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.

Coronavirus: India reports 36K+ cases; active infections hit 149-day low

19 Aug 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 36K+ cases; active infections hit 149-day low

India on Thursday reported over 36,000 new COVID-19 cases, with Kerala contributing nearly 60% of the day's total fresh infections.

COVID-19 vaccine for children likely by September, says ICMR-NIV chief
COVID-19 vaccine for children likely by September, says ICMR-NIV chief

India will likely have a COVID-19 vaccine for children by next month, Dr. Priya Abraham said in an interview.

Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix gets canceled amid COVID-19 cases

18 Aug 2021

Japan
Formula 1: Japanese Grand Prix gets canceled amid COVID-19 cases

The 2021 Japanese Grand Prix has been canceled amid a rise in coronavirus cases in the country.

Coronavirus: India reports 35K+ new cases; 60% concentrated in Kerala

18 Aug 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 35K+ new cases; 60% concentrated in Kerala

India on Wednesday reported over 35,000 new COVID-19 cases. However, over 37,000 fresh recoveries pushed the number of active infections further down to 3.67 lakh, the lowest in 148 days. The recovery rate peaked at 97.52%.

Coronavirus: India hits record 1-day vaccinations; cases reach 154-day low

17 Aug 2021

Maharashtra
Coronavirus: India hits record 1-day vaccinations; cases reach 154-day low

As of Tuesday, India has administered nearly 55.5 crore doses of COVID-19 vaccines. In the past 24 hours, the country administered a record number of 88.13 lakh vaccine doses.

Maharashtra reports 3 deaths from Delta Plus, 1 in Mumbai

13 Aug 2021

Mumbai
Maharashtra reports 3 deaths from Delta Plus, 1 in Mumbai

Maharashtra has reported three deaths from the relatively new Delta Plus variant of the coronavirus, including one in state capital Mumbai.

As COVID-19 cases surge, Karnataka launches special pediatric camps

13 Aug 2021

Karnataka
As COVID-19 cases surge, Karnataka launches special pediatric camps

Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai has directed all concerned departments to set up pediatric camps across the state.

Coronavirus: India reports over 41K new cases; 57% in Kerala

12 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports over 41K new cases; 57% in Kerala

India on Thursday reported over 41,000 new COVID-19 cases, up by 7.41% compared to the previous day.

Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases, nearly 500 more dead

11 Aug 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases, nearly 500 more dead

India on Wednesday reported over 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, notably 36% higher than the number of fresh infections reported the day before.

As states reopen schools, WHO top scientist offers advice
As states reopen schools, WHO top scientist offers advice

World Health Organization (WHO) chief scientist Dr. Soumya Swaminathan has supported the reopening of schools amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

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