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Severe COVID-19 can cause delirium in patients, study finds

22 Sep 2021

Health & Wellness
Severe COVID-19 can cause delirium in patients, study finds

Severe coronavirus disease can lead to delirium in patients, a study conducted in the United States found.

Coronavirus: India reports 27K new cases; R-value drops below 1

22 Sep 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 27K new cases; R-value drops below 1

India on Wednesday reported nearly 27,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a daily test positivity rate of 1.69%.

US allows entry to fully vaccinated adults. Can Indians travel?
US allows entry to fully vaccinated adults. Can Indians travel?

The United States is set to reopen air travel for passengers who are fully vaccinated against the coronavirus.

Coronavirus: Kerala, contributing 60% new cases, considers reopening cinemas

21 Sep 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: Kerala, contributing 60% new cases, considers reopening cinemas

India on Tuesday reported over 26,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, roughly 60% were concentrated in Kerala alone. The state also contributes 54% of India's active cases.

R-value drops below 1 across India, except in major cities

21 Sep 2021

COVID-19
R-value drops below 1 across India, except in major cities

R-value, which reflects how rapidly the coronavirus pandemic is spreading, dropped to 0.92 by mid-September after spiraling over 1 by August-end, according to researchers.

UP: COVID-19 vaccine certificate shows BJP leader given 5 doses

20 Sep 2021

Uttar Pradesh
UP: COVID-19 vaccine certificate shows BJP leader given 5 doses

The vaccination certificate of a man in Uttar Pradesh wrongly shows he has been given five doses of the coronavirus vaccine and is scheduled to get a sixth later this year.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; weekly cases drop by 15%

20 Sep 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; weekly cases drop by 15%

India on Monday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases with Kerala alone contributing nearly 65% of the fresh infections.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases; active cases under 1%

19 Sep 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases; active cases under 1%

India on Sunday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, Kerala alone contributed over 60% of the daily infections.

India sets record by administering 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

17 Sep 2021

India
India sets record by administering 2.5 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses

India administered more than two-and-a-half crore coronavirus vaccine doses in a day for the first time as the central government strived to set a new record on Prime Minister Narendra Modi's 71st birthday.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases, 12.4% higher than yesterday

16 Sep 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases, 12.4% higher than yesterday

India on Thursday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, up by 12.4% compared to the day before.

COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert
COVID-19 may become endemic in 6 months in India: Expert

COVID-19 may start becoming an endemic in India in the next six months, according to Dr. Sujeet Singh, the Director of the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC).

Coronavirus: India reports 27K+ new cases; active cases at 1%

15 Sep 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 27K+ new cases; active cases at 1%

India on Wednesday reported over 27,000 new COVID-19 cases, with Kerala alone contributing nearly 60% of the total new cases.

India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

15 Sep 2021

Brazil
India top source of social media misinformation on COVID-19: Study

India produced the largest amount of social media misinformation on COVID-19 due to the country's higher internet penetration rate, increasing social media consumption, and users' lack of internet literacy, according to a new study.

35 lakh doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine reach Kasauli lab

15 Sep 2021

Himachal Pradesh
35 lakh doses of J&J COVID-19 vaccine reach Kasauli lab

Around 35 lakh doses of the COVID-19 vaccine developed by United States pharma giant Johnson & Johnson have reportedly reached the apex vaccine testing laboratory in Kasauli, Himachal Pradesh.

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ new cases, over 300 more dead

14 Sep 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ new cases, over 300 more dead

India on Tuesday reported over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, roughly 60% were concentrated in Kerala alone.

Maharashtra: Fifty-six arrested from bar for COVID-19 norms violation, obscenity

14 Sep 2021

Maharashtra
Maharashtra: Fifty-six arrested from bar for COVID-19 norms violation, obscenity

Police has raided a bar in Maharashtra's Thane district and arrested 56 people, including waitresses and customers, for allegedly violating the coronavirus prevention guidelines and indulging in obscenity, an official said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 third wave: Chances 'very low,' says retired ICMR scientist
COVID-19 third wave: Chances 'very low,' says retired ICMR scientist

Former ICMR scientist Dr. Raman Gangakhedkar said the chances of a nationwide third wave of COVID-19 infections are "very low."

After SC nudge, Centre issues guidelines for COVID-19 death certificate
After SC nudge, Centre issues guidelines for COVID-19 death certificate

The Centre on Saturday filed a compliance affidavit before the Supreme Court, stating that it has framed guidelines to simplify the process for the issuance of the COVID-19 death certificate.

Coronavirus: India reports 29K new cases, over 300 more dead

12 Sep 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 29K new cases, over 300 more dead

India on Sunday nearly 29,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, over 71% were reported in Kerala alone.

WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL
WHO seeks more data from Sputnik V makers for EUL

The World Health Organization has sought some more data from Russia's Gamaleya National Research Institute of Epidemiology and Microbiology, developer of COVID-19 vaccine Sputnik V for according Emergency Use Listing status to the jab.

Modi chairs high-level review meeting on COVID-19 situation

10 Sep 2021

Narendra Modi
Modi chairs high-level review meeting on COVID-19 situation

Amid growing concerns over an imminent third wave of COVID-19 infections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday chaired a high-level review meeting on the COVID-19 situation in the country.

Delhi hospitals install oxygen plants, but experts say 'not enough'

10 Sep 2021

Delhi
Delhi hospitals install oxygen plants, but experts say 'not enough'

Delhi had witnessed chaotic scenes this year as hospitals ran out of oxygen on a daily basis and many died due to the shortage.

COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in preventing mortality: Centre
COVID-19 vaccines prove highly effective in preventing mortality: Centre

The effectiveness of the COVID-19 vaccine in preventing mortality is 96.6 percent after the first dose and 97.5 percent after the second dose, the Centre said on Thursday, citing data from a COVID-19 tracker, developed by synergizing data from three platforms.

Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

10 Sep 2021

Joe Biden
Vaccinate or face testing: Biden's fresh mandates for big companies

United States President Joe Biden on Thursday ordered new COVID-19 vaccine requirements affecting 100 million Americans.

Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

09 Sep 2021

Japan
Japan extends virus emergency until end of September

Japan announced on Thursday that it is extending a coronavirus state of emergency in Tokyo and 18 other areas until the end of September as health care systems remain under severe strain, although new COVID-19 infections have slowed slightly.

Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ new cases, 70% in Kerala

09 Sep 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ new cases, 70% in Kerala

India on Thursday reported over 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a 14% jump from the day before.

Biological E-manufactured J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India by October

09 Sep 2021

India
Biological E-manufactured J&J's single-dose COVID-19 vaccine in India by October

The one-dose COVID-19 vaccine developed by American pharma giant Johnson & Johnson and manufactured by the company's local partner, Hyderabad-based Biological E, is likely to be available in India by October, reported News18.

COVID-19 takes severe toll on fight against HIV, TB: Report

08 Sep 2021

Health & Wellness
COVID-19 takes severe toll on fight against HIV, TB: Report

The COVID-19 pandemic had a severe impact on the global fight against diseases like the HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria last year, according to a report by the Global Fund.

US funded coronavirus research at China's Wuhan lab: Report
US funded coronavirus research at China's Wuhan lab: Report

Newly released documents have revealed that the United States' National Institute of Health issued grants to a health organization that funneled funds into coronavirus research at the Wuhan Institute of Virology (WIV).

Researchers studying whether garlic essential oil could prevent COVID-19 infection

07 Sep 2021

COVID-19
Researchers studying whether garlic essential oil could prevent COVID-19 infection

The Center for Innovative and Applied Bioprocessing at Mohali and the Regional Center for Biotechnology in Faridabad are jointly researching the possibility of using natural garlic essential oils to inhibit the coronavirus's amino acids and the ACE2 protein—a receptor that serves as the entry point for coronaviruses into the human body.

80% immunity from Pfizer vaccine lost in 6 months: Study

06 Sep 2021

Pfizer
80% immunity from Pfizer vaccine lost in 6 months: Study

COVID-19 antibodies generated by the Pfizer vaccine dipped by more than 80% six months after the second dose, a study conducted in the United States has found.

Coronavirus: India reports 42K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

05 Sep 2021

Kerala
Coronavirus: India reports 42K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

India on Sunday reported over 42,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a slight increase compared to Saturday.

What is the Mu variant of the coronavirus?
What is the Mu variant of the coronavirus?

The World Health Organization (WHO) this week named a new "Variant of Interest" of the coronavirus. It is known as the Mu or B.1.621 variant.

India's COVID-19 R-value rises amid third wave concerns

04 Sep 2021

Maharashtra
India's COVID-19 R-value rises amid third wave concerns

India's COVID-19 R-value — an indicator of how fast the disease is spreading — is on the rise amid concerns over an expected third wave of the pandemic.

Supreme Court pulls up Centre over compensation for COVID-19 victims
Supreme Court pulls up Centre over compensation for COVID-19 victims

The Supreme Court of India on Friday criticized the central government for the delay in framing guidelines regarding payment of compensation to the families of COVID-19 victims.

COVID-19: Government issues advisory on celebrating the festive season
COVID-19: Government issues advisory on celebrating the festive season

The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that people should celebrate upcoming festivals at home, without gathering in large numbers.

Coronavirus: India reports 47K cases, biggest spike in 2 months

02 Sep 2021

Union Health Ministry
Coronavirus: India reports 47K cases, biggest spike in 2 months

India on Thursday reported over 47,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the biggest single-day spike in roughly two months.

Phase 2/3 trials of Corbevax on 5-18 age group permitted

02 Sep 2021

COVID-19 Vaccine
Phase 2/3 trials of Corbevax on 5-18 age group permitted

The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) on Wednesday granted permission to Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited to conduct phase 2/3 clinical trials of its "Made in India" COVID-19 vaccine, Corbevax, on children aged between 5 and 18 years with certain conditions, sources said.

New C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 found. How dangerous is it?
New C.1.2 variant of COVID-19 found. How dangerous is it?

Scientists in South Africa have identified a new variant of the coronavirus, which they say is mutating at a rapid pace.

Coronavirus: India administers 1 crore vaccine doses till 6 pm

31 Aug 2021

COVID-19
Coronavirus: India administers 1 crore vaccine doses till 6 pm

India on Tuesday administered as many as 1.08 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses, hitting a new record.

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