Thursday, August 05, 2021

India sees jump in Covid infections, logs 42,625 cases in a day

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday took a high jump in daily Covid infections and reported 42,625 new cases across the nation in 24 hours. A total of 562 deaths were reported in the same span of time, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

'Both heal patients': SC for same treatment to ayurvedic, allopathic doctors

NEW DELHI: The Supreme Court on Tuesday said the doctors, both under Ayush and the central health services (CHS), render service to patients and on this core aspect, there is nothing to distinguish between them as it held that ayurvedic doctors are also entitled to the benefit of enhanced superannuation age of 65 years (raised from 60 years), at par with allopathic doctors.

One plus R value in 8 states a major concern: Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: The case trajectory of Covid-19 in India has registered substantial decline, from over four lakhs per day at the peak of the second wave to 30,549 on August 3, said Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry, Luv Agrawal, at a press conference here on Tuesday.

Odisha govt offices to function with full strength

Bhubaneswar:After a gap of three months, the Odisha government has asked all its offices to function with full strength.

Breast feeding week at Gian Sagar

PATIALA: The Gian Sagar College of Nursing in collaboration with the Department of Community Medicine organized a function to mark the start of the breast feeding week celebrations at the Gian Sagar Medical College and Hospital.

Mother & Child Services being Delivered Successfully in Pandemic times: Dr. Andesh Kang

CHANDIGARH: Facing challenges amid COVID-19 to provide essential health services, Punjab Government has left no stone unturned to reach to provide quality medical services under Mother and Child Health Programme.

41,134 new Covid cases, 424 deaths in India in 24 hrs

NEW DELHI:India on Monday reported 41,134 fresh Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours with 424 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Global spike in Covid cases may lead to dangerous variants

LONDON: The third wave of Covid-19 lashing countries across the world is creating fertile breeding grounds for extra infectious and probably vaccine-resistant new variants, scientists warn.

Amit Shah visits Kalyan Singh in hospital

LUCKNOW:Union Home Minister Amit Shah on Sunday visited former Chief Minister Kalyan Singh, who is undergoing treatment at the Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences (SGPGIMS).

Covid virus may reach various layers of human retina: Study

Sao Paulo:Brazilian researchers have found that SARS-CoV-2 viral particles may reach the various layers of the human retina and also could be associated with this infection's ocular clinical manifestations.

Once nurtured by others, this doctor dons many roles to be a real saviour

KOLKATA:We all know it is a doctor's job to save lives and here is the story of a doctor who is also teaching others how to live life.

New Covid cases outnumber recoveries in Karnataka

BENGALURU:Reversing the declining trend, 1,531 new Covid cases in a day outnumbered 1,430 recoveries in Karnataka, while 19 patients died of the infection, said the state health bulletin on Wednesday.

Punjab to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030: Balbir Singh Sidhu

CHANDIGARH: With an aim to eliminate Hepatitis C by 2030 from the State, Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu on Wednesday announced to extend the treatment of Hepatitis to 41 SDHs and 6ESI hospitals from Aug 2021. The total treatment centres will be 114 in 23 districts so that patients could get services for Hepatitis C near to their homes.

Yogi provides free medical aid to under-privileged in UP

LUCKNOW:The Yogi Adityanath government has launched a campaign to provide free medical aid to the underprivileged people.

Kerala's daily Covid tally now 50% of India's positive cases

Thiruvananthapuram:The Union Health Ministry data on Wednesday morning showed that Kerala has 22,129 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours while the total cases in India stood at 43,654.

At 29K, India records lowest new Covid cases in 132 days

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday recorded 29,689 new Covid-19 cases, less than the 30,000-mark in 132 days, and 415 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

India records 39,361 new Covid cases, 416 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Monday recorded 39,361 cases of Covid-19 and 416 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Country's largest family health centre opened in Kerala

Thiruvananthapuram:The country's largest family health centre was opened at Vazhakkad in Malappuram here on Saturday by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan online.

Parents launch 'No Vaccine No School' campaign in Rajasthan

JAIPUR:Parents in Rajasthan have launched a "No Vaccine No School" campaign to protest the state government's decision to reopen schools from August 2 for all classes from Nursery to class XII.

Delhi reports 58 new Covid cases, one death

NEW DELHI: The national capital reported 58 new Covid cases and one death in the last 24 hours, as per the daily health bulletin released by the Delhi government on Friday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 192.5 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 192.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.12 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.74 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine benefits 'far outweigh' risks: CDC

WASHINGTON: The benefits of the Johnson & Johnson Covid-19 vaccine far outweigh its potential risks amid an ongoing review of reports of a rare neurological disorder, according to an advisory panel to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on Thursday.

Kerala Covid TPR goes over 12%, 12,818 new cases recorded

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala continues to reel under Covid cases in Kerala as 12,818 new cases were detected from 1,03,543 samples tested in the past 24 hours, with the test positivity rate vaulting over 12 per cent, a state government statement said.

Traditional Japanese breakfast may be effective against Covid

Tokyo:Researchers have found that a fermented soybean dish often served for breakfast in Japan, can prove to be effective against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19.

India logs 41,383 new Covid cases, 507 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday recorded 41,383 cases of Covid and 507 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data showed.

Biden believes kids under 12 will be able to get Covid jabs soon

NEW DELHI/WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden said that children under the age of 12 could be eligible to receive a Covid 19 vaccine "soon", predicting that his government could green light the rollout for young Americans in the next few months.

Avoid fried food, smoking, alcohol to prevent acidity

NEW DELHI: Amidst the hectic schedule of day-to-day life, we often neglect common digestive problems such as acidity. Considering these digestive problems to be minor, we either ignore or tend to treat them by ourselves.

At 3,998, Covid deaths jump over 10X in India in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday recorded 3,998 deaths due to Covid in just 24 hours after it logged 374 deaths.

346 Covid orphans in Lucknow to get free education and stay in school

LUCKNOW: The City International School and the NGO, DEVI Sansthan, has stepped forward to provide free education to those 346 children of Lucknow who have lost either one or both their parents during the pandemic.

Vietnam reports 4,195 new Covid-19 cases, 58,025 in total

Hanoi: Vietnam reported 4,195 new Covid-19 cases on Monday, including 4,175 locally transmitted and 20 imported, according to the country's Ministry of Health.

UK reports another 39,950 coronavirus cases as restrictions eased

LONDON: Britain has reported another 39,950 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 5,473,477, according to official figures released on Monday.

Fully vaccinated US travellers can enter Canada on Aug 9

OTTAWA: The Canadian government announced on Monday that it will allow fully vaccinated US citizens and permanent residents into Canada starting August 9, joined by others of the world on September 7.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 190.8 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 190.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.09 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.64 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Russia adds 25,018 Covid-19 cases

Moscow : Russia registered 25,018 new coronavirus infections over the past 24 hours as the Delta variant continues to spread, taking the nationwide tally to 5,958,133, the official monitoring and response center said on Sunday.

Cuba registers 6,279 new Covid-19 cases, 62 deaths

Havana: The Cuban Ministry of Public Health reported on Sunday 6,279 cases and 62 deaths of Covid-19 in the last 24 hours.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 190 mn

WASHINGTON: The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 190 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.08 million and vaccinations soared to over 3.61 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Bangladesh's Covid-19 cases surpass 1.1mn

DHAKA: More than 1.1 million cases of Covid-19 have been confirmed in Bangladesh as of Sunday.

3D 'assembloid' shows how SARS-CoV-2 infects brain cells

NEW YORK: A team of researchers has produced a stem cell model that demonstrates a potential route of entry of SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, into the human brain.

India's Covid recovery rate goes past 97%

NEW DELHI: With fresh Covid cases in India remaining below 40,000 over consecutive days, the Union Health Ministry on Saturday said the country's recovery rate has now climbed to 97.31 per cent.

Common Covid antibiotic no more effective than placebo: Study

NEW YORK: A new study has found that the antibiotic azithromycin was no more effective than a placebo in preventing symptoms of Covid-19 among non-hospitalised patients.

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