India recorded less than 60,000 new coronavirus infections after 81 days taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 2,98,81,965, while the active cases further reduced to 7,29,243, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday.
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 178 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.85 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
Fighting Covid19 infection is not an easy task, especially for someone of an advanced age. A centenarian woman in Odisha has beaten the virus! Yes, you heard that right! Sumati Nayak from Khandapada in Nayagarh district is over hundred years old and had contracted the deadly infection on May 5. However, she was admitted to Khandapada Covid Care Centre after her oxygen level dropped.
After fighting a long battle with Covid-19, Odisha Vigilance Director and Senior IPS Officer, Debasis Panigrahi succumbed to the disease on Friday (June 18). He passed away while undergoing treatment at a private hospital in Kolkata.
The Centre on Saturday said that the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) approved DBT-BIRAC supported product 'SENSIT Rapid Covid-19 Ag kit' exhibits sensitivity and specificity of 86 per cent and 100 per cent, respectively and has a shelf life of 24 months
An analysis of brain scans from people once infected with Covid-19 suggest a consistent pattern in loss of grey matter over time, say researchers.
India has recorded 60,753 new cases of Covid and 1,647 fatalities in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Saturday.
The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 177.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.84 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
So far, the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic is only a prediction, and whether it will arrive in Odisha or no, is yet to be established. But the state is nevertheless prepared to fight it, said Directorate of Medical Education and Training (DMET) Chief, CBK Mohanty, on Friday (June 18). Even as the third wave is being anticipated, Mohanty said that there is no need to panic now in apprehension. He also clarified that there is no clear evidence regarding children and young people getting affected in the third wave.
Administering convalescent plasma from recovered Covid-19 patients can dramatically improve the likelihood of survival among blood cancer patients hospitalized with the deadly virus, according to a study.