The scientists tested emerging variants B.1.1351 (Beta), B.1.1.7 (Alpha) and P.1 (Gamma) and found the level of inhibition to viral variants was significantly lower, ranging from 67 per cent to 92 per cent.
The team evaluated the SARS-CoV-2 spike immunoglobulin (Ig) G antibody levels after 1 and 2 BNT162b2 doses in previously infected individuals compared with those without previous infection.
This finding confirms that there are large differences in the number of secondary cases generated by infected people, with the majority of infections generating no further infections and a minority of the infections generating a large number of infections.
The cases are revolving around a particular figure in the two cities, he said attributing the phenomenon to the regular movement of outsiders to Bhubaneswar and Cuttack.
Odisha on Tuesday witnessed a fall in the single day Covid 19 cases with 2,487 new infections even as daily fatalities showed no sign of abatement with 51 infected persons succumbing to the virus in last 24 hours.
Odisha government on Monday informed that as many as 129 cases of black fungus have been reported from the State so far while a total of 18 people have succumbed to the fatal disease. As per sources, Ganjam and Khordha districts have reported 21 cases each while 8 cases of infection have been confirmed in Balasore.
In a heart-rending incident that would hurt the collective conscience of the society, a man was forced to carry the body of his wife alone as medical staff didn’t lend a hand fearing Covid infection.
Washington: Pregnant women who are infected with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes Covid-19, during the third trimester are unlikely to pass the infection to their newborns, according to a new study. The study, funded by the US National Institutes of Health, followed 127 pregnant women who were admitted to Boston hospitals during the spring of […]
New Delhi: Test results may come out negative even if one has contracted COVID-19, experts have warned, advising that those showing symptoms of the disease must be treated without waiting for a confirmatory test to prevent aggravation of the infection. There have been several cases where patients showing clinical symptoms of COVID-19 have tested negative […]
Cuttack: Amid spurt of novel-Coronavirus cases, hospitals have now emerged as a major concern for the administration of Cuttack city. Two major hospitals in the Millennium City are now gradually becoming hotspots of Covid infection. Acharya Harihar Regional Cancer Centre on Saturday reported 38 more Covid-19 cases while SCB Hospital too saw a spike of […]
New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, battling the coronavirus infection, was moved to the ICU of the private Max Hospital from a city government-run facility after his condition deteriorated on Friday, sources said. The sources indicated that the 55-year-old minister is likely to undergo plasma therapy though there was no official confirmation. Doctors at […]
Hyderabad: Hypertensive individuals run the increased risk of Covid-19 infection and they should take extra precautions like regularly monitoring their blood pressure level, doctors said on World Hypertension Day on Sunday. Hypertensive individuals and increased age are high-risk factors for Covid-19 infection, said Dr Shiva Raju, Senior Consultant Physician and Diabetologist, KIMS Hospitals, Secunderabad. He […]