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Tag: Covid Infection

How Omicron Has Changed Covids Symptoms
US Man Claims Covid Infection Shrunk His Genitalia

In addition, another study published in September 2020, also concluded that "Covid-19 has a uniquely harmful impact on men's health and erectile function through biological, mental health, and healthcare access mechanisms."

Study Shows Booster Dose Of Covaxin Has Neutralising Effect On Omicron, Delta Variants: Bharat Biotech
Study Shows Booster Dose Of Covaxin Has Neutralising Effect On Omicron, Delta Variants: Bharat Biotech

Citing the study results, Bharat Biotech noted that more than 90 per cent of all individuals boosted with Covaxin showed neutralising antibodies.

 Weekly Case Positivity In 300 Districts Over 5%, Don't Treat Omicron As Common Cold: Govt
Weekly Case Positivity In 300 Districts Over 5%, Don't Treat Omicron As Common Cold: Govt

Addressing a press conference, Joint Secretary in Health Ministry Lav Agarwal said a sharp rise in COVID-19 infections has been noted in India with the case positivity climbing to 11.05 per cent on Wednesday from 1.1 per cent on December 30.

PM Modi Likely To Hold Meeting With Cms On Covid Situation On Thursday
PM Modi Likely To Hold Meeting With CMs On Covid Situation On Thursday

The prime minister has held numerous meetings with chief ministers to spearhead India's response to the disease since its outbreak in 2020.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 309.9 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 309.9 Million

The second worst hit country in terms of cases is India (35,707,727 infections and 483,936 deaths), followed by Brazil (22,529,183 infections and 620,251 deaths).

MITS Engineering College, Rayagada
49 Students At Engineering College In Odisha's Rayagada Test Covid-19 Positive

Following the detection of new cases, the Rayagada district administration has declared the college's Hostel A and B as micro containment zones and sealed the premises.

Covid: PM Calls For Ensuring Adequate Health Infra, Accelerating Vaccination Drive For Adolescents
Covid: PM Modi Calls For Ensuring Adequate Health Infra, Accelerating Vaccination Drive For Adolescents

Conveying gratitude for the relentless services provided by healthcare workers in managing the pandemic, he said ensuring precaution dose for them and other frontline workers should be taken up in mission mode, it said.

Control Rooms At District Level To Collate Home Isolated Patients' Daily Reports
Control Rooms At District Level To Collate Home Isolated Patients' Daily Reports

Along with enabling the infrastructure to provide unintended connectivity, the control rooms will remain functional round the clock to provide support to the patients. The control rooms need to ensure mechanism for the allotment of beds.

Union Health Ministry Confirms India's First Omicron Death In Rajasthan
Union Health Ministry Confirms India's First Omicron Death In Rajasthan

The 73-year-old man, who was found infected with Omicron in genome sequencing and who had tested negative for the infection twice, died in a Udaipur hospital on December 31, Rajasthan government officials had said.

Precaution Dose Will Be Of Same Covid Vaccine: Govt
Precaution Dose Will Be Of Same Covid Vaccine: Govt

According to the "Guidelines for COVID-19 vaccination of children between 15-18 years and precaution dose to HCWs, FLWs and 60+ population with comorbidities" issued by the health ministry recently, prioritisation and sequencing of the precaution dose for the beneficiaries would be based on the completion of nine months from the date of administration of the second dose, which is 39 weeks.

Multivariant Covid Vaccine Booster Shows Promise, Early Data Suggests
Multivariant Covid Vaccine Booster Shows Promise, Early Data Suggests

The trials are being conducted by US-based biotechnology company Gritstone bio in collaboration with the University of Manchester and Manchester University NHS Foundation Trust.

Omicron Driving Covid Cases, Third Wave In India: Experts
Omicron Driving Covid Cases, Third Wave In India: Experts

India on Monday logged 33,750 new Covid-19 cases in a span of 24 hours, with an additional 123 fatalities, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The rise in cases took the active caseload to 1,45,582, and pushed the nationwide death toll to 4,81,893.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 284.4 Million
Global Covid Caseload Tops 284.4 Million

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (12,628,071), Russia (10,279,009), France (9,639,037), Turkey (9,367,369), Germany (7,101,226), Iran (6,190,762), Spain (6,133,057), Italy (5,854,428), Argentina (5,556,239) and Colombia (5,138,603), the CSSE figures showed.

Covid Scene In 2021: From Worse Than Better To Hope Of Vaccines
Covid Scene In 2021: From Worse Than Better To Hope Of Vaccines

As vaccination gradually picked up pace and its scope was expanded, the government battled controversies surrounding its supply and availability to states and union territories and modifying the vaccine purchase and distribution policies.

USA Reduces Covid-19 Isolation, Quarantine Time
US Reduces Covid-19 Isolation, Quarantine Time

The CDC has also updated its recommendation of quarantine period for those exposed to Covid-19. For people who are unvaccinated or are more than six months out from their second mRNA dose or more than 2 months after the Johnson & Johnson vaccine, and not yet boosted, CDC recommends quarantine for five days followed by strict mask use for an additional five days, Xinhua news agency reported.

Kids 3 Times More At Risk Of Covid: Study
Kids 3 Times More At Risk Of Covid: Study

The study showed that the prevalence in children aged 12 to 17 years more than halved from 5.35 per cent to 2.31 per cent. As of December 14, 76.6 per cent children at ages 12 to 17 years had received at least one vaccine dose.

India Currently Facing 3rd Covid Wave, To Hit Peak In February: Scientists
India Currently Facing 3rd Covid Wave, To Hit Peak In February: Scientists

A separate study led by a joint team from the IITs Hyderabad and Kanpur is based on the Sutra model, which tracks the country's Covid-19 trajectory.

Global Covid Caseload Tops 275.4 Mn
Global Covid Caseload Tops 275.4 Mn

The other countries with over 5 million cases are the UK (11,518,116), Russia (10,064,290), Turkey (9,191,851), France (8,745,272), Germany (6,834,488), Iran (6,173,369), Spain (5,535,231), Italy (5,405,360), Argentina (5,395,044) and Colombia (5,109,022), the CSSE figures showed.

Weak Immune System, Old Age Can Spur Delta, Omicron Co-Infections: Experts
Weak Immune System, Old Age Can Spur Delta, Omicron Co-Infections: Experts

Some reports also have suggested that people living in areas with lower vaccination rates are at greater risk of getting co-infected. In addition, the risk of co-infection has been found more among the elderly, those with co-morbidities and a compromised immune system.

Novavax Vax 90% Effective At Preventing Covid Infections
Novavax Vax 90% Effective At Preventing Covid Infections

Most side effects were mild to moderate and transient. Fever was very rare. The most common side effects in the vaccine recipients included pain and tenderness at the injection site, headache, muscle aches and fatigue that lasted a day on average. None of the recipients developed serious reactions like heart inflammation (myocarditis) or blood clots.

Omicron spreading fast across Europe, other parts of world; avoid non-essential travel: Govt
Omicron Spreading Fast Across Europe, Other Parts Of World; Avoid Non-Essential Travel: Govt

Giving details of Omicron cases in India, it said Maharashtra has reported 32 cases of the variant, Delhi (22), Rajasthan (17), Karnataka (8), Telangana (8), Gujarat (5), Kerala (5), Andhra Pradesh (1), Chandigarh (1), Tamil Nadu (1) and West Bengal (1), the government said.

10 Students Test COVID-19 Positive At Odisha Residential School
10 Students Test COVID-19 Positive At Odisha Residential School

The students have been kept in isolation in separate rooms on the premises of the school and undergoing treatment, informed Siddharth Shankar Swain, Angul district Collector.

130 Students From Class 1 To 10 Test Positive For Covid In Karnataka
130 Students From Class 1 To 10 Test Positive For Covid In Karnataka

Initially, three students tested positive and later four more. On Monday, two more tested positive. All of the infected students have been isolated and their primary contacts are also been tracked and quarantined. The infected students will be retested for Covid-19.

6 High Covid Reporting States Told To Curb Infection, Fatality
6 High Covid Reporting States Told To Curb Infection, Fatality

The ministry, in separate letters addressed to the six states -- has said that in the context of the new Variant of Concern -- Omicron, all states have been advised to undertake enhanced surveillance of international travellers, continued monitoring of emerging hotspots, prompt and comprehensive contact tracing of positive individuals and follow up for 14 days,

People With A, B Blood Groups, Rh+ More Susceptible To Covid: Study
People With A, B Blood Groups, Rh+ More Susceptible To Covid: Study

The study also claimed that blood group A and Rh + types are associated with a decrease in recovery period, whereas blood group O and Rh- are associated with increase in recovery period, according to the statement.

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