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Covid-19: Experts caution against ‘irrational’ use of convalescent plasma

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Some clinicians and scientists have written to Principal Scientific Advisor K Vijay Raghavan, cautioning against the “irrational and non-scientific use” of convalescent plasma for COVID-19 in the country. The public health professionals said the current evidence on plasma therapy in COVID-19 and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) guidelines […]

Third Covid wave inevitable, says govt’s principal scientific adviser

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Principal Scientific Adviser to Centre K VijayRaghavan on Wednesday said that the “third phase” of the COVID-19 is inevitable. VijayRaghavan, while briefing the media personnel over the COVID-19 situation in the country said, “Variants are transmitted same as original strain. It does not have the properties of new kinds of […]

Covid: No restrictions on inter-state movement of medical oxygen, says MHA

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The Centre on Thursday directed states to ensure uninterrupted production and supply of medical oxygen and its transport along inter-state borders and said the district magistrate and superintendent of police of the district concerned will be held responsible if there is any violation of its order. The directive under the […]

Covid situation in Delhi ‘very serious’, shortage of oxygen, ICU beds: CM

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The COVID-19 situation in Delhi has become “very serious and worrisome”, and oxygen, remdesivir and tocilizumab for patients are in short supply, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday. The number of COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly with 24,000 fresh cases reported in the last 24 hours. A day before, […]

DATA STORY: India adds 161,736 Covid cases in a day, reports 879 deaths

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India on Tuesday reported a net increase of 63,689 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 1,264,698, the most at any time since the outbreak early last year. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands at 5.30 per cent (one in 19). The country is 3rd among the most […]

DATA STORY: India reports over 150,000 Covid cases in a day, the most ever

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India on Sunday reported a net increase of 61,456 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 1,108,087, the most at time since the outbreak early last year. That is over 108 per cent of the previous high of 1,017,754 on September 18. India’s share of global active coronavirus cases now stands […]

Lockdown not an option, some Covid restrictions will be imposed: Delhi CM

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Amid escalating cases of COVID-19 in Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said lockdown is “not an option” but some restrictions will be put in place in the national capital which is reeling under the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The chief minister said this during an interaction […]

Bengaluru may see 6,500 Covid cases daily if norms not followed: Minister

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Not ruling out an expert prediction that Bengaluru alone may report 6,500 COVID cases per day by the middle of this month if control measures are not strictly followed, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar on Monday sought public cooperation to keep the situation under control. “Technical advisory committee in their […]

DATA STORY: India reports biggest single-day surge in Covid caseload since Jan 29

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India on Saturday reported a net increase of 3,985 to take its count of active coronavirus cases to 180,304. That is a level seen on June 24, 2020, and then again on January 25, 2021, and that is 82.28 per cent lower than the September 18 peak of 1,017,754. India’s share of global […]

Govt fixes Covid vaccine price at Rs 250 a shot for pvt hospitals: Report

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The Union Government has fixed the price of vaccines at Rs 250 for a dose which would be available at private hospitals for people above 60 years of age and those above 45 years of age with comorbidities, and will be vaccinated starting March 1, sources said. However, the prices […]