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India logs 3.33 lakh COVID-19 infections, 525 fresh fatalities; daily positivity rate at 17.78%
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India logs 3.33 lakh COVID-19 infections, 525 fresh fatalities; daily positivity rate at 17.78%

An increase of 73,840 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours

Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals developing vaccine for Omicron: Why this could be a game changer for India
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Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals developing vaccine for Omicron: Why this could be a game changer for India

The firm said that their mRNA vaccine, first of its kind in India, could be ready in a month or two

Researchers in Sweden identify gene variant that protects against COVID-19
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Researchers in Sweden identify gene variant that protects against COVID-19

The study, published in the journal Nature Genetics, shows that genes can influence whether we become severely affected or only suffer mild illness from COVID-19

India logs 2.71 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, 314 deaths; Omicron tally rises to 7,743
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India logs 2.71 lakh COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, 314 deaths; Omicron tally rises to 7,743

The active cases comprises 4.18 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 94.51 percent

Is there a relationship between COVID-19 vaccine and heart attacks? Dr Shriram Nene break it down
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Is there a relationship between COVID-19 vaccine and heart attacks? Dr Shriram Nene break it down

In an exclusive interview, Dr Shriram Nene talks about the pandemic, how the new COVID-19 variant is impacting heart, his plans to reach out to far more patients through social media, and more.

COVID-19: Karnataka government lifts weekend restrictions, night curfew to continue
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COVID-19: Karnataka government lifts weekend restrictions, night curfew to continue

The decision has been taken at a time when the state reported 47,754 new cases of coronavirus, and 29 fatalities

Scientists develop new COVID diagnosis test using X-rays: Will it replace RT-PCR testing?
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Scientists develop new COVID diagnosis test using X-rays: Will it replace RT-PCR testing?

Experts who have designed this new method — using X-ray technology with Artificial Intelligence — say it is 98 per cent accurate and quicker than the conventional tests

Kerala reports record 40.2% COVID-19 test positivity rate: Southern state's recent case surge explained
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Kerala reports record 40.2% COVID-19 test positivity rate: Southern state's recent case surge explained

The third coronavirus wave has hit Kerala hard with it logging a single-day spike of 46,387 cases on Thursday — a record since the pandemic broke out in March 2020

Maharashtra to reopen schools for classes 1 to 12 from 24 Jan in areas with fewer COVID cases
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Maharashtra to reopen schools for classes 1 to 12 from 24 Jan in areas with fewer COVID cases

Schools in Maharashtra were closed in the first week of January due to a spike in coronavirus cases. Maharashtra on Wednesday recorded 43,697 new coronavirus cases, as compared to 39,207 cases on Tuesday

Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained
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Antibiotic resistance caused 1.2 million deaths in 2019: AMR and its link to COVID-19 explained

A new study covering 204 countries showed that at least 1.2 million people died in 2019 due to drug-resistant bacterial infections, ahead of both HIV and malaria

COVID-19 vaccine booster provides effective antibody protection against Omicron, says Lancet study
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COVID-19 vaccine booster provides effective antibody protection against Omicron, says Lancet study

COVID-19 Vaccine Booster | The study found that in people who had received the Pfizer vaccine for all three doses, antibody levels against Omicron after a third dose were similar to those previously reached against Delta after only two shots.

Coronavirus: Delhi reports 13,785 fresh cases, 35 deaths; positivity rate at 23.86%
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Coronavirus: Delhi reports 13,785 fresh cases, 35 deaths; positivity rate at 23.86%

The National Capital had logged 11,684 Covid cases and 38 deaths due to the disease on Tuesday, while the positivity rate had declined to 22.47 per cent

Omicron News LIVE Updates: Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions
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Omicron News LIVE Updates: Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions

Omicron News LIVE Updates: The recommendations will be sent to the Drugs Controller General of India for final approval. Covishield and Covaxin were granted emergency use authorisation on 3 January, 2021

Coronavirus: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?
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Coronavirus: Is it better to wear an N95 or cloth mask right now?

N95s have a tighter fit to your face than cloth masks and are made with a special material designed to block 95 per cent of harmful particles

India's third COVID wave likely to peak on 23 Jan, daily cases to stay below 4 lakh: IIT Kanpur scientist
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India's third COVID wave likely to peak on 23 Jan, daily cases to stay below 4 lakh: IIT Kanpur scientist

According to IIT Kanpur professor Manindra Agrawal, COVID-19 cases will peak in Maharashtra, Karnataka, UP, Gujarat, and Haryana this week, while states like Andhra Pradesh, Assam, and Tamil Nadu may peak next week

Karnataka CM Bommai hints at relaxing COVID-19 curbs, says decision likely on 21 Jan
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Karnataka CM Bommai hints at relaxing COVID-19 curbs, says decision likely on 21 Jan

Karnataka on Tuesday recorded 41,457 cases, in comparison to 27,156 cases recorded on Monday. Bommai said that while cases are rising, hospitalisations remain low

Self-isolation can be scary; Here's how to look after your mental health if you're at home with COVID-19
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Self-isolation can be scary; Here's how to look after your mental health if you're at home with COVID-19

The following strategies are designed to help you look after your mental health if you get COVID and are isolating at home.

Biological E's Corbevax booster trial to begin soon: 360 participants, 8 centres, 2 groups
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Biological E's Corbevax booster trial to begin soon: 360 participants, 8 centres, 2 groups

The study will capture data – under the primary endpoints – virus neutralising antibodies against SARS-CoV-2 at baseline and again at 28 days post booster dose.

Crippled by COVID, now Europe faces ‘twindemic’: What this is, why it is worrying health officials
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Crippled by COVID, now Europe faces ‘twindemic’: What this is, why it is worrying health officials

Influenza has again surfaced across the continent after practically vanishing last year, sparking fears of a long-term ‘twindemic’ with the coronavirus disease

Some COVID-19 patients may be infectious even after ten days, says study
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Some COVID-19 patients may be infectious even after ten days, says study

The research, published recently in the International Journal of Infectious Diseases, used a newly adapted test that can detect whether the virus was potentially still active.