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Arthritis drug Tocilizumab may improve survival in patients with severe COVID-19, Indian study proposes
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Arthritis drug Tocilizumab may improve survival in patients with severe COVID-19, Indian study proposes

Another large study in the UK has found tocilizumab effective in preventing death in COVID-19 patients who suffered from hypoxia and systemic inflammation.

Funding to health sector needs to be stepped up, bring equity in delivery, says Health Minister
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Funding to health sector needs to be stepped up, bring equity in delivery, says Health Minister

Improvement in government facilities for the poor along with lower prices of essential drugs, health equipment are steps in the right direction.

Women in Africa more likely to die from pregnancy complications than from COVID-19: UN
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Women in Africa more likely to die from pregnancy complications than from COVID-19: UN

They study found that they may die from pregnancy-related complications due to limited access to reproductive services since the pandemic started,.

COVID-19 vaccine rollout by India has 'rescued the world' from pandemic, says Dr Peter Hotez
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COVID-19 vaccine rollout by India has 'rescued the world' from pandemic, says Dr Peter Hotez

Dr Hotez, dean of the National School of Tropical Medicine at Baylor College of Medicine in Boston, is considered the authority on vaccinations

India records over 18,000 new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day, tally rises to 1,12,29,398
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India records over 18,000 new COVID-19 cases for third consecutive day, tally rises to 1,12,29,398

A total of 18,599 new infections were reported in a day, while the toll increased to 1,57,853 with 97 new fatalities, the health ministry's data showed

COVID-19 news updates: India registers 18,000 cases for 2nd straight day; 2.09 cr doses administered till 7 am today, says health ministry
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COVID-19 news updates: India registers 18,000 cases for 2nd straight day; 2.09 cr doses administered till 7 am today, says health ministry

Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 10,187. It is followed by Kerala with 2,791 while Punjab reported 1,159 new cases

Coronavirus Updates: Six states account for 87% of new COVID-19 deaths, says Union Health Ministry
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Coronavirus Updates: Six states account for 87% of new COVID-19 deaths, says Union Health Ministry

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Gujarat and Tamil Nadu. — collectively account for 87 percent of the total deaths reported in the last 24 hours

Pandemic fatigue, lack of fear of COVID-19 likely factors behind surge in Maharashtra, says Centre
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Pandemic fatigue, lack of fear of COVID-19 likely factors behind surge in Maharashtra, says Centre

The government also observed that the virus is spreading to hitherto unaffected areas and most cases are asymptomatic.

Coronavirus updates: Health official in Gujarat tests COVID-19 positive after taking 2nd vaccine dose
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Coronavirus updates: Health official in Gujarat tests COVID-19 positive after taking 2nd vaccine dose

Coronavirus LIVE updates: Gandhinagar CHO MH Solanki said it takes around 45 days for antibodies to develop after both the doses of the vaccine are administered

Coronavirus News Update: Centre rushes teams to Maharashtra, Punjab as 'upsurge' continues; over 2cr doses given
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Coronavirus News Update: Centre rushes teams to Maharashtra, Punjab as 'upsurge' continues; over 2cr doses given

Maharashtra, which has been seeing a sudden spike in cases since February, crossed 22 lakh cases on Saturday with the last one lakh cases coming in just 13 days

India records 18,327 new COVID-19 cases; active caseload rises for fourth straight day
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India records 18,327 new COVID-19 cases; active caseload rises for fourth straight day

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,08,54,128 which translates to a national COVID-19 recovery rate of 96.98 percent

Mexican expert committee recommends granting approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin
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Mexican expert committee recommends granting approval to Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

The panel's report will now be sent to the federal medical safety commission's approval board, which usually follows such recommendations

Coronavirus updates: Nagpur authorities extends COVID-19 restrictions in city till 14 March
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Coronavirus updates: Nagpur authorities extends COVID-19 restrictions in city till 14 March

Coronavirus LIVE updates: As per the Nagpur Municipal Corporation's order, schools, colleges, coaching classes, weekly markets and swimming pools will remain shut and marriage halls will remain non-operational

Coronavirus News Update: India administers over 1.8 cr vaccine doses; Maharashta and Kerala top in daily cases
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Coronavirus News Update: India administers over 1.8 cr vaccine doses; Maharashta and Kerala top in daily cases

The health ministry said that Kerala, UP, West Bengal, Chhattisgarh and Tamil Nadu are the top five states showing a decline in active cases in the last one month, while Maharashtra, Punjab, MP, Haryana and Delhi are the top states showing a rise in active cases

IISC study identifies multiple mutations, finds unique proteins in SARS-CoV-2 genome
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IISC study identifies multiple mutations, finds unique proteins in SARS-CoV-2 genome

The sudy found that the body produces several proteins of its own as it launches an immunological defence in response to the viral attack.

WHO inquiry into COVID-19 origins 'compromised by politics', say scientists awaiting overdue report
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WHO inquiry into COVID-19 origins 'compromised by politics', say scientists awaiting overdue report

The joint team didn't have the mandate, independence, or accesses required to perform a full and unrestricted investigation, they wrote.

Serum Institute writes to PMO seeking reforms in drug regulations for non-COVID vaccines
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Serum Institute writes to PMO seeking reforms in drug regulations for non-COVID vaccines

Manufacture and stockpile of Covishield doses during the clinical trial helped bring the vaccine out quicker, protecting millions of lives, the letter said.

Scientists begin to question WHO-China inquiry into coronavirus pandemic's origins
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Scientists begin to question WHO-China inquiry into coronavirus pandemic's origins

Scientists working on coronaviruses continue to unearth and report evidence to support the natural evolution and spillover of the virus from animals

Coronavirus updates: Press Association asks Centre to prioritise accredited journalists for COVID-19 vaccine
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Coronavirus updates: Press Association asks Centre to prioritise accredited journalists for COVID-19 vaccine

Coronavirus LIVE updates: In a statement, the association said that media houses also remained opened during the pandemic and a number of journalists also lost their lives in the line of duty

Maharashtra among six states to account for 85.51% of daily new COVID-19 cases
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Maharashtra among six states to account for 85.51% of daily new COVID-19 cases

The state has reported the highest daily new cases at 9,855. This is the highest number recorded in Maharashtra since 18 October, when 10,259 new cases were reported