Evidence suggests younger children don’t spread the disease easily but kids aged 10 and up transmit as easily as adults.
Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The Maharashtra health department said that 11,514 COVID-19 cases and 316 deaths were reported in the state on Thursday. Total number of cases in the state is now at 4,79,779, including 1,46,305 active cases, 3,16,375 recovered and 16,792 deaths.
Centre releases COVID-19 funds to 22 states, UTs as tally nears 20 lakh; Kuwait approves repatriation flights to India
Thursday was the eighth consecutive day when daily COVID-19 cases increased by more than 50,000, and fourth consecutive day India reported more cases than the US, the worst hit country in the world.
Plasma therapy doesn't have ability to reduce mortality risk in COVID-19 patients, says AIIMS Delhi research
However, AIIMS director Dr Randeep Guleria said that the study "is just an interim analysis" and a more detailed evaluation needs to be conducted to see if any sub-group may benefit
Russian researchers claim disulfiram, a drug used to treat alcoholism, may be effective against COVID-19
COVID-19 is a contagious disease that spreads through respiratory droplets and fomites.
Post COVID-19 care: Home-cooked food rich in protein and calories key for boosting immunity in recovering coronavirus patients
A protein-rich diet can help repair damaged body tissues, make up for the muscle loss that occurred while the infection lasted, and boost the immune system too.
Virologists say that the same virus was found in Japan and South Korea in 2015 where the mortality rate was found to be more than 30% in both countries
Study of five lakh women hints at oestrogen, birth control pills offering some protection against COVID-19
This may explain the disproportionately higher numbers of severe COVID-19 cases in men of all ages and older women since the start of the pandemic.
Zenara Pharma gets DCGI approval to sell Favipiravir tablet Favizen to treat mild to moderate COVID-19 infections
The company is in talks with various institutions to make the tablets available at discounted or no cost to underprivileged patients.
COVID-19 is almost certain to have originated in animals before passing to and spreading among humans.
Nine in ten recovered COVID-19 patients have lung damage; in some, antibodies disappeared: Wuhan study
Patients also suffered from depression, stigma and their families were not willing to have dinner with them at the same table.
It will be impossible to tell how well a vaccine works without recruiting a diverse range of volunteers in trials, a physician has said.
Millions of doses will be supplied by both firms, while the vaccines are still in development and negotiations continue with other suppliers.
A recent study said that flood irrigation used to cultivate rice in India leads to longer exposure to contaminated water and soil, increasing the rate of arsenic absorption
Coronavirus Updates: Delhi reports 11 deaths today, lowest in over a month; 1,076 test positive in past 24 hrs
Coronavirus Updates: The positivity rate in Delhi stood at 6.4 percent while the recovery rate was nearly 90 percent on Wednesday, a state health department bulletin said
Decoy ACE2 proteins can be used to prevent COVID-19 causing virus from entering host cells, claims US study
Viruses are intracellular parasites, meaning they need the machinery of our body cells to make copies of themselves.
The Mumbai-based firm is also ramping up manufacturing of drugs required to treat COVID-19, like Lopinavir-Ritonavir and Hydroxychloroquine
A test against bacterial pneumonia resulted in zero deaths in a group who got photodynamic therapy while 60% of the control group participants died
According to a study, COVID-19 patients may have a productive cough as a presenting symptom at the onset of the infection or develop it at a later stage
Zydus Cadila's COVID-19 vaccine passes Phase I safety trials; Phase II to test efficiency begins 6 August
The vaccine candidate was found 'very safe' after volunteers in the Phase I trial were examined at 24 hours and 7 days after the shot.