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COVID-19 care centre in Bengaluru, touted as country's largest, to shut from 15 September due to 'lack of patients'
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COVID-19 care centre in Bengaluru, touted as country's largest, to shut from 15 September due to 'lack of patients'

Following the government's decision to allow home isolation of asymptomatic and mildly symptomatic COVID-19 cases, there has been a drastic fall in the number of patients getting admitted at the centre, official sources said

Indian scientists recommend testing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, say viral load higher in them
India

Indian scientists recommend testing asymptomatic COVID-19 patients, say viral load higher in them

Published in the medRxiv preprint repository, the yet-to-be peer reviewed study analysed whole genome sequence data of virus samples from 210 patients in and around Hyderabad in Telangana

COVID-19 asymptomatics: Why some people contract and recover from a SARS-CoV-2 infection unscathed
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COVID-19 asymptomatics: Why some people contract and recover from a SARS-CoV-2 infection unscathed

No fever or chills. No loss of smell or taste. No breathing difficulties. They don’t feel a thing.

CDC says people without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested
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CDC says people without COVID-19 symptoms do not need to be tested

At a time when experts have come forward to encourage more widespread testing, the CDC’s update appears counterintuitive and “very strange.”

COVID-19 may have longer incubation period of eight days instead of previous estimates of four to five days, scientists say
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COVID-19 may have longer incubation period of eight days instead of previous estimates of four to five days, scientists say

Using a method, researchers calculated that the average incubation period was 7.75 days with 10 percent of patients showing an incubation period of 14.28 days.

Children are not 'almost immune' to the Coronavirus: Everything we know on how the virus infects them
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Children are not 'almost immune' to the Coronavirus: Everything we know on how the virus infects them

Israel serves as a cautionary tale, with outbreaks in multiple schools that infected hundreds of students, teachers and relatives.

Asymptomatic people with COVID-19 are just as contagious as those showing symptoms, key study finds
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Asymptomatic people with COVID-19 are just as contagious as those showing symptoms, key study finds

The findings have implications in many countries including India, where new reported cases are fluctuating, but overall, still on the rise.

Coronavirus is airborne: Wear mask, stay away from crowded indoor spaces, and other things to keep in mind
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Coronavirus is airborne: Wear mask, stay away from crowded indoor spaces, and other things to keep in mind

Experts are saying infected people are releasing aerosols when they cough and sneeze and also when they breathe, talk or sing, with some exertion.

As lockdown lifts, wearing a face mask could be your only defence against COVID-19: How to pick the right one
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As lockdown lifts, wearing a face mask could be your only defence against COVID-19: How to pick the right one

WHO keeps reminding the public that mask needs to be worn correctly and kept clean to ensure that they are effective in stopping the virus.

Gujarat govt is managing data, not coronavirus, say medical experts: Percentage of deaths in state among highest, even as number of tests remain low
India

Gujarat govt is managing data, not coronavirus, say medical experts: Percentage of deaths in state among highest, even as number of tests remain low

The percentage of deaths from COVID-19 in Gujarat is among the highest in the country, even as the number of tests remains among the lowest, government denials to the contrary notwithstanding. Numbers apart, the fact that the state was consistently trying to cut down on testing got some credence when on 10 May, it made mandatory for all private hospitals to get government approval before testing patients, who are admitted for other ailments, for the coronavirus.

Foot sores may be a new symptom of COVID-19, Spanish doctors say
Health

Foot sores may be a new symptom of COVID-19, Spanish doctors say

Purplish foot sores, like the ones seen in chickenpox and measles, may be an early sign of coronavirus infection.

Anyone exposed to coronavirus, even those that do not exhibit any symptoms, can spread the disease
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Anyone exposed to coronavirus, even those that do not exhibit any symptoms, can spread the disease

A study in China suggested that more than 10 percent of transmissions were from people who were infected but did not yet feel sick.

Number of coronavirus cases growing exponentially says WHO chief, death rate could reach 50,000 deaths in next few days
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Number of coronavirus cases growing exponentially says WHO chief, death rate could reach 50,000 deaths in next few days

About 75 percent of the individuals who are identified as asymptomatic go on to develop symptoms.

1,541 hidden COVID-19 patients under observation in China, as the country starts reporting asymptomatic cases
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1,541 hidden COVID-19 patients under observation in China, as the country starts reporting asymptomatic cases

Asymptomatic coronavirus cases refer to people who have extremely mild or no symptoms of the infection but test positive for it.

Unknown number of asymptomatic coronavirus carriers in China raises concerns of second wave
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Unknown number of asymptomatic coronavirus carriers in China raises concerns of second wave

Number of known asymptomatic cases is classified, and not included in official data but sources say it could be more than 40,000.