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India's active COVID-19 cases rise to 15,814 as country logs 2,710 new infections in 24 hrs
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India's active COVID-19 cases rise to 15,814 as country logs 2,710 new infections in 24 hrs

Meanwhile, the coronavirus death toll climbed to 5,24,539 with 14 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated

Long COVID-19: Breathlessness, eye problem, muscle weakness, dementia most common symptoms, say doctors
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Long COVID-19: Breathlessness, eye problem, muscle weakness, dementia most common symptoms, say doctors

According to World Health Organisation, current evidence suggests approximately 10-20 per cent of people experience a variety of mid and long-term effects after they recover from the initial infection.

India records 1,660 new COVID-19 cases, 4,100 deaths; active infections fall below 20,000
India

India records 1,660 new COVID-19 cases, 4,100 deaths; active infections fall below 20,000

Maharashtra reported a high death toll because of the inclusion of non-Covid fatalities (4,005) reported till Friday

Budget session: Parliament to resume normal sittings from Monday, COVID-19 restrictions to stay
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Budget session: Parliament to resume normal sittings from Monday, COVID-19 restrictions to stay

According to the official guidelines, only sitting members of the two Houses of Parliament can visit the Central Hall which will be out of bounds for the former MPs and visitors

Here's what you should do if you have tested positive for COVID-19
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Here's what you should do if you have tested positive for COVID-19

If you have symptoms and cannot get either a PCR or a rapid antigen test, you should assume you have COVID and self-isolate until you can get tested.

India logs 1.41 lakh new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hrs, 285 more deaths; Omicron tally at 3,071
India

India logs 1.41 lakh new COVID-19 cases in past 24 hrs, 285 more deaths; Omicron tally at 3,071

Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 876 Omicron variant cases, followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.

Weekend lockdown, night curfew return: As COVID-19 cases rise, check list of states that have imposed curbs
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Weekend lockdown, night curfew return: As COVID-19 cases rise, check list of states that have imposed curbs

Delhi has already imposed a weekend lockdown. Mumbai, meanwhile, is mulling over whether to impose a weekend curfew, even as Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be reviewing the Covid-19 situation in Maharashtra

What is 2-DG: All you need to know about DRDO's new anti-COVID drug
India

What is 2-DG: All you need to know about DRDO's new anti-COVID drug

Earlier this month, the Drugs Controller General of India gave permission for 2-DG to be used for moderate to severe coronavirus patients as an adjunct therapy

Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Bharuch hospital
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Gujarat: 18 COVID-19 patients killed in fire at Bharuch hospital

There were around 50 other patients at the four-storeyed hospital when the fire broke out in the COVID-19 ward at 1 am, an official said

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 90 lakh after 45,882 more infections in a day, toll above 1.32 lakh
India

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 90 lakh after 45,882 more infections in a day, toll above 1.32 lakh

There are 4,43,794 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 4.92 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry on Friday

New study suggests targeting gel formed in lungs of severe COVID-19 patients may help reduce disease intensity
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New study suggests targeting gel formed in lungs of severe COVID-19 patients may help reduce disease intensity

Scientists proposed that patients with severe infection be given hyaluronidase early on to help clear out the gel made up of a polysaccharide (sugar) called hyaluronan, from the lungs while hypoxia is still developing

India's COVID-19 tally over 67.57 lakh with 72,049 fresh infections; fatality rate at 1.55%
India

India's COVID-19 tally over 67.57 lakh with 72,049 fresh infections; fatality rate at 1.55%

There are 9,07,883 active cases of coronavirus in the country which comprises 13.44 percent of the total caseload, said the health ministry

Coronavirus Updates: Jharkhand's minority welfare minister Haji Hussain Ansari dies of COVID-19, say reports
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Coronavirus Updates: Jharkhand's minority welfare minister Haji Hussain Ansari dies of COVID-19, say reports

Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The PTI report added that he had been undergoing treatment for the infection when he passed away

Every 15th person exposed to virus by Aug, reveals second sero-survey; COVID-19 risk double in urban slums
India

Every 15th person exposed to virus by Aug, reveals second sero-survey; COVID-19 risk double in urban slums

The risk of exposure to the virus in urban slums was twice that of the risk in non-slum urban areas and four times the risk in rural settings, said ICMR DG Balram Bhargava

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.

Subject Expert Committee seeks DCGI nod to use hepatitis injection in phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine
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Subject Expert Committee seeks DCGI nod to use hepatitis injection in phase 3 trial of COVID-19 vaccine

So far, Thymosin @-1 injection 1.6 mg has been used to treat chronic Hepatitis B

Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country
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Global COVID-19 toll crosses 6.02 lakh, cases climb to 1.42 crore; US continues to be worst-hit country

The US alone accounts for over 37 lakh COVID-19 cases, while Brazil has reported 20 lakh and India, 10 lakh.

India reports 7,466 COVID-19 cases, 175 deaths in 24 hours; Jan-March GDP figures paint a gloomy picture ahead
India

India reports 7,466 COVID-19 cases, 175 deaths in 24 hours; Jan-March GDP figures paint a gloomy picture ahead

The number of COVID-19 cases in India climbed to 1,65,799 while toll reached 4,706 with the country registering over 7,000 new cases on Friday

COVID-19 Impact: GDP growth dips to 3.1% in Jan-Mar quarter, slowest growth in 8 years; economy grows at 4.2% in FY20
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COVID-19 Impact: GDP growth dips to 3.1% in Jan-Mar quarter, slowest growth in 8 years; economy grows at 4.2% in FY20

The gross domestic product (GDP) had expanded by 5.7 percent in the corresponding quarter of 2018-19, according to data released by the National Statistical Office (NSO) on Friday.

Coronavirus infection: How long do COVID-19 patients remain infectious?
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Coronavirus infection: How long do COVID-19 patients remain infectious?

Research suggests patients became infectious 2 days before symptom onset and can only spread the infection for up to 7-10 days after showing the symptoms.