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India reports 2,451 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths in a single day; positivity rate up at 0.55%
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India reports 2,451 new COVID-19 cases, 54 deaths in a single day; positivity rate up at 0.55%

India has been witnessing slight rise in COVID-19 cases over the last few days, The country now has 14,241 active cases of coronavirus

Omicron: New mutant detected in COVID-19 patients in Delhi
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Omicron: New mutant detected in COVID-19 patients in Delhi

This mutant has also been identified in the US and appears more transmissible than Omicron BA.2 but scientists are yet to ascertain its epidemiological implications

COVID-19: Possibility of new variants of Omicron in Delhi, say experts
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COVID-19: Possibility of new variants of Omicron in Delhi, say experts

Delhi on Wednesday reported 1,009 fresh cases, the highest since 10 February, while the positivity rate is 5.70 per cent

COVID-19: 'If parents do not take vaccine, children at high covid risk', warns LNJP MD
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COVID-19: 'If parents do not take vaccine, children at high covid risk', warns LNJP MD

The daily cases positivity rate also saw a rise from 0.49 per cent on Wednesday to 0.53 per cent on Thursday

COVID-19: Delhi reports 1,009 new cases in last 24 hours, highest since 10 Feb
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COVID-19: Delhi reports 1,009 new cases in last 24 hours, highest since 10 Feb

India continued to register an increase in its daily COVID-19 caseload as it reported 2,067 new infections during the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday

Delhi: Omicron found in 97 per cent samples taken from deceased patients from January to March
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Delhi: Omicron found in 97 per cent samples taken from deceased patients from January to March

Genome sequencing of 578 samples collected from the deceased showed 560 of them had the Omicron variant

India's R value increases above 1 for first time in 3 months, says researcher
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India's R value increases above 1 for first time in 3 months, says researcher

The country's R value, steadily increasing over the last few weeks, is 1.07 for the week between 12-18 April, according to Sitabhra Sinha. In the preceding April 5-11 week, it was 0.93

Pandemic decision-making is difficult and exhausting here's the psychology that explains why
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Pandemic decision-making is difficult and exhausting here's the psychology that explains why

As restrictions ease and people think about living with the coronavirus, the current phase of the pandemic brings with it a new need to make cost-benefit calculations.

IPL 2022: Battle of power-hitters on cards as COVID-hit DC face PBKS
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IPL 2022: Battle of power-hitters on cards as COVID-hit DC face PBKS

As both DC and PBKS eye a return to winning ways, the batting unit that does well could be the difference.

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to states, UTs over surge in COVID-19 cases
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Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan writes to states, UTs over surge in COVID-19 cases

The ministry advised ensuring COVID-19 vaccination of eligible populations including the primary vaccination as well administration of precaution doses

30 per cent Covid patients develop 'Long COVID': US study
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30 per cent Covid patients develop 'Long COVID': US study

The study found that people with a history of hospitalisation, diabetes, and higher body mass index were mostly likely to develop Post Acute Sequelae of COVID-19 (PASC), commonly known as Long COVID

IPL 2022: Mitchell Marsh hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, DC's count up to 4 with fresh cases
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IPL 2022: Mitchell Marsh hospitalised after testing positive for COVID-19, DC's count up to 4 with fresh cases

The RT-PCR reports of all other players have returned negative. A few days back, team physio Patrick Farhart had tested positive for the virus, thus taking the total number of cases to four.

People should get tested, mask mandate be brought back: Doctors on COVID-19 situation in Delhi
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People should get tested, mask mandate be brought back: Doctors on COVID-19 situation in Delhi

The National Capital's COVID-19 tally increased to 18,68,033 on Saturday while the death toll stood at 26,160

India questions WHO's methodology to estimate COVID-19 mortalities
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India questions WHO's methodology to estimate COVID-19 mortalities

The model assumes an inverse relationship between monthly temperature and monthly average deaths, which does not have any scientific backing to establish such peculiar empirical relationship

Japan develops novel antiviral coating that inactivates COVID variants even in dark
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Japan develops novel antiviral coating that inactivates COVID variants even in dark

The coating developed by researchers at Nara Medical University, Kanagawa Institute of Industrial Science and Technology, and Tokyo Institute of Technology is made using a combination of titanium dioxide and copper oxide compounds

Shanghai residents clash with police as resentment against China’s virus policy grows
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Shanghai residents clash with police as resentment against China’s virus policy grows

The incident began after authorities ordered 39 families to move out of their homes to accommodate infected patients

India COVID-19 update: 1,007 test positive in a single day, active cases increase to 11,058
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India COVID-19 update: 1,007 test positive in a single day, active cases increase to 11,058

India's total tally of COVID-19 cases has increased to 4,30,39,023. As many as 818 patients got recovered from the virus on Wednesday

Indian Consulate in Shanghai closes in-person services as COVID-19 crisis worsens in China
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Indian Consulate in Shanghai closes in-person services as COVID-19 crisis worsens in China

Indian citizens in Eastern China Region may apply at the Embassy of India, Beijing for availing urgent consular services, the Consulate said in a notice issued on Tuesday.

Continuing to monitor 'several descendent lineages' of Omicron COVID-19 variant, says WHO
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Continuing to monitor 'several descendent lineages' of Omicron COVID-19 variant, says WHO

The COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, released by WHO on Tuesday, said that the Omicron variant remains the dominant variant circulating globally.

COVID-19: India reports 1,088 new cases, 26 deaths in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 98.7%
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COVID-19: India reports 1,088 new cases, 26 deaths in last 24 hrs; recovery rate at 98.7%

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the ministry said.