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Explained: Why India is disproving WHO’s report on excess COVID-19 deaths
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Explained: Why India is disproving WHO’s report on excess COVID-19 deaths

In a new report, the global health agency estimated that nearly 15 million people were killed either by the coronavirus or its impact on health systems. For India, it pegged the amount at 4.7 million, 10 times higher than official COVID death toll

'Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin': Study on why variant is more transmissible than prior strains
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'Omicron survives much longer on plastic, skin': Study on why variant is more transmissible than prior strains

The study shows that on plastic surfaces, average survival times of the original strain and the Alpha, Beta, Gamma and Delta variants were 56 hours, 191.3 hours, 156.6 hours, 59.3 hours, and 114 hours, respectively

India reports 6,984 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours; active cases decline to 87,562
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India reports 6,984 new COVID-19 infections in 24 hours; active cases decline to 87,562

The country’s toll climbed to 4,76,135 with 247 fresh fatalities whereas the national recovery rate stood at 98.38 percent

India records 5,784 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest in 571 days; toll rises by 252
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India records 5,784 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, lowest in 571 days; toll rises by 252

The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has declined to 88,993, accounting for 0.26 percent of the total caseload and the lowest since March 2020

Omicron: Parliamentary panel recommends evaluation of vaccines, more research for booster dose
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Omicron: Parliamentary panel recommends evaluation of vaccines, more research for booster dose

The Parliamentary Standing Committee on Health, which presented its report on Friday, also said that concerns with regard to the new strain developing immune escape mechanism should be critically addressed.

Karnataka CM hints at more precautionary steps amid new COVID-19 variant threat, rules out lockdown
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Karnataka CM hints at more precautionary steps amid new COVID-19 variant threat, rules out lockdown

With new clusters emerging in the state and threats of new variant 'Omicron' looming large, he said the government has to manage things at two levels to control the further spread of the pandemic

COVID-19: Centre to launch 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign next month in districts with low vaccination rate
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COVID-19: Centre to launch 'Har Ghar Dastak' campaign next month in districts with low vaccination rate

Around 48 districts have been identified where the first dose coverage among eligible beneficiaries is less than 50 percent

How worried should we be about the new AY.4.2 lineage of the coronavirus?
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How worried should we be about the new AY.4.2 lineage of the coronavirus?

No sooner than you thought all the talk of new COVID variants was over, there’s news of yet another one: AY.4.2. But what is it, where did it come from, and should we be concerned?

Delta Plus not responsible for rising cases in England, not a variant of concern yet, say experts
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Delta Plus not responsible for rising cases in England, not a variant of concern yet, say experts

Professor Francois Balloux, director of University College London's Genetics Institute, said Delta Plus is nothing compared to the Alpha and Delta strains, which were 50-60 percent more transmissible

India registers 13,596 new COVID-19 infections, 166 fresh fatalities; active cases lowest in 221 days
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India registers 13,596 new COVID-19 infections, 166 fresh fatalities; active cases lowest in 221 days

The daily rise in new infections has been below 30,000 for 24 days and less than 50,000 for 113 consecutive days now

Government removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents amid declining COVID-19 cases
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Government removes export curbs on all diagnostic kits, reagents amid declining COVID-19 cases

The export restrictions on these products were imposed in June last year and 16 August, 2021 on account of increasing COVID-19 cases

Low vaccine rates in east Europe overwhelm ICUs amid surge of delta variant cases
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Low vaccine rates in east Europe overwhelm ICUs amid surge of delta variant cases

Bulgaria and Romania are EU's two least-vaccinated nations, with just 22 percent and 33 percent of their adult populations fully inoculated while 72 percent adults in the 27-nation European Union have been fully vaccinated

Long COVID: Double vaccination halves risk of developing lasting symptoms, shows study
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Long COVID: Double vaccination halves risk of developing lasting symptoms, shows study

The COVID Symptom Study's data shows that vaccines significantly reduce the risk of catching COVID-19, with only 0.2 percent of those fully vaccinated later testing positive for the virus

Cognitive impairment highly likely in patients with severe COVID-19, as per new study
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Cognitive impairment highly likely in patients with severe COVID-19, as per new study

Researchers noted that the disease can lead to reduced oxygen to the brain, development of blood clots and stroke, resulting in cognitive impairment

India logs 42,982 new coronavirus cases, 533 fresh fatalities, daily positivity rate at 2.58 percent
India

India logs 42,982 new coronavirus cases, 533 fresh fatalities, daily positivity rate at 2.58 percent

The death toll in the country has climbed to 4,26,290, which includes 1,33,410 from Maharashtra, 36,680 from Karnataka, 34,197 from Tamil Nadu, and 25,058 from Delhi

India records 40,134 new COVID-19 cases, 422 deaths in 24 hours; recovery rate at 97.35%
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India records 40,134 new COVID-19 cases, 422 deaths in 24 hours; recovery rate at 97.35%

Cumulative vaccine doses administered so far has reached 47.22 crore under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive

'We may be tired, but virus isn't': Centre says COVID-19 pandemic far from over, warns against laxity
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'We may be tired, but virus isn't': Centre says COVID-19 pandemic far from over, warns against laxity

The government said India recorded less than 30,000 fresh COVID-19 cases after 132 days while its active caseload fell below 4,00,000 after 124 days on Tuesday, according to health ministry data

COVID-19: India records 39,097 new cases in last 24 hrs, takes total to 3.1 crore; recovery rate at 97,3%
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COVID-19: India records 39,097 new cases in last 24 hrs, takes total to 3.1 crore; recovery rate at 97,3%

India's total toll due to the coroanvirus rose to 4,20,016 with 546 more deaths since Friday. The number of active cases went up by 3,464 to 4,08,977.

COVID-19: India's reports 43,393 new cases, 911 deaths; active cases fall to 1.49% of total infections
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COVID-19: India's reports 43,393 new cases, 911 deaths; active cases fall to 1.49% of total infections

Five states in India have more than 25,000 active cases whereas nine states continue to report an increase in active cases