Covid Testing News
CoVarScan, devised at the University of Texas (UT) Southwestern Medical Center in US, displayed a 96 per cent sensitivity and 99 per cent specificity in the testing phase
The revised guidelines for international travellers have been set by the Centre to curb the spread of COVID-19 in the country
India announces new guidelines, makes seven-day quarantine mandatory for all international arrivals from 11 January
As per the new guidelines, international travellers from 'countries at risk' will have to submit samples for COVID testing at the point of arrival
Will poor countries get access to new antiviral medication to treat COVID or be elusive as vaccines?
The drugs work best if taken as soon as symptoms appear, and patients must be sure they have the coronavirus. But testing is scarce in many places.
India records over 15,000 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking total infections past 1.12 crore
The toll due to the viral disease has gone up to 1,57,930 with 77 more fatalities, while the national recovery rate now stands at 96.93 percent
Active cases remained below four lakh for the fourth consecutive day. India's COVID-19 tally went past 70 lakh on 11 October, 80 lakh on 29 October and 90 lakh on 20 November
India has been recording the world’s largest daily coronavirus caseload for a month even as the government pushes to revive a contracting economy
ICMR allows on-demand COVID-19 tests without prescription, says no emergency procedure should be delayed for lack of test
The advisory also suggested that 100 percent of people living in containment zones should be tested by rapid antigen tests
The team of researchers claimed that the test results can be determined within an hour of taking a sample and the results can be sent to the patient's smartphone via an application
COVID-19 Immunity: Lancet study suggests herd immunity may not be possible, antibodies found only in 5% of test population in Spain
Herd immunity of importance as for the pandemic to be over, enough people in a community have to develop immunity against the coronavirus either after getting the disease or through vaccination
Maharashtra launches Project Platina, 'world's largest' plasma therapy trial for COVID-19 patients; all you need to know
Initially, Project Platina will supply plasma to 500 serious COVID-19 patients in Maharashtra, and will be gradually scaled up to cater to at least 5,000 serious patients by August
According to a report from China, up to 30% of test kits may produce false negatives.
Rapid coronavirus test with 45-min detection time gets fast-tracked, greenlit by US FDA; will be rolled out starting 30 March
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