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India records over 15,000 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, taking total infections past 1.12 crore
India

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

India’s COVID-19 caseload climbs to 97.67 lakh; recovery rate at 94.74%, fatalities at 1.45%
India

India’s COVID-19 caseload climbs to 97.67 lakh; recovery rate at 94.74%, fatalities at 1.45%

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

With over 90,000 new infections, India’s coronavirus tally surpasses Brazil’s 41 lakh cases
India

With over 90,000 new infections, India’s coronavirus tally surpasses Brazil’s 41 lakh cases

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
India

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

IIT Kharagpur designs portable COVID-19 testing kit that reduces cost to Rs 400 per analysis
India

IIT Kharagpur designs portable COVID-19 testing kit that reduces cost to Rs 400 per analysis

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
Health

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
India

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

COVID-19 Testing: Could you have the virus and still test negative for it?
Health

COVID-19 Testing: Could you have the virus and still test negative for it?

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
World

Rapid coronavirus test with 45-min detection time gets fast-tracked, greenlit by US FDA; will be rolled out starting 30 March

Cepheid's rapid Covid-19 test is designed to work on any of the company's 23,000+ automated GeneXpert Systems worldwide.