Strict COVID-19 curbs in Kerala from Saturday: Nine-day lockdown announced as state sees record spike
The lockdown would come into force on 8 May morning and extend up to 16 May, according to official sources.
West Bengal COVID-19 curbs: Local trains suspended, cap on social and political gatherings, bank hours limited
On Tuesday, Bengal reported both its highest single-day deaths of 107 COVID patients and its highest one-day spike of 17,639 cases
The CT value refers to the number of cycles needed to amplify the viral RNA to a detectable level
SAI orders stricter protocol and weekly testing after 24 athletes test COVID-19 positive at Bhopal centre
The SAI said the precautions and norms will be implemented keeping Olympic probable athletes in mind, so that their training does not suffer.
Health agencies and governments across the world have also devised methods to record these self-reported symptoms via smartphones to detect emerging hotspots for the infection and allocating adequate medical resources accordingly.
Second COVID-19 wave may hit Karnataka in early 2021; Covaxin phase 3 trials begin in Bengal, UK approves Pfizer jab
Meanwhile, world leaders, including the top leadership of the UN and vaccine developers, will address a two-day, special session of the UN General Assembly on COVID-19 this week
The chief minister said that the move will benefit people who get tests done in private labs, as in govt clinics, the tests are already free of cost
Molecular testing is a crucial tool for diagnosis, insights to lower antimicrobial resistance burden
The utility of molecular testing has been released in the current COVID-19 pandemic, with RT-PCR becoming a household name.
Number of RT-PCR tests exceed rapid antigen tests for first time in Delhi, says MHA amid efforts to curb COVID-19 surge
The spurt in Delhi's COVID-19 cases began on 28 Oct, when the daily spike breached the 5,000-mark for the first time. On 11 Nov, it crossed the 8,000-mark
Third wave of COVID-19 has crossed its peak in Delhi, no plans to reimpose lockdown, says Satyendar Jain
Jain's remarks come a day after the Centre announced a slew of steps, including making available 300 additional ICU beds and doubling the number of daily RT-PCR tests
COVID-19 nasopharyngeal swab: Correct sampling technique is important to prevent injuries and complications
Right sampling technique is essential in yielding a good positivity rate and at the same time, one must be careful in not inducing trauma to the surrounding structures
Officials who have been testing the coronavirus samples of patients in different hospitals said in Kashmir that the staff was not fully trained to test the patients.
The CDC’s calculations suggest that it is extremely difficult to detect any live virus in a sample above a threshold of 33 cycles.
Currently, the gold standard test for COVID-19 in suspected patients is an RT-PCR test which is expensive and time-consuming
Authorities conducted over 2.58 lakh COVID-19 tests in Delhi between August 1 and 15, whereas the figure stood at over 3.13 lakh in the same period in July
Has Delhi flattened COVID-19 curve? Widespread testing, improved health infrastructure major boost in easing situation
The BJP and AAP called a truce as they joined hands to deal with the COVID-19 crisis in Delhi, and encouraging results are now being seen
Mandeep Singh is asymptomatic and is being treated along with the other five players by doctors in Bengaluru, where the national camp is due to start on 20 August at the SAI centre.
Adityanath said Uttar Pradesh accounted for 15 percent of national total of tests in July and his government aims to take that to 20 percent soon
Researchers have shown that pooled testing is about as accurate as individual testing in pools as large as eight people.
ICMR approves IIT-Delhi's low-cost COVID-19 test kit Corosure, will cost Rs 650 and delivers results in three hours
IIT Delhi has given non-exclusive open licence to 10 companies for commercialising the test with a price rider of R 500 for the assay needed for testing.