SARS COV-2

‘Timely intervention saved patients with black fungus infection’

The most plausible explanation for the recent surge in mucormycosis cases is believed to be the irrational and prolonged use of steroids in Covid-19 patients.

published on : 17th September 2021

16,000 Covid samples submitted for genome sequencing in July, August: Centre

The govt said it was done to study the genetic variations in the virus, dismissing concerns that the pace of genomic surveillance had slowed down in the country.

published on : 6th September 2021

COVID: 18 cases of Delta sub-lineage AY.12 reported in Andhra, Centre yet to confirm

In Andhra Pradesh, there has been no official confirmation as to where the first AY.12 case was detected and the total number of cases reported. 

published on : 6th September 2021

6 students of Zilla Parishad school in Vizag test positive for Covid-19

Meanwhile, a class 7 student of Raviteja High School at Pulivendula in Kadapa district tested positive on Thursday.

published on : 27th August 2021

Covid infections cross 20L mark; 6 more fatalities

All districts report below 200 new cases each; total recoveries reach 19.70 lakh

published on : 21st August 2021

J&J says its single-dose Covid vaccine shows promising signs against Delta variant, lasts at least 8 months

The data showed that humoral and cellular immune responses generated by the Johnson & Johnson single-shot COVID-19 vaccine lasted through at least eight months.

published on : 2nd July 2021

Delta variant was main circulating strain during second Covid wave in Chandigarh: PGIMER

The director of the city-based premier medical institute, Jagat Ram, also advised people to adhere to Covid appropriate behaviour and opt for vaccination to break the infection's chain of transmission

published on : 21st June 2021

India, Sri Lanka to scale up the genome surveillance for SARS-CoV-2

MicroLabs set up in tier 2 and tier 3 cities will be supported by the existing MegaLabs. 

published on : 16th June 2021

Samples sent for genome sequencing to identify new Covid-19 variant, says Maharashtra government

In its latest report on coronavirus variants, the health agency said Delta Plus was present in six genomes from India as of June 7.

published on : 14th June 2021

Full recovery distant dream for many patients as Covid may lead to neurological complications

Some patients with Covid-infected lungs can develop intracranial bleeding due to unavoidable anticoagulant therapies.

published on : 8th June 2021

Curb religious events, rallies for a year to stem third Covid wave in Karnataka: Expert

Dr V Ravi said the government needs to be prepared, not just at the state level, but also at district- level, as each district will peak at different times.

published on : 30th May 2021

Cyclone Tauktae tests already battered India’s resilience

The Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal have been heating up due to climate change.

published on : 18th May 2021

The SARS-CoV-2 virus as a wily wizard

Quite a few puzzles set by the virus are slowly getting solved, but we need to be prepared for more to come as the pandemic is yet to be tamed

published on : 15th May 2021

Highly infectious double mutant B.1.617 behind ferocious second COVID wave in Odisha

Around 50 per cent of the samples sequenced in the State in April have been found to harbour new mutations of B.1.617.

published on : 9th May 2021

COVID: UK variant dominates North India, double mutant wrecking havoc in Maharashtra, Gujarat, Karnataka

The South African variant, also known as B.1.315, was predominantly found in Telangana and Delhi.

published on : 6th May 2021
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