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.
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.
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.
Meanwhile, a class 7 student of Raviteja High School at Pulivendula in Kadapa district tested positive on Thursday.
All districts report below 200 new cases each; total recoveries reach 19.70 lakh
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.
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
MicroLabs set up in tier 2 and tier 3 cities will be supported by the existing MegaLabs.
In its latest report on coronavirus variants, the health agency said Delta Plus was present in six genomes from India as of June 7.
Some patients with Covid-infected lungs can develop intracranial bleeding due to unavoidable anticoagulant therapies.
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.
The Arabian Sea and the Bay of Bengal have been heating up due to climate change.
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
Around 50 per cent of the samples sequenced in the State in April have been found to harbour new mutations of B.1.617.
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.