covid 19

What’s the link between Vitamin D and Covid-19?

#Vitamin D, a micro-nutrient that nearly 80 percent of Indian population is deficient in, plays a vital role in vital body functions. Not having sufficient levels of vitamin D can make your bones weaker, cause body aches and decrease your ability to fight infections. In fact, its deficiency has been linked to depression, too. But, how big a role does this nutrient play in fighting #Covid 19?

published on : 17th September 2020

Nearly equal proportions of urban and rural population got COVID-19 antibodies by early May: Study

The first national sero-survey by the ICMR, whose details were released on Thursday, shows that nearly equal proportions of people in urban and rural India had antibodies against coronavirus by early May.

published on : 12th September 2020

Over 3.70 lakh in one month: August sees fastest COVID-19 growth in Maharashtra

Maharashtra reported the fastest growth is #coronavirus infection in August, registering over 3.70 lakh cases, a senior state health official said. According to data of the Maharashtra health department, the state reported 3,76,587 #COVID19 cases last month, 2,41,820 cases in July and 1,04,748 cases in June.

published on : 6th September 2020

Asymptomatic COVID-19 cases have higher viral load, finds CDFD study

Asymptomatic Covid-19 persons carry much higher viral load than symptomatic cases and could be the reason behind the fast transmission of the infection in the country, a study by researchers from Hyderabad-based Centre for DNA Fingerprinting and Diagnostics (CDFD), in collaboration with the National Centre for Biological Sciences (NCBS) and Nizam’s Institute of Medical Sciences (NIMS) has found.

published on : 29th August 2020

Diet, meditation help 105-year-old woman from Kurnool beat COVID-19

A 105-year-old with co-morbid conditions from Kurnool has recovered from #COVID19, providing fresh hope that the disease is indeed beatable.

published on : 10th August 2020

Vijayawada: 10 killed and 18 injured in fire at hotel used as COVID facility

At least 10 people were killed and 18 injured in a fire that broke out in a Vijayawada's Swarna Palace hotel in the wee hours of Sunday.

published on : 10th August 2020

COVID-19 : India reports single-day spike of 56,282 new cases and 904 deaths in the last 24 hours

India recorded 56,282 new COVID-19 cases and 904 deaths in the last 24 hours. India's COVID-19 tally reached 19,64,537 on August 6 with the death toll crossing 40,699.

published on : 6th August 2020

India reports highest single-day spike of 49,310 cases, death toll crosses 30,000

India reported the highest single-day spike in #COVID19 cases with 49,310 people testing positive on July 24.

published on : 24th July 2020

COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 63.13 per cent with record 28,472 patients recuperating in 24 hours

India's #COVID19 recovery rate rose to 63.13 per cent on Wednesday with a record 28,472 patients recuperating from the disease in 24 hours, while the case fatality rate further dropped to 2.41 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said.

published on : 23rd July 2020

India's COVID-19 case fatality rate falls below 2.5 per cent for first time: Health Ministry

India's COVID-19 case fatality rate is "progressively falling" and is currently at 2.49 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday, crediting efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases for it.

published on : 20th July 2020

Here's what is encouraging in India's COVID-19 numbers

On July 17 India crossed the 1 million COVID-19 cases mark. But there were many rays of hope. Six lakhs patients have already recovered, which works out to 63.33% of all positive cases so far.

published on : 19th July 2020

First indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate developed by Zydus to enter human trials

The Department of Biotechnology under the Union Ministry of Science and Technology has announced that ZyCoV-D, the plasmid DNA vaccine candidate designed and developed by Zydus, has entered Phase I/II clinical trials. This makes it the first indigenously developed vaccine candidate for COVID-19 to be administered to humans in India.

published on : 16th July 2020

4.4 lakh patients have recovered till date taking India’s recovery rate to 61.13 per cent

India's COVID19 case tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases & 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. 'Unlock 1.0' sees 60 percent of all #COVID19 deaths in India.

published on : 7th July 2020

Covid-19: Coronavirus is airborne, claim 239 scientists in an open letter to WHO

Hundreds of scientists say there is evidence that novel #coronavirus in smaller particles in the air can infect people and are calling for the World Health Organization to revise recommendations.

published on : 6th July 2020

This mosque in Kozhikode reopens with hi-tech safety measures

When places of worship reopened on June 9 under strict conditions amid the covid 19 outbreak, a mosque in Kuttichir, Kozhikode attracted attention with unique hi-tech safety measures.

published on : 13th June 2020
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