#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?
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.
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.
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.
A 105-year-old with co-morbid conditions from Kurnool has recovered from #COVID19, providing fresh hope that the disease is indeed beatable.
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.
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.
India reported the highest single-day spike in #COVID19 cases with 49,310 people testing positive on July 24.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.