Odisha reports single day spike of 1833 cases

Registering its highest single-day surge, Odisha reported 1,833 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking its total tally to 42,550, the Health Department said on Friday. The state also registered its highest single-day corona casualties during the period. With 12 more patients succumbing to the virus, the state’s death toll reached 247. Three

Kerala Covid Count Crosses 30k

Kerala’s Covid tally crossed 30,000 on Thursday as the state saw a record high of 1,298 new cases, state Health Minister K.K. Shailaja said. Of the total, currently, 11,983 cases are active, she said in a statement. Thiruvananthapuram district, which continues to lead the state in the daily tally, recorded 219 cases on Thursday. As

India Further Eases Restrictions in Unlock 3

The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA), here on Wednesday, issued guidelines for the ‘Unlock 3.0’, which will come into effect from August 1. According to the guidelines, restrictions on the movement of individuals during night have been scrapped, and yoga institutes and gymnasiums have been allowed to open from August 5. International air travel has

Study Says Corona Circulates In Bats For Years

An international team of researchers has discovered that the lineage that gave rise to the SARS-CoV-2, the virus that is responsible for the Covid-19 pandemic, has been circulating in bats for decades and likely includes other viruses with the ability to infect humans. The findings, published in the journal Nature Microbiology, have implications for the

Skin Problems Due To Repeated Sanitiser Usage

Hand sanitisers have irrefutably become the most important thing in our lives to protect ourselves during the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic; the other things include masks and social distancing. It has been a long time since hand sanitisers became mandatory; while they are effective in dealing with germs and bacteria, excessive usage can result in killing

Kerala Crosses 1K Mark In A Single Day

Kerala continues to break all records as the number of Covid positive cases on a single day crossed 1000-mark for the first time and touched 1,038, taking the total cases to 15,032. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said presently 8,818 are Covid positive in the state and with the cases spiking, the government might

Community Spread In Coastal Hamlets Of Kerala Capital

Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Friday said the coastal hamlets in the state capital district are precariously placed as two villages have been identified as having a community spread of Covid-19. “Poonthura and Pulluvilla have been identified as having community spread. The situation in a few other villages also is serious. Hence we have

Amitabh Bachchan Tests Covid-19 Positive

Bollywood icon Amitabh Bachchan was admitted to Nanavati Hospital on Saturday evening. In a Twitter post, the actor has confirmed that he has tested COVID-19 positive. “T 3590 -I have tested CoviD positive .. shifted to Hospital .. hospital informing authorities .. family and staff undergone tests , results awaited .. All that have been

China Issues Alert On ‘Unknown Pneumonia’, Deadlier Than Corona

The Chinese embassy in Kazakhstan has issued a warning of deadly ‘unknown pneumonia’ after more than 600 people died of pneumonia in June, a report has said. According to the South China Morning Post, authorities in Kazakhstan — the central Asian country, have reimposed Covid-19 lockdown in some parts of the country amid a spike

COVID May Cause Delirium and Brain Issues

Covid-19 can cause severe neurological complications, including delirium, brain inflammation, stroke and nerve damage, warn researchers. Published in the journal Brain, the research team identified one rare and sometimes fatal inflammatory condition, known as ADEM, which appears to be increasing in prevalence due to the pandemic. Some patients in the study did not experience severe