India, UK variants equally transmissible, finds study
Public Health England, the executive agency of the UK department of health, has equated the novel coronavirus sub-lineage, B.1.617.2 of Indian variant or double mutant B.1.617, with the UK strain B.1.1.7 in terms of transmission rate. Apart from the UK, the sub-lineage B.1.617.2 is prevalent in Maharashtra and other parts of India.
Covid: Share of those on Oxygen support comes down
The share of active cases on oxygen support and ICU has dropped in last one month, though the active caseload has increased exponentially during this period, indicating that the proportion of severe cases might have come down while cases remain high. Currently, 3.7% of total active cases are on oxygen support, as compared to 4.5% on April 9. The number of patients in ICU declined to 1.34%, compared with 2.31% a month ago.
Fix vaccination drive, ensure poor & villagers not left out: Lancet
Pointing out the weaknesses in the government’s response, The Lancet said in an editoral that, “First, the botched vaccination campaign must be rationalised and implemented with all due speed.” The journal said the Indian government gave the impression that India had beaten Covid-19 despite repeated warnings of the dangers of a second wave and emergence of new strains, in comments that are sharply critical of the Centre.
Shravan's son Sanjeev is now COVID-free
Shravan Rathod-of Nadeem Shravan jodi, passed away due to COVID on April 22. Down with COVID themselves, the acclaimed musician's elder son Sanjeev and wife Vimla Rathod who were admitted in Seven Hills Hospital at that time, could not have even his last glimpse. But the ordeal was far from over for the Rathods; Sanjeev's condition subsequently deteriorated and he had to be put on oxygen support.
Covid-19 Indian variant spreads to Sri Lanka, Bangladesh
Bangladesh overnight detected six people, who had recently visited India, infected with the Indian variant of the Covid-19, directorate general of health services (DGHS) spokesman professor Dr Nazmul Islam Munna said on Saturday.
Umesh Yadav receives first dose of COVID-19 vaccine
India pacer Umesh Yadav on Saturday received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine. Earlier on Saturday, India Test batsman Ajinkya Rahane and his wife Radhika received the first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine. The Test vice-captain also highlighted the importance of getting vaccinated amid the coronavirus crisis.
Covid-induced black fungus cases on rise in Maha, Gujarat: How deadly is it?
At least eight Covid-19 patients have lost vision in one eye due to mucormycosis, a rare and deadly fungal infection which has a mortality rate of over 50%.The cases of also known mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, are on the rise in Maharashtra and Gujarat during the second wave of the pandemic.
COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist MK Kaushik dead
Former India hockey player and coach MK Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks. Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home here.
COVID-19: Moscow Olympic gold medallist MK Kaushik dies
Former India hockey player and coach MK Kaushik on Saturday died after battling COVID-19 for the past three weeks. He was 66 and is survived by his son and wife. Kaushik, a member of the 1980 Moscow Olympics gold-medal winning Indian team, had tested positive for COVID-19 on April 17 and was admitted to a nursing home.
IOA, MYAS and SAI to provide support to ex-athletes and coaches
In a bid to ensure that ex-international athletes and coaches have access to medical, financial and logistical support during Covid 19, the Ministry of Youth Affairs and Sports (MYAS), Indian Olympic Association (IOA) and the Sports Authority of India (SAI) have have joined hands to create a special support cell.
Cuomo investigation expanded to include COVID vaccine politicization: report
The New York State Attorney General’s office has expanded its sexual harassment investigation into Gov. Andrew Cuomo to include looking at whether one of the governor’s top advisers offered access to COVID vaccines for political connections.