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  • COVID-19 spread reported in new areas but 82% of total cases from 10 states/UTs: Health Ministry Aug 04, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 spread reported in new areas but 82% of total cases from 10 states/UTs: Health Ministry

    Addressing a press briefing, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 50 districts account for 66 percent of the total caseload and the COVID-19 case fatality rate has progressively declined to 2.10 percent, the lowest since the first lockdown was imposed on March 25.

  • West Bengal Health Dept requests ICMR to change guidelines on COVID-19 retests Aug 04, 2020 06:25 PM IST

    West Bengal Health Dept requests ICMR to change guidelines on COVID-19 retests

    According to the official, who is also a medical practitioner, doctors at fever clinics in medical colleges and hospitals in the state need not immediately prescribe RT-PCR test but should look for clear symptoms of COVID-19 infections.

  • India's testing rate lower than other nations, says WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan Aug 04, 2020 05:41 PM IST

    India's testing rate lower than other nations, says WHO Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan

    The Chief Scientist of WHO, Soumya Swaminathan, in an interactive session through video conference said,as of now about 28 vaccine candidates for COVID-19 are under clinical trial, of which five are entering Phase-II and over 150 candidates are in pre-clinical trials across the globe.

  • WHO says China team interviewed Wuhan scientists over virus origins Aug 04, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    WHO says China team interviewed Wuhan scientists over virus origins

    The talks included updates on animal health research, he said. China shut down a wildlife market in Wuhan at the start of the outbreak, a day after discovering some patients were vendors or dealers.

  • COVID-19: Disposed PPE could be turned into biofuel, says Indian scientists Aug 04, 2020 04:45 PM IST

    COVID-19: Disposed PPE could be turned into biofuel, says Indian scientists

    According to the study, published in the journal Biofuels, billions of items of disposable PPE can be converted from its plastic state into biofuels using a high-temperature chemical process called pyrolysis.

  • US scientists find possible COVID-19 treatment Aug 04, 2020 04:41 PM IST

    US scientists find possible COVID-19 treatment

    The study, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, has found that small molecule protease inhibitors show potency against human coronaviruses.

  • Coronavirus treatment | Sun Pharma launches Favipiravir at Rs 35 per tablet Aug 04, 2020 04:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus treatment | Sun Pharma launches Favipiravir at Rs 35 per tablet

    Favipiravir is the only oral anti-viral treatment approved in India for the potential treatment of patients with mild to moderate Covid-19 disease, the company said.

  • Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic diabetes drug Aug 04, 2020 04:15 PM IST

    Lupin gets USFDA nod for generic diabetes drug

    The Mumbai-based company has received a tentative approval from the US Food and Drug Administration (USFDA) for its Empagliflozin tablets, in strengths of 10 mg and 25 mg, Lupin said in a statement.

  • Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Covaxin trials on humans to being at a Karnataka hospital Aug 04, 2020 03:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus Vaccine Update: Covaxin trials on humans to being at a Karnataka hospital

    After the first dose being administered on July 31, all four volunteers showed nor reactions and the trials have begun on expected lines

  • After deadline controversy, ICMR chief hopeful of COVID-19 vaccine by year-end Aug 04, 2020 03:10 PM IST

    After deadline controversy, ICMR chief hopeful of COVID-19 vaccine by year-end

    Bhargava called India the pharmacy of the world.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 18,55,745 Aug 04, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 18,55,745

    The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 fresh fatalities being reported in 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally August 4: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bihar near 60,000 Aug 04, 2020 10:02 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally August 4: Confirmed COVID-19 cases in Bihar near 60,000

    With more than 4.5 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (2.63 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (1.66 lakh).

  • Coronavirus in India | Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19 Aug 04, 2020 08:30 AM IST

    Coronavirus in India | Former Karnataka CM Siddaramaiah tests positive for COVID-19

    Siddaramaiah has also been admitted to Manipal Hospital where CM BS Yediyurappa is undergoing treatment for the novel coronavirus infection.

  • Coronavirus India News highlights | All religious places in J&K to open from August 16 Aug 04, 2020 07:15 AM IST

    Coronavirus India News highlights | All religious places in J&K to open from August 16

    Coronavirus India highlights: Total confirmed cases have risen to over 18 lakh. India’s COVID-19 recovery rate stands at 66.31 percent.

  • COVID-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark: ICMR Aug 03, 2020 07:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark: ICMR

    With 3,81,027 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of Test Per Million (TPM) has increased to 14,640, the health ministry said in a statement.

  • 19 people on IISc Bengaluru campus test positive for COVID-19 Aug 03, 2020 07:31 PM IST

    19 people on IISc Bengaluru campus test positive for COVID-19

    On retesting within a few days of the first test, 12 out of the 15 COVID-19 positive students who stay in the hostels have tested negative, IISc said in a statement.

  • Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: Wealth Fund Aug 03, 2020 07:15 PM IST

    Russia to deliver COVID-19 drug to South Africa, Latam countries: Wealth Fund

    The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) said that at least 150,000 packs of the drug, known as Avifavir, would be sent to Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador, El Salvador, Honduras, Paraguay and Uruguay. The drug will also be supplied to South Africa, RDIF said in a statement.

  • Wockhardt partners with UK govt for COVID-19 vaccines Aug 03, 2020 06:00 PM IST

    Wockhardt partners with UK govt for COVID-19 vaccines

    The manufacturing will be undertaken at CP Pharmaceuticals, a subsidiary of the company based in North Wales, Wockhardt said in a statement.

  • Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies Aug 03, 2020 05:45 PM IST

    Next big COVID-19 treatment may be manufactured antibodies

    Development of monoclonal antibodies to target the virus has been endorsed by leading scientists. Anthony Fauci, the top US infectious diseases expert, called them "almost a sure bet" against COVID-19.

  • Coronavirus latest | WHO warns there may never be a 'silver bullet' Aug 03, 2020 04:49 PM IST

    Coronavirus latest | WHO warns there may never be a 'silver bullet'

    WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus and WHO emergencies head Mike Ryan exhorted all nations to rigorously enforce health measures such as mask-wearing, social distancing, hand-washing and testing.

  • Maharashtra needs permanent infectious diseases hospital: CM Uddhav Thackeray Aug 03, 2020 04:30 PM IST

    Maharashtra needs permanent infectious diseases hospital: CM Uddhav Thackeray

    Uddhav Thackeray said facilities to fight the COVID-19 outbreak were being set up at grounds and halls and were temporary in nature, while the need of the moment was a permanent facility for treatment of and research into infectious diseases.

  • Wockhardt enters deal with UK govt to fill finish Oxford coronavirus vaccine Aug 03, 2020 03:35 PM IST

    Wockhardt enters deal with UK govt to fill finish Oxford coronavirus vaccine

    As part of the deal, Wockhardt will fill Oxford's coronavirus vaccine manufactured by AstraZeneca in vials at its plant before shipping it out for vaccination.

  • Coronavirus state-wise tally August 3: Confirmed cases in Uttar Pradesh cross 92,000 Aug 03, 2020 10:43 AM IST

    Coronavirus state-wise tally August 3: Confirmed cases in Uttar Pradesh cross 92,000

    With more than 4.41 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (2.57 lakh) and Andhra Pradesh (1.58 lakh).

  • Amit Shah, Yediyurappa among politicians to report COVID-19 infection on August 2 Aug 03, 2020 09:24 AM IST

    Amit Shah, Yediyurappa among politicians to report COVID-19 infection on August 2

    As India’s COVID-19 tally surges, politicians and public figures are adding to the list of those getting infected. August 2 saw some of the biggest names in Indian politics report that they have been infected by the novel coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute gets DCGI nod for phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of Oxford's coronavirus vaccine Aug 03, 2020 07:49 AM IST

    COVID-19 Vaccine: Serum Institute gets DCGI nod for phase 2 and 3 human clinical trials of Oxford's coronavirus vaccine

    Currently, phase 2 and 3 clinical trials of Oxford's COVID-19 vaccine candidate is going on in the United Kingdom, phase 3 clinical trial in Brazil and phase 1 and 2 clinical trials in South Africa.

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