Months into isolation, parents have told me that their kids have come down with mystery fevers, strep throat, lice, pinworms and roseola.
At the center of my program was Beethoven’s Sonata No. 31 in A flat (Op. 110), my first attempt at playing one of the composer’s visionary late sonatas.
Dr Soumya Swaminathan, Chief Scientist, WHO, said that a thorough investigation needs to be done into the origins of the virus.
Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state as its tally reaching 192,990; followed by Tamil Nadu, which also crossed the milestone 102,721 cases, Delhi (94,695) and Gujarat (34,600)
The Health Ministry on June 13 had allowed the use of remdesivir for restricted emergency use in moderate cases under "investigational therapies".
The test kits and procedures have been approved by ICMR, and the company has made the test available pan India, Thyrocare said in a statement.
On the other hand, 3,515 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered cases to 1,04, 687, said an official release.
The decision comes just days after the company allocated nearly all of its supply of the antiviral to the United States over the next three months, stirring concerns about availability elsewhere.
Out of the 4,329 new cases, 2,082 were from Chennai alone.
In a joint statement, the Foundation for Innovative New Diagnostics (FIND), Molbio Diagnostics and the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said the WHO has now endorsed three of their rapid molecular Truenat TM assays for initial diagnosis of TB and subsequent detection of rifampicin resistance in adults and children.
The researchers, including those from the Guy's and St Thomas' Hospitals in the UK, conducted a survey-based study of 202 patients -- of whom women represented 103 patients, and the average age was 56 years.
ICMR and Bharat Biotech are jointly working on the pre-clinical as well as clinical development of the vaccine.
The Food and Drugs Administration Minister said action will be taken with the help of the state's home department under the Drugs and Magic Remedies (Objectionable Advertisements) Act, 1954, if any false claims are made by producers of Coronil.
Coronavirus News Live Updates: India has so far recorded over 6.25 lakh cases, which includes 18,213 deaths.
With over 1.86 lakh COVID-19 cases, Maharashtra has reported the highest number of infections, followed by Tamil Nadu (98,392), Delhi (92,175) and Gujarat (33,913).
This was the second consecutive day that the number of new COVID-19 cases went past the 1,500-mark in the financial capital of the county.
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"Timely clinical management of COVID-19 cases has resulted in more than 10,000 daily recoveries. During the last 24 hours, a total of 11,881 COVID-19 patients have been cured, taking the cumulative figure to 3,59,859. This further takes the recovery rate to 59.52 percent," the health ministry said.
A letter on the matter was sent to all states and UTs on Wednesday in the wake of issues raised regarding death of suspected COVID-19 patients and bodies not being handed over to relatives pending confirmation of test report by hospitals.
"The data shows that most of the coronavirus positive patients are those who were earlier placed under institutional quarantine, home quarantine or had some contact history. Therefore, there has been no community spread in Maharashtra so far," he said.
According to the new guidelines, issued on July 1, the government has decided to do away with the "double negative" criteria for the discharge of coronavirus patients
India supplier Hetero said it has so far supplied 20,000 doses, of which more than half went to Tamil Nadu, followed by private hospitals which took 7,000 doses, and the rest to other state hospitals.
The ventilator to be produced by Kerala State Drugs and Pharmaceuticals (KSDP) could cost Rs 7,500-8,000, nearly half the price of the cheapest available ventilator currently
Corporates, agencies and organisations planning to re-open business will now be allowed to engage private labs to conduct antibody tests to check if any staff have developed immunity to SARS-CoV-2
Community health experts say there is a need to urgently launch infection control audits across hospitals by the government to determine the scale of dangers faced by the health care workers during COVID-19