A total of 52,13,140 samples have been tested in the country, including 1,51,808 in the last 24 hours, according to ICMR. One new case of COVID-19 reported in ITBP in the last 24 hours.
Remdesivir, an antiviral drug and Tocilizumab, an immunomodulator, are being considered by the Union Health Ministry for 'restricted, emergency use' and on 'compassionate grounds' to treat severely ill COVID-19 patients.
White House health experts are warning of a slow rise in the percentage of people testing positive for coronavirus in U.S. cities such as Boston, Chicago, Detroit and Washington and urged local leaders to remain vigilant to avoid a surge. Lisa Bernhard produced this report.
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The antiviral drug Remdesivir has proven to be effective in the treatment of COVID-19. According to UPI, the drug can lower the risk of death in COVID-19 patients by 62%. U.S. drugmaker Gilead Sciences reported the new data on Friday. Gilead said the results came from a comparative analysis among 312 patients in its Phase 3 clinical trial. There have been over 3.4 million confirmed cases of coronavirus in the U.S., with a death toll of 138,247 people.
The FDA has issued a warning to healthcare providers regarding two medications being tested with COVID-19. The warning cautions against administering hydroxychloroquine in combination with remdesivir. According to Reuters, the agency said the co-administration may result in the reduced effectiveness of remdesivir. Remdesivir is currently the only medication to show benefits against COVID-19 in clinical trials.
India reported single-day spike of 56,282 cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 19,64,537 including 5,95,501 active cases, 13,28,337 cured/discharged/migrated. With 904 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 40,699. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to Aug 05 is 2,21,49,351 including 6,64,949 samples tested yesterday.
India's COVID-19 tally crossed 19-lakh mark on August 05 after the country reported single-day spike of 52,509 new cases. The total number of positive cases in India stands at 19,08,255 including 5,86,244 active cases. With 857 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll reaches 39,795. Indian Council of Medical Research reported 2,14,84,402 samples tested till August 04.
From another minister in the Narendra Modi cabinet testing positive for infection, to the progress report of India's indigenously-developed vaccine candidates - here are the top news updates on the Covid-19 pandemic. Union minister of petroleum and natural gas, and steel, Dharmendra Pradhan, tested positive days after Union Home minister Amit Shah confirmed his positive diagnosis. Meanwhile, other members of the Union cabinet, like Ravi Shankar Prasad and Babul Supriyo, are quarantining themselves as a precaution. On the medical front, India's two vaccine candidates have completed phase 1 of human clinical trials. The vaccines have been developed by Bharat Biotech, ICMR and Zydus Cadila. The Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to allow all places of worship to reopen from August 16. Earlier, the authorities had decided to cancel the annual Amarnath Yatra due to the Covid pandemic. In economic news, the International Monetary Fund has said that Covid might exacerbate the narrowing of global current account imbalances which was happening due to trade slowdown in 2019. Watch the full video for the other updates on the spread of the Sars-CoV-2 coronavirus.
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At present country has three Indian COVID-19 vaccines which are in different phases of clinical testing, said Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) Director General Dr Balram Bhargava on Tuesday. Addressing a press conference in the national capital, he said, "At the present moment, we have three Indian vaccines which are in different phases of clinical testing. The 2 vaccines- Bharat Biotech vaccine and DNA vaccine of Zydus Cadila have completed phase 1 and will begin phase 2 while third is Oxford vaccine." "Oxford vaccine, being manufactured by Serum Institute of India (SII) got approval for phase 2 and 3 clinical trials, which are starting within a week at 17 sites," he added. Dr Bhargava, however, said that social distancing and proper hygiene are the best "vaccine" available now and even after. "Physical Distancing, wearing a mask, proper hand hygiene are the best vaccine available at the moment and even after. We will have to continue with these measures," he said. India has so far recorded over 18 lakh cases and more than 38,900 deaths.
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From Covid patients dying in Ahmedabad to AAP government sending a proposal to L-G, here are the top updates on coronavirus pandemic. In Gujarat’s Ahmedabad, eight Covid-19 patients were killed in a fire an ICU ward of a hospital. Ambulances and fire engines were rushed to the spot, a probe in the incident was ordered. CPI (M) leader Shyamlal Chakraborty, who was being treated after he tested positive for Covid-19, died on Thursday. The leader had served three terms as transport minister in Bengal. Chongqing Zhifei Biological Products Co. shares surged 80% after China’s drug controller approved clinical trials for Covid vaccine. Zhifei chairman Jiang Rensheng became the fastest growing fortune among the world’s 500 wealthiest people. US top health expert Anthony Fauci expects tens of millions of vaccines for Covid-19 by early 2021. Fauci said there could be a billion vaccine doses by the end of 2021. India’s Covid-19 cases tally nears 2 million cases with recovery rate improving to 67.62%. Watch the full video for more details.
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India has crossed the 2 million cases mark for Covid-19. Total number of active cases is at 5,95,501 while the death toll is at 40,699. There is however some good news, growth of active cases has come down, this is because recoveries have been good. Having plateaued for a long while, the growth rate of active cases also seems to be on a decline. Could this mean that the spread of the virus is under control? Top stories with Vikram Chandra
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Maharashtra and Andhra Pradesh continue to lead the coronavirus caseload of the country. Maharashtra on August 06, reported 11,514 new COVID-19 cases, which took the total number of cases in the state to 4,79,779. While Andhra Pradesh, reported 10,328 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. Total cases in the state reached 1,96,789 including 1,12,870 recoveries and 1,753 deaths. Karnataka also saw rise of 6,805 COVID-19 cases and 93 deaths in last 24 hours. 5,684 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Tamil Nadu and 110 deaths today.
Different parts of Maharashtra face severe waterlogging and flood-like situation following incessant heavy rainfall. Waterlogging was seen in Vandana Cinema area of Thane district in Maharashtra. There is flood-like situation near Upvan Lake of Thane due to continuous downpour. India Meteorological Department (IMD) predicted-'Generally cloudy sky with Heavy rain' in Thane on August 06. Speaking to ANI, the Municipal Commissioner of Thane, Dr Vipin Sharma said, "Thane Municipal Corporation area has been receiving very heavy rainfall since past 3 days, received 149 mm rainfall on August 05. We are alert. Assistant and Deputy Commissioners, Fire Brigade are on field." "I appeal to residents to not step out of houses unnecessarily," he added.
The Union Health Ministry on August 04 briefed the media in Delhi, over the current COVID-19 situation in nation. Speaking in press conference, Ministry of Health, Secretary, Rajesh Bhushan stated that more than 6.6 lakh COVID-19 tests have been conducted in last 24 hours in the nation. Adding on it, he said recovered cases are now double of the active cases in India. He said, "More than 2 crore COVID-19 tests have been conducted, including more than 6.6 lakh tests in the last 24 hours. Recovered cases are now double of the active cases. The case fatality rate is lowest since the first lockdown."
As Bihar is witnessing a spike in COVID-19 cases, a three-member team, including Health Ministry Joint Secretary Lav Agarwal, on July 19 arrived in Patna. Team will assess the COVID-19 situation in the state. Bihar has 9392 active cases of COVID-19 as of today. Bhagalpur, Munger, East Champaran are the worst affected areas.
The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that India's recovery rate stood at 49.21 per cent and the number of patients recovered has exceeded the number of active cases. "Today, our recovery rate is 49.21%. The number of patients recovered presently exceeds the number of active patients," said Lav Agarwal, Joint Secretary in the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on COVID-19 situation.
Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, who is on two-day visit to Leh and Jammu and Kashmir interacted with Indian Army and ITBP personnel at Lukung. "Talks are underway to resolve the border dispute but to what extent it can be resolved I cannot guarantee. I can assure you, not an inch of our land can be taken by any power in the world. If solution can be found by talks, there is nothing better," said Minister Rajnath Singh over situation with China along LAC.
A yoga session was organised by Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) at Radha Swami Satsang Beas Covid Care facility in the national capital on July 17. Yoga session was conducted to maintain good health of patients. 282 patients have been admitted to centre so far.
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