Delta Wave May Peak Soon In US But Virus Expected To Become Endemic

Washington:  The latest coronavirus wave in the United States driven by the Delta variant could soon peak, but experts warn against complacency and expect the virus will be part of everyday life for years to come. The seven-day-average of daily cases as of Monday was 172,000, its highest level of this surge even…

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: India’s daily tally below 40,000 for 3rd day; active cases remain under 4 lakhs

Thane logs 253 new cases, 4 more deaths Thane has reported 253 fresh COVID-19 cases, raising the infection count in the Maharashtra district to 5,53,366, an official said on Wednesday. These new cases were recorded on Tuesday, he said. Four more people also succumbed to the viral infection, pushing the death toll in…

Decoded | Why Nipah can be bigger headache than coronavirus if not contained early

A 12-year-old boy with fever came to a hospital in Kerala’s Kozhikode on September 1. The boy had already visited two hospitals but treatments were not successful. He was clinically diagnosed with encephalitis, the brain fever. Doctors sent his samples to the National Institute of Virology (NIV) in Pune, Maharashtra.…

Over 30 test Covid positive after schools reopen in Tamil Nadu

Over 20 students and 10 teachers have tested positive for Covid-19 in Tamil Nadu after schools reopened in the state after almost one year on September 1, While cases were being reported from September 3, the most recent cases have been reported from a private school in Chennai. A boy and his parents with a recent…

Brazilian Viper Venom May Become Tool In Fight Against Coronavirus: Study

Sao Paulo:  Brazilian researchers have found that a molecule in the venom of a type of snake inhibited coronavirus reproduction in monkey cells, a possible first step toward a drug to combat the virus causing COVID-19. A study published in the scientific journal Molecules this month found that the molecule…

16 Of 78 Afghanistan Evacuees, Who Reached Delhi Yesterday, Are Covid +ve

New Delhi:  Sixteen Afghanistan evacuees out of the 78 that landed in India yesterday are coronavirus positive. As a measure of precaution, all 78 have been quarantined. All 16 returnees are said to be asymptomatic – patients who don’t exhibit any symptoms for the virus. Among those infected are three…

J&J’s Covid Shot Gets FDA Warning About Rare Immune Disorder

The fact sheet for Johnson & Johnson’s Covid-19 vaccine was revised to warn of the risk of a rare immune-system disorder, adding new headwinds for a shot once expected to be a linchpin of the U.S. immunization effort. The Food and Drug Administration said in a statement Monday that it was adding the warning…

Coronavirus: 1,206 Covid Deaths In India In 24 Hours, 42,766 Fresh Cases

India today added 42,766 new Covid cases in the last 24 hours, slightly lower than yesterday’s 43,393 cases. Kerala leads the states with most number of cases in a day. The country has so far reported 3,07,95,716 cases and 4,07,145 deaths. Here are the top 10 updates on coronavirus in India: The daily positivity…

What is Zika virus that has now been detected in Kerala

The second wave of Covid-19 pandemic is in retreat, much slower in Kerala, which now has detected the first confirmed case of Zika virus infection. It was confirmed on Thursday in a 24-year-old pregnant woman in Thiruvananthapuram. The condition of the woman is stable, who gave birth to a child on June 7. She had begun…

39,796 Fresh Covid Cases In India, Lowest Daily Rise In Nearly 3 Months: 10 Points

With less than 40,000 fresh Covid cases recorded in the last 24 hours, India registered the lowest daily rise since March 19 amid easing of curbs in several parts after tough restrictions due to the second wave. 723 deaths were recorded since Sunday. Here are ten points on coronavirus cases in India: India has logged…