Covid-19 fourth wave in India May 11 News Highlights: A day after a brief respite, India on Wednesday reported a sharp rise in daily infections as well as Covid deaths. While the cases saw a 26 per cent increase, there was a 44 per cent increase in the number of Covid deaths in the case-to-day comparison.
In other news, Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates has tested positive for the COVID-19 infection. In an official statement via his Twitter handle, Gates said he was experiencing “mild symptoms”. He also said that he is in self-isolation and is regularly consulting experts. Meanwhile, WHO Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has asked pharma giant Pfizer to lower the prices of COVID treatment to make it more affordable for people in poor countries. In other news, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is set to chair a high-level meeting to discuss the COVID situation in the state.
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Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: No new COVID-19 case in Puducherry
Puducherry reported no new coronavirus cases on Wednesday and the total caseload stood at 1,65,799. PTI
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Odisha reports 17 new coronavirus cases
Odisha recorded 17 more coronavirus cases on Wednesday, while no new deaths were reported for eight consecutive days, the health department said. According to a bulletin, there are 131 active COVID-19 cases and 52 more patients have recovered from the disease. The daily positivity rate was 0.11 per cent and a child was among the newly infected, with 15,103 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the bulletin said. – PTI
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Maharashtra Minister on the latest surge
COVID19 cases are increasing in Punjab, UP and Delhi. I spoke to their health ministers. He said that the cases are increasing but there are only mild symptoms and people are recovering in home isolation. Cases are increasing in Maharashtra but not fast, so there is no need to panic: Maharashtra Health Minister Tope
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Mizoram reports 33 new coronavirus cases
Mizoram reported 33 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, eight more than the previous day, taking the state’s tally to 2,27,794, a health department official said. The official said the COVID-19 death toll stood at 697 as no fresh deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. , PTI
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: WHO chief’s comment on China’s COVID policy blocked on country’s social media
A UN Weibo post on the World Health Organization’s chief’s comments that China’s zero-tolerance COVID-19 policy is not sustainable was removed from Chinese social media platforms on Wednesday morning, shortly after it was published. Another Chinese social media platform WeChat has disabled the sharing function of similar posts by the United Nations. , Reuters
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Shanghai firm says affiliate is investigating after questioning COVID testing accuracy
Shanghai Runda Medical Technology said on Wednesday that it has ordered its COVID testing partner to be tested after residents of Shanghai whose samples were processed by the laboratory questioned the accuracy of the results. Reuters
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Here is India’s current active case and positivity rate status
The data showed that there has been a decrease of 143 cases in the active caseload in a 24-hour period. According to the health ministry, the daily positivity rate has been recorded at 0.61 percent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.74 percent. – PTI
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: What Bill Gates Said on Twitter
Coronavirus Omicron live tracker: Tesla stutters under strict Shanghai lockdown
Tesla operated its Shanghai plant below capacity on Tuesday, with factories facing problems trying to ramp up production under a stringent COVID-19 lockdown, while China’s capital braced for a small but stubborn outbreak. The fight continued. , Reuters
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Is India’s most populous state on the rise
An analysis of the daily data shows that the cases in Uttar Pradesh are increasing continuously. While the tally still may not be high enough, there is an uptick. On Monday, the number of daily cases crossed 300. However, in neighboring Delhi, the daily cases declined below the 1,000 mark.
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: One new COVID-19 case in Andaman
One new COVID-19 case was reported in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, taking the Union Territory’s caseload to 10,039, a health bulletin said on Tuesday. The archipelago now has three active cases, while 9,907 people have so far recovered from the disease, including one in the last 24 hours. PTI
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Shanghai tightens lockdown despite decline in COVID cases
Authorities in Shanghai have again tightened anti-virus restrictions, just as the city was emerging from a month of strict lockdown due to a COVID-19 outbreak.
Notices issued in several districts said residents were ordered to stay at home and barred from receiving non-essential deliveries as part of a “quiet period” lasting at least Wednesday. Associated Press
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: What is India’s current positivity rate?
According to the ministry, the daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.47 percent and the weekly positivity rate was 0.79 percent.
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: Oral COVID vaccine protects against disease, transmission: Study
According to a study in animals, a COVID-19 vaccine designed to be taken orally not only protects against disease, but also reduces the spread of the SARS-CoV-2 virus to other close contacts. Is. The research, published in the journal Science Translational Medicine, demonstrates the vaccine’s ability to work through mucosal tissue to neutralize SARS-CoV-2, limit infection, and spread of the active virus in airborne particles. Stephanie Ann Langel said, “Given that much of the world is less immunized – and this is especially true of children – it is likely that a vaccinated person with a successful infection can spread COVID to unimmunized family or community members.” which poses a public health risk.” Duke University Medical Center in the US. PTI
Coronavirus Omicron live tracker: Pandemic pushes Spanish workers out of the shadows
For decades, a cash-filled envelope – or “sobre” – was how hundreds of thousands of Spaniards working without legal contracts in tourism, agriculture or construction collected their wages. However, COVID-19 may eventually pay for “sobre”, economic data and workers’ experiences suggest – accelerating Spain’s six-year-long crackdown on the shadow economy and a welcome boost to the country’s public finances. render. The Spanish economy was hardest hit in the euro area by the pandemic, shrinking 11% in 2020 amid strict lockdowns. Two years later, it still hasn’t returned to its pre-virus level. But something unexpected has also happened: total tax receipts and the number of people in official employment are now actually higher than at the point where COVID-19 struck. This is because an unexpected side effect of the pandemic is pulling many Spaniards out of the shadow economy and into regular employment, according to labor experts, trade unions, employers and workers interviewed by Reuters. Reuters
Coronavirus Omicron Live Tracker: COVID-19 severity in elderly may be genetic factors: Study
A genetically predetermined limitation on the immune system may be the key to why COVID-19 has such a devastating effect on the elderly, according to a modeling study. Researchers from the University of Washington (UW) in the US noted that like any infection, the immune system’s ability to combat COVID-19 is largely dependent on replication of immune cells effective in destroying the SARS-CoV-2 virus. does what causes it. disease. The study, recently published in The Lancet Biomedicine journal, shows that the body’s ability to produce these cloned immune cells, which cannot be made infinitely, declines significantly in old age. PTI