Coronavirus Updates: BMC sero-survey in three wards shows 57% prevalence of COVID-19 in slums, 16% in other areas

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Coronavirus Updates: BMC sero-survey in three wards shows 57% prevalence of COVID-19 in slums, 16% in other areas

Coronavirus Updates: BMC sero-survey in three wards reveals 57% prevalence of COVID-19 in slums, 16% in different areas

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Coronavirus LIVE Updates: The BMC on Tuesday stated {that a} serological surveillance for COVID-19 an infection was commissioned by NITI-Aayog, Municipal Company of Higher Mumbai and Tata Institute of Elementary Analysis.

Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The BMC on Tuesday stated {that a} serological surveillance for COVID-19 an infection was commissioned by NITI-Aayog, Municipal Company of Higher Mumbai and Tata Institute of Elementary Analysis.

“Within the first spherical, 6936 samples had been collected from Three wards in slum&non-slum areas. Systematically performed examine estimates round 57 p.c sero-prevalence in slums and 16 p.c sero-prevalence in non-slums, on a median, within the three wards that had been studied,” the assertion stated.

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that no loss of life as a consequence of coronavirus was reported within the Nationwide Capital’s COVID-19 devoted hospital, LNJP, on Monday.

West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday introduced the extension of partial lockdown in state until 31 August.

“We’re extending the partial lockdown within the state, which was in pressure until 31 July, until 31 August,” she stated. Nonetheless, the state authorities made an exception for 1 August, on the event of Bakri Eid.

The Union well being ministry on Tuesday stated that Itolizumab, which was accredited for emergency use by the Drug Controller Basic of India, “has not been included within the nationwide therapy protocol,” The Indian Specific reported.

“Based on a press release issued by the Well being Ministry, the Nationwide Activity Pressure on Covid-19 contended there was “little or no proof in favour of this medication,” the report stated.

India has reported greater than 30,000 recoveries per day for the fourth consecutive day at this time, as per knowledge from the Union Well being Ministry, whereas the fatality charge is 2.25 p.c.

Twenty-two Assam Rifles personnel are amongst 23 extra individuals testing optimistic for COVID-19 in Mizoram, reviews PTI. The recent infections have taken the northeastern state’s caseload to 384.

Maharashtra reported 7,924 new COVID-19 instances on Monday to take the state’s whole instances to three,83,723. Nonetheless, the variety of recoveries had been increased with 8,706 sufferers being discharged. The cumulative variety of recoveries rose to 2,21,944.

Based on the Authorities on India, the restoration charge amongst COVID-19 sufferers has elevated to 64.23 p.c. The recoveries/deaths ratio is 96.6%:3.4% now.

India registers 47,703 new instances and 654 recent fatalities within the final 24 hours. With this, the nation’s tally is now 14,83,156 and toll stands at 33,425.

Moderna Inc and Pfizer Inc launched two 30,000-subject trials of COVID-19 vaccines that would clear the best way for regulatory approval and widespread use by the top of this 12 months.

India registered a single-day bounce of 49,931 new COVID-19 instances on Monday, taking the general caseload to 14,35,453. The toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in 24 hours, the Union well being ministry’s Eight am replace confirmed.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched three testing amenities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata via video conferencing and asserted that India is in a a lot better place than different international locations within the combat towards COVID-19 on account of “proper choices taken on the proper time”.

In the meantime, a human medical trial of the indigenously developed Covaxin, a possible vaccine towards the novel coronavirus, started on the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital in Odisha’s Bhubaneshwar.

Amid rising numbers in lots of states throughout the nation, the Chhattisgarh authorities determined to increase lockdown in COVID-19 hotspots within the state until 6 August. Nagaland— the place Kohima and Dimapur districts are already below lockdown —imposed restrictions on Mon district, which has the third-highest variety of energetic instances within the state.

India reviews over 45,000 instances for fifth consecutive day

India reported over 45,000 new instances for the fifth consecutive day, propelling the overall coronavirus instances within the nation previous 14 lakh, whereas the toll elevated to 32,771, in response to the Union well being ministry’s knowledge.

The recoveries additionally elevated by 31,991  to 9,17,567, pushing the restoration charge to almost 64 p.c, stated the well being ministry.

Individually, the ministry stated that the case fatality charge has been progressively falling and presently stands at 2.28 p.c which is among the many lowest on the earth. The centered efforts of the Centre, state governments and Union Territory administrations on early detection and isolation via aggressive testing and environment friendly medical administration of hospitalised instances have proven outcomes with repeatedly falling case fatality charge and bettering restoration charge, it stated in a press release.

On account of low mortality and extra individuals recovering, the recovered instances exceed the energetic instances (4,85,114) by 4,32,453 as on Monday, it said.

Narendra Modi launches three testing centres

Prime Minister Narendra Modi additionally remarked on the steadily bettering restoration charge, including that India has reported lesser fatalities than many huge international locations.

Talking after the digital launch of three “excessive throughput” testing amenities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata, Modi stated that within the combat towards coronavirus, India has come to a degree the place it doesn’t lack in consciousness, its scientific knowledge is increasing and sources are additionally rising. Reeling off the progress within the nation’s well being infrastructure, Modi stated that the nation now has greater than 11,000 COVID amenities and greater than 11 lakh isolation beds.

“Whereas the nation had just one COVID testing centre in January this 12 months, there are virtually 1,300 such labs now,” he stated. At current, greater than 5 lakh assessments are being performed within the nation every day, and efforts are underway to extend this capability to 10 lakh within the coming weeks, he stated.

He additionally spoke in regards to the nation’s progress in manufacturing gear comparable to PPE kits, N95 masks, ventilators and oxygen cylinders, observing that this has not solely helped save lives however has additionally transformed India from an importer to an exporter.

He stated that the brand new hi-tech testing amenities will give will enhance the testing capability by virtually 10,000 every day assessments in every of the three cities and can assist West Bengal, Maharashtra and Uttar Pradesh within the combat towards COVID-19.  These labs is not going to be restricted to testing for COVID, however in future they will even be capable to take a look at for Hepatitis B and C, HIV, Dengue and several other different ailments, Modi famous.

Covaxin human trials begin in Odisha

In the meantime in Odisha, human trial of BBV152 COVID-19 vaccine or Covaxin commenced on the Institute of Medical Sciences (IMS) and SUM Hospital in Bhubaneshwar —one of many 12 centres chosen by the Indian Council of Medical Analysis (ICMR) for conducting part one and two of the method.

Covaxin, which is being developed by Bharat Biotech, was administered to volunteers who had been chosen via a rigorous screening process, E Venkat Rao, principal investigator of the trial course of, advised PTI.  Those that had been administered the vaccine have been stored below commentary and all of them are “completely high quality”, he stated.  The chosen volunteers will probably be given two doses inside a fortnight, Rao stated.

Covaxin is the primary indigenous vaccine developed by India towards COVID-19 and is derived from a pressure of SARS-CoV-2 remoted by ICMR-Nationwide Institute of Virology, Pune.

State-wise updates

By the day, a number of states and Union Territories continued including new infections to their general case counts.

The COVID-19 tally in Maharashtra elevated to three,83,723 on Monday with addition of seven,924 new instances whereas the toll mounted by 227, together with 39 fatalities in Mumbai area, to 13,883, Well being Minister Rajesh Tope stated.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported its first COVID-19 loss of life as a 49-year-old authorities worker who additionally had comorbid situations,
misplaced his life on Monday, officers advised PTI. The Union Territory additionally detected 34 new instances of COVID-19, taking the overall to 324.

Goa noticed a file single-day spike of 258, pushing the COVID-19 an infection rely to five,119. With 133 individuals getting discharged throughout the day, the state now has 1,673 energetic instances, whereas 36 have succumbed to the an infection.

Uttar Pradesh reported its greatest single-day bounce of three,505 new COVID-19 instances, taking the overall to 70,493, whereas 30 extra fatalities pushed the loss of life rely to 1,456. There are 26,204 energetic instances within the state as a complete of 42,833 sufferers have been discharged after therapy,  Extra Chief Secretary (Well being) Amit Mohan Prasad stated.

The nationwide capital recorded 613 recent coronavirus instances on Monday, the bottom within the final two months. With 26 extra fatalities, the toll climbed to 3,853 whereas the coronavirus rely in Delhi reached 1,31,219.  Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that the the scenario has improved considerably as a consequence of onerous work and prudence of Delhi individuals. He additionally claimed that the Delhi mannequin was being extensively mentioned and appreciated throughout the nation and the world.

Nonetheless, the decline in recent instances additionally coincided with lesser variety of assessments.  Based on Monday’s well being bulletin, which particulars details about the recent instances registered within the final 24 hours, 11,506 assessments (7,685-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT assessments figures; 3,821 – Fast Antigen), the second lowest in July.

Within the south,  Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka crossed the grim milestone of 1 lakh COVID-19 instances whereas Tamil Nadu logged practically 7,000 recent infections for the third straight day, taking its case rely to 2,20,716.  Chennai accounted for 95,857 of the state’s instances.

Telangana noticed the overall an infection rely breach the 55,000 mark whereas the cumulative instances rose to 2,872 within the Union Territory of Puducherry.

Kerala recorded 702 recent instances, taking the overall instances to 19,727. The state authorities nevertheless dominated out a full lockdown, stating that it was not an answer to halt the unfold of coronavirus.  The frequent opinion throughout a Cupboard assembly was to strengthen the restrictions in clusters to test native transmission, stated chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan, including that Police will intervene and take strict motion in case of violations. Nonetheless, as a ‘critical’ scenario continued in Thiruvananthapuram district the prevailing lockdown would stay in place there, he stated.

Chhattisgarh extends lockdown in hostpots until 6 August

Many areas throughout the nation have been punt below lockdown restrictions of various levels and durations.  In Meghalaya’s capital Shillong, a 72-hour-long shutdown kicked in on Monday. The lockdown in Shillong agglomeration — localities throughout the Shillong municipality and scheduled areas— was introduced after 56 new COVID-19 instances had been reported within the final two days.

“The lockdown reimposed in the complete Shillong metropolis agglomeration will proceed until Wednesday midnight,” the district’s Deputy Commissioner Matsiewdor W Nongbri stated. Throughout this era, well being staff will probably be working further time to trace all major and secondary contacts of optimistic sufferers, and conduct random assessments to interrupt the chain of an infection, she stated.

Whole lockdown has been prolonged to Nagaland’s Mon district and can remqain in pressure until 2 August, stated a notification. The lockdown protocol will probably be adopted and all outlets, enterprise institutions, workplaces, colleges will probably be closed besides pharmacies and there will probably be whole ban on motion of individuals barring medical emergencies, it stated. Nonetheless, vans from Assam carrying important commodities had been permitted entry into the district just for Monday in order that the overall individuals can get them throughout the lockdown, officers stated.

Mon presently has 132 instances out of the overall 1384 confirmed instances in Nagaland. It additionally has 124 energetic instances, the third-highest quantity within the state, it stated. State capital Kohima and business capital Dimapur are the opposite two locations the place whole lockdown has been clamped.

The Chhattisgarh authorities determined to increase the continuing lockdown in coronavirus- hit areas, together with capital Raipur, Bilaspur and Durg, until 6August to test the unfold of the an infection. Briefing the media after a Cupboard assembly, Agriculture Minister Ravindra Choubey stated, that directions have been given to district collectors to make sure strict compliance with lockdown guidelines in coronavirus hotspots and take efficient steps to test the unfold of the an infection.

Chhattisgarh, the place the an infection has unfold in all of the 28 districts, has reported 7,613 COVID-19 instances until Sunday night time. The state has recorded over 5,000 instances in simply the final one month. With 2,187 instances to this point, Raipur district tops the case rely within the state.

With inputs from PTI

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