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Coronavirus News Highlights: Steroids use is one of the causes of black fungus, says Karnataka minister

Coronavirus News Highlights: Steroids use is one of the causes of black fungus, says Karnataka minister

Coronavirus News Highlights: Steroids use is one of the causes of black fungus, says Karnataka minister
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Coronavirus India News Live Updates: India has recorded 2,08,921 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the count to 2,71,57,795. The active caseload has declined to 24,95,591 with a decrease of 91,191 in the active cases, as per the data shared by the Union Health Ministry. The daily fatalities are back above 4000 as 4,157 were recorded in the last 24 hours. The toll stood at 3,11,388. The mortality rate rose to 1.15 percent, a one-month high, as against 1.09 percent a week ago, the data stated.

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With that it's a wrap to the LIVE updates on the coronavirus pandemic for today. Do join us tomorrow for the top developments on the COVID-19 situation from India and around the world. Until then stay safe and good night.
 
May 27, 2021 12:34 AM
COVID-19 claims 99 more lives in Bihar; overall situation improves
Ninetynine COVID19 fatalities   caused the death toll in Bihar to reach 4,845 on Wednesday though the state appeared to be heaving a sigh of relief due to a less than two per cent positivity rate and a rate of recovery that sniffed at 95 per cent. According to the health department, 2,603 people tested positive since the previous day while 1.32 lakh samples were tested during the period. The number of people who have tested positive, since the pandemic began, was 6.98 lakh.
May 26, 2021 10:04 PM
COVID-19: UP reports 196 more deaths, 3,371 fresh cases
Uttar Pradesh reported 196 more Covidrelated fatalities as the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 19,712, while the infection tally reached 16,80,684 with 3,371 fresh cases, officials said on Wednesday.  Kushinagar reported the maximum deaths at 18, followed by Varanasi (14), Jhansi (12), Lucknow (11) and Kanpur and Meerut (10 each), the state government said in a statement. Of the fresh cases, Ghaziabad reported 228, followed by Meerut (212) and Gorakhpur (162).
May 26, 2021 10:03 PM

COVID situation declining but not completely satisfactory: Kerala CM

Kerala Chief Minister   Pinarayi Vijayan on Wednesday said the COVID19 situation in the State is declining but asked the people to exercise caution as the situation is still not completely satisfactory.   As many as 28,798 new cases of COVID19 were detected today from 1,44,372 sample tests in the last 24 hours with a test positivity rate of 19.95 per cent.

May 26, 2021 9:56 PM
COVID-19: UP reports 196 more deaths, 3,371 fresh cases
Uttar Pradesh reported 196 more Covidrelated fatalities as the death toll due to the viral disease rose to 19,712, while the infection tally reached 16,80,684 with 3,371 fresh cases, officials said on Wednesday.  Kushinagar reported the maximum deaths at 18, followed by Varanasi (14), Jhansi (12), Lucknow (11) and Kanpur and Meerut (10 each), the state government said in a statement.  Of the fresh cases, Ghaziabad reported 228, followed by Meerut (212) and Gorakhpur (162).
May 26, 2021 9:55 PM
Don't expect worst to be behind unless COVID positivity rate is below 5%: Dr Gagandeep Kang
Kang said, "The worst of COVID-19 is not going to be behind us until India brings down the test positivity rate down under 5 percent. Currently India is still over 10 percent and that means that we…
Coronavirus News Highlights: Steroids use is one of the causes of black fungus, says Karnataka minister
May 26, 2021 9:21 PM

During discharge, COVID patients will be tested for any fungus infection: Karnataka minister

During discharge, Covid patients will be tested for any fungus infection and will also be subjected to MRI scan if necessary. All district hospitals have been instructed to have a dedicated post-covid ward: Dr K Sudhakar, Karnataka Health Minister

May 26, 2021 9:20 PM

First Oxygen Express carrying 120 MT Oxygen left Tatanagar, Jharkhand for Bengaluru, Karnataka today evening after cyclone Yaas

May 26, 2021 9:18 PM

Using steroids in 1st week of COVID treatment is one of the causes of black fungus infection: Karnataka health minister

Using steroids in 1st week of COVID treatment is one of the causes of black fungus infection. This needs to be avoided & it should be used only from 2nd week. A new discharge policy and post-COVID precautions have been formulated for recovered patients: Karnataka Health Minister

May 26, 2021 9:11 PM

Karnataka reports 26,811 new COVID cases, Bengaluru caseload at 6,433

Positivity rate:19.48%
Deaths: 530

May 26, 2021 8:56 PM

Delhi Police says it has arrested two people for cheating COVID patients by making false promises to deliver Remdesivir at exorbitant rates.

May 26, 2021 8:55 PM

West Bengal reports 16,225 new COVID cases, 19,071 discharges, and 153 deaths in the last 24 hours 

Active cases: 1,23,377
Total discharges: 11,79,999
Death toll: 14,827

May 26, 2021 8:50 PM
Haryana floats global tenders to procure anti-Covid vaccines, Amphotericin-B injections
Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij on Wednesday said two global tenders have been floated to procure one crore doses of antiCovid vaccines and 15,000 vials of AmphotericinB injection used in the treatment of black fungus.  Vij said the Centre is providing vaccines to all the states but if more vaccines can be procured globally, then the state will soon be able to inoculate all the eligible people.
May 26, 2021 8:49 PM


Maharashtra reports 24,752 new COVID cases, 453 deaths; positivity rate at 16.71% 

MAHARASHTRA COVID UPDATE

👎🏻New Cases:  24,752 Vs 24,136

👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 92.76%

👍🏻453 Vs 601, Case Fatality At 1.62%

👍🏻Positivity Rate At 16.71% Vs 16.77

👎🏻Daily Recovery (23,065) Lower Than New Cases

May 26, 2021 8:47 PM

Karnataka: BJP MLA takes out 'Agnihotra procession' to fight COVID-19
Amid a lockdown to check   coronavirus spread in Karnataka, a BJP MLA has taken out an 'Agnihotra procession' here, claiming that smoke emitted from the ritual fire would ward off COVID19.   The MLA, Abhay Patil, accompanied by several followers, dragged a push cart with smoldering cowdung cakes, neem, camphor and other herbs which forms 'Agnihotra' on Tuesday.

May 26, 2021 8:45 PM

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