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.

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

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  • 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).
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  • 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
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  • 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

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

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  • 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

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

    Positivity rate:19.48%
    Deaths: 530

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

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  • 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

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  • 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.
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  • 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

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  • 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.

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  • Alia Bhatt to back series spreading awareness about COVID-19 vaccines
    Actorproducer Alia Bhatt on Wednesday announced a fivepart series as an attempt to disseminate authentic information about COVID19 vaccines amid "myths and rumours that are exchanged on social media".    Titled "The Intersection: Vaccinate India", the series is a collaboration between Bhatt's production house Eternal Sunshine Productions and podcast network Audiomatic.    "Even though the vaccines are here, some of us are still hesitant. A great deal of this hesitancy is due to misinformation, myths and rumours that are exchanged on social media and other messaging platforms," the 28yearold actor says in the video shared on her official Twitter page. The series is an effort to learn more about the vaccines through "reliable sources and make the most informed choice about getting vaccinated", she said.
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  • COVID: Hospitality sector appeals to PM for relief measures
    The Hotels Association of India on Wednesday appealed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi to introduce relief measures for the hospitality sector immediately, saying 70 per cent of the jobs supported by the industry are in danger.    In a press statement, the industry lobby said it has sought sops including onetime settlement of loans, extension of loan moratoriums till September 2021 and waiver of all statutory liabilities for the pandemic period. 
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  • Gujarat records 3,085 cases of COVID-19, 10,007 patient discharges, and 36 deaths in the past 24 hours 

    Active cases: 55,548
    Total discharges: 7,32,748
    Death toll: 9,701

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  • Assam government classifies Mucormycosis as a notified disease.

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  • The second batch of 10,000 sachets of DRDO-developed 2DG drug to be issued tomorrow by Dr. Reddy’s Lab. The drug would be available commercially now: DRDO officials

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  • Wockhardt seeks Centre’s help to partner with COVID-19 vaccine makers
    Wockhardt has approached the government asking for help to be able to facilitate tie-ups with vaccine companies. The company said that it has 3 facilities that can be repurposed for vaccines.Get…
    Coronavirus News Highlights: Steroids use is one of the causes of black fungus, says Karnataka minister
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  • Mumbai reports 1,362 new COVID cases, 34 deaths; positivity rate at 4.6% 

    MUMBAI #COVID19 UPDATE

    👍🏻Daily Tests: 29.5k Vs 20.9k

    🔺New Cases: 1,362 Vs  1,037
    👍🏻Positivity Rate: 4.6% Vs 4.9%

    🔻Discharged: 1,021 Vs 1,427

    👍🏻Deaths: 34 Vs 37 Yesterday

    👍🏻Recovery Rate: Flat At 94%
    👍🏻Doubling Rate: 348 Vs 345 Days

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  • Kerala reports 28,798 new COVID cases and 151 deaths in the past 24 hours 

    Active cases: 2,48,526 
    Death toll: 7,882

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  • Andhra Pradesh reports 18,285 new COVID cases, 99 deaths 

    Andhra Pradesh reports 18,285 new COVID cases, 24,105 patient recoveries, and 99 deaths in past 24 hours

    Active cases: 1,92,104 
    Total recoveries: 14,24,859
    Death toll: 10,427

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  • China to provide 1 million COVID19 vaccine doses to Nepal under grant assistance

    During today's phone conversation with Nepali President Bidya Devi Bhandari, Chinese President Xi Jinping announced that China will provide 1 million doses of COVID-19 vaccines to Nepal under grant assistance: Chinese Ambassador to Nepal

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  • UK PM Johnson rejects COVID-19 criticism by former aide

    British Prime Minister Boris Johnson rejected criticism from his former adviser Dominic Cummings on Wednesday, saying he did not accept Cummings' accusation that government inaction led to unnecessary deaths.

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  • US Health Secretary calls for 'transparent' 2nd phase of COVID-19 origins investigation
     
    US Health Secretary Xavier Becerra has urged the WHO to ensure that the next phase of investigation into COVID19's origins are more "transparent" and "sciencebased", amidst media reports here suggesting growing evidence that the virus could have emerged from a laboratory in China.  In March, the World Health Organisation (WHO) issued a report written jointly with Chinese scientists on the origins of COVID19, saying the chances of it having started in a lab were "extremely unlikely".  But the US and some other countries have raised concerns about the way the mission of the WHO experts was carried out in China, including in Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak, and the lack of adequate cooperation from Beijing.  WHO DirectorGeneral Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has also agreed that further studies were needed into the virus' origins.
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  • Team India must come together to fight COVID-19: Delhi CM Kejriwal

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said Team India has to come together to fight coronavirus and urged the Centre to procure vaccines and distribute them to states. In an online briefing, Kejriwal claimed India delayed starting its vaccination programme by six months.

    "World over, countries had started vaccinating their people. But in India, rather than vaccinating our own people, the vaccines were sent abroad. Had we started the vaccination programme earlier, we could have saved many people from the second wave," he said. Kejriwal claimed Centre asked states to procure the vaccines on their own.

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  • IMA writes a letter to Prime Minister Narendra over remarks by Yoga Guru Ramdev on vaccination.

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  • Gujarat: Night curfew timing has been changed in 36 cities. Now, the curfew will remain in force between 9 pm and 6 am (instead of 8 pm to 6 am), says Chief Minister Vijay Rupani

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COVID-19 News Highlights: 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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