Coronavirus News Highlights: Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for management of COVID-19 patients

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Coronavirus India Live Updates: India has added less than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time since April 21. India has reported 2,81,386 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 2,49,65,463, the data by Union Health Ministry said. Active cases saw the biggest single-day fall of 1.01 lakh. The number of active cases is 35,16,997, the data updated at 8 am showed. The fatalities continue to above 4,000. In the last 24 hours, 4,106 deaths have been reported, thus taking the toll to 2,74,390, the data stated. The recoveries continue to be over 3 lakh for the 16th straight day. The number of people discharged from the hospital stood at 3,78,741. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 2,11,74,076, the data said.

Coronavirus News Highlights: Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for management of COVID-19 patients
  • 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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    Ninetysix fresh COVID19   fatalities rattled Bihar on Monday, raising the death toll in the pandemic so far to 3,928 in the state which has been heaving a sigh of relief following a marked decline in its active caseload and positivity rate. According to the health department, 5,920 cases were reported since the previous day, a significant drop since about a fortnight ago when the number of people infected by the coronavirus in a day often exceeded 15,000.
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  • Haryana reports 7,488 new COVID cases, 114 deaths
    Haryana on Monday reported 114 COVID deaths and 7,488 fresh cases, taking the state's fatality count to 6,799 and the total infection number to 7,01,915, according to a Health Department bulletin.    Gurgaon reported 13 deaths, followed by 10 in Ambala, nine in Panchkula and eight in Panipat. Gurgaon also reported the maximum 1,176 cases, followed by Hisar (830), Faridabad (506), and Mahendragarh (469).
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  • Uttarakhand: 2nd phase of COVID curfew to be implemented from May 18-25 

    Uttarakhand: 2nd phase of #COVID19 curfew to be implemented from May 18 6 am to May 25 6 am. 20 people allowed in weddings & RT-PCR negative report not older than 72 hrs mandatory. Patients going to a doctor exempted; pass to be given on e-pass application in health emergency.

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  • Issue of post COVID complications leading to deaths by heart attack raised in HC
    The issue of postCOVID complications came up before the Delhi High Court which was informed on Monday that due to the new variant, patients are dying after recovering and discharge from hospitals and there was a need for an expert committee to examine it.  The high court was told that in the first wave, the variant was not so lethal as it is this time and people are being attacked by 'Happy hypoxia' in which the oxygen level, pulse rate and blood pressure dips immediately and the patient dies of heart attack.
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  • Rajasthan reports 11,597 new COVID-19 cases, 29,459 recoveries and 157 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 8,71,266
    Total recoveries 6,87,969
    Death toll 6934

    Active cases 1,76,363

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  • Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for the management of COVID19 Patients

    AIIMS/ICMR-COVID-19 National Task Force/Joint Monitoring Group, Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, Government of India revised Clinical Guidance for Management of Adult #COVID19 Patients and dropped Convalescent plasma, ANI tweeted.

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  • Biden plans to send an additional 20 mn doses of US corona vaccines abroad by June-end 

    According to a Bloomberg report, President Biden plans to send an additional 20 million doses of US coronavirus vaccines abroad by the end of June — including, for the first time, shots authorized for domestic use, where supply is beginning to outstrip demand.

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  • More flexible storage conditions for BioNTech/Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine, can now be stored at fridge temperature 

    European Medicines Agency's (EMA) human medicines committee (CHMP) has recommended a change to the approved storage conditions of Comirnaty, the COVID-19 vaccine developed by BioNTech and Pfizer, that will facilitate the handling of the vaccine in vaccination centres across the European Union (EU). This change extends the approved storage period of the unopened thawed vial at 2-8°C (i.e. in a normal fridge after taking out of deep-freeze conditions) from five days to one month (31 days). The change was approved following assessment of additional stability study data submitted to EMA by the marketing authorisation holder. Increased flexibility in the storage and handling of the vaccine is expected to have a significant impact on planning and logistics of vaccine roll-out in EU Member States. The changes described will be included in the publicly available information on Comirnaty and will be implemented by the marketing authorisation holder in updated product labelling. Users are reminded to always refer to the label and package leaflet of the supplied product for the correct storage information.

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  • India COVID-19 vaccination update: Day 122

    More than 14.7 lakh vaccine doses administered today

    More than 18.44 cr cumulative vaccine doses administered so far

    Nearly 60 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 vaccinated so far

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  • For the first time in nearly a month, India reports less than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases; here's a state-wise tally
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    Coronavirus News Highlights: Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for management of COVID-19 patients
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  • India's 2nd COVID wave may peak in most states by June, says CLSA report
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    Coronavirus News Highlights: Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for management of COVID-19 patients
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  • Maharashtra: Shopkeepers protest COVID-19 shutdown in Latur
    Some shopkeepers' and business   outfits on Monday held a protest in Latur in Maharashtra demanding that the state government allow them to open their establishments as the shutdown due to the COVID19 outbreak had brought about heavy losses. Protesters wearing black ribbons held placards and stood in front of closed shops on several roads, officer bearers of these outfits said.
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  • Yediyurappa asks COVID patients to make use of triage centres
    Karnataka Chief Minister   B S Yediyurappa on Monday asked the COVID patients to make use of the triaging centres in the city to avail medical treatment before going to the hospital.   "We are increasing the number of triage centres in the city. There will be doctors available roundtheclock at these centres, who will work in three shifts."   "Looking at the conditions of the patients, the doctors will recommend sending them to the hospitals and will decide when to give treatment at the ICU," the Chief Minister said at the launch of a triage centre of the Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike at Kengeri in the city.
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  • Political leaders have no business to "hoard" stocks of COVID-19 drugs: HC; calls police inquiry 'vague, whitewashed'
     
    The Delhi High Court on Monday said political leaders have no business to "hoard" stocks of COVID19 medicines already in shortage and the drugs must be surrendered, as it expressed dissatisfaction over the inquiry by the Delhi Police on allegations against politicians on this issue, terming the report "vague and whitewashed". The Delhi Police had told the High Court that political leaders, including BJP MP Gautam Gambhir and President of All India Youth Congress B V Srinivas, who were accused of hoarding COVID19 medicines, were voluntarily helping people in getting medical aid and no one has been defrauded.
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  • Tamil Nadu  reports 33,075 fresh COVID cases, 335 deaths

    Tamil Nadu on Monday reported 33,075 new coronavirus cases and 335 related fatalities. The new cases, including 6,150 in Chennai, a bulletin said. Though there was a slight dip in the new infections, the fatalities rose by 24 as against the previous day. Of the 335 deaths - 152 were in private and 183 in government hospitals. This took the total number of fatalities to 18,005 in the State.

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  • Taiwan: Taipei and New Taipei imposed Level 3 COVID-19 control restrictions 

    Taipei and New Taipei imposed Level 3 epidemic control restrictions, effective immediately after 180 #COVID19 cases were reported on May 15, followed by 206 infections on May 16. 

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  • Manipur govt extends curfew imposed in 7 districts of state till May 28 to check COVID-19 spread

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  • Maharashtra reports just over 26,000 new COVID cases, 516 deaths; positivity rate at 17.25% 

    MAHARASHTRA #COVIDー19 UPDATE:

    👍🏻New Cases: 26,616 Vs 34,389 Cases 
    👍🏻Recovery Rate: 90.19% Vs 89.74%

    👍🏻516 Vs 974 Deaths, Case Fatality At 1.53%

    👍🏻Positivity Rate At 17.25 Vs 17.29%

    👍🏻Daily Recovery (48,211) Higher Than New Cases

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  • Punjab will explore all COVID vaccine options to prevent 3rd wave, says Chief Secy Vini Mahajan
    Speaking to CNBC-TV18, Punjab’s Chief Secretary Vini Mahajan said that it is critical that a large number of people are vaccinated to prevent the third wave and Punjab will explore all options of…
    Coronavirus News Highlights: Plasma therapy dropped from Clinical protocol for management of COVID-19 patients
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  • West Bengal reports 19,003 new COVID-19 cases, 147 deaths 

    West Bengal reports 19,003 new #COVID19 cases, 19,101 recoveries and 147 deaths today.

    Total cases 11,52,433
    Total recoveries 10,07,442
    Death toll 13,431

    Active cases 1,31,560

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  • WHO chief calls on COVID-19 vaccine makers to advance doses for COVAX

    The head of the World Health Organization called on manufacturers to make COVID-19 vaccine doses available to the COVAX vaccine-sharing facility earlier than planned due to a supply shortfall left by Indian export disruptions. COVAX, which supplies doses to poorer countries, relies heavily on India's Serum Institute's exports of the AstraZeneca jab but many of these are instead being used by the country as it battles a massive second wave of infections. The head of UNICEF on Monday asked G7 countries to donate supplies as an emergency measure to make up the shortfall estimated at 140 million doses by end-May.

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  • Maharashtra: Kin flee with COVID-19 victim's body in Beed, booked

    Four people were booked for allegedly taking away the body of a COVID-19 victim from a hospital in Beed in Maharashtra on Monday morning without completing formalities or observing protocol laid down by the administration in view of the outbreak, police said. A 32-year-old woman from Kumbharwadi village in Georai tehsil here died of the infection at Beed district civil hospital and her husband and three others took away the body for final rites without the knowledge of the facility's management, an official said.

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  • Daughter of 45-yr-old woman alleges her COVID positive mother was sexually assaulted in ICU 

    Bihar: Daughter of a 45-yr-old woman - who is admitted to the ICU ward of a hospital in Patna - alleges that her mother, who is also a #COVID19 patient, was sexually assaulted there.

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  • Highest single-day jump of COVID cases in Assam
    Assam records deadliest day with 92 COVID-19 fatalities, highest single-day jump of 6,394 new cases: CM  Himanta Biswa Sarma.

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  • Goa sees 1,562 COVID-19 cases, 53 deaths, 4,008 recoveries
    Goa's COVID19 tally increased by   1,562 on Monday to reach 1,37,418, while the toll rose to 2,152 after 53 people succumbed to the infection during the day, an official said. The number of people discharged stands at 1,09,513, including 4,008 on Monday, leaving the state with 25,753 active cases, he said.
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  • COVID resurgence dents economy in April, May; loss of momentum not severe like last year: RBI article
     
    The resurgence of COVID19 has dented but not debilitated economic activities in the first half of Q1 of the current fiscal even though caseload of infections is much higher than before, according to an RBI article.  The ferocity of the second COVID19 wave has overwhelmed India and the world, the article said, adding that war efforts have been mounted to stop the surge in its tracks.
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COVID-19 News Highlights: India has added less than 3 lakh COVID-19 cases in a single day for the first time since April 21. India has reported 2,81,386 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total tally to 2,49,65,463, the data by Union Health Ministry said. Active cases saw the biggest single-day fall of 1.01 lakh. The number of active cases is 35,16,997, the data updated at 8 am showed. The fatalities continue to above 4,000. In the last 24 hours, 4,106 deaths have been reported, thus taking the toll to 2,74,390, the data stated. The recoveries continue to be over 3 lakh for the 16th straight day. The number of people discharged from the hospital stood at 3,78,741. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease is 2,11,74,076, the data said.

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