Coronavirus News LIVE: India’s fatality rate below 1.5%, lowest in the world: Health Ministry

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UK study finds evidence of waning antibody immunity to COVID-19 over time: Antibodies against the novel coronavirus declined rapidly in the British population during the summer, a study found on Tuesday, suggesting protection after infection may not be long lasting and raising the prospect of waning immunity in the community.

Scientists at Imperial College London have tracked antibody levels in the British population following the first wave of COVID-19 infections in March and April.

Their study found that antibody prevalence fell from 6% of the population around the end of June to just 4.4% in September. That raises the prospect of decreasing population immunity ahead of a second wave of infections that has forced local lockdowns and restrictions in recent weeks.

Although immunity to the novel coronavirus is a complex and murky area, and may be assisted by T cells, as well as B cells that can stimulate the quick production of antibodies following re-exposure to the virus, the researchers said the experience of other coronaviruses suggested immunity might not be enduring.

“We can see the antibodies and we can see them declining and we know that antibodies on their own are quite protective,” Wendy Barclay, Head of Department of Infectious Disease at Imperial College London told reporters. Read here

Coronavirus in Telangana LIVE Updates: The state recorded 837 COVID-19 cases, 1,554 recoveries and 4 deaths yesterday, taking total cases to 2,32,671 including 2,13,466 recoveries, 1,315 deaths and 17,890 active cases, said the State Health Department.

India’s Covid-19 fatality rate below 1.5%, among lowest in the world: The Indian government on Monday said India’s COVID-19 fatality rate had dropped to 1.5 percent, the lowest since March 22, and was continuously declining. It also said this was among the lowest fatality rates in the world. The statement came of the day India reported 79.09 lakh cases of the novel coronavirus and 1,19,014 deaths.

Welcome to our COVID blog!

Hi, this is Mousumi Paul from the desk team of CNBC-TV18. I will be updating you with all the recent news on the coronavirus front. To begin with, India’s total cases has surged over 79 lakh with 1.1 lakh deaths. Active cases in the country are around 6.5 lakh. The Health Ministry is expected to put out the data shortly. 

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Trump’s chief of staff admits US cannot control COVID pandemic

 

 

Donald Trump’s top aide has conceded that the US is “not going to control” the COVID-19 pandemic, drawing sharp criticism from the president’s Democratic rival Joe Biden that the Trump administration has waived “the white flag of defeat” against the deadly virus. The raging coronavirus outbreak has become a key issue in the November 3 presidential election between Trump, a Republican, and Biden, a former US vice president.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 1,153 fresh COVID-19 cases takes Haryana’s tally to 1,59,457

 

 

The COVID-19 death toll in Haryana rose to 1,737 on Monday with 10 more fatalities, while 1,153 fresh cases pushed the infection tally to 1,59,457, a health bulletin issued here said. Of the new fatalities, three were reported from Gurugram, two each from Hisar and Fatehabad and one each from Sirsa, Panchkula and Faridabad, it said. Among the districts which reported a big spike in new cases to include Gurugram (346), Faridabad (198), and Hisar (116). The total number of active cases in the state currently stands at 10,154 while the recovery rate was 92.54 per cent.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: J-K reports 364 new COVID-19 cases, six deaths

 

 

Jammu and Kashmir on Monday recorded 364 fresh COVID19 cases, while six fatalities took place in the past 24 hours, taking the number of cases to 92,225 and the death toll to 1,444, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 147 are from Jammu and 217 from the Kashmir valley, they said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Rajasthan records 14 more fatalities

 

 

Rajasthan recorded 14 more fatalities due to the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the COVID19 death toll in the state to 1,853, according to a health department bulletin. The state also reported 1,805 new cases. The total number of people infected by COVID19 now stands at 1,88,048 in Rajasthan and out of these, 16,233 are under treatment.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Air pollution may hinder India’s fight against COVID-19, say scientists

 

 

The causal link between air pollution and COVID-19 cases is yet to be established conclusively but long-term exposure will certainly make people more vulnerable to lung infections, warn scientists as the skies over large parts of north India, including Delhi, turn smoky and the air quality deteriorates rapidly. Their concerns come amid several global studies pointing to the possible connection between higher air pollution levels and increased COVID-19 cases and deaths.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Maha govt reduces COVID-19 testing rates for 4th time

 

 

The Maharashtra government has brought down the rate for COVID-19 tests conducted at private laboratories by Rs 200, state health minister Rajesh Tope said on Monday. Tope, in a statement, said the new rates will be Rs 900, Rs 1400 and Rs 1800 per test, adding it was the fourth time rates had been revised from the original Rs 4,500.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 8 more test COVID-19 positive in Dharavi; active cases at 142

 

 

The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai’s slum colony of Dharavi increased to 3,497 with the addition of eight new cases on Monday, according to a senior BMC official. This was the third consecutive day of single-digit rise in COVID-19 cases in Dharavi. On October 24 and 25, the slum dominated area had recorded 6 new infections each.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Iran reports COVID-19 death every four minutes, extends curbs

 

 

Iran extended COVID-19 curbs in Tehran and across the country on Monday as health authorities said they were recording a death from the virus every four minutes.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: Europe warns of grim winter as COVID second wave gathers pace

 

 

European leaders warned of a bleak winter as resurgent COVID-19 infections forced countries to impose new restrictions to try to curb a second wave of the pandemic, with the United States and France setting new daily records for cases.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: 48 new COVID-19 cases in Meghalaya, tally 9,066

 

 

At least 48 people tested positive for COVID19 in Meghalaya on Monday, pushing the tally in the state to 9,066, a senior official said. Altogether 139 people recuperated from the disease, raising the total number of recoveries to 7,471, Health Services director Aman War said.

Coronavirus News LIVE Update: More regions of the country are showing signs of herd immunity: Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil

 

The Chairperson of the Scientific Advisory Committee, National Institute of Epidemiology – Dr Jayaprakash Muliyil, has told CNBC-TV18 that the reduction in the number of new cases is quite promising, exciting and real. According to him, the only explanation is that more regions of the country are not showing signs of herd immunity and that there are no other plausible explanations for drop, expect a high level of immunity in the population. 

8 more test COVID-19 positive in Dharavi; active cases at 142

The COVID-19 tally in Mumbai’s slum colony of Dharavi increased to 3,497 with the addition of eight new cases on Monday, according to a senior BMC official.

1,814 fresh cases take UP’s COVID-19 tally to 4,72,075; death toll rises to 6,902

Uttar Pradesh registered 1,814 fresh cases of COVID-19 in a day which took the infection tally in the state to 4,72,075 on Monday, while the death toll rose to 6,902 with 21 more people succumbing to the disease during the same period, officials said.The number of active cases in the state has come down to 26,652 while the number of people who have recovered and got discharged from hospitals has gone up to 4,38,521, Additional Chief Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad said.

Ronaldinho tests positive for COVID-19

Former Brazil striker Ronaldinho has tested positive for novel coronavirus and has revealed that is now self-isolating in Belo Horizonte. In August, Ronaldinho had returned to Brazil after almost six months in custody in neighboring Paraguay for allegedly using a fake passport.

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally rises to 99,686

At least 258 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the state’s coronavirus caseload to 99,686 on Monday, a health official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 866 with two more fatalities reported from Ranchi and East Singhbhum district, he said.

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally rises to 99,686

At least 258 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the state’s coronavirus caseload to 99,686 on Monday, a health official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 866 with two more fatalities reported from Ranchi and East Singhbhum district, he said.

Jharkhand’s COVID-19 tally rises to 99,686

At least 258 more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Jharkhand, pushing the state’s coronavirus caseload to 99,686 on Monday, a health official said. The COVID-19 death toll in the state rose to 866 with two more fatalities reported from Ranchi and East Singhbhum district, he said.

Encouraging trends emerge in Karnataka in fight against coronavirus

The steep decline in the number of coronavirus cases and deaths in Karnataka indicate that the infections are shifting from high population density areas to other places, a noted epidemiologist said.

Coronavirus in Ladakh LIVE Updates: Twenty more people tested positive for COVID-19 in Ladakh, taking the number of infections in the union territory to 5,933, an official bulletin said on Monday. Of the new cases, 15 were reported from Leh and five from Kargil, the bulletin said, adding that the virus has claimed 71 lives.

COVID-19 vaccine: Govt estimates outlay of Rs 45000-50000 crore: The government is estimating an outlay of Rs 45,000 to Rs 50,000 crore for the distribution of the COVID-19 vaccine, sources told CNBC-TV18. The per person vaccination cost would be around $6-7, they added.

According to the sources, who did not want to be named, the government may factor the expenditure into the budget estimates. Read here

Uttarakhand LIVE Updates: A total of 3,791 senior secondary schools will reopen in the state for 10th and 12th standard students from November 2, as per the Uttarakhand government. Students will only be allowed to attend classes after written permission from parents, it added.

Coronavirus in Tripura LIVE Updates: The number of single-day Covid-19 recoveries surpassed fresh cases in Tripura by a wide margin on Monday, with 183 people recuperating from the disease, even as 36 more tested positive for the infection, pushing the tally to 30,257, a senior official said. (Source: PTI)

Third phase human trial of Covaxin to begin in Bhubaneswar soon: The third phase of the human trial of the indigenous vaccine against COVID-19, Covaxin, will commence at a private hospital in Bhubaneswar soon, an official said.

The search for a suitable vaccine for COVID-19 has almost come to the final stage, Dr E Venkata Rao, Principal Investigator in the Covaxin human trial and Professor in the department of Community Medicine at the Institute of Medical Sciences and SUM Hospital, Bhubaneswar said on Sunday.

IMS and SUM Hospital is among the 21 medical institutes selected across the country by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR) where the third phase trial would be conducted. (Source: PTI)





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