Mizoram: 268 new cases, one more death
The state now has 3,637 active COVID-19 cases, while 12,191 people have recovered from the infection, including 194 people on Tuesday.
India needs quick and complete vaccination- not BJP’s usual brand of lies and rhyming slogans to cover-up vaccine shortage caused by Modi government’s inaction. GOI’s (Government of India) constant attempts to save Prime Minister’s fake image are facilitating the virus and costing people’s lives.
– Congress’ Rahul Gandhi
Regeneron COVID-19 therapy cuts deaths among hospitalised patients
The therapy, REGEN-COV, has been granted emergency use authorisation for people with mild-to-moderate COVID-19 in the United States, but results from the RECOVERY trial provide the clearest evidence of its effectiveness among hospitalised patients. It found that the antibody therapy reduced by a fifth the 28-day mortality of people admitted to hospital with COVID-19 whose immune system had not mounted an antibody response, known as seronegative.
China ramps up vaccinations; uneven rollout leaves borders closed
China rolled out 17.3 million doses per day in June on average, up sharply from 4.8 million in April, as it expanded the list of approved vaccines to seven by adding three more locally-developed shots, and continued to boost production. But the rollout has been uneven. By the first week of June, major cities of Beijing and Shanghai fully inoculated nearly 70% and 50% of their residents respectively, but the rate in Guangdong and Shandong provinces remained below 20%.
Jubilant HollisterStier to manufacture Covaxin in America
Bharat Biotech has entered into a definitive agreement with OcugenInc, a US-based biopharmaceutical company, to co-develop, supply, and commercialise, its Covaxin for the American and Canadian markets. Ocugen has chosen Jubilant HollisterStier of Spokane, Washington as its manufacturing partner.
Arunachal: 366 new COVID-19 cases, six fresh fatalities
The Capital Complex region registered the highest number of new cases at 93, followed by West Kameng (48) and Namsai (34), State Surveillance Officer Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
South Korea logs over 500 new cases
The latest tally is sharply up from 399 on Monday and 374 cases on Tuesday. The country added one more death, raising the death toll to 1,993, Yonhap reported. The daily caseload has fluctuated between the 300s and the 700s in recent months without signs of letting up due to sporadic cluster infections. Health authorities are set to implement a revamped social distancing scheme next month after extending the current distancing rules until July 4.
Post-COVID medical problems on the rise
Hundreds of thousands of Americans have sought medical care for post-COVID health problems that they had not been diagnosed with before becoming infected with the coronavirus, according to the largest study to date of long-term symptoms in COVID-19 patients. The study, tracking the health insurance records of nearly 2 million people in the United States who contracted the coronavirus last year, found that one month or more after their infection, almost one-quarter — 23% — of them sought medical treatment for new conditions.
Global caseload tops 176.5 million
The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,485,557 and 600,265, respectively, according to the CSSE. In terms of infections, India follows in the second place with 29,570,881 cases.
India: 62,224 new cases
The subcontinent reported 2,542 deaths taking the toll to 3,79,573. Cases now at 29.63 million
Study finds more reliable rapid tests for COVID-19
Unlike the gold standard test, which extracts RNA and uses it to amplify the DNA of the virus, these new tests can detect the presence of the virus in as little as five minutes using different methods. The findings were published in the journal Nature Protocols.
New York lifts more COVID-19 rules as it hits vaccination mark
Effective immediately, he said, the state is lifting rules that required many types of businesses to follow cleaning protocols or take people’s temperatures or screen them for recent COVID-19 symptoms. Movie theaters will no longer have to leave empty seats between patrons. Restaurants will no longer be forced to sit parties at least 6 feet (2 meters) apart. Stores won’t have to limit how many customers they admit. New York had previously allowed businesses to stop enforcing social distancing and mask rules for vaccinated patrons.
Centers for Disease Control tags Delta variant as ‘concerning’
According to the agency there is ‘mounting evidence’ that the Delta variant, which was first reported in India, shows increased transmissibility, potential reduction in neutralisation by some monoclonal antibody treatments under emergency authorisation and potential reduction in neutralisation from sera after vaccination in lab tests.
Kim Jong Un warns of ‘tense’ food situation, longer lockdown
The North’s official Korean Central News Agency also said Wednesday that Kim called for discussions on how the North should deal with the “current international situation,” though it did not mention any specific comments from Kim about the United States or South Korea.
China reports 21 new COVID-19 cases
The National Health Commission said in its daily bulletin that all of the new cases were imported infections originating from overseas, with 15 of the total located in the southeastern province of Guangdong.
Indore: Pakistani immigrants to get vaccinated
“We will vaccinate them by putting up camps,” said Dr Praveen Jadia, District Immunisation Officer, Indore. There are around 5,000 people from Pakistan residing in the district; Dr Jadia told ANI they will be innoculated on the basis of their Pakistani passports.
Punjab eases curbs
Punjab Chief Minister Captain Amarinder Singh on June 15 announced easing of the restrictions, allowing restaurants and other eating joints, as well as cinemas and gyms to reopen at 50% capacity beginning today. He also announced increase in gathering of people, including for weddings and cremations, to 50 persons. These restrictions will be reviewed on June 25.
America: COVID-19 deaths top 6,00,000
The US remains the nation worst hit by the pandemic, with the world’s highest caseload and death toll, accounting for nearly 20% of the global cases.