Coronavirus update: Redfield has exhorted people to continue wearing face masks even after a vaccine becomes available. He said the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic could be brought quickly under control if guidelines pertaining to wearing face masks are followed and adopted universally.
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The exponential rise in Pune goes against the grain, as the city has a substantially lower population than some of Indias most densely populated cities like Delhi and Mumbai and also it does not host a large number of migrants, unlike other cities.
Coronavirus update: Instead of holding virtual meetings with health secretaries of the states, the centre officials held deliberations with chief medical officers (CMOs) and administrative officials at the district level.
In the case of India, since the initial levels of testing were low, infection levels spread faster once the levels of testing were raised. As the number of tests rose by 12.3 times from 2.9 per thousand on June 1 to 35.4 on September 5 infections rose 21.1 times.
The advisory named Advisory on Strategy for COVID-19 Testing in India was released by the ICMR on Friday, however, the apex body left it to the discretion of state governments to devise a way to allow testing on demand rather than issuing any definite instructions.
The record high recoveries have ensured that 7,65,302 active cases of coronavirus, which is the actual caseload of the country and the same comprises only 21.60 per cent of the total positive cases, the ministry underscored.
The serological surveying in Indore has thrown up another set of an interesting figure that again has shown the light on old-aged people who have been categorised as a higher-risk group against the coronavirus infection.
Co-author of the study James Lloyd-Smith told PTI that although the N-95 face mask is supposed to be worn only once before its disposal, in view of the acute shortage of the critical equipment, it could be re-used upto three times after decontamination.
Of the 143 fresh cases, 31 were reported from the Capital Complex region, 24 from East Siang, 16 from East Kameng, 10 from West Kameng, nine from Tirap and eight from Upper Siang, State Surveillance Officer Dr L Jampa said.
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On August 9, the tally of active cases was 10,729 while the total number of COVID-19 cases stood at over 1.45 lakh and the death count at 4,111. On August 10, the count of active cases slipped to 10,346.
According to the researchers, including those from the Washington University School of Medicine in the US, the nasal delivery route created a strong immune response throughout the body, but it was particularly effective in the nose and respiratory tract, preventing the infection from taking hold in the body.
The BCG vaccine, which is administered to the children for protection against TB, will be administered to the elderly patients during the trial, to check its efficacy in preventing the Coronavirus infection.