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Covid India updates: Are pets susceptible to Covid-19? FAQs about coronavirus vaccine answered

Fever, pink eyes, breathlessness and body pain are the most common symptoms of the covid infection. The oxygen level of the body decreased rapidly when a person is infected. However, not everyone needs to get hospitalised when tested positive. It is important to keep yourself updated about the latest guidelines on Covid19 safety. Here are all the health updates on Covid19 that you need to know.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 08, 2021 0:01 IST
Frequently asked questions about coronavirus vaccine answered
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Frequently asked questions about coronavirus vaccine answered

Millions of people have been infected by the second wave of Coronavirus. With this, thousands of people have lost their lives. But many people have also been able to defeat covid. The government has also warned about the third wave of covid and has asked people to be prepared for it. Fever, pink eyes, breathlessness and body pain are the most common symptoms of the deadly infection. The oxygen level of the body decreased rapidly when a person is infected by Covid. However, not everyone needs to get hospitalised when tested positive. The government has laid out many guidelines on how to treat yourself at home when you have mild to moderate symptoms.

It is important to keep yourself updated about the latest guidelines on Covid19 safety. Here are all the health updates on Covid19 that you need to know-

 

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  • 10:38 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Maharashtra COVID cases

    Amid the rising cases of coronavirus pandemic, Maharashtra recorded as many as 54,022 COVID-19 cases on Friday, taking the total tally of infections in the state to 49,96,758. As many as 898 deaths were reported in the state today, while 37,386 patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the number of recovered patients to 42,65,326. The number of active cases stands at 6,54,788.

  • 10:36 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    WHO panel OKs emergency use of #China’s Sinopharm vaccine

    The World Health Organisation gave emergency use authorization Friday to a Covid-19 vaccine manufactured by China’s Sinopharm, potentially paving the way for millions of the doses to reach needy countries through a UN-backed program rolling out coronavirus vaccines.

     

  • 10:35 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    COVID19: Fish, eggs to Dark chocolate, government shares list of food to build immunity

    Building immunity and taking vital nutrients has become really important to save our body from the deadly wave of Coronavirus. It is really important to know what kind of food is required to stay healthy and fit. From fish, eggs to dark chocolate, government shares list of food to build immunity.

    Read the full story

  • 8:04 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    COVID19: 115 military hospitals are ready

  • 6:07 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    DYK it is safer to clean your hands frequently than wearing gloves

    As per World Health Organisation (WHO), wearing gloves might not be a very good option to prevent COVID 19. Here's why!

    For more details click here!

  • 5:33 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Delhi reports 341 COVID deaths, 19,832 new cases in 24 hours

    Delhi recorded as many as 19,832 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached 12,92,867, while the death toll mounted to 18,739. As many as 341 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

    According to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government, 79,593 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.

  • 4:50 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    Break the fake

    A message is being circulated which claims that if you can hold your breath for 10 seconds you're safe from COVID. Turns out, it is fake. 

  • 3:52 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    New security feature added to CoWIN platform

    n order to minimise errors and the subsequent inconvenience caused to the citizens for online appointments for vaccination, the government is introducing a new feature of "four digit security code" in the CoWIN application from Saturday (May 8). In a statement, the Union Health Ministry said, "It has been noticed in some instances that citizens that had booked their appointment for Covid vaccination through the CoWIN portal, but did not actually go for vaccination on the scheduled date, have received notification through SMS that a vaccine dose has been administered to them.

    "Upon examination, it has been found to occur largely on account of the Vaccinator wrongly marking the citizen as vaccinated, i.e. an instance of a data entry error by the vaccinator," it said.

  • 12:49 PM (IST) Posted by Vaishali Jain

    India logs biggest spike with 4.14 lakh new Covid-19 cases

    ndia on Friday reported 4,14,188 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases since the pandemic began. With this, the cumulative count of COVID-19 cases in the country has gone up to 21,491,598, according to the Union Health Ministry. As many as 3,915 patients succumbed to the infection during the last 24 hours, taking the total COVID-related death toll to 2,34,083. Maximum casualties were reported in Maharashtra (853), followed by Uttar Pradesh with 350 daily deaths.

    India registered a total of 3,31,507 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries in the country now stands at 1,76,12,351. India now has 3.65 million active cases. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), as many as 29,86,01,699 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to May 6. Of these 18,26,490samples were tested on Thursday.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Are pets susceptible to Covid-19?

    As per CDC, a small number of pets worldwide, including cats and dogs, have been reported to be infected with the virus that causes COVID-19, mostly after close contact with people with COVID-19. Based on the information available to date, the risk of animals spreading COVID-19 to people is considered to be low. The virus that causes COVID-19 can spread from people to animals in some situations, mostly during close contact.

  • 11:29 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    If you have been exposed to Covid-19 and tested postive, how is it that some members of family continue to remain negative even after being exposed to you?

    First reason could be a false negative report, health care experts estimate that about one-third of patients who are infected with the novel coronavirus and who are tested for it receive negative test results. The other reason in non vaccinated members is maybe they were previously infected with the new coronavirus (asymptomatic) and developed immunity against the infection

  • 8:13 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    How long should you wait to take the vaccine after recovering from Covid-19 / testing negative?

    As per MOHFW Infected individuals should defer vaccination for minimum 14 days after symptoms resolution. On the global front ,The CDC recommends a 90 day gap after testing positive.

  • 8:07 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Can you take Covaxcin as a second shot if u have taken Covishield for the first short and vice versa?

    Dr. Bharat Gopal says, "No, these are two different types of vaccines and should not be taken by the same individual. The second dose has to be of the same vaccine as first."

  • 8:07 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Ideal wait time between both the shots?

    There are 2 types of vaccines available Covishield and Covaxin. While the vaccination process is going on, people are confused about the ideal time between both shots. Dr. Bharat Gopal reveals, "For Covaxin the recommended time between shots is 4-6 weeks while for Covishield it has been revised to 4-8 weeks. However there are studies showing safety and efficacy even upto 12 weeks On February 19, The Lancet published a study that said the efficacy of Covishield's two doses is 81.3 per cent when administered 12 weeks apart, in comparison to an efficacy of 55.1 per cent when administered less than six weeks apart."

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