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Covid India updates: Adult immunisation - Myth vs reality

With the surge in Covid19 cases, the world is waking up again to the importance of a healthy lifestyle and strong immune system. At the personal level, the fight against the Covid-19 virus begins with strong immunity. Here are all the health updates on Covid19 that you need to know.

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New Delhi Updated on: May 12, 2021 0:04 IST
Covid India LIVE updates
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Covid India LIVE updates

With the surge in Covid19 cases, the world is waking up again to the importance of a healthy lifestyle and strong immune system. At the personal level, the fight against the Covid-19 virus begins with strong immunity. As the second wave turns out to be more alarming and devastating than the previous one, many are turning to strengthen their immune system using homegrown plants, 'kadhas', and a nutrient-rich and diverse diet. The government has been sharing many safety protocols, guidelines and tips to battle the coronavirus infection.

It is the need of the hour to exercise regularly, eat a well-balanced diet, and adhere to Covid protocol. 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

    India conducting 18-20 lakh COVID tests a day: ICMR

    India is conducting 18-20 lakh tests for detection of COVID-19 per day, the ICMR chief said on Tuesday underlining that despite infection among laboratory staff, the test performance is still being maintained.

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  • 10:37 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    18 states, UTs showing continuous decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases

    States like Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Delhi, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Bihar, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Telangana, which were worst affected by the second wave, were among 18 states and union territories showing continued plateauing or decrease in daily new COVID-19 cases.

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

    Rajasthan govt announces free ambulance service for Covid-19 patients

    The Rajasthan government has decided to provide free ambulance service to Covid-19 patients for their admission in hospitals and for ferrying them to dedicated facilities in case of referrals, according to an official statement. Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot directed officials to ensure the availability of sufficient number of ambulances at all district level war rooms as well as Covid consultation and care centers set up at block level in the state, the statement said.

  • 6:06 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    What is Mucormycosis? Know symptoms & treatment of black fungus

  • 4:40 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    WHO warns against use of ivermectin to treat Covid-19

    A day after Goa's Health Minister Vishwajit Rane recommended ivermectin to all above 18 to combat Covid in the state, the World Health Organisation on Tuesday has warned against its use.

    "Safety and efficacy are important when using any drug for a new indication. @WHO recommends against the use of ivermectin for #COVID19 except within clinical trials," Soumya Swaminathan, the global health body's chief scientist, said in a tweet.

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  • 4:37 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    Delhi Covid cases

    Delhi recorded as many as 12,481 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the national capital has reached over 13.48 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 20,010. As many as 347 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, 70,276 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. At 17.76 percent, the city's COVID-19 positivity rate is at its lowest since April 16, according to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government.

  • 4:36 PM (IST) Posted by Ridhi Suri

    COVID19: Health Ministry's press conference

  • 2:44 PM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Adult immunisation myths prevail as a result of inadequate awareness, lack of an established body of official recommendations and vaccine hesitancy, which contribute to reduced vaccine coverage across India. It is important to stay informed and clear up common misconceptions around vaccines, so you can make the most of your immunisation conversation with your doctor! Here are five common vaccine myths, and the facts to know to address them.

  • 11:28 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    WHO classifies B1617 COVID-19 variant, first identified in India, as variant of global concern

    The coronavirus variant B1617 first identified in India last year has been classified as a variant of global concern, with some preliminary studies showing that it spreads more easily, a senior World Health Organization (WHO) official informed on Monday. "B1617 virus variant that was first identified in India has been classified as a variant of interest by WHO," said Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, Technical lead COVID-19 at WHO. Dr Kerkhove added that WHO needs much more information about this B1617 variant and all of the sub-lineages.

    "Our Epi teams and our lab teams internally, there is some available information to suggest increased transmissibility of B1617, as such we are classifying this as a variant of concern at the global level," she said. Over WHO's diagnostics methods, Dr Kerkhove said it does not have anything to suggest that our diagnostics or therapeutics and our vaccines don't work.

    -ANI

  • 10:42 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    India on Tuesday recorded 3,29,942 new cases of the novel coronavirus, along with 3,876 deaths due to the infection. According to the data shared by the Union Health Ministry, the country saw a total of 3,56,082 discharges in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery toll to 1,90,27,304. The total cases of COVID-19 in India have now mounted to 2,26,62,575, with 37,15,221 active cases, the data showed. The total death toll in the country is now at 2,49,992. A total of 17,27,10,066 people have so far been vaccinated against COVID-19 in India.

  • 10:00 AM (IST) Posted by Shriya Bhasin

    How to strengthen your immune system?

    As the second wave of COVID-19 turns out to be more alarming and devastating than the previous one, many are turning to strengthen their immune system using homegrown plants, 'kadhas', and a nutrient-rich and diverse diet. Here's what has been suggested to help you boost your immunity and complete your diet, so your body builds up the strength to put up a fight against coronavirus.

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  • 7:50 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives a message to individuals, "Every contact you have with someone outside your household is a risk. The level of risk from #COVID19 varies according to the type of contact, the duration of contact & the level of transmission where you live."

  • 7:49 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO), gives hope for a better future. He tweets, "There'll come a time when we can all take off our masks, no longer have to keep physical distance, & go safely to concerts, sporting events, rallies & restaurants – as people in some countries are able to do now because they have no #COVID19 transmission. But we’re not there yet."

  • 7:40 AM (IST) Posted by Parina Taneja

    Covid-19 could cause long-lasting damage to heart: Doctors

    A large number of recovered patients from Covid-19 have encountered heart problems and even patients with existing heart problems have felt its affects. The virus can lead to heart injury, heart failure, stroke, and damage to your heart, say doctors.

    "People with heart problems, diabetes, high blood pressure, and other co-morbidities fall into the high-risk category as they get sick from Covid. The virus not only affects the lungs and the brain but your heart as well. There is a steep rise in post-Covid patients with cardiac issues like breathing problems, chest tightness and pain, sudden palpitations, heart attack, myocarditis, swelling of the heart, low pumping capacity, heart failure, blood clotting and arrhythmia (abnormal heartbeat). The reason behind heart damage can be attributed to high levels of inflammation in one's body. As the body's immune system tackles the virus, the inflammatory process damages some healthy tissues, including the heart," said Pramod Narkhede, Cardiologist, Apollo Clinic, Pune.

    (IANS)

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