Fourth Covid wave? US-based epidemiologist warns about Deltacron driven surge

Dr. Ding’s warning comes a day after another hybrid variant of SARS-CoV-2, a recombinant of Delta and omicron called the Deltacron was detected across Europe and the US. As state authorities are scaling down the pandemic by taking back restrictions and allowing free movement, a US-based epidemiologist has lashed out at making it look like … Read more

Covid-19: Steady decline in positivity rate indicate ebb of third wave

The weekly positivity has gone down  for the first time in more than a month. The positivity rate measures the proportion of people who test positive  out of the total number  who got tested. The Omicron driven Covid-19 third wave has started its downward journey. After witnessing 10 days of steady decline in cases registered … Read more

One-day recoveries surpass fresh COVID-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands

The fresh cases raised the tally in the Union Territory to 9,777, while 9,246 people have recuperated from the disease so far, he said. Single-day recoveries outnumbered new COVID-19 cases in Andaman and Nicobar Islands as 81 people were cured of the disease and 34 tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, … Read more

Covid-19 third wave has already reached its peak in Delhi-Mumbai-Kolkata, says expert

Earlier Dr Agarwal predicted the third wave to peak by January end based on the model and that the infections in the new wave are spreading faster than projected earlier. The three metros of the country, Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata are witnessing a fall in Covd-19 cases and positivity rate in the last couple of … Read more

CDC: Omicron accounts for 95% of new US cases

The CDC uses genomic surveillance data to make projections about which versions of the COVID-19 viruses are causing the most new infections. The omicron variant accounted for 95% of new coronavirus infections last week, according to US health officials’ latest estimates. The Centres for Disease Control and Prevention posted its newest estimates Tuesday. The CDC … Read more

Covid-19 not endemic yet, health expert warns against complacency

How fast Covid-19 becomes endemic will depend on how quickly the SARS-CoV-2 virus spreads and mutates. (Representative image) Covid-19 has not reached the endemic stage yet, a senior health expert said, despite the situation improving over the past two-three months. Pointing to the high caseload in the northeast and the south, Dr. Anant Mohan, head … Read more

Covid-19: Virus build-up in lungs linked to high mortality rate, new study finds

The study was led by researchers from the NYU Grossman School of Medicine and has been published in Nature Microbiology. (Photo credit: Reuters) Coronavirus build-up in the lungs might have led to the steep mortality rates during the pandemic, according to a new study. The results, however, contrast with earlier suspicions that simultaneous infections, including bacterial … Read more

Afraid of catching Covid infection from currency notes? Here’s what latest research suggests

The results revealed that while the stainless steel still had traces of virus after the passage of seven days, the virus did not survive on the 10-euro banknote after three days. Even as close to two years have passed since the disease Covid-19 first entered the world, answers to questions like how Covid spreads, whom … Read more

Covid-19 transmission: Going to office, school, college again? Here’s why you must pay extra attention on ventilation

For indoor settings, ventilation is usually poorer when compared to outdoor locations. (Representational Image) To reiterate, Coronavirus infection spreads via respiratory route and in order to minimise the risk of infection, there is need to pay attention when it comes to managing air flow in indoor spaces like classrooms, restaurants, homes, offices and neighbourhood grocery … Read more

Delhi University: Keshav Mahavidyalaya to become Covid-19 vaccination centre

Prior to this, the college had also arranged free RT-PCR testing services within the premises. Image: IE Starting Wednesday, Delhi University’s Keshav Mahavidyalaya college will act as a vaccination centre for vaccinating people against the deadly Coronavirus infection. The college will offer free vaccine shots to the general public, a report by The IE noted. … Read more