Antibody tests show coronavirus rates 10x higher; oral lesions may be new COVID-19 symptom
Testing for the new coronavirus vastly under-counted the true number of COVID-19 infections in the U.S. from March to May, according to a new federal study relying on antibody testing. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention study shows that COVID-19 rates were more than 10 times higher than what was reported. Meanwhile, the Justice Department has accused two Chinese hackers of targeting the computer networks of companies known to be developing a potential coronavirus vaccine and treatment. Prosecutors say the hackers allegedly stole information for themselves as well as information they knew would be of interest and value to the Chinese government. Some recent developments: · Florida reported a record number of new hospitalizations due to the new coronavirus Tuesday as the state's daily new case count reached its 28th consecutive day with at least 5,000 positive cases. · Trump met with top Congressional Republicans at the White House on Monday to discuss the next COVID-19 aid package, which GOP leaders…
COVID-19 outbreak: Rapid tests on JK Tyres employees show high rate of positivity
176 employees had tested positive during the tests conducted for three days beginning Sunday
Favipiravir phase-3 clinical trial shows ‘faster clinical cure’ in mild to moderately ill patients
The initial findings show on an average it took three days to normalise cough, fever, oxygen-saturation levels, and the respiratory rate in mild and moderately ill patients who were given Favipiravir.
Covid-19 hospital patients fall to low levels but new coronavirus infections spike up
Medical centers in the Netherlands were treating just 83 patients for Covid-19 on Sunday, a substantial decrease, according to patient coordination office
Record 36,145 Covid-19 patients recover in a single-day, says govt
The Covid-19 case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.31 per cent
Coronavirus Scotland: Exam results could be lowered due to ‘secret and unfair’ system after Covid-19 crisis
SCOTTISH school pupils could receive lower grades from the SQA due to a “secret and unfair” system. Concerns have been raised by The Scottish Greens over the SQA adjusting pupils’…
Karnataka records yet another single-day high of 5,199 new coronavirus infections
Karnataka’s Covid-19 crisis seems to have no end in sight with the state recording a new high of 5,199 cases in a single day on Sunday. The day also saw 82 related fatalities. In keeping with a
Rise in Covid cases Rajkot jewellery showrooms to remain shut for a week
Around 200 large jewellery showrooms located on Palace Road, University Road and Mavdi Road of the city are members of the RGDA and Saholiya said that all of them have agreed to support the voluntary lockdown.
Will reserve enough vaccine doses for Parsis: Poonawalla
Poonawalla, however, did not specify the quantity of the doses that will be kept for the community, which is grappling with shrinking population.
Kansas seeing decrease in median age for coronavirus cases
Kansas is seeing the median age of people who've contracted the novel coronavirus drop as the number of reported cases grows.
New virus cases under 30 for 2nd day on slowing imported cases; local infections at 1-week low
The number of daily new coronavirus cases in South Korea stayed below 30 for the second consecutive day on Tuesday as both imported and local cases showed a clear sign of a slowdown. The country added 28 new cases, including 23 cases coming in from abroad, bringing the total to 14,203, according to the Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDC). The number of new cases reached a four-month high of 113 ...
Nigeria's coronavirus cases rises above 41,000 as NCDC announces 648 new infections
The Nigeria Centre for Disease Control reported that there are 648 new cases of covid-19 in Nigeria. The NCDC disclosed this via its official Twitter account.
In-class schooling planned in Latvia from September, if infections stay low
For the upcoming school year, Latvia is planning to allow regular work in classes with the requirement of observing epidemiological safety measures. That is, provided if the infection rate of COVID-19 will stay as low as it has been since June.
COVID-19 speciality hospital in Madurai treats 107 patients from south Tamil Nadu who require dialysis
Private hospitals in and around Madurai district have also referred their COVID-19 positive patients to the hospital, Dean, J. Sangumani said
Covid-19: Embakasi Declared a Serious Hotspot as 606 More Test Positive
Kenya has recorded 606 more covid-19 positive cases in the last 24 hours bringing the total number of cases in Kenya to 18,581...
Boris Johnson warns there are 'signs of a second wave' of coronavirus in Europe as Spain desperately tries to salvage its tourist industry and Nicola Sturgeon tells Scots she would NOT book a trip abroad due to quarantine uncertainty
Boris Johnson today warned there are 'signs of a second wave' of coronavirus in Europe as he defended the UK's decision to reimpose quarantine rules on Spanish travel.
Mick Jagger, Michael Stipe, and Other Musicians Sign a Letter Demanding ‘Consent’ for Campaign Songs
The Rolling Stones, Neil Young, Lorde, R.E.M., and other musicians have signed an open letter that demanded clearance for their music to be used during political campaigns.
Bill Gates on back to school: Benefits in 'almost every location' outweigh costs for young children
"As you get up to age, like, 13 and higher, then you'll have to look at your locale to decide what you'll do with high schools," the billionaire philanthropist told CNBC.
France sends ventilators, COVID-19 test kits to assist India in Coronavirus fight
The medical equipment was handed over to the Indian Red Cross Society by French Ambassador to India Emmanuel Lenain at the Palam Air Force Station after the assistance material was flown here on board a French Air Force aircraft.
Govt to Close Section of Thika Superhighway for 3 Days
The government has issued a notice showing that a section of Thika Superhighway would be closed for motorists from...
France sends ventilators, test kits to assist India in Covid-19 fight
President Emmanuel Macron had recently announced the donation of medical equipment to India, as well as provision of technical expertise
Covaxin: First part of Phase-1 results ‘encouraging’, says Rohtak PGIMS
New Delhi: While Phase-1 human trials of Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin, India’s first indigenous COVID-19 vaccine candidate, are on at most of the 12 sites selected by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) across the country, the Post-Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences (PGIMS), Rohtak, has claimed “encouraging” results from first part of tests. Earlier this week,...
Over 10,400 have an active SARS-CoV-2 infection; Covid-19 patient total increases
Some 10,437 people in the Netherlands are estimated to have an active infection of the novel coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, the Dutch government said on Tuesday
Mosul was an essential stop in the Iraqi Republic Railway system, which for decades linked Baghdad to 72 locations every day via 2,000 kilometres of tracks
Nearly a century ago, Iraqis and Westerners stood here with tickets to Berlin, Istanbul or Venice. Today, the rusting tracks and overturned carriages of Mosul's train station betray the city's isolation. Battered by sanctions against the old regime of Saddam Hussein, back-to-back conflicts
Tamil Nadu Covid-19 wrap: Chennai district collector tests positive; close to 7,000 cases reported today
Tamil Nadu recorded its highest single-day count for the sixth consecutive day with 6,972 fresh cases reported in the state on Tuesday. With this, the state Covid-19 tally has risen to 2,27,688.
Kadakampally Surendran under self quarantine as the staff tests Covid-19 positive
Devasom Minister Kadakampally Surendran will maintain self-quarantine after one of his staff at his official residence tested COVID-19 positive
How Chris Whitty killed Spanish holidays: Chief Medical Officer 'DEMANDED ministers put Spain back on quarantine list after ten Brits returned with virus' - amid fears that French and German holidays could also be axed
Ministers decided to reimpose quarantine travel restrictions on Spain after it emerged 10 Britons had returned from the country with coronavirus.
Eleven healthcare workers at Rob Ferreira Hospital test positive for Covid-19
Dumisane Malamule, spokesperson for the Department of Health in the province, confirmed the cases.
Sushant Singh Rajput's father alleges Rhea Chakraborty of cheating for financial gains, replacing his staff, giving him an overdose of medicines in a six-page long FIR
Sushant Singh Rajput's suicide case is currently being investigated by the Mumbai Police. Several Bollywood personalities have recorded their statemen
Chikungunya suspected in Preah Sihanouk as more hospitalised
The Preah Sihanouk provincial Department of Health revealed on Tuesday that 14 people in Koh Rong commune’s Doeum Thkov village are being treated at the provincial referral hospital for fever and red rashes.
In Faridkot, 200-bed govt medical college shares Covid load of 7 districts
A closer look at the inventory of the Guru Gobind Singh Medical College and Hospital (GGSMCH) revealed that it shares load of critical patients from Bathinda, Mansa, Muktsar, Moga, Ferozepur, Fazilka and Faidkot.
Kona Community Hospital says it’s COVID-free after negative test results
The final testing was completed on July 24.
Contact tracing under way after hospital patient tests positive for COVID-19
Two employees at the Andrews Memorial Hospital in St Andrew are to undergo testing for COVID-19 after a patient was confirmed with the virus.
Chandigarh Civic body couldn’t complete over 50% of road repair work, be ready for a bumpy ride
Road work worth Rs 45 crore was to be done in the first phase. However, officials said that the work could not be completed due to the lockdown and the ongoing monsoon.
Ensure morning sunlight and exercise in Covid-19 battle: Hyderabad Mayor
“The prime medicine is confidence. People should not lose confidence and should follow the doctor’s advice and take the prescribed
Fighting cancer & Covid, MP family returns to city flyover for 3rd time
This January, Noor was diagnosed with hepatoblastoma, a rare cancer of the liver, setting off a chain of events that had turned the family from Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh virtually into nomads, as they shuttle between their hometown and Mumbai, and between shelter homes and the flyover.
Covid-19 toll up to 1,449 Record recovery rate evens out surge in new infection
The current upswing in the discharge rate has occurred despite the state adding over 2,000 cases every day since July 18.
7-day isolation for Tamil Nadu governor as 3 more staff test positive; 87 COVID-19 cases in Raj Bhavan
Over the last two weeks, Tamil Nadu has been seeing a consistent spike in the number of positive coronavirus cases.
12 people die of Covid-19 as 544 more test positive
12 people die in the past 24 hours bringing the country’s death toll to 311, representing a 1.6 per cent national case fatality
12 days to the hospital: Dozens die at home without Covid-19 tests in Bengaluru
The average Covid-19 patient in Bengaluru takes nearly 12 days to get hospitalised, said the BBMP Commissioner attributing the delay to a combination of patient hesitancy and lethargy of the system. It is usually on the seventh day when a Covid test is done. “If it is RT-PCR, the testing of sample and uploading of report on ICMR portal takes two to three days. By when the Palike mobilises to hospitalise the patient, another 48 hours would have elapsed.” In the interim, people are spreading the disease, he said. 
Brazil's Bolsonaro tests negative as people worldwide lose faith in govts over COVID-19
More than 280,000 new cases recorded globally on both Thursday, Friday — the highest daily rises since virus's emergence
Up to twice as many coronavirus deaths as registered
The number of people in the Netherlands who died of Covid-19 is most likely between 50 and 100 percent higher than recorded by public health institute
UP among three states to test 20 Lakh samples: Covid deaths near 1,500; cases 74,000
Of 3,490 fresh cases recorded in Uttar Pradesh in the last 24 hours, Bareilly logged the highest cases at 335, followed by 268 in Kanpur Nagar, 247 in Lucknow, 191 in Jaunpur, 138 in Varanasi, 125 in Prayagraj, 114 in Gautam Buddh Nagar, 109 in Moradabad and 101 in Lakhimpur Kheri.
27 more people die of COVID-19 in Pakistan; total deaths soar to 5,892
ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: As many as 1,063 more people were infected by the COVID-19 pandemic and 27 succumbed to it across Pakistan on July 28, according to the National Command & Operation Centre (NCOC). However, 2,447 COVID-19 patients tested negatives, afterward, now a total of 244,883 people have been recovered from the virus in the Country. As per the NCOC data, 21,256 tests were conducted on 28 July including 9,571 in Sindh, 7,038 in Punjab, 1,131 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK), 1,840 in Islamabad Capital Territory (ICT), 1,302 in Balochistan, 106 in Gilgit-Baltistan, and 268 in Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK). Since February 26 to date, a total of 276,288 people across Pakistan have been infected by the COVID-19 while 5,892 have passed away to it. With 119,398 Coronavirus Cases and 2,172 deaths, Sindh is atop in terms of being the most affected province.
Two more die of COVID-19 in Assam ,toll mounts to 88
GUWAHATI: Two more persons died of COVID-19 in Assam on Tuesday. The deceased were identified as Dulu Rani Sarkar (70) and Hemanta Buragohain (50) from Kamrup Metro.  The death toll in the state has increased to 88.Both the patients were admitted at
Bawumia lists 50 reasons Akufo-Addo is better than Mahama
Ghana’s Vice-President Dr Mahamudu Bawumia has shared 50 reasons on his Facebook page for which he says Nana Akufo-Addo has been a better President than Mr John Mahama.
12 people die of Covid-19 as 544 more test positive
12 people die in the past 24 hours bringing the country’s death toll to 311, representing a 1.6 per cent national case fatality
236 more Maharashtra Police personnel test positive for COVID-19
A total of 236 more Maharashtra police personnel tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the total coronavirus cases in the state police department to 8,958, according to the Maharashtra police.
Mammoth 10,093 Covid cases, 65 deaths in AP in 1 day
State health officials said that an unprecedented 70,584 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours ending at 9 am on Wednesday
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