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Covid 19 Daily Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 3 July 2021

  • 8 districts in K’taka achieve negative Covid vax wastageEight districts in Karnataka have achieved negative wastage of Covid-19 vaccines with healthcare workers carefully using each vial to inoculate more than the allocated 10 or 20 people.Covishield comes in vials of ten 0.5ml doses each and Covaxin in two sizes: 10 and 20 doses of 0.5ml each. Each vial has one or two doses more to account for spillage while drawing the vaccine. With experience and zero-wastage emphasis, healthcare workers in these districts have achieved negative wastage. Read More:
  • Wrong jab method may lead to clotting: Study
    A new study shows that wrong injection technique could be one of the reasons behind clotting following inoculation by adenovirus-based Covid vaccines, which include AstraZeneca, J&J and Sputnik jabs. The incorrect technique could lead to the injection accidentally being given into a blood vessel rather than the muscle. Read More:
  • 1 dose gives 92% cover against death: Centre
    Single dose of Covid-19 vaccines has shown 92% efficacy in protecting against death, whereas with two doses it increased to 98%, the Centre said citing a study by Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh among Punjab police personnel. Read More: 
  • Delta variant found in state’s 725 samples; 525 from B’luru
    Genomic sequencing of Covid-19 positive samples on Friday revealed the presence of Delta variant (B.1.617.2) in 208 cases. On Thursday, 200 samples were infected with this variant. Read More:
  • Timing of curbs could have saved 1L lives
    Imposing even a moderate lockdown by mid-March would have helped India avert nearly 1.3 crore Covid-19 cases and 1.1 lakh deaths over the next two months during the second surge of the epidemic, says a new study. Read more:

  • Pregnant women eligible for Covid-19 shots
    Women can now register on CoWIN or walk-in to the nearest Covid vaccination centre to get themselves inoculated. Read More:
  • Post-second wave, BBMP mulls relaxing night, weekend curfews
    With the drop in daily Covid-19 cases, the civic body is considering relaxations in the night curfew and weekend curfew. BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Friday told media persons that the civic body is considering relaxing the rules  Read more:

  • Rs 103-cr Covid relief package for pvt school staff
    The state government has released Rs 103.47 crore under Covid-19 special package for teaching and non-teaching staff of unaided private schools in the state.  This follows the recent decision by the department of primary and secondary education to provide a Rs 5,000 Covid-19 relief package for teaching and non-teaching staff working with unaided schools. Read More: 
  • How vaccine misinformation continues to grow in India
    On June 9, Nashik resident Jayant Sonar saw the video of a man in Delhi who claimed to have acquired magnetic powers after getting vaccinated. Sonar stuck some coins, steel spoons and plates on his 72-year-old father Arvind, who had got his second jab a week earlier, though the same trick didn’t work on his vaccinated mother. The video went viral even though several experts pointed out that it was simple surface tension on moist skin that was causing some objects to stick. Read More:
  • Remdesivir, tocilizumab helped patients: Study
    Severely ill Covid-19 patients fared better when they received remdesivir and tocilizumab, two experimental drugs given individually or in combination, than those who did not get them, observed doctors from KEM Hospital, a premier medical college and hospital.   The survival rate in patients receiving either or both the drugs was 64%; it dropped to 34% among those who did not get any of the two. In the group that benefitted, the rate of discharge among those given only remdesivir was 66%, for those who got only tocilizumab it was 80%, and 47% among those given both the drugs combined. Read More: 


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