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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 14 July 2021


  1. Vaccine target 7L, but K’taka is struggling to jab 2L a day
    On International Yoga Day (June 21), the state government had announced that it would aim for 7 lakh vaccinations a day but a review of the number of doses administered since shows Karnataka is struggling to inoculate even 2 lakh people on most days.
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  2. Sputnik V developer partners with SII for over 300 mn jabs
    NEW DELHI : The developers of Russia’s Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine and Serum Institute of India (SII) announced a partnership agreement on Tuesday to manufacture more than 300 million doses in India, with production set to start in September.
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  3. India’s 1st Covid patient tests Positive again
    THIRUVANANTHAPURAM, DHNS: India’s first Covid-19 patient, a Malayali medical student in China’s Wuhan, has contracted the virus again. The woman, aged around 20, had first tested positive on January 30 soon after she returned to Kerala from Wuhan, the epicentre of the outbreak. She was discharged from hospital on February 20 and had resumed online classes.
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  4. State’s vaccine drive sputtering amid poor deliveries
    Karnataka is getting less than half of the doses it requires to sustain its Covid vaccination drive, according to sources in the government. In the last 14 days, the state has been administering about 2.56 lakh doses on average daily, according to official statistics. One officer in the government said that Karnataka had actually asked the Centre to supply five lakh doses per day – based on the consumption in the state.
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  5. Covid toll in second wave tops 2.5 lakh
    India has now recorded more than 2.5 lakh deaths from Covid-19 during the lethal second wave of infections in the country, nearly 1 lakh more than all previous fatalities since the outbreak of the pandemic, reports Amit Bhattacharya.  Till Tuesday night, deaths during the second wave had crossed 2.54 lakh, if March 1 is taken as the start of the wave. Prior to March 1, in what can be loosely termed the first wave in India, a little over 1.57 lakh deaths had been recorded. India has so far reported 4,11,435 deaths from the virus.
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  6. Sputnik, Astra ‘mix & match’ booster dose results by July end
    Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) is expecting to release the results of Sputnik V and Astrazeneca ‘mix and match’ vaccine by the end of July. In a press briefing, Kirill Dmitriev, CEO, RDIF informed that high efficacy is expected from the trials.
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  7. Covid infections getting localised in limited areas: Govt
    Even as there is a consistent decline in daily cases of Covid-19 since May, some states are recording a high share of cases, health officials said underlining need for proactive measures to contain the infection in localised clusters and remain vigilant against wider spread.
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  8. SSLC exam: OMR sheets to be pre-printed and colour-coded
    SSLC students, who will appear for their final examination next week, will get OMR sheets with their names and register number printed on it. It will also have a photograph of the student, which will be verified by the examination staff. SSLC students who appear for the examination will only have to sign on the OMR sheets.
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  9. Govt waives duty on Amphotericin B, raw materials for Covid testing kits New Delhi : The government has waived off basic customs duty on imports of raw materials for manufacturing Covid test kits and anti-fungal drug Amphotericin B for a limited period as part of its strategy to make the domestic industry ready for the third wave, one government official said.
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  10. Bengaluru turns Covid corner, sees rise in dengue, typhoid cases
    BENGALURU: While there has been a slide in Covid cases, hospitals are seeing a spike in the number of dengue and typhoid cases in Bengaluru in the past week. If this is not taken care of, then the Covid third wave and seasonal illnesses would prove a burden on health infrastructure. With the sudden change in weather, and intermittent rain leading to water stagnation, hospitals are reporting a 20-30 per cent increase in dengue cases over the past week.
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