- 55 new Covid-19 cases, 7 deaths in Karnataka
bengaluru: Karnataka logged 255 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths on Tuesday, taking the total number of infections to 29,92,276 and the toll to 38,153
- India resumes vaccine exports to 4 countries
Myanmar, Bangladesh, Nepal and Iran have been the first recipients of resumed vaccine exports from India almost eight months after they were halted due to rising cases of Covid-19.
- Second dose coverage remains at 51% in Karnataka
Although over 40 lakh people are due for the second dose of COVID-19 vaccination in Karnataka, it has become a challenging task for the state to get them inoculated.
- 56% of popn in Mys dist fully inoculated
More than half (56%) of the target population in Mysuru district has been fully vaccinated (both doses) against Covid-19, KH Prasad, district health and family welfare officer revealed on Tuesday.
- 30 suicides/day due to poverty, unemployment
Over 10,600 people died by suicide in India in 2020 because they were unemployed, poor or due to bankruptcy and indebtedness, marking an 8% increase over 2019.
- Up to 44% Indians at heart disease risk
About 25%-44% of Indians worldwide are at the risk of malignant heart disease from a genetic condition, said veteran cardiologists in the United States, who have been conducting long-term studies of the Indian diaspora.
- State cuts down on number of Covid-19 tests
The state has downsized the number of tests it intends to do from 1.75 lakh per day to 60,000 per day. Health commissioner D Randeep said the Technical Advisory Committee (TAC) has made this recommendation on the basis of a declining Covid test positivity rate in the state.
- Covid-19: R-value improves for most of the country barring four states
With only 40% of India’s adult population being fully vaccinated, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday sought help from non-governmental organisations (NGO’s) to spread the door-to-door Covid-19 vaccination campaign.
- Fully vaxxed Indians now more than those with 1 jab
For the first time since the start of India’s vaccination programme, the number of people in the country who are fully vaccinated against Covid-19 has surpassed those who are partially vaccinated, data shows.
- Pfizer to allow generic version of its Covid pill in 95 countries
Pfizer announced a deal on Tuesday to allow its promising Covid-19 treatment to be made and sold inexpensively in 95 poorer nations that are home to more than half of the world’s population.The agreement follows a similar arrangement negotiated by Merck last month, and together the deals have the potential to vastly expand global production