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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 2 November 2021

  • India reports 10,423 new cases, lowest in 259 days
    India has registered 10,423 new Covid-19 cases and 443 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of daily new cases is the lowest in 259 days, as per government data. The current recovery rate in India is 98.21%, the highest since March 2020.
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  • For 1st time in 70 days, no Covid-19 deaths in B’luru
    The Karnataka capital reported no Covid-19 deaths on Monday, a first in the past 70 days. The last time this happened was on August 23. The state reported 188 fresh cases, of which 95 were from Bengaluru. Having conducted 73,924 tests in the past 24 hours, the state’s daily positivity rate was less than 0.3%.
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  • Dermatologists handle 84% more patients, suspect Covid-19 behind spike
    An 84% increase in people visiting dermatologists for skin and hair problems has been noted in recent weeks, which experts attribute to post-Covid-19 and even post-vaccination effects.
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  • Covid cases in B’luru Urban plummet to double digit
    For the first time in several months, Bengaluru Urban district reported new infections in double digits and zero fatalities on Monday. The daily fresh cases in the past few months used to be in three digits even after the second Covid wave ebbed.
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  • Aggressive COVID-19 testing suggested in Bengaluru, Hangal, and Sindgi
    With total failure of all COVID-19 protocols in the past four days during the final journey of the late Kannada actor Puneeth Rajkumar, experts say there should be aggressive and increased testing of all symptomatic people in Bengaluru in the next fortnight.
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  • Centre To Launch ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ Mega Covid-19 Vaccine Drive Today
    The Centre will launch its mega Covid-19 ‘Har Ghar Dastak’ campaign against Covid-19 on Tuesday on the occasion of Dhanwantari Diwas. The door-to-door vaccination campaign will be carried out for a month and aimed towards full vaccination in poor-performing districts.
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  • Covid-19 global toll tops 5m in under two years
    The global Covid-19 death toll topped 5 million on Monday, less than two years into a crisis that has not only devastated poor countries but also humbled wealthy ones with first-rate healthcare systems. Such a loss would wipe out almost the entire population of Melbourne or most of the nation of Singapore.
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  • Thailand, Oz & Israel ease travel restrictions
    Thailand, Australia and Israel eased international border restrictions significantly on Monday for the first time in 18 months, offering a broad test of demand for travel worldwide amid the Covid pandemic. The relaxation contrasts with tightening lockdowns elsewhere, notably in eastern Europe where infections have hit record numbers, and in parts of China, which has taken a zero-tolerance approach despite relatively few cases.
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  • Novavax Covid-19 vaccine receives first emergency use authorization
    NEW DELHI: Novavax Inc and partner Serum Institute of India said on Monday they received emergency use authorization for their Covid-19 vaccine in Indonesia, making it the first approval anywhere in the world for Novavax.
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  • Australia recognises Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin
    The Government of Australia has recognised Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. This recognition from the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) of the Department of Health will enable travellers fully vaccinated with Covaxin to travel to the country.
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