- State reports 224 fresh Covid-19 cases, five deaths
Karnataka has reported 224 new cases of COVID-19 and five deaths, taking the total number of infections to 29,94,001 and death toll to 38,182, the health department said on Tuesday.
- 33% Case Fatality Rate(CFR ) in govt ICUs better than global avg
The fatality rate in Covid ICUs of government hospitals was 32.8% during the pandemic, according to data with the state health and family welfare department. Officials said the global average is 42%-62%.
- ‘Delta’ can catch even fully-vaxxed, says study
Fighting against the ‘Delta’ variant of coronavirus requires a vaccine, plus an infection prevention and control strategy, even in populations with high uptake of inoculations, findings of a new study have revealed.
- Over 60% of total daily COVID-19 cases in Karnataka are from Bengaluru Urban
Although there has been a steady decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the State, Bengaluru Urban has been witnessing fluctuations week on week. Over 60% of the total cases reported in the State are from Bengaluru Urban alone.
- 84 students from 2 Odisha institutes test Covid +ve
At least 53 students of a high school in Sundargarh district and 31 medical students of Vimsar, Burla, in Sambalpur district, tested positive for Covid-19 on Tuesday
- 5 states, including Maharashtra, Kerala, have 85% new cases: MoS
Kerala is contributing around 57% of the fresh Covid-19 cases in the country, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu contributions are around 8% each. Similarly, West Bengal and Mizoram are each having 7% of the cases.
- WHO fears 700k more Covid deaths in Europe, topping 2m
The WHO’s Europe office says projections show its 53-country region could face another 7,00,000 deaths in the coronavirus pandemic by next spring, topping 2 million in total. WHO Europe, which is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, also cited growing evidence of a decline in protection against infection and mild disease through vaccines.
- Norovirus: Border districts on high alert
In the wake of Norovirus cases being reported in 13 students of a veterinary college in Wayanad district of neighbouring Kerala, Karnataka has directed health officials in the border Dakshina Kannada and Kodagu districts to be on high alert.
- Big third wave unlikely: Experts
Is the worst of the Covid crisis behind India? As cases dip three weeks after Diwali, the answer is a possible yes, say experts, attributing the downslide to a large chunk of population already exposed to the virus during the second wave and a stepped up vaccination campaign.
- Covaxin’s efficacy 50% in Delta wave
The efficacy of Covaxin in preventing symptomatic Covid-19 is 47%-50%, according to real-world data derived from infections in a group of over 2,700 hospital workers when India was hit by the Delta variant, according to a study published on Tuesday in the Lancet Infectious Diseases journal.