- State witnesses a significant dip in active cases
With a steady decline in the number of new COVID-19 cases in the State, active cases too have plummeted significantly, going below the 25,000 mark in the last four days. As of Tuesday, the number of active cases was 22,487 with Bengaluru Urban contributing 35.7% (8,047) of this caseload.
- Jabs for children as early as August
Vaccination of children against COVID-19 may start as early as August, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya told a meeting of the BJP parliamentary party on Tuesday.
- 15 crore vaccine doses to be available in August
Nearly 15 crore doses of Covid-19 vaccines will be available in August, health officials said on Tuesday, underscoring the importance of vaccination as it reduces the chances of Covid deaths by 98%, as shown in a new study.
- AstraZeneca jab antibody levels may decline after 2-3 months
The total antibody levels start to wane six weeks after complete immunisation with Pfizer and AstraZeneca vaccines, and can reduce by more than 50% over 10 weeks, according to a study published in The Lancet journal.
- Dengue a new worry, could double trouble with Covid
Dengue appears to be the new scourge, with a rise in the number of cases across Karnataka. Bengaluru reported 352 confirmed cases and several districts are also seeing a spike in cases.
- Covid played major role in heart attack cases: Doctors
Although the mortality rate for patients suffering from heart attacks has increased in comparison to pre-Covid days, medical experts claim more people have died of heart attacks due to Covid.
- Outskirts of B’luru are still seeing more cases
While the city’s Covid-19 caseload is declining, infections on the outskirts, especially in apartment complexes, are still on the higher side. In the past 10 days, wards such as Begur (96 cases), Horamavu (83), Varthur (72), Bellandur (67) and Hoodi (63) have accounted for most of the cases in Bengaluru.
- Ensure kids orphaned in Covid get care & education, SC tells states
Taking into account the submission of the National Commission for Protection of Child Rights that more than 75,000 children who lost one or both parents during the Covid pandemic are in need of care, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sought response from state governments on the steps taken by them to provide relief, including financial assistance under various schemes, to the children
- Govt panel recommends nod to SII for phase 2/3 trials of Covovax on children aged 2-17
An expert panel of India’s Central Drug Authority on Tuesday recommended granting permission to Serum Institute of India (SII) for conducting phase 2/3 trials of Covid vaccine Covovax on children aged 2 to 17 years with certain conditions, official sources said.
- Fix minimum healthcare standard for hospitals
At a time when 70% of patient care is provided by private sector healthcare institutions, the Supreme Court on Tuesday sought responses from the Centre, states and Union Territories on a PIL seeking implementation of minimum standards of healthcare and display of rate chart for treatments by all hospitals.