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Covid 19 Top 10 News Updates for Bangalore – 9 August 2021

  1. Covishield, Covaxin mix gives ‘better immunogenicity’: ICMR
    A combination of Covishield and Covaxin Covid-19 vaccines elicited “better immunogenicity” than two doses of the same vaccines, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
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  2. In vax milestone, state covers half of target population
    Over 50% of Karnataka’s target population has received at least one dose of a Covid-19 vaccine as of Sunday afternoon, data shows.
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  3. Doubling vaccine rate can reduce caseload 10-fold: Experts
    Doubling the vaccination rate will reduce the probability of a third Covid wave and reduce the active caseload 10-fold, researchers have informed the state Covid-19 Technical Advisory Committee (TAC).
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  4. 6 months on, K’taka yet to fully jab healthcare and frontline staff
    About 2.3 lakh healthcare and frontline workers in Karnataka have not got even one dose of Covid-19 vaccine as on July 31. Health department data shows that nearly 1.3 lakh HCWs and over 1 lakh FLWs are in this category.
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  5. Docs say vaccine hesitancy is high among lactating women
    Although the government has allowed lactating women to take the Covid-19 vaccine, fear among families and new mothers of taking the shot needs to be addressed, doctors say.
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  6. Despite third wave looming, BJP plans rallies in 24 districts
    Even while the state government is tightening safety measures in a bid to prevent a third wave of Covid-19 infections — there has been an uptick in fresh cases in some districts, notably Dakshina Kannada in the past couple of weeks.
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  7. State ranked 2nd in hospital claims for cashless Covid care
    Karnataka accounts for the second highest number of hospital claims raised in the country under Ayushman Bharat-Arogya Karnataka (AB-ArK) after Andhra Pradesh (AP) for cashless Covid treatment, data from Suvarna Arogya Suraksha Trust (SAST) revealed.
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  8. Schools, parents in a tussle over fee
    School managements and parents are involved in a tussle over the fee structure for the 2021–22 academic year. While school managements are charging a higher fee when compared with that collected in the year when the pandemic hit.
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  9. Data reveals decline in state Covid recoveries
    Bengaluru : Since the beginning of August, Bengaluru has recorded 3,147 new Covid-19 infections with an average of around 400 per day.
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  10. SSLC results to be announced today
    Results of the SSLC examination conducted last month will be announced on Monday. Around 8.5 lakh students appeared for the examination this year.
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