Coronavirus India updates

  • India to witness COVID-19 peak in mid-November, says ICMR study The peak stage of COVID-19 in India has been delayed by the eight-week lockdown and has strengthened public health measures, and it may now arrive around mid-November when a paucity of isolation and ICU beds and ventilators can arise, a study says….read more
  • DBT’s National Pharma Mission to fund a COVID-19 vaccine project Bharat Biotech International Ltd (BBIL), Hyderabad, and Thomas Jefferson University, USA have signed an agreement to develop a COVID-19 vaccine based on an inactivated Rabies virus platform. The Department of Biotechnology ’s National Biopharma Mission will provide funding for the joint projectunder the DBT-BIRAC COVID-19 Research Consortia Initiative….read more
  • News Analysis | India may have undercounted cases The findings of a serological survey by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) from 69 districts across 21 States indicate that an estimated 7,00,000 people could have been infected by the SARS-CoV-2 virus in these districts even in early May….read more
  • 80 per cent working Indians experience income loss, says study Around 80 per cent of working Indians have experienced income loss and over 90 per cent of them are bracing themselves to bear more hardship in the future, said a study by Generali on consumer sentiments during the COVID-19 crisis….read more
  • 5.5 lakh (550,000) COVID-19 cases possible in Delhi by July 31, community transmission is on:Scientists Mathematical models of the progression of COVID-19 show it would be “possible” for Delhi to have 5.5 lakh cases by the end of July, several scientists have said while stating that community transmission of the disease may have started a while ago….read more
  • Number of recoveries exceed active cases for first time, says Union Health Ministry The number of recovered COVID-19 patients has exceeded the total active cases in India for the first time on Wednesday, according to the Union Health Ministry data…..read more
  • ‘Paper’ published in a predatory journal claims COVID-19 will end by mid-September A “paper” based on a mathematical model published in the journal Epidemiology International by two scientists from the Ministry of Health which has claimed that COVID-19 pandemic in India may come to an end by mid-September has raised serious concerns….read more
  • India’s rise in cases third fastest globally India now ranks third, behind Brazil and the U.S. in the daily increase in COVID-19 cases (7-day rolling average) across the world….read more
  • Coronavirus: India to use 500 train carriages as wards in Delhi India is to convert another 500 railway carriages to create 8,000 more beds for coronavirus patients in Delhi, amid a surge in infections….read more
  • Five key questions about India’s rising Covid-19 infections Weeks after India eased what was arguably the world’s harshest lockdown, and four months after its first recorded Covid-19 infection, its case number is skyrocketing…..read more