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52,000 new Covid cases takes India's total to over 18.50 lakh
04-08-2020 10:10

With 52,050 new coronavirus (Covid-19) cases and 803 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall caseload stood at 18,55,745 while the total fatalities increased to 38,938, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed on Tuesday.

The country had crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday. Currently, 5,86,298 cases are active and 12,30,509 people have recovered from the disease.

India has one of the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at 2.09 per cent as compared to the global average.

With a recovery rate of 66.3 per cent, a total of 44,306 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said. In the last 24 hours, 6,61,892 samples have been tested.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 4,41,228 cases and 15,576 deaths, of which 260 occurred in the last 24 hours.

Tamil Nadu comes in second with 257,613 cases and 4,132 deaths. The state registered 98 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh saw a decline in the number of active cases.

Mizoram, Tripura and Uttarakhand too witnessed active cases plummeting.

While on the global front, India remains the third worst-hit nation. As of Tuesday morning, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 18.1 million mark, while the deaths have increased to over 691,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

As of Tuesday morning, the total number of cases stood at 18,193,291 and the fatalities rose to 6,91,642, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update.
 
 
COVID-19 cases in India cross 18 lakh mark
03-08-2020 10:30

With 52,972 new coronavirus cases and 771 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall caseload stood at 1,803,695, while the total fatalities increased to 38,135, data from the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare revealed on Monday.

The country had crossed the 17 lakh mark on Sunday. Notably, as many as 1,07,707 coronavirus cases were added in a day.

Currently, 5,79,357 cases are active, 11,86,203 people have recovered from the disease and were discharged.

India has one of the lowest Case Fatality Rate (CFR) at 2.13 per cent as compared to the global average.

With a recovery rate of 65.44 per cent, a total of 40,574 people were discharged in the last 24 hours, the Ministry said.

A total of 2,02,02,858 samples have been tested so far, of which 3,81,027 were tested in the last 24 hours.

Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state with 4,41,228 cases and 15,576 deaths, of which 260 occurred in the last 24 hours.

Tamil Nadu comes in second with 257,613 cases and 4,132 deaths. The state registered 98 fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Amid the grim situation, Delhi, Haryana and Himachal Pradesh saw a decline in the number of active cases. Mizoram, Tripura and Uttarakhand too witnessed plummeting active cases.

While on the global front, India remains the third worst-hit nation.

As of Monday morning, the overall number of global coronavirus cases stood at 18,002,567 and the fatalities rose to 687,930, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

The US accounted for the world's highest number of infections and fatalities at 4,665,932 and 154,841, respectively.
 
Record 57,117 new Covid cases in India in a day
01-08-2020 10:50 
 
India witnessed a record daily jump of 57,117 new Coronavirus cases on Saturday apart from 764 deaths, even as its total tally neared 17 lakh.
 
So far, 16,95,988 corona cases have been reported in India, of which 35,747 patients have succumbed, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.
 
The Ministry said that 10,94,374 patients had recovered till now, including 36,559 who were discharged from quarantine centres or hospitals in the last 24 hours. The recovery rate is 64.54 per cent.
 
A total of 5,65,103 patients are still undergoing treatment at hospitals and quarantine centres.
 
As many as 16 states and UTs have a recovery rate more than the national average. Highest numbers of recovered patients are in Delhi, Haryana, Assam, Telangana, Tamil Nadu, and Gujarat.
 
The government said that samples tested for coronavirus up to July 31 totalled 1,93,58,659. On Friday, 5,25,689 people were tested across the country.
 
States and Union Territories with zero COVID-19 deaths are now reporting fatalities. A week ago, Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Sikkim, and Manipur reported zero deaths but now, corona casualties have been reported in these states/UT also. Till July 31, Manipur and Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported four deaths each and Sikkim one.
 
Mizoram has not yet recorded any corona death.
 
On Friday, India had reported a single-day spike of 55,079 coronavirus cases and 779 deaths.
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    Free Virtual OPD, helpline launched for pregnant women and mothers of infants by NGO Armman
    Travel restrictions due to nationwide lockdown, unavailability of medicines and lack of access to good healthcare facilities due to Covid-19 have left thousands of pregnant women anxious across the country.  Pregnant women were missing their antenatal visits and scans and this was making them anxious and nervous. 
     
    As per the new guidelines issued for Lockdown 2.0, hospitals, nursing homes, clinics, tele-medicine facilities, dispensaries will be allowed to function but with social distancing and with only 50 per cent of the staff. 
     
    However, earlier all private clinics and OPDs were shut down during Lockdown 1.0 leading to an extremely critical situation. The latest guidelines issued by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) state that pregnant women with heart disease are at “highest risk”.
     
     
    In the current situation, pregnant women and mothers with young children are particularly vulnerable as they need regular checkups but the outpatient departments of most hospitals are either focused on the general population for Covid-19 or not operating at full capacity. 
     
    To address this gap, Armman, a Mumbai-based NGO has launched a pan-India free virtual OPD system (for pregnant women and kids) this week with the help of volunteer doctors. Pregnant women and new mothers can call a toll-free number, 1-800-212-1425, to reach obstetricians and paediatricians for free virtual OPD. 
     
    This comes after the NGO received an overwhelming response to a similar initiative last week in Mumbai and Aurangabad.
     
    Free Virtual OPD for pregnant women and children across India 
     
    Key details are mentioned below:
     
    ● Free Virtual OPD Toll-free Number: 1-800-212-1425
    ● Target Group: Pregnant women and Children 
    ● Timings: Monday-Saturday
        ○ 11 am - 3 pm: Pregnant Women (ANC OPD)
        ○ 3 pm - 7 pm: Children (Paediatric OPD)
    ● Doctors Available: Obstetricians and Paediatricians
    ● Available Languages: Hindi and English
     
    Armann’s founder Dr Aparna Hegde, a practicing uro-gynaecologist told Moneylife “Currently we have the capacity to receive 250 calls a day, each of minimum 10 minutes duration”.
     
    They already have 50 obstetricians as a part of the virtual OPD and an equal number of pediatricians are expected to join.
     
     
    During her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at Sion hospital in Mumbai, Dr. Aparna Hegde witnessed how pervasive systemic problems in the provision of health care to underprivileged pregnant women and children led to deaths that were actually preventable. 
     
    Outside of Corona virus, India has the worst numbers of maternal health in the world. A woman dies every 15 minutes in India during child birth. Two kids die every minute in India
     
    She particularly observed that there were three kinds of delays: Hospitals are over-crowded which also means that pregnant women end up waiting for long hours for their turn. When there is an emergency, it is difficult to get admission into a hospital. 
     
     
    Even when patients are taken to a hospital, the hospitals are often not sufficiently equipped (especially in rural districts). Just as her residency at Sion hospital was ending, mobile phones started making an appearance in India. 
     
    Within a few years, every home in India (including rural regions) had a mobile phone. She hit on an idea of how these ubiquitous cell phones could be used to save pregnant women’s lives. 
     
    She founded ARMMAN (Advancing Reduction in Mortality and Morbidity of Mothers, Children and Neonates; www.armman.org), a non-profit dedicated to designing cost-effective solutions at scale for complex health care problems. Armman also means a deep desire or wish to see that no woman or kid dies in the country for lack of healthcare services.
     
    Dr. Hegde is also one of very few trained uro-gynecologists and pelvic floor reconstructive surgeons in the country today. She was awarded the International Urogynecological Association (IUGA) Fellowship in Urogynecology and Reconstructive Pelvic Surgery, which she completed in the renowned department of Urogynecology at Cleveland Clinic Florida in 2013 before returning to India. 
     
    Dr Hegde came back from the US after her fellowship in Urogynecology and in addition to her private practice, wanted to build a comprehensive department of Urogynecology with a University recognized fellowship and research, India's first, that will give the best care to the poorest. Tata Trusts and Govt of Maharashtra came together to give her space at Cama hospital and also funding support from Tata Trusts to build it. 
     
     
    Armman’s four projects; mMitra, HERO, Arogya Sakhi home based care and mother and child high risk factor tracking, will impact the lives of millions over the next three years. mMitra was awarded the “People Choice’s Award” at the Saving Lives at Birth grant event in Washington DC in 2011.
     
    Armman has now expanded access to preventative care information for mothers during pregnancy and infancy, through mobile technology. It is using a ‘tech plus touch’ model to work at scale – leveraging the existing frontline health worker network of the government and partner NGOs, alongside the ubiquity of mobile phones. 
     
    The NGO works in 16 states of India, partners with 100 hospitals and 43 NGOs, and has reached more than 18 million women and their kids. 
     
    Earlier this month, Armman won the prestigious $ 1.5 million Skoll Award for Social Entrepreneurship 2020 for its exceptional work in the maternal and child health space. 
     
     
    Using free voice call services mMitra and Kilkari, Armman sends timed and targeted preventive care information weekly to mothers during pregnancy and infancy. 
     
    In partnership with the Indian government, Armman has also implemented a mobile academy to train frontline health workers in life-saving preventive health behaviors.
     
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    Coronavirus found in Indian bats, scrutiny crucial for outbreak alerts
    The detection of potentially pathogenic coronavirus in Indian bats stresses the need for enhancing screening for novel viruses in them, according to a study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).
     
    This study was a step towards understanding the coronavirus circulation in Indian bats. "One Health approach with collaborative activities by the animal health and human health sectors in these surveillance activities shall be of use to public health," the study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research said.
     
    "This would help in the development of diagnostic assays for novel viruses with outbreak potential and be useful in disease interventions. Proactive surveillance remains crucial for identifying the emerging novel viruses with epidemic potential and measures for risk mitigation," said the study authored by Pragya D Yadav as the first author.
     
    A study by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has found the presence of a bat coronavirus in bat species from Kerala, Himachal Pradesh, Puducherry and Tamil Nadu.
     
    There have been studies and theories that the coronavirus pandemic which spread from Wuhan in China had originated from bats.
     
    The ICMR study for the first time has found the presence of a different kind of coronavirus, bat coronavirus (BtCoV) in two bat species from these four states.
     
    According to the study published in the Indian Journal of Medical Research, there is no evidence to suggest that the bat coronaviruses can cause disease in humans.
     
    Bats from the Rousettus and Pteropus species from the four states were found positive. These bat coronaviruses are not related to the SARS-CoV2 which is causing the Covid 19 pandemic.
     
    The Pteropus bat species were earlier found positive for Nipah virus in 2018 and 2019 in Kerala.
     
    "Bats are considered to be the natural reservoir for many viruses, of which some are potential human pathogens. In India, an association of Pteropus medius bats with the Nipah virus was reported in the past. It is suspected that the recently emerged severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) also has its association with bats," the objective of the study titled 'Detection of coronaviruses in Pteropus and Rousettus species of bats from different states of India' said.
     
    In conclusion, the study showed detection of pathogenic CoVs in two species of Indian bats. Continuous active surveillance is required to identify the emerging novel viruses with epidemic potential.
     
    "There is a need of proactive surveillance of zoonotic infections in bats. Detection and identifications of such aetiological agents will provide leads for the development of diagnostic along with preparedness and readiness to deal with such emergent viruses thereby quickly containing them," the study said.
     
    The detection and identification of such viruses from bats also recommends cross-sectional antibody surveys (human and domestic animals) in localities where the viruses have been detected. Similarly, if epidemiological situation demands, evidence-based surveillance should also be conducted. There is a need of developing strong mechanisms for working jointly with various stakeholders such as wildlife, poultry, animal husbandry and human health departments.
     
    In the present scenario of changing demography and ecological manipulations, it is challenging to have checks on the encounters of bats with other animals and humans. Therefore, active and continuous surveillance remains crucial for outbreak alerts for bat-associated viral agents with epidemic potential, which would be helpful in timely interventions, the study said.
     
    Although CoVs in the subfamily Coronavirinae do not usually produce clinical symptoms in their natural hosts (bats), accidental transmission of these viruses to humans and other animals may result in respiratory, enteric, hepatic or neurologic diseases of variable severity. It is still not understood as to why only certain CoVs can infect people, the study said.
     
    Disclaimer: Information, facts or opinions expressed in this news article are presented as sourced from IANS and do not reflect views of Moneylife and hence Moneylife is not responsible or liable for the same. As a source and news provider, IANS is responsible for accuracy, completeness, suitability and validity of any information in this article.

     

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