The Supreme Court granted the custody of a five-year-old boy who lost his parents to COVID-19, to his paternal grandparents, quashing the order of Gujarat High Court. Following the death of his parents during the second wave of Coronavirus, the Gujarat HC had granted custody to his maternal aunt. The apex court quashing the HC order, said that in Indian society, paternal grandparents always take "better care" of their grandchildren.
SARS-CoV-2 variation with properties comparable to the Delta variant might trigger a more severe pandemic with more breakthrough infections/reinfections than variants with either trait alone, according to a study published in Journal Cell. The Delta variant has increased transmissibility and the capacity to infect those who have already been infected or vaccinated. "This can lead to an increase in the severity of the COVID disease", said a… read-more
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Owing to the COVID-19 Delta variant, China is facing its biggest outbreak of coronavirus. Between October 17 and November 14, the country recorded 1,308 domestically transmitted cases in the mainland, reported Reuters. The outbreak has affected so far 21 provinces, regions, and municipalities. To contain the spread of the variant, China closed entertainment and cultural venues. It also imposed restrictions on tourism and public transport in… read-more
Union Health Ministry on October 27, recorded 13,451 new Coronavirus cases in India, taking the total tally to 3,42,15,653. Furthermore, the active cases have been declined to 1,62,661, which is the lowest in 242 days. The daily rise in Coronavirus cases have been below the 30 thousand mark since March 2021. "Our figures are being reconciled with the Indian council of medical Research," said the ministry on its website.
According to a report, diabolical Delta variant has become the main cause of transcending death. The Covid-19 death count has touched 5 million on October 2, putting unvaccinated people in jeopardy. The report stated that 2.5 million deaths were recorded in a year, and the next 2.5 million deaths were recorded in just 236 days. Globally, 8000 deaths have been reported daily (approx), which is five deaths per minute.
The Delta variant, among all the other three variants of COVID-19, also the variant of concern has been found in more than 180 countries, and the others constitute only a small percentage. WHO Technical Lead, Maria Van Kerkhove said, "Less than one percent each of Alpha, Beta, and Gamma are currently circulating. It's really predominantly Delta around the world." Besides, several viruses spreading because Delta "has become fitter, she added… read-more
Experts cautioned that 15 out of 32 Delta sub-lineages of the Covid-19 virus have been found and are evolving in Karnataka. However, experts discovered a reduction in the number of mutations like AY.4 and AY.12. On the other hand, experts from Genomics Surveillance Committee warned that these reductions could be a sign of a virus transformation. An emerging variant in South Africa C.1.2 is a matter of concern, experts added.
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A new study has found that Delta variation doesn't cause more severe illness, even though pediatric hospitalizations in the United States have risen dramatically since the variant became prevalent. However, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention also showed that unvaccinated adolescents were 10 times more likely to be hospitalized than those who were vaccinated. Besides, children aged 12-17 and 0-4 had a greater risk than those aged 5… read-more
Amid the menace of the COVID-19 Delta variant, Japan found a new mutation of the virus on August 31. However, it's the first case in the country and the ninth case in the world. The mutation, N501S, was reported in a person who's already infected with the Delta variant, said Professor Hiroaki Takeuchi at Tokyo MDU Hospital. Besides, its impact on transmissibility is yet to be revealed through further study.
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The Union Health Ministry has confirmed that India has recorded a historic figure of one crore Covid jabs administered to the people until the evening of August 27. This makes it the highest number of vaccinations administered in a single day. "Record vaccination numbers today! Crossing 1 crore is a momentous feat. Kudos to those getting vaccinated and those making the vaccination drive a success," PM Narendra Modi tweeted.
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