Hydroxychloroquine ineffective against mild Covid-19, US study shows
The anti-malaria drug touted by US President Donald Trump as a Covid-19 treatment was ineffective for patients with a mild version of the disease in a study conducted by researchers at the University of Minnesota. About 24% of the patients given hydroxychloroquine in the study had persisting symptoms over a 14-day period, while roughly 30% of the group given a placebo were determined to have persistent symptoms over the same period. Read more
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207 new Covid-19 positive cases and 4 deaths reported in Jharkhand today. The total number of positive cases in the state is now 4783, death toll 42: State Health Department
Active Covid cases now constitute a third of India’s total tally, recovery rate rises to 63.25%: Govt
After Punjab minister Tript Rajinder Singh Bajwa, his wife and son also test positive for coronavirus: Officials
UK, US, Canada accuse Russia of hacking virus vaccine trials
Assam appeals to countrymen for plasma donation in Guwahati; to be given state guest honour
Assam health minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said, “Each willing donor from anywhere in the country will be treated as a state guest. We will provide free air tickets to and fro from Guwahati, free stay and a personal letter of appreciation from the state health minister along with plasma donor certificate.”
1498 new positive cases and 56 deaths reported in Mumbai today. Total number of positive cases rise to 97,751 including 68,537 discharged cases, 23,694 active cases and 5,520 deaths reported till now: BMC
Punjab CM Amarinder Singh asks DGP to create special ‘COVID reserve’ unit in the force for next few months by withdrawing police personnel deployed on non-essential duties
Delhi reported 1,652 new Covid-19 cases and 58 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking active cases to 17,407 and death toll to 3,545. There are 658 containment zones: Delhi Health Department
China permits reopening of cinemas in low-risk areas from July 20
China has permitted movie theatres in low-risk areas to resume business beginning July 20 with 30 per cent capacity as the coronavirus cases abated in the country. China has the world’s second-largest film market after Hollywood with a box office revenue of over 60.9 billion yuan (over $10 billion) in 2018. There are around 70,000 film theatres across the country.
Jailed poet, P Varavara Rao (79), accused in the Elgar Parishad case, has tested positive for Covid-19
He was admitted to JJ Hospital on Monday night. In an online press conference, his family, complaining of his deteriorating health, sought medical help for him
Return of lockdowns forces ICRA to revise growth estimate to -9.5% from -5%
A Delhi court grants bail to 92 foreign nationals from Indonesia, who participated in the Tablighi Jamaat congregation at Nizamuddin Markaz, reports ANI
Read: With steady decline, active Covid-19 cases now constitute a third of total tally, says Health ministry
Read: Punjab caps Covid-19 treatment rates for private hospitals
The rates across these categories of hospitals for Severe Sickness (ICU without need for ventilator) have been capped, respectively, at Rs 15000, Rs 14000 and Rs 13000, while for very severe or critical patients; these are fixed at Rs 18000, Rs, 16500 and Rs 15000 respectively.
The rates are inclusive of PPE cost, according to an official spokesperson. In order to encourage private hospitals to cater to Mild Sickness cases also, the Dr Talwar Committee has also fixed per day admission rates for such cases at Rs 6500, Rs 5500 and Rs 4500 respectively.
Punjab caps Covid treatment rates for private hospitals
For moderate sickness requiring isolation beds, including supportive care and oxygen, the rates per day of admission are fixed at Rs 10,000 for all private medical colleges, National Accreditation Board for Hospitals and Healthcare Providers (NABH) private hospitals with teaching programme from National Board of Examinations (NBE), Rs 9000 for NABH accredited hospitals (including private medical colleges without PG or DNB Course) and Rs 8000 for non- NABH accredited hospitals.
We are assuming that by Diwali this year, we will have 55-60 per cent of pre-COVID domestic flights operating in India: Aviation Minister
Read: Bilateral air bubbles will carry travellers till entry restrictions in place, says Hardeep Singh Puri