China Approves First Nasal Spray COVID-19 Vaccine For Trials

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China approved the first nasal spray vaccine for a trial to combat Covid-19 that has claimed over 904,000 lives and infected more than 27 million people globally.

Amid an increase in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, health minister Satyendar Jain said that ICU beds in hospitals to be increased, plasma therapy to continue in Delhi, as directed by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

The Health Ministry on Thursday, 10 September, urged states and Union territories to mandatorily retest all symptomatic negative cases of rapid antigen tests using the more accurate RT-PCR test.

"This is necessary to ensure that such symptomatic negative cases do not remain untested and do not spread the disease among their contacts. This will also ensure early detection and isolation/hospitalisation of such false negatives. The aim of states/UTs should be to ensure that no potentially positive case is missed out," the Centre said.

Meanwhile, India on Thursday reported 95,735 new cases of coronavirus, the biggest one-day spike yet, taking the tally in the country to 44,65,864. The death toll increased by 1,172 to 75,062. According to the Health Ministry data, there are currently, 9,19,018 active cases across the country, while 34,71,783 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated.

Snapshot
  • Kolkata to resume metro operations on 14 September, no services on Sundays
  • The West Bengal government has lifted its lockdown on 12 September in view of the NEET examination scheduled to be held on 13 September
  • The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) resumed services on the red, green and violet lines on Thursday
  • The total number of samples tested for COVID-19 up to 9 September stands at 5,29,34,433, including 11,29,756 samples tested on Wednesday, the ICMR said
  • Globally, over 27.7 million cases of coronavirus have been recorded so far, with India the second worst-affected country after US

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4:19 AM, 10 Sep

11.29 Lakh Samples Tested on Wednesday: ICMR

The total number of samples tested for COVID-19 up to 9 September stands at 5,29,34,433, including 11,29,756 samples tested on Wednesday, the Indian Council of Medical Research said.

4:31 AM, 10 Sep
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95,735 New COVID-19 Cases Take India’s Tally to 44.65 Lakh; Biggest One-Day Spike

India on Thursday reported 95,735 new cases of coronavirus, the biggest one-day spike yet, taking the tally in the country to 44,65,864. The death toll increased by 1,172 to 75,062.

According to the Health Ministry data, there are currently, 9,19,018 active cases across the country, while 34,71,783 patients have been discharged, and one had migrated.

China Approves First Nasal Spray COVID-19 Vaccine For Trials
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6:36 AM, 10 Sep

60% of Total COVID-19 Cases Reported From Only 5 States: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry on Thursday pointed out that 60 percent of the total COVID-19 cases in the country have been reported from only five states.

Maharashtra alone has contributed more than 23,000 cases and Andhra Pradesh has contributed over 10,000 in the last 24 hours, it said.

6:46 AM, 10 Sep

3,991 New COVID-19 Cases in Odisha, Biggest Spike

Odisha has recorded its biggest one-day spike of 3,991 new COVID-19 cases, taking its tally to more than 1.39 lakh. The death toll increased by 11 to 591.


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