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World cases top 15 mn, India, Israel to develop testing kit with quick results: Top Covid-19 updates

While pharma companies race to develop a vaccine to deal with the coronavirus illness, the variety of folks contaminated with Covid-19 has crossed over 15 million. A complete of 15,439,456 have thus far contracted the illness whereas 631,926 fatalities have been recorded throughout the globe, in accordance to newest figures launched by Johns Hopkins University.

Here are top updates on the Covid-19 scenario in India and the world

India’s day by day Covid-19 cases now second solely to the US

India now has the second highest day by day Covid-19 case depend after the United States. Between July 16 and July 22, India registered 269,969 new infections in opposition to Brazil’s 260,962 which —the second and third most day by day cases on the earth.

However, the US continues to report the utmost variety of new cases with practically half 1,000,000 new cases (478,899) coming up to now week.

Global Covid-19 cases top 15 million

As many as 15,437,206 folks have been contaminated with the coronavirus illness on the earth, in accordance to Johns Hopkins University’s dashboard. The international toll has mounted to 631,926. The most variety of cases proceed to be reported from the US (4,034,831), adopted by Brazil (2,287,475) and India (1,238,798).

India, Israel to develop Covid-19 speedy testing kit for leads to lower than 30 seconds

The embassy of Israel in India on Thursday said that the 2 nations will collectively develop speedy testing kit which is able to give the Covid-19 report in lower than 30 seconds.

“A special planned flight from Tel Aviv to New Delhi is set to carry a high ranking Ministry of Defence, R&D team which has been working with India’s chief scientist K. Vijay Raghavan and DRDO to develop rapid testing for #Covid_19 in under 30 seconds,” the embassy tweeted.

5 nations have 50% of worldwide cases

Five worst-hit nations account for greater than half of the world’s complete Covid-19 infections and deaths. The nations with most cases are United States with 4,034,831 cases,Brazil with 2,287,475 confirmed cases, whereas India has 1,238,798 cases, adopted byRussia and South Africa with 793,720 and 408,052 cases respectively.

India’s Covid-19 positivity rate on the rise. Why it’s still good news

India’s Covid-19 positivity rate is steadily rising. The weekly common is round 11.7% now as in opposition to 8.1% a month in the past, whereas in early May it was as little as 3%. However, regardless of what this development suggests, the rising positivity rate within the nation, under the present context, is definitely good news as a result of the positivity rate will increase with testing until a degree, then plateaus, after which finally begins declining as a rustic, state, or city begins testing adequately. India has solely examined round 1.1% of its inhabitants thus far.

Air India pilots write to Hardeep Puri over psychological influence of pay cuts, obligatory go away

Air India’s government pilots committee has written to aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri explaining how pay cuts and obligatory go away with out pay scheme might have doubtlessly disastrous psychological influence and lead to “determined and excessive acts.

They have appealed to the minister to rescind the choice to revise wages whereas informing him about 60 pilots deployed in authorities’s Vande Bharat Mission flights have examined constructive for Covid-19. At least one pilot has misplaced a member of the family to Covid-19 and people of many others have additionally been contaminated, the letter said.

Diagnostics producer warns of Covid-19 checks scarcity

Chief government officer of Roche Holding AG Severin Schwanon on Thursday said that the world wants to turn into extra considered about the way it makes use of Covid-19 checks as a result of there still aren’t sufficient to go round. Demand for checks is increased than the business can provide and which will proceed for months, he said.

Face masks now obligatory in UK outlets, supermarkets

The Boris Johnson authorities within the UK has made it necessary for folks to put on a face masks whereas visiting outlets, supermarkets, indoor purchasing centres and transport hubs. The nation thus far has reported 298,721confirmed cases of the coronavirus illness.

Serum Institute plans to manufacture one billion Covid-19 vaccine doses over subsequent year

Serum Institute of India, the world’s largest vaccine producer by quantity hopes to manufacture one billion doses of the Covid-19 vaccine over the approaching year, CEO Adar Poonawal has said. The institute has partnered with biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca to manufacture the experimental Covid-19 vaccine candidate developed by the University of Oxford.

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