COVID-19 Delta Variant Dominant in Eight Indian States: Live India News 25 June 2021

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Covaxin and Covidshield- COVID-19 Vaccines Safe for Pregnant Women: ICMR

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Deaths From the Delta Variant

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Delta Variant Prevalent in 8 States of India

The COVID-19 variants are emerging across the globe. The COVID variants of concern are found in all states and UTs raising fear. As of now, the variant is predominantly found in eight states- Andhra Pradesh, Delhi, Haryana, Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Telangana, and West bengal. The said states have seen that the 50% of the COVID patients have been infected with the delta variant.

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COVID-19 Delta Variant Update

Over 45000 samples were sequenced in India, of which, 48 delta plus variant strain was detece. Maharashtra reported the highest number of the variant cases.

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RBI Released the NBFC’s Declaration of Dividends

The official notification is attached hereunder

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Pfizer Vaccine is Effective Against Delta COVID-19 Variant

AstraZeneca and Pfizer’s BioNTech’s COVID-19 vaccine is effective against Delta and kappa variant.

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Three Key Characteristics of Delta plus variant

Increased transmissiblity, stronger binding to receptors of lung cells, and reduced response to monoclonal antibody response.

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Government Labels the New Delta Variant as a Variant of Concern

Following the detection of 22 cases from Maharashtra and few cases from Kerala and Madhya Pradesh, the center has already implemented containment measures. The government is also focusing on widespread testing, contact tracing, and mainly vaccine coverage.

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Present COVID-19 Vaccines are Losing Efficacy Against the New Delta Variant: WHO

Even the current lot of vaccines are effective in preventing death and illness, they show reduced signs of efficacy against the delta variant first detected in India.

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India’s Foreign Direct Investment Increased 27% in 2020

India received $64 billion investments in 2020, it the fifth largest in the world. In 2017, it had received %51 FDI. However, in 2021, the FDI investments around the globe have taken a severe hit and have plunged 35%, a report from UN Conference on Trade and Development.

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Covaxin Shows 77.8% Efficacy in Phase 3 Trials

Bharat Biotech’s COVID-19 vaccine submitted the data of its Covaxin to Drugs Controller General of India. Following that, the Subject Expert Committe approved the 77.8% efficacy of the drug.

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22 Delta Plus Variant COVID-19 Cases recorded So far in India

Of the 22 cases, 16 cases have been found in Maharashtra. The rest of the cases were recorded from Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. So far, UK, Portugal, Switzerland, Poland, Japan, Nepal, China, and Russia have recorded infection from the new variant.

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Delta Plus Variant Highly Transmissible Even After Just a Fleeting Encounter with COVID Patient

AIIMs director Randeep Guleria reported that the delta plus variant is extremely transmissible. Further, he added that walking next to a COVID-19 patient without a masl will lead to the spreading of infection.

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Coronavirus Second wave Not Completely Over, says GoI

The recent report from government showed that over 75 districts have 10% prevalence of COVID-19 infection. Further, 92% of the districts have 5-10% prevalence. Thus, the centre warns the citizens to be careful and follow social distancing and wear masks to avoid the spread.

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Abu Dhabi is Providing Free Vaccination for Tourists

Abu Dhabi, the capital of United Arab Emirates is offering free vaccination jabs for tourists that was previously restricted to its citizens.

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We Should Administer 5 to 8 lakh COVID Vaccines Per day: Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar

The country with the aim to vaccinate the entire adult population of the nation must administer at least 5 to 8 lakh vaccine doses per day says Dr k Sudhakar.

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COVID-19 Vaccine Comparison Chart

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COVID Vaccination Registration Process

Here is how you can register at COWIN Portal for a COVID vaccination appointment for18 years and above.

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Can Pregnant People Get COVID-19 Vaccine?

Pregnant people are at high risk for severe illness from COVID-19 than non-pregnant people. Pregnant people that encounter COVID-19 are at risk of preterm birth and other adverse outcomes.

Based on the observation alone, experts believe that vaccination will not have any adverse effects on pregnant women. However, information or research data on the safety of the vaccine in pregnant women is currently limited.

It is advised to have a conversation with the healthcare provider regarding the side effects and benefits of vaccination before making a choice.

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COVID Resource by IIT Delhi Alumni

This resource provides live tracking of vacant hospital beds, oxygen, plasma, and other necessary covid resources for multiple cities across India. Use the link below:

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Twitter Compiles List of Verified COVID Resources

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COVID-19 Helpline Numbers for Districts in Uttar Pradesh

COVID Helpline Numbers Released by Uttar Pradesh Government

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Government Opens Emergency Helpline Number for Pregnant Women

National Commission for Women launched a WhatsApp helpline number (9354954224) for providing emergency medical assistance to pregnant women.

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COVID Resources in Punjab

Punjab Oxygen, Plasma, Bed Availability Resources and Other COVID-19 Details

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Mumbai Verified COVID Resources

Mumbai COVID-19 Resources and Helpline Numbers

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Bengaluru COVID Resources and Helpline Numbers

Bengaluru COVID-19 Helpline Numbers

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Karnataka Hospital Bed, Remdesivir and Government Helplines

Please check this verified sheet for COVID resources in Karnataka:

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Oxygen Cylinder Resources in Delhi

Please check the below post on Instagram for Oxygen Cylinder refilling and new cylinder pick up places in Delhi:

Oxygen Cylinder Resource In Delhi

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