After 4 days, a slight dip in number of daily Covid cases
Saturday, 21 November 2020 India reported 45,397 new cases on Saturday, down slightly from the previous day's count of 46,328, as per data collated from state governments. The day's death toll, at 500, had also reduced from the previous three days' numbers. With this, the country's total caseload rose to 90,95,398 while the overall toll stood at 1,33,211.
Children with weakened immune systems have not shown a higher risk of developing severe COVID-19 infection despite commonly displaying symptoms, a new study suggests. During a 16-week period that covered the first wave of the pandemic, researchers from Southampton carried out an observational study of nearly 1500 immunocompromised children -- defined as requiring annual influenza vaccinations due to underlying conditions or medication. The children, their parents or guardians completed weekly questionnaires to provide information about any symptoms they had experienced, COVID-19 test results and the impact of the pandemic on their daily life. The results, published in BMJ Open, showed that symptoms of COVID-19 infection were common in many of the children -- with over two-thirds of participants reporting at least one symptom and one third experiencing three or more symptoms simultaneously. One hundred and ten patients with symptoms undertook viral PCR tests, none of whom tested positive. The report also concludes that the continuous high level of anxiety among participants highlights the need to clearly define and communicate the risk of COVID-19 in children and young people, particularly as lockdown restrictions ease.
The national capital is the worst hit city by COVID-19. Delhi registered 26,169 new COVID infections on April 22 which took the total COVID caseload of the city to 9,56,348. 306 new fatalities were reported in Delhi, therefore the death toll mounted to 13,193. Currently there are 91,618 active cases in the city. So far, 8,51,537 people have won the battle against COVID in the national capital. Amid surge in COVID cases, Delhi is facing the shortage of oxygen.
Goa Chief Minister Pramod Sawant informed that the state government is not in favour of imposing lockdown. Our financial activity must keep going, this is how we manage COVID. Therefore, we do not want to impose lockdown," said CM Pramod Sawant. He further informed that the state government will provide free COVID vaccine to all from May 01. "Today we have placed 5 lakh orders of Covishield," he added.
The United States reported more than 205,000 new COVID-19 cases and 1,400 deaths on Friday as the number of confirmed infections in the country soared past 13 million. Over 30 states saw increases in..
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