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62,538 cases take Covid tally over 20 lakh, positivity rate nearly 10% despite testing push

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
A doctor works in a coronavirus isolation wing in a hospital in Rome, Italy. | Bloomberg

Moderna backtracks to now open Covid vaccine trial to HIV-positive people

The move came after advocacy groups pushed Moderna, noting that people with health conditions are among the most at-risk from the novel coronavirus.
A policeman is tested for Covid-19 in Chennai | Photo: ANI

India’s Covid tally crosses 2 million mark, death toll climbs to 41,585

The number of patients who recuperated from the disease surged to 13,78,105 Friday taking the recovery rate to 67.98 per cent. There are 6,07,384 active cases presently.
Washing hands regularly is one of the doctor's orders to prevent a Covid infection | Representational image | Pixabay

Irritated and dry skin is the new ‘pandemic’ on the rise, doctors blame gloves & sanitisers

Dermatologists say people should stop excessive use of sanitiser to prevent skin's protective layer from getting washed off. They also suggest using N9 gloves, instead of latex ones.
Representational image of patients at a hospital

Ayushman Bharat and all other govt health schemes to integrate with digital health mission

Govt document says the mission, in its first phase, will pilot in Andaman and Nicobar Islands, Chandigarh, Dadra and Nagar Haveli, among others, towards month-end.
A health worker wearing PPE suit attends COVID-19 patients at quarantine Center, CWG Village, in New Delhi on 15 July 2020 (representational image) | ANI

Patients recovered from Covid could have side-effects like Sepsis survivors, say US researchers

Researchers say Covid patients who have recovered are likely to face similar challenges as sepsis survivors because the acute manifestations of severe Covid are similar to sepsis.
A medic collects a sample from a man for a Covid-19 test as others wait for their turn, in Surat, on 6 August 2020 | PTI

Andaman & Nicobar Islands have highest Rt value, UP increases testing but still among lowest

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and widely the infection is spreading.
A Covid-19 test kit box at Ahmedabad Civil Hospital | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Exposure to common cold viruses could train body to identify and fight Covid, study says

From a decoy protein to fight infection to how early administration of tocilizumab improves Covid outcome, ThePrint brings you the latest research on the novel coronavirus.
Graphic by Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

R dips to 1.16 from last week, 904 deaths in 24 hrs, Delhi doubling time close to 100 days

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.
A staff nurse uses a thermal screening device on an employee at a hospital | PTI

With 56,282 new Covid cases in 24 hours, India’s tally now stands at 19.6 lakh

There are 5,95,501 active Covid-19 cases in the country presently which contribute 30.31 per cent of the total cases.

On Camera

In Gujarat, BJP hopes to retain power in the name of ‘chief minister’ Narendra Modi

The Modi magnifier

This is the first Indian election where a politician is winning by not promising governance, but simply seeking a vote against Musharraf, the Muslims and the Italian church.
PM Narendra Modi | ANI

If Modi wins on Sunday

According to the forecast, rupee will reach 67.5 per dollar by end of September and 67 by end of 2018 I Dhiraj Singh/Bloomberg

Offer cashback, relax KYC norms to check decline in remittances, suggests WEF paper

Remittances, or the money overseas citizens send back to their home country, are expected to contract 20% in 2020 on account of Covid-19, according to a World Bank report.

Defence

Women recruits at the Corps of Military Police Centre and School in Bengaluru

Army begins process to recruit second batch of 100 women soldiers for military police

Army intends to induct 1,700 women recruits in the military police by 2036, increasing the percentage of women in the cadre to 20 over 17 years.
Illustration by Soham Sen | ThePrint

Modi govt’s NEP is out of touch with reality, Indian voters want English-medium education

State leaders with their ear to the ground, like Nitish, Mamata and Yogi, have shown that the push for native language education is not what voters want.