Sunday, 26 June, 2022
TopicCoronavirus tests

Topic: coronavirus tests

‘Heavily mutated’ Omicron has world worried. But mutations could make it easier to detect

Researchers say some of RT-PCR tests used to detect Covid infections can also be useful screening tools to identify people who are likely carrying the Omicron variant.

Why Covid variants seem to appear in Maharashtra first

Delta Plus variant, flagged as a 'variant of concern', seemingly first appeared in Maharashtra, where 21 cases have been detected so far. Its ancestor — the B.1.617 — also appeared first in the state in February.

India’s Covid death toll crosses 1.5 lakh, positivity rate drops to 1.9%

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

Bihar & Gujarat record low Covid positivity rates, Rajasthan has least daily tests per million

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.

Covid transmission rate less than 1 in Andhra & Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra positivity rate spikes

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.

Bihar records lowest transmission & positivity rate, Goa still has highest tests per million

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.

India’s Covid-19 tally mounts to 39 lakh, recoveries cross 30-lakh mark

The country reported 83,341 fresh cases while the death toll climbed to 68,472 with 1,096 people succumbing to it in a day.

Delhi Lt Governor asks for Covid testing at border points, construction sites

During a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority, the lieutenant governor asked officers to prepare detailed SOPs to introduce 'testing on demand' facility in the city.

India’s Covid-19 tally rises to 31,67,323, death toll climbs to 58,390

Recoveries surged to 24,04,585, while the fatality rate declined to 1.84% with 848 fatalities being reported in a span of 24 hours, the health ministry said.

US FDA authorises use of Covid-19 saliva test for faster detection of cases

The new method called SalivaDirect is being further validated as a test for asymptomatic individuals through a programme that tests players and staff from the NBA.

On Camera

YourTurn

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Not Russia, a point-less Wimbledon 2022 affects young tennis players most

Young underdogs have often defeated tennis titans. But Wimbledon 2022 removing ranking points sets them back instead of making a geopolitical impact.
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‘All about helping Rajni’ — tech gurus at iSPIRT quietly power India’s digital revolution

With the fictitious Rajni from rural India as its guiding light, iSPIRT has been using internet & software to change structure of country’s economy, with aim to improve quality of life.

Defence

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Almost 4,000 enrol for IAF’s Agnipath recruitment scheme on day 1 of online registrations

These registrations pertain to the Indian Air Force's Agniveer Vayu programme. The online portal for the first phase was opened at 10 am Friday, and will close on 5 July.

With Agnipath, Modi govt’s shock & awe doctrine may have misfired a vital reform, yet again

Modi govt's biggest flaw has been its disinclination to accept limitations of electoral majorities. This ruined land acquisition and farm reform, stalled labour codes.
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