Covid-19 Live News Updates, July 8, 2022, Coronavirus India: In a letter to the states on Wednesday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that it had been decided to give the adult population the precautionary third dose after six months or 26 weeks have passed after the second dose was given.
Live News Updates for Covid-19: According to the most recent information provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India recorded 18,815 new coronavirus cases in the previous day, bringing the total number of cases to 4,35,85,554. The death toll increased by 38, bringing it to 5,25,34.
On Wednesday, the Union Health Ministry changed the nine-month interval between the second dose and the precautionary third dose of the Covid-19 vaccination to six months. In a letter to the states on Wednesday, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan stated that it had been decided to give the adult population the precautionary third dose after six months or 26 weeks have passed after the second dose was given. Currently, frontline workers, healthcare professionals, and the senior population over 60 are among the prioritized categories that can receive a precautionary dosage at no cost through government vaccination programs. The preventive dosage is exclusively offered at private vaccination facilities to persons between the ages of 18 and 59.
A different development is that, despite an increase in Covid-19 cases in Maharashtra, Mumbai has not experienced Covid-related mortality in the previous 22 days. The city's new Covid cases fell below 700 for the second day in a row. The city reported 695 instances on Wednesday, one day after reporting 659 cases. Additionally, according to the statistics released by the health department here on Wednesday, Delhi reported 600 instances of Covid-19 and one mortality caused by the viral illness. The test positivity rate also decreased to 3.27 percent. The government reported in a bulletin that the number of new cases and fatalities brought Delhi's Covid total to 19,38,648 and the death toll to 26,276, respectively.
After an episode of COVID-19, it may take some time before you can resume your workout routine because the illness can be highly taxing on your body. If you don't give your body the chance to rest and recover, you could become even more weakened and eventually suffer another injury or relapse. Additionally, one must use caution because the post-COVID 19 phase has a unique set of problems, including myocarditis (inflammation of the heart muscle) for extended haulers. Regardless of your age or degree of fitness, speak with your doctor before starting up again.
The Omicron subtype of SARS-CoV-2 has a high risk of reinfection, as evidenced by the current wave of Covid-19. Why is that so? Researchers examined the ability of 120 individuals infected with the original SARS-CoV-2 strain or with the Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Zeta, or Omicron (sub-variant BA.1) variations to neutralize antibodies against those strains. According to a news statement from the University of Geneva, they discovered that, unlike its forerunners, Omicron appears to be able to avoid the antibodies produced by all other types. The study's findings were released in Nature Communications by researchers from the University's Centre for Emerging Viral Diseases and the Geneva University Hospital.