Coronavirus India Updates: Tally Tops 84 Lakh; Over 47,000 New Infections In A Day
Confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India crossed 84 lakh with only a handful of states showing a significant rise in active cases.
Authorities reported more than 47,638 new cases and over 54,157 recoveries in a matter of 24 hours, according to the Health Ministry’s update as of 8 a.m. on Nov. 5. This took active cases to 5.2 lakh in the world’s second-worst infected country. Active cases showed a sharp decline after climbing above 10 lakh in mid-September. They now account for 6.1% of the total caseload.
- Total number of confirmed coronavirus cases: 8411724
- Active cases: 520773
- Cured/discharged/migrated: 7765966
- Deaths: 124985
- New Cases in 24 hours: 47,638
- Recoveries in 24 hours: 54,157
- Deaths in 24 hours: 670
While most states reported a fall in active cases - leading to the overall decline, some states may be seeing a new wave of higher infections compared to recoveries. The national Capital, Delhi, reported the highest rise in active cases of 1,360 cases followed by Telegana and Haryana with 616 and 534 cases respectively.
West Bengal, the eastern state which was reporting a similar rise in active cases until a week ago, saw them fall by nearly 300 today. Maharashtra and Karnataka reported the largest drop in active cases -- 6,287 and 2,598 respectively.
Overall, active cases fell by over 7.000. At this pace, the country should have less than 5 lakh active Covid-19 infections in the next few days.
With daily U.S. cases edging toward 100,000, Illinois, Ohio and Michigan were among states reporting record Covid-19 infections on Thursday. Ohio’s governor called the state’s numbers “shockingly high,” while Coloradans were urged to cancel any plans for big Thanksgiving get-togethers. New York cases are running at the highest level in six months and New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy said his state’s positivity rate is unacceptable. New York Mayor Bill de Blasio said the city isn’t out of the woods yet.
Globally, cases topped 48.3 million with over 1.22 million dead.
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Novel Inhalable Llama Antibodies May Help Treat, Prevent Covid-19, Study Finds
Scientists have found a new method to extract tiny but extremely powerful novel coronavirus antibody fragments from llamas, which they say could be fashioned into inhalable therapeutics with the potential to prevent and treat Covid-19.
These special llama antibodies, called nanobodies, are much smaller than human antibodies, according to the researchers from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine in the U.S.
They are many times more effective at neutralising the SARS-CoV-2 virus, that causes Covid-19, and are also much more stable, they said.