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New Delhi, Jun, 10, 2021: In the past 24 hours, India reported 94,052 COVID-19 cases and 6,148 deaths (highest in one day) in the last 24 hrs, as per Health Ministry. The United States government is in talks with pharma giant Moderna to potentially secure additional Covid-19 vaccine doses to supply to the world.
The presence of the Covid-19 Delta variant (B1.617.2) is predominantly found even after the first dose or both doses of vaccine have been administered, revealed a preliminary study conducted by the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi.
Leaders at the G7 summit will call for a new, transparent investigation by the World Health Organization into the origins of the coronavirus, according to a leaked draft communique for the meeting.
The AIIMS study included 63 people who got breakthrough infections, of which 36 patients received two doses, while 27 had received one dose of vaccine. The study states, “SARS-CoV-2 lineages could be assigned for a total of 36 (57.1 per cent) samples, 19 (52.8 per cent) in patients who completed both doses and 17 (47.2 per cent) in patients who completed only a single dose. B.1.617.2 was found to be the predominant lineage with 23 samples (63.9 per cent) out of which 12 were in fully vaccinated and 11 in partially vaccinated groups. 4 (11.1 per cent) and 1 (2.8 per cent) samples were assigned the lineages B.1.617.1 and B.1.1.7 respectively. The B.1.617.2 lineage was first described in India and associated with increased transmissibility as well as immune escape and has grown to become one of the predominant lineages in India.”
The report further stated that there are no reports of deaths in a sample size of 63 people, even though almost all cases reported high-grade unremitting fever for 5-7 days.
The call for a fresh investigation was initiated by Joe Biden’s administration and follows the US president’s decision to expand the American investigation into the origins of the pandemic, with one intelligence agency leaning towards the theory that it escaped from a Wuhan laboratory.
Meanwhile, samples of Ganga water have been collected in Bihar to check for Covid contamination, days after several bodies were seen floating, informed Bihar State Board Pollution Control Scientist. Samples have been sent to Lucknow and the reports are awaited.
Andhra Pradesh has so far recorded a total of 1,955 black fungus (mucormycosis) cases. Of which, 114 infected patients have died. Currently, there are 1,301 active cases of black fungus.