Shi Zhengli, known as China's batwoman for her expertise in coronavirus in bats, said that the recently find COVID was just a tip of the iceberg. She is the deputy director of the Wuhan Institute of Virology. Calling the trend of politicising science regrettable, Shi said scientists and governments need to be transparent and cooperative.
World is in the grip of the Novel Coronavirus and the number of affected cases stand at 5,520,715 with 347,014 deaths. Those who have recovered from the virus is 2,313,184. US has lost 99,300 lives and has 1,686,436 cases. Brazil is at No.2 with 365,213 number of people getting affected and the country has lost 22,746 lives. At No.3 is Russia.
Dr Srinivas Rajkumar T, general secretary, AIIMS Resident Doctors' Association tweeted that a 58-year-old sanitation supervisor at AIIMS, who had COVID-19, has died on Sunday around 7:30 pm. Kuldeep Dhigan, general secretary, AIIMS SC/ST Employees' Welfare Association alleged that the supervisor was tested only when he started showing serious symptoms.
A study published in the journal PLOS Medicine says that an elevated pre-pregnancy glucose level is associated with a higher risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes like severe maternal morbidity or maternal mortality even in women without known diabetes. A1c testing may identify women with preexisting diabetes mellitus at risk of severe maternal mortality.
With 6,654 new cases, India witnessed yet another single day highest spike of COVID cases. The Health Ministry data said that there are 1, 25,101 cases in India, including 69,597 active cases, 51, 783 cured/ discharged patients and 3720 deaths from the disease. At least 5,180,982 people have become infected, while 336,404 have died around the world.
India on Friday witnessed the highest one-day spike in COVID cases with 6,088 fresh cases in the past 24 hours. The country now has 1, 18, 447 coronavirus cases overall, the Health Ministry data showed. This includes 66, 330 active cases, 48, 533 cured / discharged patients, and 3,583 deaths. The pandemic has killed 329,799 people worldwide.