Covid-19: New positive cases in Gujarat down at an 84-day low at 848

Published on June 07, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On Sunday, Gujarat recorded the deaths of 12 Covid positive patients, a 65-day low for the state. The cases are also down at an 84-day low at 848. But the analysis of the mortality rate reveals that it’s slightly but steadily going up. On Sunday, the daily mortality rate … Continue reading Covid-19: New positive cases in Gujarat down at an 84-day low at 848

Gujarat reduces active Covid cases by 88% within a month

Published on June 5, 2021 AHMEDABAD: As Gujarat’s journey on the downward slope of Covid-19 curve continues, the analysis of 15 states with highest active cases reveal that Gujarat was among only four states that recorded dip in monthly cases during the deadly second wave. While Maharashtra and Chhattisgarh each recorded a drop of 36% … Continue reading Gujarat reduces active Covid cases by 88% within a month

Covid-recovered patients still occupy most ICU, ventilator beds

Published on May 30, 2021 Ahmedabad: Covid-19 is not letting off severe patients easily. Even after recovery from the viral infection, its morbid-effect continues to keep patients hospitalized or forces them to seek critical medical attention after discharge. City-based private hospitals said that over 70% of the ventilators and ICU beds for non-Covid patients are … Continue reading Covid-recovered patients still occupy most ICU, ventilator beds

Ahmedabad: Orphaned by Covid, teen wants to study further, fulfil dad’s wish

Published on May 28, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Jharna Parikh, 14, a resident of Naroda, is living with her maternal cousin Mihir Soni for the past one-and-a-half months. The class 8 student lost her father Atul and mother Mansi, both 60 years old, to Covid-19 in April. “My uncle and aunt died in succession on April 5 … Continue reading Ahmedabad: Orphaned by Covid, teen wants to study further, fulfil dad’s wish

Covid-19: Ahmedabad, Surat record 60% dip in active cases in a fortnight

Published on May 24, 2021 AHMEDABAD: On May 4, the state had recorded its highest ever active Covid-19 case tally at 1.48 lakh. On Sunday – 19 days later – the active cases got almost halved at 75,134. Analysis of the last fortnight revealed that drop in cases in major districts helped reduce the overall … Continue reading Covid-19: Ahmedabad, Surat record 60% dip in active cases in a fortnight

Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater

Published on May 23, 2021 Ahmedabad: How do the authorities such as the state and central government decide on the spread of Covid-19 in a specific region? There are several markers – for starter, the test positivity rate (TPR) indicating how many persons are testing positive out of every 100 persons tested on rapid antigen … Continue reading Researchers read corona outbreak signs in wastewater

In black and white: Immunity is the key for Mucormycosis

Published on May 23, 2021 AHMEDABAD: After the dreaded mucormycosis, several patients in the city and state also recorded prevalence of aspergillosis in some patients – caused by the Aspergillus fungus. To differentiate it from the ‘black fungus,’ it’s named ‘white fungus’ but the experts said that such classification could be misguiding. Moreover, it’s more … Continue reading In black and white: Immunity is the key for Mucormycosis

Mucormycosis: ‘Maintaining oral, nasal hygiene key’

Published on May 20, 2021 AHMEDABAD: Compared to other countries, post-Covid mucormycosis has become a major issue for some Indian states including Gujarat, where more than 600 cases are currently under treatment. Why has the state witnessed more cases of the fungal infection compared to other states and the earlier Covid surge? Experts said factors … Continue reading Mucormycosis: ‘Maintaining oral, nasal hygiene key’