Covid LIVE: Mumbai, Delhi again report sharp rise in daily new cases
2,510 new Covid cases reported in Mumbai on Wednesday, 82% higher than Tuesday, while Delhi reports 86% jump at 923 new infections
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Last Updated at December 29, 2021 23:46 IST
Latest live news updates:Infection with the Omicron coronavirus variant can also strengthen immunity against the earlier Delta strain, reducing the risk of severe disease, according to a paper released by South African scientists. While Omicron has been shown to be highly transmissible and can evade some antibodies, after two weeks of getting symptoms immunity to subsequent infections from the strain rose 14-fold, according to the authors led by Alex Sigal and Khadija Khan of the Durban, South Africa-based Africa Health Research Institute. A smaller improvement was found against Delta, they said.
India’s drug regulator approved two new Covid-19 vaccines, along with an oral antiviral pill, on Tuesday, a day after the subject expert committee (SEC) gave its green signal. Vaccines Corbevax (Biological E) and Covovax (Serum Institute of India and Novavax), and antiviral Molnupiravir (Merck and Ridgeback) were given the nod.
Over 7.5 million children have tested positive for Covid-19 since the onset of the pandemic in the US, representing 1 in 10 American children, according to the latest report of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and the Children's Hospital Association.
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