India reports 17,336 fresh infections; Mumbai sees biggest single-day jump since Jan

Covid-19 vaccines are estimated to have prevented nearly 1.98 crore deaths worldwide — out of a potential 3.14 crore deaths — in the first year of the vaccine program, a new pilot study finds. These include 42.10 lakh deaths occurring in India. The study is published in The Lancet Infectious Disease.

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According to a June 21 report by India’s SARS-CoV-2 Consortium on Genomics (INSACOG), 44 samples from Bengaluru sent for genome sequencing between June 2 and June 9 were found to be contaminated with BA.3, BA.4 and BA. . 5 sublines of Covid variant Omicron. This development comes after a recent sewer monitoring report also revealed the presence of Omicron BA.4 and BA.5 sublines in the city. Following the advice of the Covid Technical Advisory Committee (TAC), the Health Department established a Sewer Monitoring Assessment Committee on June 7, headed by the Committee Chair, MK Sudarshan.

The largest study to date on long-term Covid symptoms in children aged 0-14 confirms that children who have received a Covid-19 diagnosis can experience long-term Covid symptoms that last for at least two months. The study, published in the journal ‘The Lancet Child and Adolescent Health’, used national-level samples of children in Denmark and matched positive Covid-19 cases with a control group of children with no history of Covid-19 infection.

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