India recorded 360 new coronavirus infections, taking the number of Covid cases to 4,46,70,075, while active cases fell to 6,046, according to updated Union Health Ministry data Wednesday. The death toll has climbed to 530,596 with five fatalities including four reconciled from Kerala and one death reported from Haryana in the past 24 hours, according to data updated as of 8am. Active cases account for 0.01 percent of the total number of infections, while the national COVID-19 cure rate has risen to 98.80 percent, according to the ministry’s website.
A decrease of 163 cases was recorded in the number of active cases of COVID-19 within 24 hours.
The number of people who recovered from the disease rose to 4,41,33,433, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.19%. According to the ministry’s website, 219.87 million doses of Covid vaccine have been administered in the country so far as part of the national vaccination campaign. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20 lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16.
It topped 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one crore mark on December 19. India broke the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year. It crossed the four crore mark on January 25 this year.
COVID-19 has long-term effects?
Using a special type of MRI, researchers at the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) in Delhi have discovered brain changes in patients up to six months after recovering from COVID-19. Studies have shown that approximately one in five adults develop long-term effects from COVID-19.
Neurological symptoms associated with long COVID include difficulty thinking or concentrating, headache, trouble sleeping, dizziness, pins and needles sensation, change in smell or taste, and depression or anxiety.
However, studies have shown that COVID-19 can be associated with changes in the heart, lungs or other organs, even in asymptomatic patients. The latest study, presented next week at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA), used sensitivity-weighted imaging to analyze the effects that COVID-19[feminine] has on the brain.
The researchers analyzed sensitivity-weighted imaging data from 46 COVID-recovered patients and 30 healthy controls. Imaging was performed within six months of healing.
Among patients with long COVID, the most commonly reported symptoms were fatigue, trouble sleeping, lack of attention and memory problems, according to the study. “Changes in susceptibility values of brain regions may indicate local compositional changes,” said study co-author Sapna S Mishra, who holds a Ph.D. candidate at IIT Delhi.
“This study highlights serious long-term complications that can be caused by the coronavirus, even months after the infection has cleared,” Mishra said.
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