Spill through Tunacadavu is so negligible amount to 2-3 cumecs and TN diverts water from there through contour canal.
To get a perspective, the discharge through Chalakudy river at Poringalkuthu downstream is around 491 cumecs & further down at Arangali is around 954 cumecs.
Yesterday Kerala & TN engineers after a through deliberations, taken a decision to divert a part of flood waters from Lower Nirar to Idamalayar, as it has space rather divert it to TNS and from there to KS. Thus postponed KS spilling at least till this spell upto 10th.
India yesterday tested 2,56,039 samples and found that 40,425 positive cases.
That means our daily positivity is now a frightening 15.8%!
This means yesterday, each 6 tests done, India identified one positive #COVID19 cases.
We are sitting on the top a ticking time bomb!
Of course, every monday, we used to see more daily positivity...I surmise it is because only Govt labs are working on Sundays and the ones who tested there have great chance of positive than pvt labs where affluent ones go for ensure they are not infected.
Having said that yesterday's jump over previous day is phenomenal.
Look at the data on Mondays in this month. data in bracket is difference from previous day.
Although a continuous cough, fever and loss of smell are usually highlighted as the three key symptoms of the illness, data gathered from around 1,600 users of the COVID Symptom Study app in the UK and US shows that people can experience a wide range of different effects.
These can include headaches, muscle pains, fatigue, diarrhoea, confusion, loss of appetite, shortness of breath and more.
In an open letter due to be published this week, 239 scientists from 32 countries call for greater acknowledgement of the role of airborne spread of Covid-19 and the need for governments to implement control measures.
WHO states that the virus is transmitted primarily between people through respiratory droplets & contact.
Aerosol transmission involves much smaller particles that can remain in the air for long periods of time and can be transmitted to others over distances greater than 1 m.
Many ask me when we will see the peak of #COVID19?
Please understand that I am not an epidemiologist to tell you that. They are the right persons to answer that question.
What I am doing is just scrupulously analysing the past data & making my projections for a max of 3 weeks.
While I make my projections, I look at various variables like our growth rate at various timeliness, the way we increase our testing capabilities, how Govt is controlling data for a short period & many other parameters.. It is not a straight jacket formula but a pragmatic one!
In the study published in medRxiv, a team at the Lindsley F. Kimball Research Institute of the New York Blood Center and Rockefeller University analyzed 370 plasma samples donated from people who recovered from COVID-19 and found some surprising results.
Around 88% of the people generated varying levels of antibodies to the virus.
But only about 10% of them had high levels that were able to neutralize the lab-based version of the COVID-19 virus.
17% had almost no antibody response to their infection.
What that means is so-called “natural immunity” to SARS-CoV-2 may be more complicated than the idea that everyone infected with COVID-19 is robustly protected from getting the disease again, says Dr. Larry Luchsinger.
ICMR advisory asserts at least twice that suspected individuals who test -VE for COVID-19 by rapid antigen test should be definitely tested sequentially by RT-PCR to rule out infection, whereas a +VE test should be considered as a true +VE doesn't need reconfirmation by RT-PCR
Delhi released the data of how many antigen tests were done and out of that how many people got positive from those tests for June 18 & 19.
But thereafter, they have not released any separate data about Antigen tests, but all data as pooled and as a single data.
Doctors said that hospitals in Islamabad had also run out of vital drugs, such as dexamethasone which was recently proven to help in Covid-19 recovery, as well oxygen cylinders, because they had been stolen and were now being sold for 25 times the market price on the black market
Pakistan now has one of the fastest infection rates in the world, with 185,000 confirmed cases and upwards of 5,000 new infections a day. The planning minister, Asad Umar, has said cases could multiply eightfold by the end of July and hit 1.2 million.
On June 13, it took only 2.71 teststo find one Coronavirus positive case. This means there is at least 37% positivity in Delhi, i.e. more than one-third of the people who are being tested are COVID-19 positive.
This increase in positivity is a worrying trend. When we compute the positivity for a month (May 14 to June 13), it took 5.36 cases to find one positive case and the cumulative figure from when the cases began in Delhi, it is 7.3.