Day 135: 4th August 2020

On a note of optimism…

While the daily new cases are increasing with many states being overwhelmed by the virus, Delhi is seeing better days with daily new cases finally below 1000. Even if we take into account under-reported or wrongly reported data and the limitations of the antigen tests, there is still reason to breathe easier. I hope this improvement continues… keeping my fingers crossed!

Calling the virus unpredictable, Kejriwal had said, “We do not know how it will spread a month later. So, I am saying again that we should not be complacent. Till there is a vaccine, rules such as wearing a mask and maintaining social distancing and hygiene must be strictly followed by the public.”

Russian scientists claim to have discovered the weakness of coronavirus: Normal water

According to recent reports, the research team from Russia’s VECTOR State Research Center of Virology and Biotechnology in Novosibirsk, Siberia have discovered that room temperature water can actually put a pause on the growth of highly infectious contagion.

In the study, it was found that 90 per cent particles of the coronavirus died in room temperature water in a span of 24 hours, while 99.9 per cent were killed in 72 hours. Boiling water kills COVID-19 immediately.

It was also found that coronavirus did not multiply in chlorinated water and seawater, even though it can survive for some time. The lifespan of the contagion directly depended on the temperature of the water.

And the numbers…

Coronavirus Cases:
18,541,483

Deaths:
699,729
Recovered:
11,760,237

Cases in India: 1,901,334

August 04, 2020, 16:00 GMT  https://www.worldometers.info/coronavirus/

Meanwhile, don’t give up on the precautions and stay safe!

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