Covid-19 Updates

  • Hospitals fill up as new mutant of Delta COVID-19 variant spreads in Nepal
    Kathmandu [Nepal]: The temporary shelter for COVID-19 infected patients at a hospital in Kathmandu has returned as a new mutant of the Delta COVID-19 variant is spreading in the Himalayan nation. Beds have been set up in a tin cordoned structure with oxygen cylinders in […]
  • Tokyo reports over 3,700 cases amid Olympic 2020
    Tokyo [Japan]: Tokyo on Tuesday reported 3,709 new cases of coronavirus amid Olympic 2020 in the city while eighteen more people associated with the Tokyo Olympics have been tested positive.New cases had topped 3,000 for five consecutive days in Tokyo and doctors have also criticised […]
  • ‘Second wave not over yet’
    New Delhi [India]: Underlining that the second wave of COVID-19 is not over yet, the Union Health Ministry on Tuesday said that the Reproduction (R) number is high in eight states adding that case trajectory needs to be controlled there.Addressing a press conference over the […]
  • Russia records 22,010 covid cases in past 24 hours
  • Vaccination for Older Citizens
    New Delhi [India]: The Delhi High Court on Tuesday issued notice to the Centre and Delhi Governments on a plea filed by an 84-year-old woman seeking direction to introduce a helpline number for registration of COVID-19 vaccine and a policy on urgent basis for door-to-door […]
  • India : 30,549 new COVID cases
    New Delhi [India], August 3 : India’s tally of COVID-19 cases climbed to 3,17,26,507 after 30,549 new infections were registered in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday.With this, the number of active cases of COVID-19 in the […]
  • 389 deaths in Brazil over COVID-19 in one day
    Brasilia [Brazil]: Brazil recorded 389 more COVID-19 deaths in the last 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 557,223, the health ministry said on Monday.Meanwhile, the total caseload rose to 19,953,501 after 15,143 new cases were detected. The numbers released on Monday were less […]
  • Discussions yet not over between govt, US-based manufacturers for procuring their COVID-19 vaccines, says NTAGI chief, NK Arora
    New Delhi [India]: Discussions and negotiations are still not over between the government and US-based COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers for procuring their vaccine, said Dr NK Arora, Chief of National Immunization Technical Advisory Group (NTAGI) on Monday.“As I understand there are negotiations going on between the […]
  • Indemnity issue hovers over Johnson & Johnson and Centre
    New Delhi [India]: The US-based pharmaceutical company Johnson and Johnson is still in talks with the Centre over its COVID-19 vaccine, said sources on Monday.The development came after reports surfaced that the company has pulled its proposal seeking accelerated approval for local trials in India. […]
  • COVID-19 cases rising in Sri Lanka, says WHO
    Colombo [Sri Lanka], August 2 : The World Health Organization (WHO) in Sri Lanka said that COVID-19 cases were rising globally including in Sri Lanka as the country had noted a rise in infected patients in recent weeks, local media reported Monday.The WHO in Sri […]
  • Third Covid wave : Surge in mid August, likely to peak in October, India may see 1.50 lakh cases per day
    India may see another rise in COVID-19 cases in mid of August with the third wave peaking, with less than 1,00,000 in the best cases scenario and nearly 1,50,000 infections a day in the worst scenario. New Delhi [India], August 2 : A study by […]
  • India: 40,134 new cases
    New Delhi [India]: India reported 40,134 new cases of COVID-19 and 422 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry. The total number of cases currently stands at 3,16,95,958. The death toll has climbed to 4,24,773. The number of active cases […]
  • Dr Fauci alerts ‘things are going to get worse’ due to COVID-19
    Washington [US]: US top coronavirus adviser Dr Anthony Fauci on Sunday said that “things are going to get worse” in the United States as the Delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus cases in the country.Fauci also said that he does not think […]
  • World is going through an education crisis due to COVID-19, says UN chief, Antonio Guterres
    New York [US]: The world is going through an education crisis as millions of children remain out of schools due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday.Taking to Twitter, Guterres said, “We are in the middle of an education crisis. […]
  • COVID-19: China raises alarm as Delta variant spreads
    Beijing [China]: As the new COVID-19 cases have been reported in at least 18 Chinese provinces, experts in the country have raised alarm due to the latest outbreak in the country fuelled by spread of Delta variant. Chinese public health officials on Sunday said that […]
  • Health Minister hits back at Rahul Gandhi
    New Delhi [India]: Following Rahul Gandhi’s criticism over COVID-19 vaccine shortage in the country, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Sunday took a swipe at the Congress leader by calling him “immature”. Responding to Gandhi’s tweet, Manndaviya said the vaccination drive in the country is […]
  • Russia records 22,804 COVID-19 cases in past 24 hours
    Moscow [Russia]: Russia registered 22,804 COVID-19 cases over the past 24 hours, down from 23,807 the day before, taking the overall tally to 6,288,677, the federal response center said on Sunday. “Over the past day, 22,804 COVID-19 cases were confirmed across 85 Russian regions, including […]
  • 49.49 Cr doses to States, UTs
    New Delhi [India] : Over 49.49 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses have been provided to States and Union Territories (UTs) so far, through all sources, and a further 8,04,220 doses are in the pipeline, informed the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. More than 49,49,89,550 vaccine doses […]
  • India: 41,831 Cases, 541 deaths
    New Delhi [India]: India reported 41,831 fresh COVID-19 infections in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Sunday. There are 4,10,952 active cases of COVID-19 in India. The active cases constitute 1.30 per cent of the total cases reported. For the […]
  • India reports 41,831 new cases, 541 deaths in last 24 hours
    New Delhi, Aug 1: India recorded 41,831 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the case tally to 3,16,55,824, while the death toll mounted to 4,24,351 with 541 more fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday. According to the Ministry, the […]
  • Africa’s COVID-19 cases surpass 6.67 million
    Addis Ababa [Ethiopia]: The number of confirmed COVID-19 cases in Africa reached 6,678,949 as of Saturday afternoon, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said,the pandemic stands at 169,280 while 5,845,926 patients across the continent have recovered from the disease. South Africa, […]
  • ‘Global strategy will support the country in overcoming COVID-19’: Dr Naveet Wig
    New Delhi [India]: Dr Naveet Wig, Head of the Medicine Department, All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS), Delhi on Saturday said it is important to follow the global strategy in India in overcoming COVID 19.He added that the policy of removing masks followed by […]
  • India reports 41,649 new COVID-19 cases, 593 deaths
    New Delhi [India], July 31 : India reported 41,649 fresh COVID-19 infections, 37,291 recoveries, and 593 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the Union Health Ministry on Saturday.With this, the total cases in the country mounted to 3,16,13,993 including 4,08,920 active cases. The […]
  • India’s cumulative Covid vaccination coverage crosses 46 crore landmark
    New Delhi/Bengaluru, Jul 31 : India’s Covid-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 46 crores yesterday, according to the Union Health Ministry. “Cumulatively, 46,15,18,479 vaccine doses have been administered through 54,94,423 sessions, as per the provisional report till 8 am today. 52,99,036 vaccine doses were […]
  • Kerala can vaccinate 1 crore people per month, says CM
    Thiruvananthapuram (Kerala) [India]: At a time when a six-member expert team from the Centre reached Kerala to study the spiralling COVID-19 cases, Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan said the state has the capacity to administer COVID-19 vaccine to one crore people every month and will […]
  • Covid-19 cases increasing in TN
    Tamil Nadu [India]: Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian has said that Covid-19 cases in the state have been increasing for the last 3 days.“No of Covid cases has been increasing in the last 3 days. RT-PCR tests have increased. The state recorded 1,859 fresh […]
  • COVID-19: Marathwada logs 382 cases
    Aurangabad, Jul 30: The Marathwada region of Maharashtra comprising of 8 districts recorded 382 new cases of COVID-19 and 4 fatalities during the past 24 hours, officials said here on Friday. Beed topped the list with 212 new cases and 3 deaths, followed by Hingoli […]
  • Brazil reports 1,318 more COVID-19 deaths
    Brasilia [Brazil]: Brazil registered 1,318 more COVID-19 deaths in the past 24 hours, raising its national death toll to 554,497, the health ministry said on Thursday. Meanwhile, the total caseload rose to 19,839,369 after 42,283 new cases were detected.Brazil currently has the world’s second-highest pandemic […]
  • WHO remarks delta variant driving ‘fourth wave’ in Middle East
    Cairo [Egypt]: The delta variant has led to a surge in coronavirus outbreaks triggering a “fourth wave” in the Middle East, where vaccination rates remain low, said the World Health Organization (WHO).In a statement on Thursday, the global health body said: “The circulation of the […]
  • Psychological consequences of COVID-19 on healthcare
    Bonn [Germany]: A new study has highlighted the protective factors that can help people cope with the severe strain caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.The study conducted by the University of Bonn is based on a large joint online survey at the University Hospitals Bonn, Erlangen, […]
  • ‘Kerala formula has failed’
    New Delhi [India] : Union Minister V Muraleedharan on Thursday slammed the Kerala government for failing to curb a rise in COVID-19 cases and said that the formula followed by it to tackle the coronavirus disease had failed. The minister of state for External Affairs […]
  • Centre, Delhi govt granted more time to respond on minors’ plea for compensation
    New Delhi [India] : The Delhi High Court on Thursday granted more time to the Centre, the Delhi Government and others to file a reply to a petition seeking to provide compensation or any schemes for families who have minor children and have lost the […]
  • COVID-19: Tokyo reports highest single-day spike with 2020 summer Olympics underway
    Tokyo [Japan] July 29 : Tokyo on Thursday reported an all-time high record of 3,865 new COVID-19 cases, with summer Olympics 2020 underway.Tokyo marked a record daily high for a third straight day and this figure is nearly double than that of a week ago. […]
  • COVID-19: India records 43,509 cases in past 24 hrs
    New Delhi, Jul 29: India recorded 43,509 new cases of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours at a positivity rate of 2.52 per cent, the Union Health Ministry said on Thursday. According to the Ministry, the active caseload currently stands at 4,03,840 which constitute 1.28 […]
  • Efficacy of Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine drops to 84pc after 6 months
    Washington DC [US]: The efficacy of the Pfizer/BioNTech coronavirus vaccine fell from 96% to 84% after six months, a new preprint report by medRxiv showed on Wednesday. “Efficacy peaked at 96.2 percent during the interval from 7 days to <2 months post-dose 2, and declined […]
  • WHO reports ‘sharp’ rise in COVID-19 deaths
    Geneva: The global number of new COVID-19 cases is on the increase, with 3.8 million new infections confirmed in the week between July 19 and July 25, and a “sharp” jump has been reported in the number of deaths, the World Health Organization (WHO) said […]
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