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Mongolia's daily Covid cases exceed 3,000

Mongolia recorded 3,088 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, exceeding the 3,000 mark for the first time since September 23 last year, bringing the national tally to 415,765, the country's health ministry said on Wednesday.

Delhi govt deploys senior nursing officers in private hospitals to monitor Covid situation

Delhi government has decided to deploy senior nursing officers from state government-run hospitals as nodal officers in the private healthcare facilities to monitor the Covid situation and vaccination at private facilities.

Malayalam actor Suresh Gopi tests positive for Covid

Well-known Malayalam actor and politician Suresh Gopi on Wednesday announced that he had tested positive for Covid.

Fardeen Khan found positive for Covid

Bollywood actor Fardeen Khan has tested positive for Covid and says he is asymptomatic.

Fardeen, who is the son of late veteran star Feroz Khan, took to Twitter on Wednesday to share the news.

Malaysia reports 3,245 new Covid infections, 9 new deaths

Malaysia recorded 3,245 new Covid-19 infections over the past 24 hours, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,813,934, according to health ministry.

Indonesia's capital on high alert of 'upcoming battle' with Omicron

The administration of Indonesia's capital has called upon all residents in the city to be more cautious in the coming weeks amid predictions of a third wave of Covid-19 in the country.

At 2.82L new Covid cases, India sees over 18% single-day rise

India reported 2,82,970 fresh Covid cases in the last 24 hours, which is a rise of over 18 per cent from the previous day's count. In the same time, 441 deaths were registered taking the toll to 4,87,202, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday.

Global Covid caseload tops 333.5 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 333.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.55 million and vaccinations to over 9.68 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Omicron causing hospitalisations, deaths worldwide: WHO

In a fresh warning, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said that Omicron variant of the coronavirus is causing hospitalisations and deaths the world over, and the narrative that it is a mild disease is misleading.

Australia sees deadliest day amid Covid resurgence

Australia recorded its highest ever number of Covid-19 deaths on Tuesday, as the latest resurgence continued to push up the hospitalisation rates to record levels.

Over 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid vaccine administered nationwide so far

India has so far administered more than 50 lakh precaution doses of Covid-19 vaccine to healthcare workers, frontline workers and 60 plus population.

Chandrababu Naidu tests positive for Covid

Telugu Desam Party (TDP) national president and former Andhra Pradesh chief minister N. Chandrababu Naidu has tested positive for Covid-19.

India's new Covid cases continue to decline for 2nd straight day

India witnessed a substantial decrease in fresh Covid cases, reporting 2,38,018 new infections in the last 24 hours, and a total of 310 deaths, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Tuesday.

Global Covid caseload tops 330.2 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 330.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.54 million and vaccinations to over 9.64 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Portugal reports highest Covid hospitalisations since March 2021

Eighty people are currently hospitalised in Portugal due to Covid-19, bringing the country's total number to 1,813, the highest since March 3, 2021.

Delhi likely to report 4,000-5,000 less Covid cases on Monday: Jain

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the capital city is expected to report a substantial decline of around 4,000-5,000 Covid-19 cases on Monday.

Free Medical & Dental checkup camp at Mandi Gobindgarh

DBAC&H & Desh Bhagat Dental College & Hospital organized a Free Medical & Dental checkup camp at Gurdwara Sahib Cheven Patshahi Mandi Gobindgarh, Punjab on January 17, 2022. Total 63 patients availed the services of Free Medical Checkup Camp.

India sees slight dip at 2.58L new Covid cases, 385 deaths

India on Monday reported marginal decline in fresh Covid cases at 2,58,089 in the last 24 hours. In the same time span, total 385 deaths have also been reported, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

Global Covid caseload tops 327.7 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 327.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.53 million and vaccinations to over 9.62 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

US sees highest rate of children Covid hospitalisations

US pediatric hospitalisations related to Covid-19 are at the highest level since the start of the pandemic, according to the latest data of the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

K'taka MR vaccine tragedy: Probe reveals health worker's negligence

The probe into the death of three babies after their measles-rubella (MR) vaccine here, has revealed that negligence on the part of one of the health workers is the reason for the tragedy.

HK extends anti-pandemic measures for 14 more days

The current anti-Covid pandemic measures in Hong Kong will be extended for 14 more days until February 3, the city's Chief Executive Carrie Lam announced.

Australia close to peak of Omicron wave: CMO

Australia's Chief Medical Officer (CMO) Paul Kelly on Saturday said he was optimistic that the country's Omicron Covid-19 wave was close to its peak.

French health authority gives green light to Nuvaxovid vaccine

The French national authority of health has officially approved the Nuvaxovid vaccine for Covid-19.

Odisha reports over 10k Covid cases for third consecutive day

For the third consecutive day, Odisha recorded over 10,000 Covid cases on Saturday.

The state has witnessed 10,856 fresh Covid-19 cases taking the active caseload to 61,809.

48 more turn Omicron positive in Kerala, tally touches 528

Kerala Health Minister Veena George on Saturday informed that 48 more people have tested positive for Omicron taking the state tally to 528.

Uganda to destroy over 400k doses of expired Covid vaccines

Uganda is set to destroy more than 400,000 doses of Covid-19 vaccines after they expired before being administered, a senior official said.

Weekend Covid curfew imposed in J&K

Alarmed by the unprecedented increase in Covid-19 positive cases, authorities on Saturday ordered restriction on all non-essential movement in Jammu & Kashmir on weekends.

Global Covid caseload tops 323.1 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 323.1 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.52 million and vaccinations to over 9.58 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Australian scientists find biological marker in long Covid patients

A team of researchers from the University of New South Wales (UNSW) and St Vincent's hospital Sydney have found clear biological marker in patients experiencing long Covid.

Hong Kong to suspend flight transits from over 100 countries, regions due to Omicron variant

The Airport Authority Hong Kong has said that Hong Kong will ban the transit of flight passengers from more than 100 countries and regions from Sunday until February 15 amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid hits Hyderabad's Osmania and Gandhi hospitals

The Telangana government-run Osmania General Hospital (OGH) and Gandhi Hospital here have been hit hard by Covid-19 with over 100 doctors, medical students and other staff members testing positive.

Assam, Nagaland Governor tests Covid positive, hospitalised

Assam Governor Prof. Jagdish Mukhi, who is also the acting Governor of Nagaland, tested positive for Covid-19, Raj Bhavan officials said on Thursday.

Daily Covid cases breach 10K mark in Odisha

The Covid-19 cases in Odisha crossed the 10,000 mark on Thursday as the state registered 10,059 fresh cases during the last 24 hours.

Global Covid caseload tops 315.3 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 315.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.51 million and vaccinations to over 9.51 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Omicron rapidly replacing Delta in almost all countries: WHO

The Omcircon variant of Covid is driving a huge spike in Covid infections across countries but the death rate is stable, World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has said.

Over 300 more Parliament staffers test positive for Covid-19

More than 300 Parliament staffers tested positive for Covid-19 between January 9 and 12, according to sources.

Estimated 4.3 mn people in UK had Covid last week

An estimated 4.3 million people in private households across the UK had Covid-19 last week, up from 3.7 million in the previous week, setting a new record, the Office for National Statistics (ONS) said.

India's Omicron tally rises to 5,488

With 620 fresh Omicron infections detected in the last 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid variant has climbed to 5,488. Of these, 2162 people have recovered from the new strain so far, said the Union health ministry on Thursday morning.

India's Omicron tally at 4,868 with Bengal logging 267 cases in 24 hrs

With 407 fresh Omicron infections detected in the past 24 hours, the national tally of this highly transmissible Covid variant has mounted to 4868, Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Wednesday morning.

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