Coronavirus

J&K records 155 new cases as Covid surges

The upward surge in Covid spread continued in J&K on Friday, with 155 new cases were reported during the last 24 hours with the Srinagar district reporting around two-thirds of these. Officials said that 22 cases were reported from the Jammu division and 133 cases and one death from the Kashmir division while 135 patients were discharged from hospitals after recovery.

J&K sees 170 new cases in renewed Covid spurt

The police in Tripura on Thursday arrested five persons associated with the ruling BJP after a group of people severely assaulted a Block Development Officer (BDO) and nine other government employees in southern Tripura, the police said.J&K on Thursday saw a renewed Covid spurt with 170 new cases and 98 recoveries reported during the last 24 hours. Officials said 41 cases and 12 recoveries were reported from the Jammu division and 129 cases and 86 recoveries from the Kashmir division. Srinagar district reported 70 new

New Zealand launches vaccine buses

Three mobile vaccine buses launched in New Zealand's Auckland city on Thursday to help people fasten their Covid-19 vaccination. According to local media, 12 such buses in total converted from airport Park and Ride vehicles will be provided to suburbs where access to vaccinations is more difficult.

Punjab sets up first genome sequencing facility

The Punjab government has commenced its first genome sequencing facility in Patiala town and 150 samples were tested with no new variant of coronavirus identified, state Health Minister Balbir Sidhu said on Thursday. He said now the report would be ready

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 225.7 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.64 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.74 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

At 27,176 new cases, India's daily tally below 30K in last 4 days

India witnessed a marginal spike in new Covid cases on Wednesday after a few days of continued decline in daily cases. In the last 24 hours, India registered 27,176 cases, pushing the total Covid-19 cases so far in the country to 3,33,16,755.

SC junks plea seeking Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia for kin of deceased lawyers

The Supreme Court on Tuesday junked a PIL seeking direction to the Centre and others to pay Rs 50 lakh ex-gratia to kin of advocates, who died before the age of 60 whether due to Covid-19 or other reasons.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 225.2 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 225.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.63 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.71 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

'Thousands of Israeli children suffer long Covid-19 symptoms'

A total of 11.2 per cent of Israeli children who recovered from Covid-19 suffered long-term symptoms, revealed a survey issued by the state's Ministry of Health.

The researchers examined post-acute sequelae of Covid-19 (PASC), or "long Covid," among 13,834

3rd Covid wave to be less severe, says BHU scientist

Professor Gyaneshwer Chaubey, senior geneticist of the zoology department in the Banaras Hindu University (BHU), has said that the third wave of coronavirus would be less severe and deadly, especially for the vaccinated group of people, those who have been cured of the virus and the children.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 224.6 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 224.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.62 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.67 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India records 27,254 new Covid cases

India witnessed a slight dip in new Covid cases yet again as in the last 24 hours 27,254 fresh cases were registered, the Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Monday.

Kin of govt doctors who succumbed to Covid yet to get compensation

The Covid-19 pandemic which created havoc across the globe also claimed the lives of several health professionals. According to information received from the state chapter of the Indian Medical Association (IMA) around 100 doctors died due to the virus in Tamil Nadu.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 223.7 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 223.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.61 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.64 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Korn guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer tests Covid+, tour to continue

Nu metal band Korn's co-founder and guitarist James 'Munky' Shaffer has tested positive for Covid-19 and will not play at their upcoming shows, the band announced on their Instagram page on Thursday night.

India sees slight decline in new Covid cases after 2 days

After witnessing a spike in new Covid cases for the last two days, India saw a slight decline on Friday with 34,973 fresh Covid cases reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 223 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 223 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.60 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.59 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

35 more Afghan evacuees released from ITBP quarantine centre in Delhi

After completing 14 days of mandatory quarantine at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) Centre, Chhawla Camp, 35 more evacuees from Afghanistan were allowed to leave the facility on Thursday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 222.4 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 222.4 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.59 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.56 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

India registers 14% spike in daily Covid cases

India witnessed a spike of 14 per cent in the daily new cases on Thursday as the country recorded 43,263 new infections in the last 24 hours.

This is the second consecutive day that the rise had been reported. On Wednesday, the daily Covid tally was 37,875 new infections.

True number of US Covid-19 cases likely over 100 mn by end of 2020 : Study

The true number of US Covid-19 cases by the end of 2020 was likely more than 100 million, said a new study by researchers at Columbia University.

"At the end of last year, you may recall hearing news reports that the number of Covid-19 cases in the US had topped 20 million. 

Facebook's new campaign urges people to follow Covid-appropriate behaviour

Facebook on Wednesday launched a new campaign highlighting the importance of taking continued precautions to curb the spread of the Covid-19.

The campaign, #MyStory, includes 10 short films, each focusing on narrating personal and relatable stories about the impact of Covid-19 on our lives, the social media giant said in a statement.

India logs 37,875 new Covid cases, 369 deaths in a day

After witnessing decline in daily Covid cases for the last two consecutive days, India saw a slight surge in both cases and fatalities in the last 24 hours.

Explained : Why diabetics are at risk of severe Covid-19?

US researchers have identified an enzyme that may explain the reason why people with diabetes are at especially high risk of developing severe illness or dying from coronavirus infection.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 221.8 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 221.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.58 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.52 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

78 Afghan evacuees released from ITBP quarantine centre in Delhi

After completing 14 days of essential quarantine period at the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) centre at Chhawla camp here, all the 78 evacuees from Afghanistan were allowed to go to their respective places from the facility on Tuesday.

WHO urges joint efforts to prevent future Covid-like pandemic

World Health Organization (WHO) Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus has called for countries to work together to ensure that another pandemic at the magnitude of the Covid-19 crisis should not occur again in the near future.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 221 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 221 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.57 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.48 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Covid positivity rate comes below 2% in Kerala-bordering districts of K'taka

As a result of initiation of stringent measures by the state government, the Covid positivity rate in the bordering districts of Kerala has come down to less than 2 per cent.

Nepal's foreign trade grows in 1st month of current fiscal

Nepal's foreign trade surged by 79.71 per cent during the first month of the current 2021-2022 fiscal year that began in mid-July despite the Covid-19 impact, according to data from the Department of Customs.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 220.6 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 220.6 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.56 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.44 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

At 38,948, India sees slight decline in daily Covid cases

After registering over 40,000 Covid cases daily in the past few days, India witnessed a slight decline with 38,948 new cases recorded in the last 24 hours, pushing the total to 3,30,27,621, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.

AT 1.31 LAKH DOSES, LUDHIANA ACHIEVES HIGHEST SINGLE-DAY VACCINATION

In a momentous feat, Ludhiana has achieved highest ever vaccination in a single day with 131993 lakh doses given across district on Sunday. Lauding the untiring and determined efforts of the healthcare workers in recording highest single day vaccination, Deputy Commissioner Varinder Kumar Sharma said that this will further strengthen the fight

US sees spike in kids hospitalisations due to Delta variant

Covid-19 cases, emergency department visits, and hospital admissions increased from June to August among children aged 0-17 years in the US, according to a new study from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 219.7 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 219.7 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.55 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.40 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

No case of MU variant in India, keeping close watch : Centre

The Union government has said that no cases of 'MU' variant of coronavirus have been detected from over 51,000 samples analysed so far in India.

At 45,352, India sees marginal decline in daily Covid cases

India reported a marginal decline of 1,740 cases and logged 45,352 fresh Covid infections in the last 24 hours, pushing the overall country's tally to 32,903,289. The country also witnessed 366 deaths in the same time span, taking the death toll to 4,39,895, according to the health ministry's updated data on Friday.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 218.9 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 218.9 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.55 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.37 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Biological E gets DCGI nod to conduct phase 2/3 trials on children

The Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted permission to Hyderabad-based Biological E Limited to conduct Phase 2 and 3 clinical trials for its anti-Covid shots called Corbevax on children. The trial will be on children between 5 and 18 years of age with certain conditions.

Global Covid-19 caseload tops 218.3 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 218.3 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 4.54 million and vaccinations soared to over 5.32 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

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