coronavirus

  • Chinese city reports coronavirus found on ice cream
    Beijing, January 17 (AP): The coronavirus was found on ice cream produced in eastern China, prompting a recall of cartons from the same batch, according to the government. The Daqiaodao Food Co, Ltd in Tianjin, adjacent to Beijing, was sealed and its employees were being tested for the coronavirus, a city government statement said. There was no indication anyone had contracted the virus from the ice cream. Most of the 29,000 cartons in the batch had yet to be sold, the government
  • 'Decisive turning point': PM hails approval to vaccines
    New Delhi, January 3 (PTI): Hailing the approval given to two coronavirus vaccines as a 'decisive turning point' in the spirited fight against the pandemic, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Sunday that this will accelerate the process for India to become a COVID-free nation. In a series of tweets after the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) approved Oxford's vaccine Covishield and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin for restricted emergency use, Modi said it will make
  • Nagaland COVID-19: 103 fresh cases, 66 recoveries on Sunday 
    Dimapur, November 22 (MExN): Nagaland on November 22 reported 103 fresh COVID-19 postive cases, while there were 66 recoveries.  Out of 103 new cases, 78 were detected in Kohima, 24 in Dimapur and 1 in Zunheboto, according to an update by the State Health and Family Welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. In addition, there were 34 recoveries in Kohima and 32 in Dimapur taking the total recoveries on Sunday to 66.  “103 +ve cases of # COVID-19 detected today. Kohima-
  • India records 50% rise in daily corona cases over two days
    New Delhi, November 19 (IANS): With 45,576 more coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours on Thursday, India witnessed a jump of over 50 per cent in such cases reported on Tuesday, pushing its cumulative tally to 89,58,483. As per Health Ministry data, the total death toll rose to 1,31,578 with 585 more fatalities in the last 24 hours, a jump of 24 per cent over the previous day's figure. On Wednesday, India reported 38,616 new cases and 449 deaths, and on Tuesday 29,154 new cas
  • India's tally of coronavirus infections exceeds 8.9 million
    MUMBAI, November 18 (Reuters): India recorded 38,617 new coronavirus infections, taking its tally to 8.9 million, health ministry data showed on Wednesday. The south Asian nation's infections are the second highest in the world after the United States, but they have slowed from a September peak, despite celebrations of several major festivals that authorities had feared could trigger a spike. Deaths rose by 474 in the last 24 hours, taking the toll to 130,993, the minist
  • Global Covid-19 cases top 46.8mn: Johns Hopkins
    Washington, November 3 (IANS): The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 46.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1,205,000, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Tuesday morning, the total caseload and death toll stood at 46,801,621 and 1,205,221, respectively, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases
  • India logs 45K new Covid cases, tally mounts to 8.2 million
    New Delhi, November 2 (IANS):  With a fresh spike of 45,230 coronavirus infections and 496 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday rose to 82,29,313 said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 5,61,908 are currently active, 75,44,798 have been discharged, while 1,22,607 lost the battle against the pandemic. While the recovery rate stands at 91.68 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.49 per cent, the data from the Ministry of Hea
  • In final days of campaign, Trump criticizes those fighting coronavirus
    WASHINGTON, October 31 (Reuters): President Donald Trump is spending the closing days of his re-election campaign criticizing public officials and medical professionals who are trying to combat the coronavirus pandemic even as it surges back across the United States. Campaigning in the Midwest on Friday, Trump delivered a closing message that promised an economic revival and a vaccine to combat COVID-19, which is pushing hospitals to capacity and killing up to 1,000 people in t
  • India's COVID-19 tally touching 8 millions although daily spike dips
    New Delhi, October 28 (IANS):  With a fresh spike of 43,893 coronavirus infections and 508 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally stood at 79,90,322. The daily spike in cases as well as deaths have been on the decline, the Union Ministry of Health stated on Wednesday. Out of the total Covid-19 cases, 6,10,803 are currently active, 72,59,509 have been discharged, while 1,20,010 lost the battle against the pandemic. On October 26, the single-day deaths were 480, lowest in recent t
  • COVID-19: Nagaland reports lowest daily spike since October 8 
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 26 In a break from high spikes seen in the recent past, Nagaland saw the second lowest spike of COVID-19 for this month at just 37 fresh cases on October 26.  The lowest daily spike this month was on October 8 when 21 new cases were reported. Thereafter, there were considerable surge in daily cases, particularly during the last two weeks.   “A total of 37 COVID-19 positive cases have been detected today – 28 in Kohima,
  • With spike of over 50k cases, India's Covid-19 caseload reaches 78,64,811
    New Delhi, October 25 (IANS): With a spike of 50,129 Covid-19 cases and 578 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's overall infection tally and the death toll increased to 78,64,811 and 1,18,534, respectively, on Sunday, according to the Health Ministry. Presently, there number of active cases stand at 6,68,154 after a decrease of 12,526 in the last 24 hours. On the other hand, the total recoveries have reached 70,78,123, of which 62,077 were cured and discharged in last 24 hour
  • Global Covid-19 cases top 42.5mn: Johns Hopkins
    Washington, October 25 (IANS): The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 42.5 million, while the deaths have soared to more than 1,148,940, according to the Johns Hopkins University. As of Sunday morning, the total number of cases stood at 42,532,198, while the death toll surged to 1,148,943, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed in its latest update. The US is the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of c
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
    Reuters Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: South Korean deaths after flu shots prompt vaccine worries Officials refused to suspend South Korea's seasonal flu inoculation programme on Thursday, despite growing calls to do so following the deaths of at least 13 people who were vaccinated in recent days. Health authorities said they have found no direct links between the deaths, which include a 17-year old, and the vaccines being given under
  • COVID-19: India breaches 77L cases as daily spike declines
    New Delhi, October 22 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 55,839 coronavirus infections and 702 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Thursday stood at 77,06,946. In a respite, India has been registering less than 60,000 fresh cases per day over the last four days. Out of the total Covid cases, 7,15,812 are currently active, 68,74,518 have been discharged, while 1,16,616 lost the battle against the pandemic. While the recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51
  • India now has over 76.5L COVID-19 cases
    New Delhi, October 21 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 54,044 coronavirus infections and 717 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday stood at 76,51,107. Out of these, 7,40,090 are currently active, 67,95,103 have been discharged, while 1,15,914 lost the battle against the pandemic. The country saw 7,254 more than Tuesday's fresh infections, after witnessing slight decline in new cases. While the recovery rate stands at 88.81 per cent, the fatality rate is 1.51 per
  • COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breaches 8000-mark
    Morung Express News Dimapur | October 20 Barely 9 days after crossing the 7000 mark on October 11, COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breached 8000 mark on Tuesday. 67 new COVID-19 cases were registered on October 20, taking the State’s tally to 8020. Dimapur had 38 new cases while Kohima had 13, Tuensang had 11 and Mon registered 5 cases respectively, according to State Health and Family welfare Minister, S Pangnyu Phom. Meanwhile, 60 recoveries were reported on Tue
  • China's economic recovery quickens as consumption returns
    BEIJING, October 19 (Reuters): China's economic recovery accelerated in the third quarter as consumers shook off their coronavirus caution, although the weaker-than-expected headline growth suggested persistent risks for one of the few drivers of global demand. Gross domestic product (GDP) grew 4.9% in July-September from a year earlier, official data showed on Monday, slower than the 5.2% forecast by analysts in a Reuters poll but faster than the the second quarter's 3
  • What you need to know about the coronavirus right now
    Reuters Here's what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: 40 million cases worldwide Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. The Reuters data shows the pace of the pandemic continues to pick up. It too
  • COVID-19: Daily spike remains low, India's tally crosses 75-lakh mark
    New Delhi, October 19 (IANS): With a spike of 55,722 coronavirus cases and 579 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Monday crossed the 75-lakh mark with a total of 75,50,273 cases. Out of these, 7,72,055 are currently active; 66,63,608 have been discharged, while 1,14,610 lost the battle against the pandemic. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India's active cases have fallen below eight lakh after six weeks and continue to slide further down. The
  • Global coronavirus cases surpass the 40 million milestone
    Reuters Worldwide coronavirus cases crossed 40 million on Monday, according to a Reuters tally, as the onset of winter in the northern hemisphere fuelled a resurgence in the spread of the disease. The Reuters tally is based on official reporting by individual countries. Experts believe the true numbers of both cases and deaths are likely much higher, given deficiencies in testing and potential under-reporting by some countries. The Reuters data shows the pace of the pandemic c