coronavirus

  • India overtakes US in daily Covid cases
    New Delhi, April 2 (IANS) India has overtaken the US to become the country with second-highest daily Covid-19 cases in the world. Brazil leads the chart with 91,097 cases recorded in the last 24 hours. India recorded 81,466 new Coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. About 77,718 new cases were reported in the US on April 1. India has been witnessing a spike in cases since the last three weeks. India recorded its first Coronavirus case on January 30 last year and since then, a to
  • Lockdown anniversary: Worst behind, Indian economy poised for bounce back but rising virus cases a big risk
    New Delhi, March 25 (PTI) Its recovery from the depths of the lockdown-induced recession was swifter than expected but a surge in coronavirus cases is threatening to hurt the Indian economy which is expected to grow at 11 per cent in 2021-22. Exactly a year back, the government imposed what is touted as the world's most stringent lockdown to contain the spread of the pandemic. The lockdown brought the economy to a halt as factories were shut, trains were stopped and flights were
  • India records 16,488 new COVID-19 cases, 113 deaths
    New Delhi, February 27 (PTI) The daily rise in coronavirus infections was registered above 16,000 for the third consecutive day on Saturday, pushing India's case tally to 1,10,79,979, while the recoveries surged to 1,07,63,451, according to the latest Union Health Ministry data. A total of 16,488 infections were reported in a day, while the death toll increased to 1,56,938 with 113 new fatalities, showed the data updated at 8 am on Saturday. The active case count has further
  • WHO chief warns of complacency as global virus cases drop
    Geneva, February 13 (AP): The head of the World Health Organization has said that the drop in confirmed COVID-19 infections around the world was encouraging, but cautioned against relaxing restrictions that have helped curb the spread of the coronavirus. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus on Friday said the number of reported infections globally has declined for the fourth week in a row, and the number of deaths also fell for the second consecutive week. These declines appear to be due t
  • Wuhan returns to normal as world still battling pandemic
    Wuhan, January 23 (AP): A year ago, a notice sent to smartphones in Wuhan at 2 a.m. announced the world's first coronavirus lockdown that would last 76 days. Early Saturday morning, residents in the central Chinese city where the virus was first detected were jogging and practicing tai chi in a fog-shrouded park beside the mighty Yangtze River. Life has largely returned to normal in the city of 11 million, even as the rest of the world grapples with the spread of the virus
  • 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