COVID-19 cases

  • India reports 86,052 new Covid cases
    New Delhi, September 25 (IANS): India has reported 86,052 new Covid-19 cases and 1,141 deaths in the last 24 hours taking its tally to 58,18,570, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Friday. Mizoram is the only state that has not reported any deaths, the ministry data showed and pointed out that more than 70 per cent of the 92,290 deaths so far are due to comorbidities. Maharashtra is the worst affected state. It has reported 459 deaths in the past 24 hours. Total de
  • Putin tells Russians to obey rules as COVID-19 cases tick higher
    MOSCOW, September 24 (Reuters): President Vladimir Putin urged Russians to stick to social distancing rules and said he wanted to avoid another strict lockdown on Thursday, when the daily tally of new COVID-19 cases was the highest in more than two months. Russia's COVID-19 response centre recorded 6,595 new infections on Thursday, the highest daily count since mid-July. Moscow had 1,050 new cases, more than any other city or region in Russia. Russia exited lockdown in e
  • As COVID surges in Europe, officials warn of 'twindemic' with flu
    LONDON, September 24 (Reuters): A surge in COVID-19 cases in Europe risks becoming a deadly double epidemic of flu and coronavirus infections, EU health officials warned on Thursday as they urged Europeans and their governments not to let their guard down. "It is abundantly clear that this crisis is not behind us. We are at a decisive moment," the EU's commissioner for health, Stella Kyriakides, told a media briefing. With winter approaching in the region, she
  • Violence mounts against Iraqi doctors as COVID cases spike
    NAJAF, Iraq, September 23 (Reuters): Iraqi doctor Tariq Al-Sheibani remembers little else beyond cowering on the ground as a dozen relatives of a patient, who had just died of COVID-19, beat him unconscious. About two hours later the 47-year-old director of Al-Amal Hospital in the southern city of Najaf woke up in a different clinic with bruises all over his body. "All the doctors are scared," said Sheibani, speaking at his home in Kufa a few weeks after the Aug. 2
  • 223 COVID-19 recoveries reported; 93 new cases
    Dimapur, September 21 (MExN): A total of 93 new COVID-19 cases, including 64 from armed forces and security personnel were detected in Nagaland, taking the state’s total tally to 5,544 on Monday. However, the state also witnessed a surge in recoveries with 223 such cases in the last 24 hours, according to the latest official bulletin on the state’s COVID-19 status. Among the new positive cases, 22 were from ‘traced contacts,’ five from ‘returnees/tra
  • Myanmar orders Yangon stay at home from Monday
    YANGON, September 20 (Reuters): Myanmar announced a stay-at-home order for its biggest city Yangon after reporting a record daily increase in new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday. The order in Yangon, Myanmar's commercial capital, comes into effect on Monday and will force all employees to work from home. Schools were already closed under previous lockdown measures. The health ministry said on Sunday it had recorded 671 new coronavirus cases, without saying where. Most of the
  • Recoveries continue to surpass active cases 
    Dimapur, September 19 (MExN): A total of 35 fresh COVID-19 cases were detected in Nagaland on Saturday. However, recovered cases continue to surpass active cases as another 40 recovery cases were reported in the state. Taking to Twitter, Nagaland Health and Family Welfare Minister S Pangnyu Phom informed that out of the new cases, 23 were from Dimapur, 10 from Kohima and two were from Zunheboto. The addition of the new cases has taken the state's tally to 5,392, with 1,206
  • Nagaland: 34 new COVID-19 cases reported, State tally at 5,263
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 16 A total of 34 COVID-19 positive cases were reported on September 16, taking the State’s tally to 5,263. According to a DIPR report, out of the total cases on Wednesday, 31 were detected in Dimapur, 2 in Mon and 1 in Kohima. Meanwhile, according to the Nagaland COVID-19 bulletin, the total number of recoveries in the State till date was 3,968 while total active cases stood at 1,261. As per the severity of symptoms, 1,252 active cases
  • Surge in cases push positivity rate past 7% in Nagaland
    Testing pace improves to 34 per 1000 Morung Express News Dimapur | September 12 Nagaland recorded 529 COVID-19 cases during the past week, the third highest in a one-week period, to date. More than half of the weekly total was registered on September 11, a day when the state witnessed the highest single-day spike of 310 cases. Out of the 310 cases, 164 were from the armed forces— most of which were Nagaland Police personnel, who have returned after serving in West Bengal.&
  • Centre tells NE states to ramp up COVID testing
    New Delhi, September 11 (PTI): The Centre on Friday urged the north eastern states to focus on early identification of COVID-19 cases by ramping up testing along with effective monitoring of patients under home isolation and early hospitalization in case of disease progression to keep the mortality rate to one per cent or less. Eight north eastern states - Arunachal Pradesh, Assam, Manipur, Mizoram, Meghalaya, Nagaland, Tripura and Sikkim - together account for less than five per
  • Nagaland: State reports 130 fresh COVID-19 cases
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 9  130 new COVID-19 positive cases were reported in the State on September 9, taking the total number of cases to 4375. According to an update from State health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, out of the total cases, 64 were reported in Kohima, 63 in Dimapur, 2 in Mon and 1 in Mokokchung.   Contact tracing has been fully activated by the IDSP team, the Minister added.  Meanwhile, according to the daily briefing on COVID-19 issue
  • Now two COVID-19 free districts in Nagaland
    Morung Express News Dimapur | September 8 Nagaland’s dip in the number of new COVID-19 cases continued on Tuesday with 25 new cases during the last 24 hours. Another encouraging development is that the state now has two districts that are COVID-19 free.  The number of patients that recovered was higher than new infections with 52 new recoveries during the last 24 hours, taking the total tally of recoveries to 3,728, with 87.8% recovery rate. Of the total new cases
  • Exhausted Indian doctors battle surging COVID-19 cases
    NEW DELHI, September 7 (Reuters): Doctors at one of the largest private COVID-19 facilities in the Indian capital say they are exhausted and facing staff shortages after nearly six months of relentless work. India's total cases of the novel coronavirus crossed 4.2 million on Monday, overtaking Brazil as the second worst-hit country after the United States. The federal government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi has given states more freedom to reopen their economies a
  • Nagaland: SOP for home isolation of COVID-19 cases
    Kohima, September 4 (MExN): The Department of Health & Family Welfare, Government of Nagaland, through the DIPR, has released the salient features of SOP for home isolation of COVID-19 cases.  • Only eligible for persons who do not have symptoms or having very mild symptoms after the medical officer certifies. • Not eligible for patients who are HIV+, transplant recipients, on cancer therapy etc, while elderly patients and people with hypertension, diabetes, hear
  • S.Korea to further extend tighter social-distancing campaign
    SEOUL, SEPTEMBER 4 (IANS): South Korea on Friday announced its decision to extend the tightened social-distancing campaign for one more week through September 13 amid the continued triple-digit growth in daily Covid-19 cases. Under the tightened social-distancing guidelines, only takeaway or delivery are permitted to restaurants from 9 p.m. to 5 a.m., while doing normal business during the remaining hours, reports Xinhua news agency. Franchise coffee shops and bakeries are banned
  • India leads global rise in new weekly COVID-19 cases, while deaths down - WHO
    GENEVA, September 1 (Reuters): India reported the most new COVID-19 cases of any country in the past week, its nearly half a million fresh infections pushing the global tally up by 1 percent, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday. Overall global new deaths in the past seven days fell by 3% compared to the previous week, the WHO reported, adding that overall new infections around the world rose by 1.8 million. The respiratory disease is also spreading in th
  • Peren COVID-19 response teams ramp up efforts
    Peren, August 25 (MExN): A joint meeting between the Peren District Task Force and Join Action Committee (JAC) on COVID-19 on August 24 approved the survey report for setting up a separate COVID hospital and COVID Care Centre. The survey was conducted by the Medical Department and NZPO members on August 20 as directed by the Technical Team, a DIPR report stated.  “As the proposed site is found to be the most suitable option for sustainable management of COVID-19 cases
  • Pandemic pace slows worldwide except for southeast Asia, eastern Mediterranean - WHO
    GENEVA, August 25 (Reuters): The COVID-19 pandemic is still expanding, but the rise in cases and deaths has slowed globally, except for southeast Asia and the eastern Mediterranean regions, the World Health Organization (WHO) said. In its latest epidemiological update, issued on Monday night, it said that the Americas remains the hardest-hit region, accounting for half of newly reported cases and 62% of the 39,240 deaths worldwide in the past week. More than 23.65 milli
  • Coronavirus survivors in Nagaland recount road to recovery-II
    Atono Tsükrü Kense  Kohima | August 23 While Nagaland reels under the daily detection of COVID-19 cases, there has also been a surge in the recovery cases. As on August 23, the recovery rate in the State was 62.2%, giving hope that the virus can be contained and with proper precautions, even cured. In the first part of the series, The Morung Express spoke to some individuals who have successfully outlived Coronavirus infection. They included Advisor for Horticu
  • Tuensang to check unregulated traffic from neighbouring district
    Tuensang, August 14 (MExN): Deputy Commissioner (DC) Tuensang, Kumar Ramnikant has issued an order that in view of the increase in number of COVID-19 cases in the neighbouring district of Mon.  As measures to check in flow of unregulated traffic, entry into Tuensang via Taithung nula will be allowed only for procurement of essential goods and for medical emergencies under the following conditions: •     Entry for procurement of essential goods and commodi