Category: Health

India records 15,981 COVID-19 cases, 166 fatalities in a day

New Delhi, Oct 16:  India recorded 15,981 COVID-19 cases in a day, taking the infection tally to 3,40,53,573 while 166 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 4,51,980, according to the Union Health Ministry’s data on Saturday. The number of active Covid cases has declined to 2,01,632, the […]

Midnight vigils, snaking queues as some Indians await COVID vaccines

SILIGURI, India, Oct 14 – Residents of a city in northeast India are spending nights in snaking queues outside vaccination centres awaiting their turn for a COVID-19 shot, an anomaly in a country with a surplus of vaccines. In Siliguri, a city in West Bengal state close to […]

WHO says it may be ‘last chance’ to find COVID origins

GENEVA, Oct 13 – The World Health Organization (WHO) said on Wednesday its newly formed advisory group on dangerous pathogens may be “our last chance” to determine the origins of the SARS-CoV-2 virus and called for cooperation from China. The first human cases of COVID-19 were reported in […]

Over 90 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Health minister

New Delhi, Oct : The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 90 crore, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday. The country-wide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 with healthcare workers (HCWs) getting inoculated in the first phase. The vaccination of […]

COVID-19: Active cases lowest in 184 days

New Delhi, Sep 21: India added 26,115 new cases of coronavirus? infection in a single day taking the?total?tally to?3,35,04,534, while the active cases declined to 3,09,575, the lowest in 184 days,?according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday The?death toll climbed to?4,45,385 with 252?fresh fatalities,?according to the […]

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID?

Can kids be harmed wearing masks to protect against COVID? No, there is no scientific evidence showing masks cause harm to kids’ health despite baseless claims suggesting otherwise. The claims are circulating on social media and elsewhere just as virus outbreaks are hitting many reopened U.S. schools — […]

What you need to know about the coronavirus right now

Sept 16 – Here’s what you need to know about the coronavirus right now: Asia supercharges vaccination efforts Several Asian nations are quickly ramping up vaccination campaigns from shaky starts to combat growing COVID-19 infections, as supply shipments roll in and people overcome hesitancy in hopes of easing […]

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