Monday, January 24, 2022

MoS Health Bharti Pawar tests positive for Covid-19
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Union Minister of State for Health and Family Welfare Dr Bharati Pravin Pawar tested positive for Covid-19 on Thursday. ... read..

Two more Bihar Ministers test Covid positive
Patna | Thursday, 2022 5:45:07 PM IST
Two more state cabinet ministers, Agriculture Minister Amrendra Pratap Singh and Mining Minister Janak Ram, have tested positive for Covid infection, said officials on Thursday. ... read..

Adult epilepsy treatment may work for children too: Study
Washington | January 6, 2022 4:50:15 PM IST
According to new research by Rutgers University, a surgical treatment commonly used to reduce epileptic seizures in adults is also effective and safe for children. ... read..

India sees massive spike of over 90,000 Covid cases in 24 hours, active cases near 3L
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
India registered a single-day rise of 90,928 cases, a significant rise from the previous day's 58,097 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours. A total of 325 deaths have also been reported in the same time, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare o ... read..

After Cong, BJP & SP cancel programmes in UP
Lucknow | Thursday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
After the Congress cancelled its Pink Marathons and rallies in view of the surge in the cases of Covid, the BJP and the Samajwadi Party (SP) have also cancelled their election programmes. ... read..

UP reports 2,038 new Covid cases in a day
Lucknow | Thursday, 2022 2:45:07 PM IST
In an alarming development, Covid cases in Uttar Pradesh have doubled in the past 24 hours, while the number of active cases under treatment went up by over 300 per cent since January 1. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 297 mn
Washington | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 297 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.46 million and vaccinations to over 9.27 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

Covid infections surge in European countries as Omicron spreads
Brussels | Thursday, 2022 1:15:08 PM IST
Following a break over the holiday season, European countries are witnessing skyrocketing new Covid-19 infections as the Omicron variant continues its onslaught across the continent. ... read..

Study finds sustainable diets may lead to fewer blood clots in brain
Washington | January 6, 2022 12:50:17 PM IST
A new study by the Aarhus University has found that the risk of bleeding or blood clots in the brain is lower if your diet is sustainable. ... read..

Germany reports continuing surge in Covid infections
Berlin | Thursday, 2022 11:45:08 AM IST
Daily Covid-19 infections in Germany surged to 58,912 cases on Wednesday, around 18,870 more than a week ago, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases said. ... read..

Sri Lanka to start vaccinating children aged 12-15 against Covid
Colombo | Thursday, 2022 10:45:08 AM IST
Sri Lanka will unveil its vaccination drive to children aged between 12 and 15, from January 7, Health Minister Keheliya Rambukwella said here on Wednesday. ... read..

UK reports more than 190,000 daily Covid cases
London | Thursday, 2022 9:45:09 AM IST
Britain reported 194,747 coronavirus cases in the latest 24-hour period, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 13,835,334, according to official figures released on Wednesday. ... read..

Russia reports 15,772 daily Covid cases
Moscow | Thursday, 2022 8:15:08 AM IST
Russia registered 15,772 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,585,984, the official coronavirus monitoring and response centre said on Wednesday. ... read..

K'taka govt asks private hospitals to reserve 50% of beds for Covid patients by Jan 7
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 6:45:07 AM IST
Karnataka government has ordered the private hospitals and private medical colleges in the state on Wednesday to immediately reserve and keep ready 30 per cent of beds in the backdrop of surge in Covid cases in the state. ... read..

West Bengal sees steep rise in Covid cases, Kolkata leads
Kolkata | Thursday, 2022 6:45:07 AM IST
West Bengal on Wednesday saw daily Covid cases surge 55 per cent, to over 14,000, against 9,000 on the day before, forcing the state government to impose restrictions strictly. ... read..

Covid cases surge past 3,600 in B'luru; K'taka figures cross 4K
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
In a major surge, Bengaluru reported 3,605 Covid-19 positive cases on Wednesday, taking the number of active cases in the city to 14,762, officials said. ... read..

Delhi govt directs its hospitals to ramp up Covid beds
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
The Delhi government on Wednesday directed its nine hospitals to increase the beds reserved for Covid patients amid an alarming spike in Covid cases in the national capital. ... read..

Delhi sees 94% rise in Covid cases at 10,665, infection rate nears 12%
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Delhi on Wednesday reported 10,665 fresh Covid cases, a rise of 94.58 per cent from the day before. This is the highest single-day rise after May 12 when the tally was 13,287. ... read..

K'taka not to shut borders with neighboring states amid 3rd wave: Minister
Belagavi (Karnataka) | Thursday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
Karnataka won't close the borders in all districts with neighboring states amid the third wave of Covid, state minister C.N. Ashwath Narayan said on Wednesday. ... read..

K'taka initiates special surveillance measures for arrivals from Goa
Bengaluru | Thursday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
In view of the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in Goa, Karnataka on Wednesday notified special surveillance measures to be complied strictly for all arrivals from neighbouring state. ... read..

Goa reports 8 new Omicron cases, total tally 19: Health Minister
Panaji | Thursday, 2022 4:45:08 AM IST
Eight new Omicron cases have been detected in Goa, taking the total count of Covid cases involving the new variant to 19, Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Wednesday. ... read..

Strict lockdowns in China take their toll on residents
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Strict lockdowns in the Chinese cities of Xian and Yuzhou are taking their toll on the population and healthcare systems, according to residents, with complaints of food shortages and dangerous delays in accessing medical care, The Guardian reported. ... read..

Covid cases zoom past 26K in Maha, 144 Omicron infectees
Mumbai | Thursday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
Maharashtras single-day fresh Covid-19 caseload shot above 26,000, while its Omicron variant breached the 100-mark, though deaths plummeted to single-digit figure, health officials said here on Wednesday. ... read..

Covid surge continues in Telangana
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
The surge in Covid-19 cases continued in Telangana on Wednesday as the state reported 1,520 new infections. ... read..

Paracetamol not recommended after getting Covaxin jab: Bharat Biotech
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 3:45:08 AM IST
Vaccine maker Bharat Biotech on Wednesday clarified that Paracetamol or pain killers are not recommended for teenagers after being vaccinated with Covaxin. ... read..

After schools, Maha shuts all non-agricultural varsities, colleges
Mumbai | Thursday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
As Covid-19 and its variant Omicron tighten their grip in Maharashtra, the state government has decided to shut down all non-agricultural, technical, deemed or private universities and their affiliated colleges and students hostels till February 15, offic ... read..

'Work from home' taking toll on minds of adults, children: Goa Minister
Panaji | Thursday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
The phenomenon of 'work from home' is not easy and has taken a toll on the minds of adults as well as children, Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane said on Wednesday, adding that the pandemic has taken a toll on their mental health. ... read..

21 medical students in Karnataka test positive for Covid
Bellary (Karnataka) | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
As many as 21 medical students of the Vijayanagara Institute of Medical Sciences (VIMS) in Karnataka's Bellary tested positive for Covid on Wednesday. ... read..

Goa reports 1,002 new Covid cases, Health Minister concerned
Panaji | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
Goa Health Minister Vishwajit Rane on Wednesday expressed concern about the rising infection positivity rate in the state, on a day when the daily infection count in Goa climbed to four figures, the first time in months, with the state logging 1,002 new i ... read..

Telangana geared up to tackle third wave
Hyderabad | Thursday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
After learning the lessons from first and second waves of Covid-19 pandemic, the health authorities in Telangana have beefed up infrastructure in hospitals and are fully geared up to tackle a third wave which looks imminent. ... read..

J&K sees new Covid cases mount to 418
Jammu | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
With a sudden surge in Covid-19 cases in Jammu division on Wednesday, authorities have cancelled leave of all doctors, paramedics and associated health department staff. ... read..

Mumbai cases catapult to a new high of 15,166, plus 3 deaths.
Mumbai | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Mumbai on Wednesday reported a massive spurt in Covid-19 infections with 15,166 new cases and three fatalities, officials said. ... read..

Adequate hydration, bed rest key to recover fast from Covid: Australian expert
Sydney | Thursday, 2022 2:15:08 AM IST
Increased intake of water and proper bed rest may help people recover fast from Covid-19 infections at home, according to an Australian expert. ... read..

Gurugram reports 1,178 new Covid cases
Gurugram | Thursday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Gurugram on Wednesday reported 1,178 new Covid-19 cases, taking the district's infection tally to 1,85,890, out of which 1,81,545 have recovered, according to the official daily health bulletin. ... read..

3rd wave in Delhi: Doctors advise people to follow Covid norms
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:13 AM IST
Even as Delhi is in the middle of a third wave of coronavirus, city doctors on Wednesday advised not to panic but to strictly adhere to the Covid norms such as maintaining social distance, wearing masks, maintaining proper sanitisation, and getting vaccin ... read..

Precautionary doses will be same vaccine administered before: Centre
New Delhi | Thursday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
The precautionary or third dose of Covid vaccine for healthcare/frontline workers and senior citizens with comorbidities will be the same vaccine that was administered to them previously, the Centre said on Wednesday. ... read..

TN announces complete lockdown on Sunday, night curfew from Jan 6
Chennai | Thursday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M.K. Stalin on Wednesday announced night curfew from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m. from Thursday and a complete lockdown on Sunday in the wake of surging Covid-19 cases. ... read..

Current vax effective against severe Omicron outcomes: Study
New York | Wednesday, 2022 11:15:08 PM IST
Cellular immunity elicited by existing Covid-19 vaccines can fight the Omicron Covid variant, according to a study. ... read..

Over 95% US Covid cases now Omicron: CDC data
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
With the US shattering a single-day record with over 1 million Covid-19 cases this week, the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has estimated that the Omicron variant accounted for 95 per cent of new infections last week. ... read..

Mongolia plans to offer 4th Covid vaccine shot
Ulan Bator | Wednesday, 2022 10:45:08 PM IST
Mongolia is planning to offer a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine to its citizens on a voluntary basis, Mongolian Health Minister Sereejav Enkhbold said on Wednesday. ... read..

Over 1L hospitalised with Covid in US, 1st time in 4 months
New York | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
More than 103,000 people are currently hospitalised with Covid-19 in the US, the first time the total has reached six figures in nearly four months, CNN on Tuesday quoted the latest data from the US Department of Health and Human Services as saying. ... read..

UP 'fully upgraded' to deal with third wave
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
With the third wave of the Corona having arrived, the Uttar Pradesh government has started upgrading its armour to deal with the pandemic. ... read..

Over 1 cr teens between 15-18 yrs receive 1st vaccine dose
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
With the vaccination drive for adolescents entering its third day, as per the Co-WIN portal 1,06,27,277 children in the 15 to 18 years' age group have been vaccinated with the first Covid-19 vaccine dose so far. ... read..

China puts city of 1.1 mn under lockdown after three cases
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
China has put a second city under total lockdown after just three asymptomatic Covid cases were discovered from there, the BBC reported. ... read..

Philippines logs 10,775 new Covid-19 cases
Manila | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
The Philippines' Department of Health (DOH) reported 10,775 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday, pushing the number of confirmed cases in the Southeast Asian country to 2,871,745. ... read..

Belgium relaxes quarantine rules for vaccinated people
Brussels | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 PM IST
The requirement for fully vaccinated people to self-isolate if they have had a high-risk contact for coronavirus will be lifted in Belgium on January 10, the country's federal and regional health ministers said. ... read..

21 staff members test Covid positive at Bihar CM's residence
Patna | Wednesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Amid third Covid wave, the infection has reached Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's residence in Patna. On Wednesday, 21 persons including security personnel and other staff members tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..

Covid cases in Odisha rise by 78% in one day
Bhubaneswar | Wednesday, 2022 9:45:08 PM IST
Odisha reported 1,216 fresh Covid-19 cases, which is 78.82 per cent more than the cases reported on Tuesday. ... read..

Covid-19 hospitalisations hit 10-month high in Portugal
Lisbon | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
A total of 1,203 Covid-19 patients have been hospitalised in Portugal in the last 24 hours, the highest number in the last 10 months, said the country's Directorate-General for Health. ... read..

Giving regular boosters 'not sustainable': Oxford vaccine expert
London | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
Regular booster doses every four-six months to fight Covid may not be a sustainable way to prevent Covid infections, said Oxford vaccine expert Sir Andrew Pollard. ... read..

Cambodia's Omicron cases rise to 94 after 9 new infections detected
Phnom Penh | Wednesday, 2022 8:45:08 PM IST
The confirmed cases of Omicron variant of Covid-19 in Cambodia have risen to 94 after nine new infections were detected, Prime Minister Samdech Techo Hun Sen said here on Wednesday. ... read..

Pakistan confirms 898 new Covid-19 cases, 5 more deaths
Islamabad | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
Pakistan has confirmed 898 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the National Command and Operation Center (NCOC) said on Wednesday. ... read..

Centre issues revised isolation guidelines
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 PM IST
The Centre on Wednesday issued revised guidelines for home isolation of mild and asymptomatic patients amid the surge in Covid-19 cases nationwide. ... read..

Bengal sees record Covid-19 infections
Kolkata | Wednesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
With each passing day, the Covid-19 situation in West Bengal is going out of control of the state administration. In the last 24 hours, 9,073 people were infected, which is nearly double the number of the people that got infected two days earlier. ... read..

Covid vax during pregnancy not linked to preterm birth: US CDC
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
Covid-19 vaccination during pregnancy was not associated with complications at birth such as preterm birth or babies born underweight, according to a study published by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). ... read..

41-bed Siddha Covid care centre opened in TN
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 7:45:08 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu Health department has opened a Siddha Covid care centre in Periyar Maniammai hospital at Periyar Thidal in Veperi. ... read..

'60.71% of TN eligible population given 2 Covid vaccine dose'
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
The Tamil Nadu government's measures have resulted in 60.71 per cent of the eligible population having been administered two vaccine doses against coronavirus, said Governor R.N. Ravi. ... read..

Third Covid wave starts in Delhi, 10K cases expected
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 7:15:08 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that the third Covid wave has started in the national capital and around 10,000 cases are expected by evening. ... read..

DGCI approves for phase III trial of Bharat Biotech intranasal vaccine as booster
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
The Subject Experts Committee (SEC) of the Drug Controller General of India (DGCI) on Wednesday granted "in principle" approval to Bharat Biotech to conduct "Phase III superiority study and Phase III booster dose study" trials for its intranasal Covid vac ... read..

High incidence of coronary artery disease: PGIMER study
Chandigarh | Wednesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
A high incidence of coronary artery disease (CAD) was reported in a first-of-its-kind study by the Department of Cardiology in the Advanced Cardiac Centre of the Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research (PGIMER) in Chandigarh. ... read..

TN mulls stringent measures as Covid surges
Chennai | Wednesday, 2022 6:45:08 PM IST
With the surge in the number of Covid-19 cases, Tamil Nadu is contemplating stringent control measures from Wednesday to contain the spread of the infection. ... read..

Five-fold increase in Covid cases in Telangana triggers alarm
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 6:45:07 PM IST
A five-fold increase in Covid-19 cases in Telangana in the last one week has sent health authorities into a tizzy and sparked fears of a third wave. ... read..

4 Bihar ministers including 2 deputy CMs test Covid positive
Patna | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
After doctors and medical staff, Covid infections are spreading among political leaders of Bihar. ... read..

Covid-19: 16.57% adolescents in Rajasthan jabbed in first 2 days
Jaipur | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
More than 16 per cent adolescents in Rajasthan were administered the first dose of Covid vaccination in the first two days of the drive to vaccinate children in the age group of 15-18 across the country, health officials said here. ... read..

Omicron is not common cold, warns WHO
Geneva | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:07 PM IST
Amid reports that Omicron has symptoms akin to a common cold, the World Health Organisation (WHO) on Wednesday warned that it is not a common cold and should not be taken lightly. ... read..

Covid testing pushes Australian healthcare system to brink
Phnom Penh | Wednesday, 2022 5:45:08 PM IST
Massive surges in Covid-19 infections in Australia, fuelled by the Omicron variant, are placing huge pressures on the healthcare system, which is struggling to keep up with unprecedented demands for testing. ... read..

Study finds depression screening of cancer patients improves care
California | January 5, 2022 5:20:24 PM IST
A new research has shown that depression screening for patients with newly diagnosed breast cancer is highly effective at identifying patients in need of behavioural health care. ... read..

S.Korea reports 4,444 new Covid-19 cases
Seoul | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
South Korea reported 4,444 more cases of Covid-19 as of midnight Tuesday, raising the total number of infections to 649,669 in the country. ... read..

144 new Covid cases, 1 more death in Myanmar
Yangon | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:07 PM IST
Myanmar reported 144 new Covid-19 cases and one more death in the past 24 hours, according to the Ministry of Health. ... read..

India reports 58,097 fresh Covid cases, Omicron tally reaches 2,135
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:08 PM IST
India registered a single-day rise of 58,097 Covid cases, a spike of 20,718 over the previous days total, and 534 deaths in a span of 24 hours, said the Union ministry of health and family welfare on Wednesday. The Omicron tally has also climbed to 2,135. ... read..

Study examines if infants with ASD listen when mothers talk
California | January 5, 2022 4:20:28 PM IST
A team of researchers employed a number of techniques to pinpoint the regions of the brain responsible for a child's response to baby talk. ... read..

Australian Covid cases surge, overloading health system
Sydney | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:07 PM IST
Australia's Covid-19 pandemic continues to soar to a record high, increasing pressure on the healthcare system. ... read..

Global Covid caseload tops 295 mn
Washington | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 295 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.45 million and vaccinations to over 9.24 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. ... read..

149 new Omicron cases in K'taka, tally rises to 226
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:07 PM IST
Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar has stated that 149 new Omicron cases have been confirmed in the state, taking the overall tally to 226. ... read..

UP schools closed, night curfew extended
Lucknow | Wednesday, 2022 1:15:08 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government in Uttar Pradesh, in a late-night decision on Tuesday, has closed all schools up to Class 10 from January 6 to January 14 as the number of active Covid cases in the state crossed the 3,000-mark. ... read..

Study finds scale of prevalence of condition that causes type 2 diabetes, high blood pressure
Birmingham | January 5, 2022 12:20:40 PM IST
A research at the University of Birmingham has shown for the first time the scale of the impact of a condition associated with benign tumours that can lead to type 2 diabetes and high blood pressure. ... read..

Covid infections rise by 35% in Netherlands despite lockdown
The Hague | Wednesday, 2022 11:45:08 AM IST
Despite an anti-pandemic lockdown currently in force, the number of positive Covid-19 tests in the Netherlands increased by 35 per cent in the past week, compared to the previous week, the National Institute for Public Health and the Environment (RIVM) an ... read..

France reports record 271,686 new Covid cases
Paris | Wednesday, 2022 10:15:08 AM IST
France on Tuesday reported 271,686 new cases of Covid-19, detected in the last 24 hours, the highest daily record since the outbreak of the pandemic in the country. ... read..

Semi-lockdown in K'taka after unprecedented surge in Covid cases
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 9:15:09 AM IST
The Karnataka government has declared restrictions and announced new guidelines till January 19 in the wake of unprecedented surge of Covid-19 cases in the state on Tuesday. ... read..

COVID-19 vaccine does not increase risk of preterm birth: Study
Washington | January 5, 2022 8:50:51 AM IST
Pregnant people who contract COVID-19 have an increased risk of disease severity and death, yet only 31 per cent of pregnant people in the United States had received vaccines as of September 2021. One barrier to vaccine acceptance is the concern that vacc ... read..

Russia reports 15,903 Covid cases
Moscow | Wednesday, 2022 8:15:08 AM IST
Russia reported 15,903 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, taking the nationwide tally to 10,570,212, the official monitoring and response centre said on Tuesday. ... read..

Develop Covid care centres in hotels, stock up on test kits, states told
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 6:15:08 AM IST
Amid a large spike in Covid cases, the Centre on Tuesday directed the states and UTs to develop Covid care centres in hotel rooms and other similar accommodations to be linked with dedicated Covid hospitals for the care of mild or asymptomatic Covid cases ... read..

Telangana's daily Covid tally jumps to 1,052
Hyderabad | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
In a big surge, Telangana on Tuesday reported 1,052 new Covid-19 and 10 new infections of Omicron. ... read..

Kerala's Omicron tally reaches 181, new curbs imposed
Thiruvananthapuram | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:08 AM IST
With the Omicron variant cases in Kerala touching 181, a high-level meeting chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Tuesday decided to clamp more restrictions. ... read..

Bihar reports 893 Covid cases, JD-U President tests positive
Patna | Wednesday, 2022 5:15:07 AM IST
Bihar on Tuesday reported 893 fresh Covid cases, of which Patna alone accounted for 565 infections, the state health department said. ... read..

Around 15,000 in 15-18 yr section vaccinated in Goa so far: Health official
Panaji | Wednesday, 2022 4:45:07 AM IST
Around 15,000 eligible youngsters from the age of 15 to 18 years out of an eligible population of 74,192 students in Goa have been vaccinated so far, Director of state Health Services Dr Ira Almeida said on Tuesday. ... read..

Gujarat reports 2,265 Covid cases; 1,290 in Ahmedabad
Gandhinagar | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
A total of 2,265 fresh Covid cases took Gujarat's overall Coronavirus tally to 837,293 on Tuesday. More than half of the cases were reported from the Ahmedabad Municipal Corporation area alone at 1,290, which is even more than entire states tally of 1,259 ... read..

Third Covid wave started in Goa from Dec 28: Official
Panaji | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
The third Covid wave began in Goa from December 28, a top state health department official said on Tuesday, adding that the positivity rate in the state had reached 13 per cent. ... read..

Bihar imposes night curfew, other curbs as Covid surges
Patna | Wednesday, 2022 4:15:07 AM IST
The Bihar government on Tuesday decided to impose night curfew in the state in view of rising Covid cases. ... read..

Delhi govt directs pvt hospitals to reserve 40% beds for Covid patients
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
The Delhi government on Tuesday directed all private hospitals and nursing homes with 50 beds or more in the city to reserve at least 40 per cent of their total bed capacity for Covid patients amid rising cases. ... read..

Over 100 Covid-19 patients in Delhi need oxygen: Sisodia
New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
A total of 124 Covid-19 patients in Delhi need oxygen, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said Tuesday. ... read..

Maha sees Omicron, Covid-19 cases zoom, with 20 deaths
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2022 3:15:07 AM IST
Maharashtra on Tuesday again notched a steep hike in Covid-19 cases and its variant Omicron infections with deaths also zooming, health officials said. ... read..

BBMP to open 1 Covid care centre in each assembly in B'luru
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 2:45:08 AM IST
As the Covid-19 cases are increasing in the city, BBMP Chief Commissioner Gaurav Gupta on Tuesday instructed the Chief Health Officer Dr Balasundar to identify a Covid Care Centre in all assembly constituencies in BBMP limits. ... read..

4th Covid booster enhances antibodies five-fold: Israeli study
Jerusalem | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Amid rising cases of Omicron, a preliminary study by Israeli researchers has shown that a fourth dose of Covid-19 vaccine boosts antibodies five-fold in just a week after the shot is administered, Prime Minister Naftali Bennett said on Tuesday. ... read..

Covid Surge: K'taka reports 2,479 cases, 2,053 in Bengaluru alone
Bengaluru | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
The test positivity rate for Covid-19 in Karnataka has gone up to 2.59 per cent with the state reporting 2,479 new Covid cases on Tuesday, including 2,053 in Bengaluru alone, Health Minister K. Sudhakar said. ... read..

Chhattisgarh implements strict Covid restrictions
Raipur/New Delhi | Wednesday, 2022 2:15:07 AM IST
Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Bhupesh Baghel on Tuesday directed all the Collectors and Superintendents of Police to take every possible measures to strictly implement the COVID-19 prevention guideline. ... read..

Covid fear, stress can impair cognitive functions: Study
Toronto | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:13 AM IST
Worries and anxiety over the Covid-19 pandemic can impair basic cognitive functions, leading to poorer decision making, delays in mental processing speed, and alteration of the perception of risk, finds a study. ... read..

BMC takes charge of Cordelia Cruise ship, company blames guests' prior infection (Lead)
Mumbai | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:13 AM IST
As luxury ship Cordelia Cruise reached Mumbai on Tuesday evening, the company management claimed that only one crew member had tested Covid-19 positive in Goa on Sunday and the guests who were confirmed cases may have been infected before they boarded the ... read..

MP reports 308 Covid cases, active cases over 1K
Bhopal | Wednesday, 2022 1:45:07 AM IST
Madhya Pradesh has reported 308 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally of active cases in the state to 1,029. A total 57,843 samples were tested in a day, according to the state government's data released on Tuesday. ... read..

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