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Andhra Pradesh crosses one crore Covid tests
Amaravati | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh on Sunday reached a significant milestone as the number of Covid-19 tests crossed one crore. ... read..


IMA offers its 3L members, 1,750 branches to assist in Covid prog
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Medical Association (IMA) has offered its members and branches to assist in the rollout of Covid-19 immunisation programme when a vaccine is available. ... read..


PM's visit to vaccine centres gets 'praise' from Congress
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 4:15:05 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi's visit to three vaccine centres on Saturday received qualified praise from the opposition Congress, which said that it will lift the morale of the frontline warriors in the struggle against the Covid pandemic. ... read..


Recoveries outnumber fresh Covid cases in J&K
Srinagar | Monday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Recoveries from Covid-19 reached 103,082 in J&K with 492 people being cured of the disease on Sunday as against 471 fresh infections, health officials said. ... read..


Gujarat's Covid tally reaches 2,08,278 with 1,564 new cases
Gandhinagar | Monday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
Gujarat reported 1,564 new Covid-19 cases on Sunday, pushing the tally to 2,08,278, while the state's death toll has mounted to 3,969 after 16 more patients have succumbed to the virus, health officials said. ... read..


SII to seek Rs 100 cr damages from volunteer seeking compensation
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 2:15:05 AM IST
After a Chennai-based volunteer served a legal notice to the Serum Institute of India (SII) demanding Rs 5 crore compensation for the alleged neurological complications he developed after being administered a test dose of its Covidshield vaccine, the SII ... read..


PM to interact with more teams of Covid-19 vaccine developers
New Delhi | Monday, 2020 1:45:06 AM IST
After his visit to three vaccine development centres, Prime Minister Narendra Modi is on Monday scheduled to speak to three other teams involved in developing a Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..


Gurugram adds 479 fresh Covid cases, tally at 49,098
Gurugram | Monday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Gurugram on Sunday reported 479 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the tally to 49,098, health officials said. ... read..


Researchers develop AI to detect Covid on chest x-rays
New York | Sunday, 2020 11:15:05 PM IST
In a fight against the novel coronavirus, researchers have developed a new artificial intelligence (AI) platform that detects Covid-19 by analysing X-ray images of the lungs. ... read..


Humanitarian Gesture: Alliance Air delays flight to save 4 lives
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
In a humanitarian gesture, Air India's regional subsidiary Alliance Air delayed its Jaipur-Delhi flight to save the lives of four patients, awaiting organ transplants in the national capital. ... read..


Influenza infections may up pneumonia risk: Study
London | Sunday, 2020 10:15:06 PM IST
Researchers have now revealed that influenza infections can lead to an increased risk of bacterial pneumonia, which claims many lives around the world every year. ... read..


Philippines logs 2,076 new Covid-19 cases, total nears 430k
Manila | Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Philippines on Sunday reported 2,076 new coronavirus cases, bringing the total number in the country to 429,864. ... read..


Germany reports 14,611 new Covid-19 cases
Berlin | Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Germany reported 14,611 new coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, bringing the national total to 1,042,700, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) said on Sunday. ... read..


Russia's Covid-19 caseload tops 2.2 million
Moscow | Sunday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Russia overall coronavirus caseload increased to 2,269,316 on Sunday after the country reported 26,683 new confirmed infections in the last 24 hours, according to health authorities. ... read..


Brazil's coronavirus death toll tops 172k
Brasilia | Sunday, 2020 7:15:05 PM IST
Brazil registered 587 new coronavirus fatalities in the last 24 hours, which increased the country's overall death toll to 172,561, the Health Ministry said. ... read..


Climbing stairs daily will boost mental health in pandemic
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 6:15:06 PM IST
Everyday activities such as climbing stairs or simply walking to the neighbourhood store can significantly enhance our personal well-being during the pandemic times, particularly in people susceptible to psychiatric disorders. ... read..


Turkey reports record high single-day Covid-19 cases
Ankara | Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Turkey reported 30,103 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since the onset of the pandemic in the country earlier this year, the Health Ministry said. ... read..


This machine is saving lives of severe Covid patients: Study
London | Sunday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Researchers have revealed that Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP) machines -- the existing medical treatment -- are saving lives of patients hospitalised with Covid-19. ... read..


Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases top 2.13 million
Addis Ababa | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in the African continent has reached 2,137,871, while the death toll stood at 51,248, according to health authorities. ... read..


Be emotionally flexible to save the romance in life
London | Sunday, 2020 5:15:05 PM IST
Being emotionally flexible is one of the key factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of your romantic and long-term relationships, say researchers. ... read..


India's Covid tally nears 94 lakh
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
With 41,810 new coronavirus infections and 496 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 93,92,920 on Sunday, as the fatality toll touched 1,36,696, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. ... read..


180 doctors in Indonesia succumb to Covid-19
Jakarta | Sunday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
A total of 180 doctors in Indonesia have died due to the novel coronavirus since the onset of the pandemic earlier this year, according to authorities. ... read..


Wuhan authorities find Covid-19 on imported frozen food
Wuhan | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Authorities in the Chinese city of Wuhan, where the novel coronavirus is likely to have originated in December 2019, said that three imported frozen food packaging samples have tested positive for Covid-19. ... read..


UP to have cold chain space for 1.23L litres of vaccine
Lucknow | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
The Yogi Adityanath government has launched a massive exercise to create storage space for the Covid-19 vaccine when it arrives. ... read..


Yemen launches door-to-door polio immunization for over 4mn kids
Sanaa | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Yemen's health authorities have launched a polio vaccination campaign for more than 4 million children in the north of the war-torn country. ... read..


France Covid-19 hospitalisations further decline
Paris | Sunday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Covid-19 hospitalizations in France have further declined as the country, one of the hardest-hit by the pandemic in Europe, started a three-stage lockdown exit. ... read..


Popular weight-loss surgery may lead to weaker bone health in teenagers, suggests study
Boston (Massachusetts) | November 29, 2020 3:12:45 PM IST
While many adolescents consider going for weight loss surgeries, researchers have found one of the surgery's common side effects noticed on them. They found that common weight loss surgery for adolescents with obesity called sleeve gastrectomy has harmful ... read..


Here's how cocoa flavanols boost brain oxygenation, cognition in healthy adults
Washington | November 29, 2020 2:42:48 PM IST
In a recent study, researchers have found that the brains of healthy adults recovered faster from a mild vascular challenge and performed better on complex tests if the participants consumed cocoa flavanols beforehand. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases surpass 62mn mark: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 62 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.45 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Chinese mainland reports 11 new imported Covid-19 cases
Beijing | Sunday, 2020 1:45:05 PM IST
The Chinese mainland reported 11 new imported Covid-19 cases on Saturday, bringing the total number of imported cases to 3,843. ... read..


Andhra records 625 more Covid cases; tally 8.67 lakh
Amaravati | Sunday, 2020 8:45:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh has registered 625 new Covid cases, increasing the states tally to 8.67 lakh, even as 1,186 more patients recovered from the virus to outnumber infections on Saturday. ... read..


Study sheds light on possible factors leading to obesity
Tokyo | November 29, 2020 8:42:39 AM IST
Research-based on 5,425 citizens' responses to a questionnaire survey has illuminated that obesity causes are linked to various factors in addition to the individual's current socio-economic circumstances, including childhood experiences, particularly tho ... read..


Karnataka registers 1,522 new Covid cases
Bengaluru | Sunday, 2020 7:45:06 AM IST
As many as 1,522 new cases of Covid-19 were detected while 12 succumbed to the dreaded virus in Karnataka on Friday, taking the state's tally of infections to 8,82,608 and the death toll to 11,750, the health department said in its bulletin on Saturday. ... read..


Chennai volunteer for SII's Covid vaccine claims Rs 5 cr compensation for health complications
Chennai | Sunday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
A city-based 40-year-old business consultant, who was a volunteer for the Covishield vaccine that is under development at the Pune-based Serum Institute of India (SII), has sought Rs 5 crore compensation for the neurological complications he developed aft ... read..


1,598 new corona cases in Gujarat, 1,523 more recoveries
Gandhinagar | Sunday, 2020 3:45:05 AM IST
Gujarat on Saturday recorded 1,598 new coronavirus cases, taking its total tally to 2,06,714. A total of 1,523 more patients were discharged, even as the state's COVID-19 death toll climbed to 3,953 with 15 more fatalities. ... read..


Centre seeks 300-400 mn vaccine doses, says SII's Poonawalla
Pune | Sunday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
The Government of India is looking at getting 300-400 million doses of coronavirus vaccine by July, which is being developed by an international health consortium that includes Punes Serum Institute of India (SII), a top official said here on Saturday. ... read..


SII to seek emergency use authorisation for Covid vaccine in 2 weeks: Poonawalla
New Delhi | Sunday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Serum Institute of India (SII) will seek emergency use authorisation for the AstraZeneca Covid 19 vaccine in about two weeks. ... read..


PM reviews vaccine progress at Serum Institute in Pune
Pune | Sunday, 2020 1:15:06 AM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday evening visited the Serum Institute of India (SII) here, which is currently in the process of developing the much-anticipated Covid-19 vaccine. ... read..


Bariatric surgery may reduce severity of coronavirus in obese patients
Washington | November 28, 2020 11:12:47 PM IST
Among obese patients who tested positive for COVID-19, a past history of bariatric surgery was significantly associated with a lower risk of hospital and intensive care unit admission, reveals Cleveland clinic study. ... read..


Home health care improves COVID-19 outcomes: Study
Philadelphia | November 28, 2020 10:12:50 PM IST
Ninety-four per cent of the COVID-19 patients discharged to home health care, achieved statistically significant improvements in symptom burden and functional outcomes and 87 per cent had no adverse events, suggests a new study. ... read..


2,000 Mini-clinics to be set up before Dec 15: TN CM
| Saturday, 2020 9:45:06 PM IST
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K.Palaniswami on Saturday said the government plans to mini-clinics across the state before December 15. ... read..


Regions of brain where serotonin promotes patience identified
Tokyo | Saturday, 2020 9:15:06 PM IST
Researchers have identified specific areas of the brain that individually promote patience through the action of serotonin, a chemical that the body produces. ... read..


Telangana logs 753 more corona cases, 952 recoveries
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
Telangana registered 753 new coronavirus cases, taking its total tally to 2.68 lakh, even as 952 more patients recovered from the virus on Saturday. Active cases now total 10,637 in the state. ... read..


25M couples in India couldn't access contraceptives due to Covid
Geneva | Saturday, 2020 6:45:05 PM IST
The Covid-19 pandemic interrupted contraceptive access for an estimated over 25 million couples in India, said a report by the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS). ... read..


Mexico's Covid-19 caseload tops 1 million
Mexico | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Mexico reported 12,081 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, which increased the overall infection tally to 1,090,675, according to the Health Ministry. ... read..


PM's Vax Review: 1st stop at Zydus facility in Gujarat
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2020 6:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi began his three-city vaccine tour on Saturday starting with pharma major Zydus Cadila's plant in Gujarat to review the development of the much-awaited coronavirus inoculation and its manufacturing process. ... read..


LA County announces new curbs amid surging Covid-19 cases
Los Angeles | Saturday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
Health officials in Los Angeles County have issued a new stay-home order urging residents to avoid gatherings due to an out of control surge in the number of new Covid-19 cases. ... read..


New Zealand reports 4 new Covid-19 cases
Wellington | Saturday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
New Zealand on Saturday reported four new coronavirus cases in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health said in a statement. ... read..


Eye exam could lead to early Parkinson's disease diagnosis: Study
Illinois | November 28, 2020 5:12:56 PM IST
Scientists have determined a simple eye exam combined with powerful artificial intelligence (AI) machine learning technology that could provide early detection of Parkinson's disease. ... read..


Researchers find hormone found to switch off hunger could help tackle obesity
Washington | November 28, 2020 5:12:54 PM IST
In recent research, scientists have discovered a hormone that can suppress food intake and increase the feeling of fullness in mice has shown similar results in humans and non-human primates. ... read..


Ireland to ease Covid-19 curbs from Dec 1
Dublin | Saturday, 2020 4:45:06 PM IST
The Irish government has announced night that the current Level-5 or the highest Covid-19 restrictions will be lowered to Level-3 on December 1, with some special adjustments made for the upcoming Christmas holiday. ... read..


India's Covid tally mounts to 93.5L
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
With 41,322 new coronavirus infections and 485 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 93,51,109 on Saturday, as the toll touched 1,36,200, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. ... read..


'60-70% of population needs to be immune to curb Covid-19 transmission'
Geneva | Saturday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
Modeling studies have revealed that about 60 to 70 per cent of the global population needs to be immune to curb or halt Covid-19 transmission, a World Health Organization (WHO) official said. ... read..


Study links early weight gain in children with ability to produce hormone leptin
Washington | November 28, 2020 4:12:42 PM IST
A recent study has found that young children of African ancestry are more at risk of developing obesity if they possess a genetic variant that reduces their ability to produce the hormone leptin. ... read..


Here's how green Mediterranean ('green Med') diet may be better for health
Washington | November 28, 2020 3:42:35 PM IST
Green Mediterranean ('green Med') diet containing more plant matter and very little red meat or poultry, maybe even better for cardiovascular and metabolic health than the traditional version--at least in men. ... read..


US Covid-19 cases surpass 13 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 PM IST
In yet another grim milestone, the overall number of coronavirus cases in the US, currently the world's worst-hit country, has surpassed the 13 million mark, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


WHO warns countries with falling cases to stay 'vigilant'
Geneva | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Countries with decreasing Covid-19 numbers still need to stay "vigilant", a top World Health Organization (WHO) official said. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases top 61.5 mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Saturday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 61.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.44 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Pandemic and economic uncertainty darken Black Friday in Spain
Madrid | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Black Friday, one of the most anticipated days by consumers, could indeed be a black day for retailers in 2020 as millions of Spaniards change their shopping habits, preferring to either buy online or buy nothing at all, according to a recent study carrie ... read..


UK records another 16,022 coronavirus cases with 521 deaths
London | Saturday, 2020 1:45:06 PM IST
Another 16,022 people in Britain have tested positive for Covid-19, bringing the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 15,89,301, according to official figures released Friday. ... read..


France reports 957 new Covid-19 deaths, hospitalisations down
Paris | Saturday, 2020 10:15:07 AM IST
As of Friday, 51,914 people have died of coronavirus in France, with 957 new fatalities registered in the past 24 hours. Meanwhile, Covid-19-associated hospitalisations continued their week-long decline, the country's health authorities said. ... read..


Scientists reveal regions of the brain where serotonin promotes patience
Okinawa | November 28, 2020 8:12:39 AM IST
Whether we're stuck in traffic at the end of a long day, or eagerly anticipating the release of a new book, film, or album, there are times when we need to be patient. Learning to suppress the impulse for instant gratification is often vital for future su ... read..


Study suggests electronic skin has strong future stretching ahead
Washington | November 28, 2020 8:12:34 AM IST
A material that mimics human skin in strength, stretchability, and sensitivity could be used to collect biological data in real-time. Electronic skin, or e-skin, may play an important role in next-generation prosthetics, personalized medicine, soft roboti ... read..


Gujarat sees new high in daily Covid cases, 16 more deaths
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Gujarat on Friday saw a new high in its daily coronavirus tally, at 1,607 cases, taking its tally to 2,05,116, while the death toll climbed to 3,938, with 16 more succumbing. ... read..


Andhra Covid tests cross 99L, infection tally 8.6L
Amaravati | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Andhra Pradesh has tested more than 99 lakh samples to detect Covid infection in people and is on the brink of reaching the 1 crore milestone, even as the case tally crossed 8.6 lakh on Friday. ... read..


Recoveries continue to outnumber new cases in J&K
Srinagar | Saturday, 2020 6:15:06 AM IST
Recoveries again outnumbered new Covid cases in Jammu and Kashmir on Friday as 596 patients recovered from the disease as against 565 fresh cases reported during the past 24 hours. ... read..


ICMR approves dry swab RT-PCR method for Covid detection
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 4:45:05 AM IST
The simple and fast method of dry swab-direct RT-PCR, developed by CSIR's constituent lab Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, for scaling up coronavirus detection has now been approved by the Indian Council of Medical Research, th ... read..


Make mask violators do social service at Covid centres, Gujarat HC tells govt
Gandhinagar | Saturday, 2020 4:15:06 AM IST
While hearing a suo moto case on the Covid situation in the state, the Gujarat High Court on Friday ordered the state government to act against those violating Covid-19 guidelines and not wearing masks. The Gujarat government is expected to come out with ... read..


Rajkot hospital blaze 'shocking', a wakeup call for action: SC (Lead)
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 3:45:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday took cognizance of a fire incident in a hospital in Gujarat's Rajkot, where 5 patients died in the blaze, calling it a "wakeup call" for serious action to prevent any more such incidents. ... read..


Man stands straight after 15 years, courtesy Hyderabad hospital
Hyderabad | Saturday, 2020 3:15:05 AM IST
A team of experts from a private hospital in Hyderabad have treated a rare deformity to help a patient stand in a straight posture after 15 years. ... read..


3,966 more people test Covid positive in Kerala
Thiruvananthapuram | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
On Friday, 3,966 people were found to be Covid positive after 39,108 samples were tested, said Kerala Health Minister K.K.Shailaja. ... read..


Mumbai Navy hospital gets Gamma Camera SPECT-CT facility
Mumbai | Saturday, 2020 2:45:05 AM IST
The Indian Navy's hospital INHS Asvini has got a state of the art Gamma Camera SPECT-CT at its Department of Nuclear Medicine, an official said here on Friday. ... read..


SC says no to quota for in-service docs in super specialty medical courses for 2020-21
New Delhi | Saturday, 2020 2:15:06 AM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday asked the Director General Health Services to go ahead with counselling for the admissions to PG super-speciality medical courses for the academic year 2020-21 without providing reservation for in-service candidates. ... read..


Essence of person remains same throughout life: Study
London | Friday, 2020 11:45:06 PM IST
In a unique study, researchers have now shown that the essence of on individual remains largely stable over the years. ... read..


16mn Brazilian Covid patients' personal info leaked online: Report
Sao Paulo | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Healthcare records and personal information of 16 million Covid-19 patients in Brazil were found exposed online, according to media reports. ... read..


Surge in cyber attacks on Indian vax makers in Oct-Nov: Report
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
There has been a massive surge in cyber attacks against the India vaccine makers and hospitals in the month of October and December, a new report warned on Friday. ... read..


Delhi's Covid testing remains flat despite govt's promise
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Despite strong promises made by Delhi and central government to double the coronavirus testing in the national capital at the heights of the crisis, the city still has not witnessed any increase, with health experts attributing it to lack of manpower and ... read..


Specific bacterium in the gut linked to IBS: Study
London | Friday, 2020 11:15:06 PM IST
Researchers have detected a connection between Brachyspira, a genus of bacteria in the intestines, and irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) -- especially the form that causes diarrhoea. ... read..


83% of Indian workforce still nervous about office return: Survey
Bengaluru | Friday, 2020 10:45:06 PM IST
About 83 per cent of employees in India are still nervous about going back to the office in the absence of an effective Covid-19 vaccine, said a report on Friday. ... read..


PM Modi to visit Bharat Biotech facility in Hyderabad
Hyderabad | Friday, 2020 10:15:05 PM IST
Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be visiting vaccine maker Bharat Biotech's facility here on Saturday as part of his three-city tour to take stock of the Covid-19 vaccine development work in the country. ... read..


Doctors perform rare robotic surgery to treat woman with tumour
Gurugram | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
A 48-year-old woman from Mauritius with a pancreatic tail tumour was successfully treated with complex robotic surgery in Delhi-NCR. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases surpass 61 mn mark: Johns Hopkins (Ld)
Washington | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
In yet another grim milestone, the overall number of global coronavirus cases has surpassed the 61 million mark, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.43 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


Russia reports record-high daily Covid-19 cases
Moscow | Friday, 2020 8:45:06 PM IST
Russia reported 27,543 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hours, a record surge in the number of single-day infections since the onset of the pandemic, the country's coronavirus response centre said on Friday. ... read..


'Emotionally flexible people have better romantic relationships'
New York | Friday, 2020 8:15:05 PM IST
Being emotionally flexible may be one of the most important factors when it comes to longevity and overall health of the romantic and familial relationships, say researchers. ... read..


Japan to complete new round of Covid-19 antibody tests by yr end
Tokyo | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Japanese government on Friday said that a new round of coronavirus antibody tests on some 15,000 people will be completed by the end of this year, as it seeks to better grasp the scale of the pandemic's spread in the country. ... read..


SC terms death of 6 patients in Rajkot Covid hospital blaze 'shocking'
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 7:45:06 PM IST
The Supreme Court on Friday took a strong exception of a fire incident in a Rajkot hospital in Gujarat, where 6 patients died in the blaze. ... read..


Russia to produce Sputnik V Covid vaccine in India
Moscow | Friday, 2020 6:45:08 PM IST
The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) and Hetero, one of India's generic pharmaceutical companies, have agreed to produce in India over 100 million doses per year of Sputnik V Covid-19 vaccine in India. ... read..


NZ reports 7 new Covid-19 cases in managed isolation
Wellington | Friday, 2020 6:15:07 PM IST
New Zealand on Friday reported seven new coronavirus cases in managed isolation, the Ministry of Health said, adding that there were no new community infections. ... read..


Spain's Covid-19 cases, deaths decline
Madrid | Friday, 2020 6:15:07 PM IST
Spain has witnessed a decline in its Covid-19 infection and fatality growth rate amid the second wave of the pandemic, according to health authorities. ... read..


Telangana's daily Covid cases continue to drop
Hyderabad | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
The Covid-19 cases continue to decline in Telangana as the state is consistently reporting a daily count of less than 1,000 new infections. ... read..


Covid virus mutations may not increase transmissibility
London | Friday, 2020 5:45:06 PM IST
None of the mutations currently documented in the SARS-CoV-2, the virus responsible for the Covid-19 disease, appear to increase its transmissibility in humans, say researchers after analysing the virus genomes of over 46,000 people with Covid-19 from 99 ... read..


France's coronavirus situation improves
Paris | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
The overall coronavirus situation in France, both in terms of new cases and hospital admissions, has improved as the government was unwinding restrictions and planning avaccination campaign, according to authorities. ... read..


Canadians aged 85 and above account for majority Covid-19 deaths
Ottawa | Friday, 2020 4:45:05 PM IST
Canadians aged 85 and over account for more than half of the excess deaths reported amid the Covid-19 first wave between March and June this year, according to Statistics Canada. ... read..


Video of dog nibbling away at body goes viral
Sambhal (Uttar Pradesh) | Friday, 2020 4:15:06 PM IST
A shocking video of a stray dog nibbling at the dead body of a girl inside a government hospital in Sambhal district of Uttar Pradesh has led to public outrage. ... read..


India's Covid tally crosses 93 lakh-mark
New Delhi | Friday, 2020 4:15:05 PM IST
With 43,082 new cases of Covid infections, India's total caseload reached 93,09,787 on Friday. ... read..


Africa's confirmed Covid-19 cases top 2.1mn mark
Addis Ababa | Friday, 2020 3:45:05 PM IST
The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in the African continent has reached 2,106,931, while the death toll stood at 50,628, according to health authorities. ... read..


NY sees record high Covid-19 test results
New York | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
New York reported a record high 217,721 Covid-19 test results, as the state government's winter plan against the pandemic was underway, according to an official statement. ... read..


Italy's Covid-19 deaths spike while cases plateau
Rome | Friday, 2020 3:15:06 PM IST
Italy's Covid-19 mortality rate has continued to spike while the rate of new cases have inched lower, health experts said, but warned against relaxing the incumbent restrictions. ... read..


Record-high 90,000 Americans hospitalised with Covid-19
Washington | Friday, 2020 2:45:05 PM IST
Nearly 90,000 Americans infected with the novel coronavirus are currently hospitalised across the US, reaching an new all-time high for the 16th consecutive day, according to The Covid Tracking Project. ... read..


Global Covid-19 cases top 60.8mn: Johns Hopkins
Washington | Friday, 2020 2:15:05 PM IST
The overall number of global coronavirus cases has topped 60.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 1.42 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University. ... read..


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