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Spanish doctors call for vaccinating pregnant women against COVID-19 after three deaths reported

Moscow/UNI/Sputnik: Spanish doctors called on regional authorities to accelerate the immunization of pregnant women following three reported cases of fatalities from COVID-19 in the category during the last month.

Pakistan continues to struggle against COVID-19, 40 deaths reported in past 24 hours

Islamabad: Pakistan is nce again struggling to keep COVID-19 under control as 40 people died due to the virus in the past 24 hours.

Telemedicine consultations in India increasing steadily say healthcare company

Kolkata/IBNS: The second wave and the subsequent lockdown saw more people opting for telemedicine as a primary mode of seeking medical care, according to Practo, an integrated healthcare company from India.

India records 40,134 new COVID-19 cases, 422 deaths

New Delhi: India reported 40,134 new cases in the past 24 hours as fear of a third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic is becoming more intense now.

Australia: Queensland authorities extend lockdown till Sunday as COVID-19 cases surge

Sydney: Authorities in Australia's Queensland region have extended lockdown till Sunday as the country is struggling to contain the recent COVID-19 surge.

Pakistan: Islamabad authorities planning to impose smart lockdown as positivity rate hits 10.66 pct

Islamabad: Authorities in Islamabad city of Pakistan are planning to impose smart lockdown as coronavirus positivity rate hit 10.66 percent on Sunday.

Jammu and Kashmir covers 70% families under SEHAT scheme: Govt

Srinagar: While J&K features among the most successful states and UTs implementing PM JAY Ayushman Bharat, Srinagar and Kupwara districts have grossly low registration of beneficiary families, a gap that Government claims, is being covered through door-to-door service.

India records 41,831 new COVID cases, 541 deaths in last 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS/UNI: India recorded 41,831 fresh infections of COVID-19 during the past 24 hours pushing the total caseload to 3,16,55,824, the Union Health Ministry said on Sunday.

Chinese mainland reports 53 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases

Beijing/UNI/Xinhua: The Chinese mainland on Saturday reported 53 new locally transmitted COVID-19 cases, the National Health Commission said in its daily report on Sunday.

Florida reports record one-day increase in COVID-19 cases: CDC

Washington/UNI/Sputnik: A record 21,683 new coronavirus cases, the highest single-day increase since the start of the pandemic, was registered in Florida on Saturday, according to the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Centre sounds alert after Covid positivity rate soars in 10 states

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has warned 10 states to intensify their Covid control measures, including vaccination of people above 45, as the positivity rate in some districts of these states soared above 10 per cent.

Australia: Lockdown imposed in Brisbane after Delta virus infection cases emerge

Brisbane: Lockdown is back in several Australian regions as  the highly contagious Delta variant continues to spread in the nation.

Pakistan: COVID-19 positivity rate crosses 8 percent for first time in 2 months

Islamabad: Pakistan's COVID-19 positivity rate has now touched 8.4 per cent, a major spike in the past couple of months.

Indonesia: 37,284 new COVID-19 cases registered

Jakarta/UNI/XINHUA: The number of COVID-19 cases in Indonesia rose by 37,284 within one day to 3,409,658, with the death toll adding by 1,808 to 94,119 on Saturday.

India’s cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 46 crore landmark

New Delhi/UNI: India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage crossed the landmark of 46 crores yesterday, according to the Union Health Ministry.