October 21, 2020 01:38 (IST)
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50 pc of India's population likely to be affected by Covid-19 by Feb 2021: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: At least 50 per cent of India's population is likely to be affected by Covid-19 by February 2021, which will help in slowing the spread of the illness, a government committee formed to make projections related to the highly contagious disease said, reported Reuters.

India's recovery rate continues to improve at 88.63 per cent: Health Ministry

New Delhi/IBNS: Even as few states including West Bengal are reporting an alarming rise in the number of coronavirus cases, India's recovery rate continues to improve and stands at 88.63% as of Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry stated.

India registers lowest fresh COVID-19 cases in three months

New Delhi/UNI: India in the past 24 hours recorded 46,791 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest in nearly three months, as per the Union Health Ministry update on Tuesday.

Pakistan Minister Asad Umar warns country witnessed 140 pct rise in COVID-19 mortality rate 

Islamabad: Pakistani Minister Asad Umar has claimed that the country's mortality rate due to COVID-19 has increased 140 percent last week.

India's Covid-19 daily cases further decline, reports over 46,000 fresh infections in 24 hours

New Delhi/IBNS: After being battered by Novel Coronavirus for months, India, a country of 1.3 billion people, is slowly and steadily showing a brighter picture as the country's daily cases significantly dropped to 46,790 on Tuesday.

16 doctors killed in Nigeria's COVID-19 fight: official

Abuja/Xinhua: A total of 16 doctors have been killed so far while battling the COVID-19 pandemic in Nigeria, Africa's most populous country, said a medical association leader on Monday.

Focus on fundamentals as COVID-19 caseloads rise: WHO

New York: As COVID-19 cases continue to accelerate, particularly in Europe and North America, the World Health Organization (WHO) is advising governments and people everywhere not to let their guard down, for the benefit of those hospitalized, or working on the front line of the battle to end the pandemic.

COVID-19 vaccine: UNICEF to stockpile more than half a billion syringes by year’s end

New York: With countries and pharmaceutical companies around the world gearing up to distribute COVID-19 vaccines following trials, the UN Children’s Fund UNICEF has begun laying the groundwork for the rapid, safe and efficient delivery by buying and pre-positioning syringes and other necessary equipment.

Need to continue extreme caution against COVID-19: WHO alerts

New Delhi/IBNS: The World Health Organization on Monday cautioned against any relaxation of response actions following the recent slight decline in COVID-19 cases in South-East Asia Region, saying the pandemic continues unabated and our response only needs to be strengthened further to curtail virus transmission.

India registers 579 COVID-19 deaths in past 24 hours 

New Delhi: India registered 55,722 new COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, as per data released by the Ministry of Health.

COVID-19: West Bengal reports highest-ever one-day jump of 3983 cases, death count breaches 6000-mark with 64 more fatalities

Kolkata/IBNS: With the highest-ever single-day spike of 3983 infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal on Sunday mounted to 3,21,036, including 33,927 active cases.

Nitric oxide a possible treatment for COVID-19: Study

Uppsala: Researchers at Uppsala University have found that an effective way of treating the coronavirus behind the 2003 SARS epidemic also works on the closely related SARS-CoV-2 virus, the culprit in the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19: Bangladesh registers 1,274 new cases, 14 more deaths in last 24 hrs

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh on Sunday recorded 1,274 more cases of the novel coronavirus, bringing the total to 3,88,869.

Kolkata Police officer dies due to coronavirus

Kolkata/UNI: Yet another Kolkata Police officer, Assistant Sub Inspector Siddhanta Shekhar De, who was posted in the fifth Battalion, Armed Police, died of covid-19 at a private hospital in the city today.

No evidence to back China’s claim of simultaneous coronanvirus outbreak across several nations: Harsh Vardhan

New Delhi: Indian Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday rejected China's claim that the COVID-19 pandemic broke out simultaneously in several countries last year.