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Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark | Manohar Lal Khattar meets late Sushant Singh Rajput's father, sister, assure them of 'justice' | Rajasthan: 6 BSP MLAs merged with Congress reach SC seeking transfer of disqualification case | Kashmir: Army soldier slipped to death near LoC in Kupwara | BJP MP Chikhalikar tests positive for Covid-19

Covid-19: West Bengal registers 2,949 new cases, toll crosses 2,000-mark

Kolkata/IBNS: With 2,949 fresh infections and 51 more fatalities reported in the past 24 hours, West Bengal's Covid-19 tally on Saturday mounted to 92,615, including 25,486 active cases, 2,005 deaths and 65,124 discharges.

Bangladesh: COVID-19 claims 32 new lives in 24 hours

Dhaka: At least 32 new COVID-19 deaths were reported in Bangladesh in the past 24 hours, officials said.

India's COVID-19 fatality stands at 2.04 percent 

New Delhi/IBNS:  With focused efforts to reduce mortalities due to COVID-19, India has registered one of the lowest deaths per million at 30 as compared to the global average of 91 deaths per million, the Centre said on Saturday.

India sets up committee to oversee Covid-19 vaccine distribution: Report

New Delhi/IBNS: The Centre has formed an expert committee comprising members from the concerned ministries and institutions to look into all the aspects of Covid-19 vaccine plan as six vaccines are in the phase 3 or combined phase 2 and 3 trials and several countries are in the process of finalising deals with multiple vaccine makers.

Chinese mainland reports 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Beijing/Xinhua: Chinese health authority said Saturday that it received reports of 31 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on the Chinese mainland Friday, including 25 locally transmitted.

Xinjiang reports 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases

Urumqi/Xinhua: Northwest China's Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region reported 25 new confirmed COVID-19 cases on Friday, all in the regional capital Urumqi, the regional health commission said Saturday in its daily report.

Electric cooker an easy, efficient way to sanitize N95 masks, study finds

Illinois/IBNS Owners of electric multicookers may be able to add another use to its list of functions, a new study suggests: sanitization of N95 respirator masks.

US state of California sees COVID-19 deaths rise over 10,000

Los Angeles/Xinhua: The US state of California witnessed its death toll from COVID-19 surpass 10,000 on Friday, the California Department of Public Health said.

Pandemic highlights importance of indigenous self-determination: UN rights chief

New York: The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the need to ensure the world’s indigenous people have control over their own communities, the UN High Commissioner for Human Rights has affirmed.

COVID-19: Lift sanctions ‘bringing suffering and death’, urge UN rights experts

New York: A group of UN independent human rights experts have called on countries to lift – or at the very least, ease – sanctions to allow affected nations and communities access to vital supplies to fight against the global coronavirus pandemic.

India Fights COVID-19: 933 deaths recorded in 24 hours 

New Delhi: The death toll due to COVID-19 in the past 24 hours in India touched 933, the Ministry of Health said on Saturday.

Global cooperation is our only choice against COVID-19, says WHO chief

New York:With more than 18.5 million cases of COVID-19 reported worldwide as of Thursday, and 700,000 deaths, the UN’s top health official again appealed to countries to unite in the fight against the disease

India's COVID-19 recovery rate climbs a new high of nearly 68%

New Delhi: India continues on the path of COVID-19 management boosted by two significant achievements, continuously rising recovery rate among the COVID-19 patients and Case Fatality Rate that has remained much below the global average, the government said on Friday.

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Health insurance is a necessity but one most people don’t have. While a smattering of countries have universal health care, most countries leave it to their citizens to secure their own medical insurance.

India reports 62,538 cases, 886 fatalities in past 24 hours

New Delhi/UNI: India reported the highest single-day spike of 62,538 Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours while 886 people succumbed to the disease in the same period.