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Covid-19: Bengal conducts over 30,000 tests in single day, reports biggest one-day jump of 2,997 cases

Kolkata/IBNS: Witnessing the biggest single-day spike of 2,997 infections, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal on Thursday touched 1,07,323, including 26,447 active ones, 2259 deaths and 78,617 discharges, reports said.

West Bengal's COVID-19 tally surpasses 1 lakh mark, death toll reaches 2,149

Kolkata/IBNS: With 2,931 fresh infections and 49 more deaths reported in the past 24 hours, the total number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in West Bengal has crossed the one lakh mark, reports said on Tuesday.

Russia becomes first country to register Covid-19 vaccine, names it 'Sputnik V'

Moscow/IBNS: Russia on Tuesday said the Covid-19 vaccine developed by the Gamaleya Research Institute has been named 'Sputnik V' in reference to the 1957 launch of a Soviet satellite, soon after President Vladimir Putin announced his country was the first to register a coronavirus vaccine.

Russia registers world's 'first' COVID-19 vaccine: Report

Moscow/IBNS: Russia has become the first country in the world to register a vaccine against COVID-19, President Vladimir Putin announced on Tuesday during a government meeting, Russian news agency Sputnik said.

New Zealand reports one new case of COVID-19

Wellington/UNI: New Zealand reported one new case of COVID-19 on Tuesday, with the number of active cases in the country being 22, all in managed isolation or quarantine facilities, according to the Ministry of Health.

Kolkata: Three senior doctors battling COVID-19 succumb in a single day

Kolkata/IBNS: Three senior physicians, who were battling Covid-19 at different private hospitals in Kolkata's EM Bypass area for the past few weeks, died on Monday, reports said.

UP CM asks officials to deploy more doctors at Covid-19 hospitals

Lucknow/UNI: Stressing on providing quality health services at all Covid -19 hospitals in the state, Uttar Pradesh Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath on Monday said that the additional deployment of doctors should be made in these hospitals if required.

COVID-19: India touches a new peak of 7,19,364 tests in a day

New Delhi: In a new high, India has scaled the peak of testing more than 7 lakhs tests in a single day. Continuing the streak of more than 6 lakh tests in a single day for several days, India’s tests have grown exponentially. 7,19,364 tests were done in the last 24 hours.

Two more Assam MLAs tested positive for COVID-19, state tally surges to 57,714

Guwahati/IBNS: Two more MLAs of BJP and AIUDF of Assam have tested positive for COVID-19.

India records biggest single-day spike of 64,399 new COVID-19 cases

New Delhi/IBNS: India recorded a massive single-day spike of 64,399 new coronavirus patients taking the country's total tally to cross 21 lakh-mark, the Union Health Ministry stated on Sunday.

Mexico's COVID-19 tally exceeds 475,000 cases

Mexico City/Sputnik: Mexico’s COVID-19 tally has topped 475,000 cases after another 6,495 people have tested positive in the past 24 hours, Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell said on Sunday.

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.

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.