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Kashmir: Army soldier slipped to death near LoC in Kupwara | BJP MP Chikhalikar tests positive for Covid-19 | Sushant death probe: Rhea Chakraborty reaches ED office after postponement of summon plea rejected | India reports 62,538 cases, 886 fatalities in past 24 hours | India's COVID-19 cases breach 2 million mark

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.

Worldwide Number of COVID-19 Cases Surpasses 19 Million - Johns Hopkins University

Moscow/Sputnik: The worldwide number of confirmed COVID-19 cases has surpassed 19 million, Johns Hopkins University says.

India reports over 56,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, tally close to 20 lakh

New Delhi/IBNS: India reported over 56,000 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours between Wednesday and Thursday mornings, pushing the overall tally close to 20 lakh.

Bangladesh: 33 more people die due to COVID-19

Dhaka: The highly infectious COVID-19 virus has claimed 33 more lives in the past 24 hours, media reports said.

Breastfeeding link to COVID-19 is negligible, says World Health Organization

New York: The risk of COVID-19 infection from breastfeeding is negligible and has never been documented, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Tuesday, in a call for greater support for the practice.

Philippines: UN and partners launch major COVID-19 response plan to aid 5.4 million

New York: Prioritizing the safety and well-being of women and girls, the UN and partners launched on Tuesday a COVID-19 humanitarian response plan to assist some 5.4 million of the poorest and most marginalized people in the Philippines.

Bangladesh: Coronavirus tally reaches 2,44,020

Dhaka/UNI: Bangladesh recorded 1,918 more COVID-19 cases during the past 24 hours taking the south Asian nation's overall tally to 2,44,020, the Directorate General of Health Services said on Tuesday.

Storms, coronavirus pose ‘double threat’ for children in Central America and Caribbean – UNICEF

New York: Across Central America and the Caribbean, the more than 70 million children impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic could soon face another threat – catastrophic hurricane storms, the UN Children’s Fund (UNICEF) warned on Monday.

‘No silver bullet’ to combat COVID-19, says UN health agency head

New York: There is “no silver bullet” to combat COVID-19, the head of the UN health agency told journalists on Monday, adding, “and there might never be”.

Uttar Pradesh: COVID-19 case tally breaches 1 lakh-mark

Lucknow/UNI: The COVID-19 case tally of Uttar Pradesh crossed one lakh-mark on Tuesday after recording 2,983 fresh cases.

India's Covid recoveries cross 12 lakh mark, recovery rate 66.31 pc

New Delhi/UNI: India's COVID recoveries on Tuesday crossed the 12 lakh mark after the country recorded 44,306 cured/discharged cases with the rate of recovery improving to 66.31 per cent.

India registers 52,050 new COVID-19 cases, death toll touches 38938

New Delhi: India recorded 52, 050 fresh COVID-19 cases in the past 24 hours, Ministry of Health said on Tuesday.

New York State Reports Lowest Death Rate, Hospitalization Since Pandemic Began - Cuomo

Washington/Sputnik: New York State has reported its lowest daily figures for deaths, hospitalizations and patients in intensive care units (ICUs) from COVID-19 since the pandemic began, Governor Andrew Cuomo told a press conference on Monday.

India playing leading role in development of COVID vaccine, says WHO

Geneva/UNI: WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Dr Michael Ryan on Monday said that India is playing a leading role in the development of potential vaccine candidate and also producing potential anti-COVID drugs.

DCGI approves Phase II+III trials of Oxford University vaccine by Serum Institute

New Delhi: The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India, Pune to conduct Phase II+III clinical trials of Oxford University-Astra Zeneca COVID-19 vaccine (COVISHIELD) in India. This will hasten the development of the COVID-19 vaccine.