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India logs marginal dip in Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday witnessed a marginal decline in Covid-19 cases with 2,827 fresh infections registered in the past 24 hours, against previous day's 2,897, as per the Union Health Ministry's data.

India logs 3,207 Covid cases, 29 deaths in past 24 hrs

NEW DELHI: India reported 3,207 new Covid-19 cases in the past 24 hrs, a marginal decline against previous day's 3,451, the Union Health Ministry said on Monday.

India logs 3,805 new Covid cases, 22 deaths

NEW DELHI:India on Saturday reported 3,805 new Covid cases, a considerable rise against the 3,545 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

Nearly 15 mn deaths directly or indirectly linked to Covid: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has said that almost 15 million deaths globally were directly or indirectly associated with the Covid-19 pandemic by the end of 2021.

India reports 3,545 new Covid cases, 27 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported 3,545 new Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, a rise over the 3,275 Covid infections reported the previous day, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs said on Friday morning.

Vaccines still protect against new Covid-19 variants: WHO

GENEVA: Experts from the World Health Organization (WHO) emphasised on Wednesday that vaccines are still highly effective against Covid-19, even new variants of the disease emerging in South Africa and the US.

Despite spending $5bn over 27 yrs, Pak's polio-free dream remains elusive

ISLAMABAD: Despite spending $5 billion during the last 27 years, the dream of a polio-free Pakistan remained elusive with the emergence of two back-to-back polio cases in April, the media reported.

Severe hepatitis cases in children draw concern in US

LOS ANGELES: Several severe hepatitis cases in children reported in the US have drawn great concern from health officials and parents, and the country's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has ruled out Covid-19 as a factor in the those cases.

India reports decline with 2,568 new Covid cases

NEW DELHI: India on Tuesday reported 2,568 fresh Covid-19 cases, a decline against the 3,157 infections registered previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

India reports 3,157 new cases, positivity rate crosses 1%

NEW DELHI: India on Monday reported 3,157 new Covid-19 cases, a decline from the 3,324 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said, adding that the country's daily positivity rate has crossed the 1 per cent mark.

No 4th Covid wave in India, only local spike: ICMR

NEW DELHI: The current spike in the number of daily Covid-19 cases in India cannot be termed as the fourth wave of the pandemic, Samiran Panda, Additional Director General of the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), told IANS on Sunday.

India reports 3,688 new Covid cases, 50 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Saturday reported a marginal increase of 3,688 new Covid cases, against the 3,377 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

Global Covid caseload tops 513 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 513 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.23 million and vaccinations to over 11.35 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

40 students of TN college isolated over Covid symptoms after conference

CHENNAI: A private college in Coimbatore has put 40 students in isolation after they showed symptoms of fever and cold.

India reports 3,377 new Covid cases, 60 deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Friday 3,377 new Covid cases, an increase against the 3,303 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

WHO calls for continued innovation to fight malaria

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has called for continued innovation and increased investment in fighting malaria.

India logs 2,483 fresh Covid cases, active caseload dips to 15,636

NEW DELHI: India reported 2,483 fresh Covid cases in the past 24 hours, a marginal decline against previous day's 2,541 infections, the Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday.

Global Covid caseload tops 507 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 507 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.20 million and vaccinations to over 11.20 billion, according to the Johns Hopkins University.

Disinfectant that can act as green de-contaminant for Covid developed

NEW DELHI: Researchers have developed a plasma-based disinfectant generated with the help of cold atmospheric pressure plasma (CAP) that can act as a green de-contaminant for Covid-19.

State-Level Health Mela Inaugurated by Punjab Health Minister Dr. Vijay Singla

MOHALI: Health and Family Welfare Minister Dr. Vijay Singla launched the Health Melas across the state here today under the 'Azadi Ka Amrit Mahautsav' campaign.

Global Covid caseload tops 503.5 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 503.5 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.19 million and vaccinations to over 11.16 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Covid mRNA tech may create first-ever cure for heart attacks

LONDON:  UK scientists may have discovered the world's first cure for heart attacks using the same mRNA technology as Covid vaccines.

Global Covid caseload tops 502.8 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 502.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.19 million and vaccinations to over 11.15 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

India logs 796 fresh Covid cases, 19 deaths

NEW DELHI: India recorded 796 Covid cases in the last 24 hours, a marginal decline against 861 infections recorded the previous day, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday.

India reports 861 new Covid cases, 6 deaths

NEW DELHI: India reported a marginal decline at 861 Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, and six deaths were also recorded, said the Union health ministry on Monday morning.

Precautionary dose as imp as 1st, 2nd Covid vaccinations: K'taka Health Min

BENGALURU: Administration of precautionary Covid dose is as important as first and second Covid-19 doses for protection against the deadly virus, Karnataka Health Minister K. Sudhakar said on Saturday.

Global Covid caseload tops 497.2 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 497.2 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.17 million and vaccinations to over 11.08 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

Global Covid caseload tops 494.8 mn

WASHINGTON: The global coronavirus caseload has topped 494.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.16 million and vaccinations to over 11 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

 

Drive against adulteration: health teams seize 14 quintal more spurious cheese in Mohali, Patiala

CHANDIGARH: In another action against adulteration in food items under the ongoing drive, the Health Teams on Wednesday seized 14 quintals more adulterated food items.

WHO warns against severe air pollution

GENEVA: Almost the entire global population, or 99 per cent, breathes air that exceeds air quality limits set by the World Health Organization (WHO), the UN health agency said in a statement.

One-third of world's population yet to receive a Covid vax: WHO chief

GENEVA: Even as some high-income countries have rolled out fourth and fifth Covid vaccine doses, one-third of the world's population is yet to receive a single dose, according to the World Health Organization (WHO) chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.

Covid cases surge in most populous Australian states

SYDNEY:: NEW reported 25,235 new cases on Wednesday, its second highest daily increase in the month of March, the first highest being a result of a backlog of cases earlier in the month, Xinhua news agency reported.

Ayush ministry signs agreement with WHO for global centre of traditional medicine

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Ayush has signed a Host Country Agreement with the World Health Organization (WHO) for establishing a WHO Global Centre for Traditional Medicine at Jamnagar in India, with its interim office at the Institute of Training and Research in Ayurveda (ITRA) in Gujarat.

India logs 1,660 new Covid cases, 0.04% active cases

NEW DELHI: India reported 1,660 fresh Covid-19 infections in the past 24 hours, a marginal decline from 1,685 cases reported on the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

WHO calls for caution as Covid-19 restrictions eased in Africa

BRAZZAVILLE: A World Health Organisation (WHO) regional office has urged for caution and consideration of the risks involved, with multiple African countries lifting their Covid-19 health restrictions.

Global Covid-19 cases on rise again despite reduced testing: WHO

GENEVA: The World Health Organization (WHO) has sounded the alarm over a global spike in Covid-19 cases, despite reduced testing and several weeks of declining infections.

WHO official calls for health, humanitarian principles in resolving Ukraine crisis

COPENHAGEN: A World Health Organization (WHO) official has urged that health and humanitarian principles should play as key drivers of peace in Ukraine.

Global Covid-19 death toll tops 6 mn: WHO

GENEVA:The worldwide death toll inflicted by the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has surpassed six million, reaching 6,004,421 as of Tuesday, according to the World Health Organization (WHO).

Covid in wildlife threatens emergence of new virus variant: WHO

GENEVA: The introduction of SARS-CoV-2, the virus causing Covid-19 infection, to wildlife could result in the establishment of animal reservoirs, which may, in turn, result in the emergence of a new virus variant, the World Health Organisation (WHO) said on Monday.

US likely to share some Covid vax technologies with WHO

WASHINGTON: The US is planning to roll out a policy to offer the World Health Organization (WHO) access to technology that can be used by low and middle-income nations to develop treatment for Covid-19, top federal health officials have said.

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