Monday, September 27, 2021

Covid deaths

Kansas woman who died in Jan 2020 listed as 1st US Covid death

WASHINGTON:  A woman from Kansad who died in January 2020 has been listed as the first known person to die with Covid-19 in the US, according to local media reports.

SL records highest Covid deaths, hospitals exceed capacity

Colombo:Sri Lanka is to face the worst ever Covid-19 outbreak as the island nation has recorded the highest number of single-day deaths, with hospitals exceeding capacity.

Kerala Covid TPR goes over 12%, 12,818 new cases recorded

Thiruvananthapuram:Kerala continues to reel under Covid cases in Kerala as 12,818 new cases were detected from 1,03,543 samples tested in the past 24 hours, with the test positivity rate vaulting over 12 per cent, a state government statement said.

Mamata calls for national front to defeat BJP at Centre

KOLKATA:Sounding the bugle for the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee during her virtual Martyrs Day speech on Wednesday not only went for an all-out attack against the saffron party, but also indicated that the Trinamool is ready to play an important role in national politics as she urged all the political parties to forget their narrow self-interests and unite on a single platform.

At 3,998, Covid deaths jump over 10X in India in 24 hours

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday recorded 3,998 deaths due to Covid in just 24 hours after it logged 374 deaths.

Special teams sent to 2 UP districts showing surge in Covid cases

LUCKNOW: A surge of 28 new Covid cases in Sitapur district and 20 new cases in Sultanpur have become a cause of worry for the Uttar Pradesh government, especially since Covid cases in all other districts are showing an appreciable downtrend.

Global Covid deaths surpass 4 million

NEW YORK: The global Covid-19 death toll has surpassed the 4 million mark, according to the Center for Systems Science and Engineering at Johns Hopkins University.

B'desh records highest daily Covid deaths

DHAKA: Bangladesh reported 153 new Covid-19 fatalities in the last 24 hours, marking the highest-ever single-day spike, increasing the overall death toll to 15,065, said the country's Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS).

Covid: K'taka Cong launches outreach programme for bereaved families

BENGALURU: Karnataka Congress chief D.K. Shivakumar on Thursday said his party workers will soon reach out to people who have lost their kin during both Covid waves since March last year that has wreaked havoc in the state.

Why Covid continues to rage in Kerala, Congress asks Vijayan

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM:State Congress president K. Sudhakaran on Wednesday asked Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan to explain why the Covid spread in the state is continuing to rage.

India records 817 more Covid deaths, lowest in 81 days

New Delhi :India saw a single-day rise of 45,951 coronavirus infections taking the total tally of Covid cases to 3,03,62,848, while daily deaths remained below 1,000 for the third consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday.

Covid deaths remain below 1K first time in 2 months

NEW DELHI:India reported 46,148 new Covid-19 cases and 979 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Monday.

Doctors to face action for failing to certify Covid deaths, SC told

NEW DELHI: The Centre has told the Supreme Court that any death resulting from Covid-19 infection should have to be certified as Covid death, and if not done so, the certifying doctor will face action.

At 1,587, India logs least daily Covid deaths in 60 days

NEW DELHI: India on Friday recorded 62,480 new cases of Covid and 1,587 fatalities in the last 24 hours, lowest in the last two months, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry.

Andhra govt is under-reporting Covid deaths: TDP

HYDERABAD: Telugu Desam Party national general secretary and Andhra Pradesh opposition leader Nara Lokesh on Monday alleged that the state government is hiding the actual number of Covid deaths to deny paying compensation.

Covid TPR in Kerala falls, but deaths remain high

THIRUVANANTHAPURAM: For the first time in the last few weeks, the Covid test positivity rate (TPR) in Kerala fell to 12.72 per cent, but the death tally continues to be high, said Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan in a statement on Saturday.

4,002 Covid deaths in 24 hrs as India logs 84K new cases

NEW DELHI: The coronavirus situation in India appears to be stabilizing as the country recorded 84,332 new Covid cases, and 4,002 deaths due to the virus in the last 24 hours, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Saturday.

Bihar govt explains why there is sudden jump in Covid deaths

PATNA: Facing criticism over revised Covid-19 deaths in Bihar, state's health minister Mangal Pandey on Thursday said that the delay in reporting deaths at village and district level is the main reason for spike in number in Bihar. He said, the government learnt from various sources that the number of deaths could be higher and then started working on it.

At 6,148, India records max Covid deaths in a day

NEW DELHI: India recorded 6,148 deaths in last 24 hours, highest since the pandemic hit last year, according to data released by the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry on Thursday.

Delhi's active Covid cases below 5K, lowest since March 24

NEW DELHI:The number of active Covid cases in the national capital has come down to below 5,000 mark for the first time since March 24. On Tuesday, it reported 4,962 active cases, health officials said.

Covid: UP clocks all-time low positivity rate

LUCKNOW: Uttar Pradesh has clocked an all-time low case positivity rate of 0.3 per cent on Thursday.

India records 1.32L cases, 2,713 Covid deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Friday logged 1,32,,364 new infections in 24 hours as 2,713 more succumbed to the pandemic, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

India logs 2.11L new cases, 3,847 Covid deaths

NEW DELHI: India on Thursday reported 2,11,298 fresh cases as 3,847 more patients succumbed to the coronavirus in the last 24 hours, Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said.

Covid curfew extended in J&K till May 31

SRINAGAR: The corona curfew across Jammu and Kashmir has been extended by a week in the wake of a surge in Covid cases.

India records 3.11 lakh new Covid cases, 4,077 deaths

NEW DELHI: Witnessing a decline in the last 24 hours, India on Sunday reported 3,11,170 new Covid-19 cases, and 4,077 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Over 3.26L new Covid cases, 3,890 deaths in India in 24 hrs

NEW DELHI: Witnessing a decline, India on Saturday reported 3,26,098 new Covid cases and 3,890 fatalities in the last 24 hours, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

India records 3.43L Covid cases & 4K deaths in 24 hrs

NEW DELHI: Witnessing a decline, India on Friday reported 3,43,144 new Covid cases and 4,000 fatalities, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

More bodies found floating in Varanasi, Chandauli

VARANASI: Seven more bodies, including a partially burnt one, have been recovered from the Ganga river in Varanasi and adjoining Chandauli district.

2 districts account for over 50% of Bengal's Covid deaths

KOLKATA: Two districts in West Bengal -- Kolkata and North 24 Parganas – have cumulatively reported more than 50 per cent of the total deaths caused by Covid-19 in the state since May 1, prompting the state government to consider taking additional measures for these two hotspots.

At 4,205, India reports record Covid deaths in a day

NEW DELHI: India on Wednesday recorded 4,205 deaths due to Covid, highest till date with 3,48,421 fresh cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said.

Wake up from slumber, mitigate Covid challenges: IMA to Health Ministry

NEW DELHI: The Indian Medical Association (IMA) on Saturday slammed the Union Health Ministry, saying it is "astonished to see the extreme lethargy and inappropriate actions" from the department in combating the agonizing crisis caused by the devastating second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid aid received from global community allocated to States/UTs

NEW DELHI: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has allocated COVID-19 materials received from the global community by Centre to States and UTs while country's Cumulative Vaccination Coverage exceeded 16.25 crore as the nationwide vaccination drive expands.

'Lack of expertise, staff major cause of Covid deaths in rural K'taka'

KALABURAGI: Doctors from remote rural areas like Aland taluk in Karnataka's Kalaburagi where four Covid patients reportedly died due to shortage of oxygen have had their own harrowing experiences of dealing with the spreading pandemic.

Hyd varsity startup develops stem cell-based treatment for Covid

HYDERABAD:A biotech startup company, incubated at the ASPIRE-Technology Business Incubator (ASPIRE-TBI), University of Hyderabad (UoH), on Monday announced a human umbilical cord (UC) tissue harvested and clinically processed adult Mesenchymal Stem Cells (MSCs) based therapy for Covid patients.

At 14,669, single-day Covid tally scales new peak in Andhra

AMARAVATI: There seems to be no respite for Andhra Pradesh from the Covid onslaught, as the state registered its highest ever single-day tally of 14,792 fresh cases on Thursday.

Declining positivity rate a ray of hope: Delhi Health Minister

NEW DELHI: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Thursday that the test positivity rate for Covid-19 has been declining in the national capital, which is a ray of hope for Delhi government.

Maha Covid deaths touch new high of 895, case tally crosses 44 lakh

MUMBAI: In another stunner, Maharashtra Covid-19 fatalities rose to a new peak on Tuesday with deaths crossing the 66,000 mark and case tally shooting past the 44 lakh level, health officials said here.

Punjab Health Minister Appeals people to visit hospital before converting mild infection of COVID-19 into severe disease

CHANDIGARH: Stressing upon the need of early diagnosis as well as treatment of coronavirus, Health Minister Mr. Balbir Singh Sidhu today appealed to people even with mild symptoms visit healthcare facility immediately before converting mild infection of COVID-19 into a deadly disease.

Patna hospital logs 62 Covid deaths in 3 days

PATNA: The Nalanda Medical College and Hospital (NMCH) in Patna has reported 62 Covid fatalities in the last three days, officials said on Saturday.

Active Covid cases cross 1-lakh mark in Bengaluru

BENGALURU: As epicentre of the pandemic in Karnataka, active Covid cases in this tech city crossed 1-lakh mark, with 9,618 new cases in a day, said the state health department bulletin on Monday.

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