Friday, 21 Jan, 2022

Health

India reports 7,189 Covid cases, 387 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 7,189 fresh coronavirus infections and 387 new fatalities, said the health ministry today, pushing the national tally to 3,47,79,815 and the total death count to 4,79,520.  The active cases stand at 77,032 while the country's total cases of Omicron, the newest

Merck's molnupiravir pill to treat COVID-19 in US

US health regulators have authorised a second pill to treat COVID-19, providing another easy-to-use medication to battle the rising tide of Omicron infections. The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) authorisation of Merck's molnupiravir comes one day after the agency cleared a

Bangladesh sees 382 Covid cases, 2 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Thursday (Dec 23) reported two death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,054. Besides, 382 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,582,368.

Omicron wave appears milder, but concern remains

The wave of Omicron appears to be milder according to preliminary studies published in the UK and South Africa. Early evidence suggests fewer people are needing hospital treatment than with other variants - with estimates ranging from a 30% to a 70% reduction. But the concern

India reports 7,495 Covid cases, deaths in 24 hours

India reported 7,495 fresh COVID-19 cases today, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.  With this, the country's caseload reached 3,47,65,976. India's active caseload currently stands at 78,291, going up by 101 active cases today. The country also reported 434

Bangladesh sees 352 Covid cases, one death in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Wednesday (Dec 22) reported one death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,052. Besides, 352 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,59,538.

Covid Omicron: European nations reinstate restrictions

European leaders are reinstating coronavirus restrictions as the new Omicron variant continues to spread through the continent. Germany and Portugal are among nations announcing post-Christmas curbs and greater social distancing measures. Omicron is already the dominant strain in

India reports 6,317 Covid cases, 318 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 6,317 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday.  With this, the country's caseload reached 3,47,58,481. India's active caseload currently stands at 78,190, the lowest in 573 days. The country

US to provide additional $580m in international COVID aid

The United States is providing the World Health Organization (WHO), the United Nations Children’s Fund and five other global aid groups an additional $580m to fight COVID-19, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said. The pledge came on Tuesday as health officials in the US said

Bangladesh sees 291 Covid cases, one death in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Tuesday (Dec 21) reported one death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,051. Besides, 291 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,59,186.

India reports 5,326 COVID-19 cases, 453 deaths 

India reported 5,326 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today, taking the total caseload in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,47,52,164. Today's daily spike in cases is nearly 19 per cent lower than

WHO issues holiday warning over Omicron

The World Health Organization has urged people to cancel some of their holiday plans to protect public health, as the Omicron variant spreads globally. "An event cancelled is better than a life cancelled," said WHO head Dr Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, adding that

Bangladesh sees 260 Covid cases, two deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Monday (Dec 20) reported two deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,050. Besides, 260 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,58,895.

India records 6,563 COVID-19 cases, 132 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 6,563 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare today, taking the total cases in the country since the beginning of the pandemic to 3,47,46,838.  India's active caseload currently stands at 82,267, the lowest

Bangladesh sees 211 Covid cases, one death in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Sunday (Dec 19) reported one death from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,048. Besides, 211 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,58,635.

India records 7,081 Covid cases, 264 deaths in 24 hours

With 7,081 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's total tally of cases rose to 3,47,40,275, while the active cases declined to 83,913, the lowest in 570 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death count has climbed to

Covid: Germany tightens restrictions on UK travellers

Germany has become the latest European country to ban most travellers from Britain, to try to slow the spread of the Omicron variant. German nationals and residents will still be allowed to enter from the UK. They must have a negative test and quarantine for two weeks, regardless of

Bangladesh sees 122 Covid cases, 4 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Saturday (Dec 18) reported four deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,047. Besides, 122 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,58,424.

Omicron spreading at lightning speed: French PM

The Omicron variant is "spreading at lightning speed" in Europe and will likely become dominant in France by the start of next year, French Prime Minister Jean Castex has warned. He spoke on Friday, hours before France imposed strict travel restrictions on those entering from

India reports 7,145 Covid cases, 289 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 7,145 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, marginally lower than yesterday's 7,447 infections, according to the health ministry. Besides, 289 related deaths were also recorded. The active cases in the country currently stand at 84,565, which account for 0.24%