Friday, 21 Jan, 2022

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Booster at least 80pc effective against severe Omicron

UK researchers have analysed the likely impact that a Covid booster shot will have on Omicron and say it could provide around 85% protection against severe illness. The protection is a bit less than vaccines gave against earlier versions of Covid. But it means the top-up dose should

Bangladesh sees 297 Covid cases, 4 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Wednesday (Dec 15) reported four deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,038. Besides, 297 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to

India reports 6,984 Covid cases, 247 deaths in 24 hours

India on Wednesday reported 6,984 new coronavirus cases while the death toll climbed to 4,76,135 with 247 more fatalities in last 24 hours.  The number of active cases in the country declined to 87,562, according to the Union health ministry. The number of active coronavirus

Omicron spreading at unprecedented rate: WHO 

The new coronavirus variant Omicron is spreading across the globe at an unprecedented rate, the World Health Organization (WHO) has warned Cases of the heavily mutated variant have been confirmed in 77 countries. But at a press conference, WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus said

Bangladesh sees 295 Covid cases, 3 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Tuesday (Dec 14) reported three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,034. Besides, 295 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,58,005.

India records 5,784 Covid cases, 252 deaths in 24 hours

With 5,784 fresh cases, the lowest in 571 days, India's COVID-19 tally has climbed to 3,47,03,644, while the number of active cases of the infection has declined to 88,993, the lowest in 563 days, the Union health ministry said on Tuesday. The number of fatalities due to the viral

First UK death recorded with Omicron variant

At least one person in the UK has died with the Omicron coronavirus variant, the prime minister has said. Boris Johnson said the new variant was also resulting in hospital admissions and the "best thing" people could do was get their booster jab. Visiting a vaccination

Bangladesh sees 385 Covid cases, 3 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Monday (Dec 13) reported three deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,031. Besides, 385 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,579,710.

India records 7,350 Covid cases, 202 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 7,350 fresh Coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its overall tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,46,97,860. Besides, the number of active cases declined to 91,456, the lowest in 561 days, according to data from the Union Health Ministry on Monday.  With

UK PM sets new booster goal over 'Omicron tidal wave'

Booster jabs will be offered to everyone over 18 in England from this week, the PM has announced, as he declared an "Omicron emergency". "No one should be in any doubt, there is a tidal wave of Omicron coming," Boris Johnson said in a TV statement on Sunday evening.

First people in UK hospitals with Omicron variant

The first people in the UK are in hospital with Omicron infections, Nadhim Zahawi has said. The new variant of coronavirus now accounts for a third of cases in London, the education secretary said. With two doses of a vaccine "not enough" Mr Zahawi encouraged people to get

India reports 7,774 Covid cases, 306 deaths in 24 hours

With 7,774 people testing positive for coronavirus infection in a day, India's COVID-19 tally climbed to 3,46,90,510, while the number of active cases declined to 92,281, lowest in 560 days, according to the Union Health Ministry data.  The death count mounted to 4,75,434 with

Bangladesh sees 329 Covid cases, 6 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Sunday (Dec 12) reported six deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,028. Besides, 329 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,579,325.

Scientists warn 75,000 Brits may die of Covid in grim forecast for next 5 months

Up to 75,000 people could die from Covid in the next five months as the Omicron variant sweeps through the UK, scientists have warned. Experts from the London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine (LSHTM) said tougher coronavirus restrictions may be needed to prevent Omicron from

Bangladesh sees 177 Covid cases, 5 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Saturday (Dec 11) reported five deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,022. Besides, 177 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to

India reports 7,992 Covid cases, 393 deaths in 24 hours

India reported 7,992 fresh COVID-19 cases and 393 deaths in the last 24 hours, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.  As per the COVID bulletin, India's active caseload currently stands at 93,277, the lowest in 559 days.  The active caseload accounts for

India's Delhi reports 2nd Omicron case, total at 33

Delhi logged its second case of Omicron as a traveller who returned from Zimbabwe tested positive. With the latest infection, India has so far logged 33 cases of the new variant that has sparked fresh worry worldwide. Here is your ten-point cheat sheet on this big story: Vaccines

Bangladesh records no Covid deaths in last 24 hours

Bangladesh on Thursday (Dec 9) reported no deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,016. Besides, 262 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 1,578,550.

India records 9,419 Covid cases, 159 deaths in 24 hours 

India recorded 9,419 new Covid cases on Thursday -- a daily spike that's 11.6 per cent higher than the previous day.  This took the active caseload to 94,742. At least 159 deaths were also recorded in the day. Meanwhile, a World Health Organization official said the Omicron

Bangladesh sees 277 Covid cases, 6 deaths in last 24-hr

Bangladesh on Monday (Dec 8) reported Six deaths from Covid-19 in the last 24 hours keeping the number of total deaths to 28,016. Besides, 277 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours, raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country to 15,78288.