India Records 5.85 Lakh Coronavirus Cases With 17,400 Deaths

New Delhi, July 1 : India recorded a spike of 18,653 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 5,85,493, with the number of fatalities mounting to 17,400, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday. A total of 3,47,978 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.07 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 507 deaths were recorded in the last...

Flu Virus With ‘Pandemic Potential’ Found In China

Beijing, June 30 : The world is still grappling with the coronavirus pandemic, whose source of origin is yet to be ascertained. The World Health Organisation (WHO) says identifying and understanding the origin of coronavirus pandemic is key to an effective fight against ravaging Covid-19. And, at such a moment, the discovery of a new virus in China has triggered heightened concerns among the health experts. The new viral strand is another flu virus that has the potential to...

Hong Kong Security Law: China Passes Controversial Legislation

Beijing, June 30 : China’s top legislative body has adopted a national security law for Hong Kong, marking a new phase in the territory’s relationship to the mainland. The Standing Committee of the National People’s Congress, China’s top legislature, enacted a National Security Law (NSL) for Hong Kong Hong Kong media say the law is likely to come into effect on Wednesday — the 23rd anniversary of Hong Kong’s handover to China from British rule. Hong Kong media report...

Global COVID-19 Fundraising Meeting Raises $6.9 Billion

Brussels, June 29 : A global fundraising meeting on Saturday raised 6.15 billion euros ($6.9 billion) from the United States, the European Commission and numerous countries to fight COVID-19, with many participants stressing that an eventual vaccine should be available to anyone who needs it. The pledging summit, part of a joint initiative by the EU executive and advocacy group Global Citizen, also included a globally televised and streamed fundraising concert featuring Miley Cyrus, Justin Bieber, Shakira, Chloe X...

Global Covid-19 Death Toll Hits 500,000-Mark

Kathmandu, June 29 : The death toll from Covid-19 reached half a million people on Sunday, according to a Reuters tally, a grim milestone for the global pandemic that seems to be resurgent in some countries even as other regions are still grappling with the first wave. The respiratory illness caused by the new coronavirus has been particularly dangerous for the elderly, although other adults and children are also among the 500,000 fatalities and more than 10 million reported cases. While the overall rate of...

India Registers Biggest Single-day Spike Of Nearly 20,000 New Covid-19 Cases

New Delhi, June 28 : In yet another record high, India registered its biggest surge in the number of Covid-19 cases in one day with 19,906 new patients, taking the total to 5,28,859, the Union Health Ministry said. This is the first time that more than 19,000 fresh cases have been reported in a single day in India which is the fourth worst-hit country in the world after the United States, Brazil and Russia. According to figures, India registered...

Coronavirus Cases Exceed 10 Million Globally

Kathmandu, June 28 : Global coronavirus cases exceeded 10 million on Sunday according to a Reuters tally, marking a major milestone in the spread of the respiratory disease that has so far killed almost half a million people in seven months. The figure is roughly double the number of severe influenza illnesses recorded annually, according to the World Health Organisation.The milestone comes as many hard-hit countries are easing lockdowns while making extensive alterations to work and social life that could...

Death Toll Due To Thunderstorm And Lightning In Bihar Rises To 92

Bihar, June 26 : Thunderstorms and lightning have wrought havoc in Bihar over the past two days, claiming 92 lives, leaving many injured and causing widespread damage to property, the state disaster management department said . According to a statement put out by the department, the deaths in lighting strikes happened in 24 districts of the state, with Gopalganj accounting for the maximum number of casualties at 13. Deaths have also been reported from: Nawada and Madhubani (eight each);Purnea(7)...

Global Covid-19 Infections Surpass 9.6 Million

Washington, June 26 : Confirmed COVID-19 cases have exceeded 9.6 million globally, with over 490,000 fatalities and more than 4.8 million recoveries, according to the latest tally from Johns Hopkins University.

India Records Highest Single-Day Spike Of 17,296 Cases

New Delhi, June 26 : India recorded a single-day spike of 17,296 new coronavirus cases and 407 deaths on Friday, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data. With this, India’s COVID tally has shot up to 4,90,401 including 1,89,463 active cases, 2,85,636 cured/discharged/migrated and 15,301 deaths. India is the world’s 4th worst-affected nation, as per John Hopkins University and Medicine. US is at the top with 2,422,091 cases, followed by Brazil (1,228,114) and Russia (613,148) Maharashtra...

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