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Soul-crushing: US COVID-19 deaths are topping 1,900 a day

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COVID-19 deaths in the US have climbed to an average of more than 1,900 a day for the first time since early March, with experts saying the virus is preying largely on a distinct group — 71 million unvaccinated Americans. The increasingly lethal turn has filled hospitals, complicated the start of the school year, delayed…

Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu increased marginally to 1,587 on Wednesday

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News Our Bureau Chennai | Updated on September 09, 2021 Total number of active cases stood at 16,180 The number of Covid-19 cases in Tamil Nadu on Wednesday increased marginally to 1,587 from 1,544 on Tuesday to take the total number of cases in the State to 26,27,365.After 1,594 persons were discharged, the total number…

COVID-19: Bombay HC raises concern over crowding in public places, says it should be controlled

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SynopsisA full bench of Chief Justice Dipankar Datta, Justices A A Sayed, K K Tated and P B Varale said the government, authorities and citizens should learn from the earlier experience and noted that as per experts, the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic was “knocking at our doors”.Agencies”If you (government) do not control or…

Death toll in Iraq Covid hospital fire rises to 66

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The death toll from a fire that swept through a hospital coronavirus ward in Iraq has climbed to at least 92, the Iraqi state news agency reported on Tuesday.The announcement came as frantic family members buried their loved ones and lashed out at the government over the tragedy.The blaze that erupted Monday in the city…

Covid death count dips in Maharashtra

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The number of deaths in Maharashtra due to Covid has dropped to 4,684 for the period from June 1 to June 22. In May, the number of deaths was 25,362, according to a status report on Covid prepared by the State Health Department.The report, which was shared with the media on Wednesday, said that the…

Covid-19: New infections in Delhi dip further to 576 on Wednesday

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The national capital Delhi’s daily new Covid-19 infections tally continued to move southwards to a two-and-a-half month low of 576 in the last 24 hours to Wednesday, as against 623 new infections recorded on Tuesday. The number of fatalities on Wednesday stood at 103, taking the total death toll in the national capital since the…

Delhi: Covid new infections see further dip on June 1

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The national capital Delhi’s new Covid19 infections hit a two-and-a-half month low at 623 on Tuesday along with 62 fatalities, the Delhi State Health Bulletin showed.The latest daily tally of new Covid19 infections is the lowest since March 18 when 607 people were diagnosed with the disease.DeathsThe death toll of 62 is also lowest since…

Covid-19: Testing delays a big issue in Uttar Pradesh

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Amid the record jump in new Covid-19 infections in Lucknow, testing for the disease in the city has been severely constrained with several private diagnostic laboratories not conducting tests or limiting their sample collection. Some pathology chains ET spoke with said they have been “disallowed”. Some others cited logistical bottlenecks for drastically reducing sample collection.…

Covid-19: Maharashtra reports 63,294 cases

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Even as Maharashtra Government is preparing for stricter pandemic restrictions, the state on Sunday reported 63,294 fresh cases of Covid-19. The total number of active cases in the state has risen to 5,65,587.The Pune district continues to be on the top position with 1,09,590 cases, followed by Mumbai at 91,100.A press statement issued by the…

Covid-19: Telangana reports 1,914 new cases

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Telangana has reported 1,914 new Covid positive cases, while five persons died due to the viral infection on Tuesday. The number is likely to grow in the next few days as results of several samples are yet to come.The State has 11,617 active cases, and private and government hospitals have witnessed a rush of patients.The…

Covid-19 vaccine: Centre will foot the bill for 3 crore beneficiaries, says Modi

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The Centre will bear the cost of inoculating tbree crore healthcare workers and frontline Covid warriors who will be covered in the first phase. Prime Minister Narendra Modi told this to States and Union Territories at a meeting today.This implied that the cost of vaccinating 27 crore people such as those above 50 years of…

Covid-19: India reports 22,065 new cases in 24 hours; recoveries cross over 94 lakh

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As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on December 15 reported single-day spike of 22,065 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 354 deaths in the same period pushed the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,43,709. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 99,06,165 which include 3,39,820…

Low risk of hospitalisation for Covid-19 patients with past history of weight loss surgery

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Past history of bariatric surgery is associated with a lower risk of Covid-19 hospitalization and intensive care unit admission.Bariatric surgery is an operation that helps people lose weight by making changes to the digestive system.Earlier studies have observed that obesity is a risk factor for developing a severe Covid-19 infection that can lead to hospital…

How Covid-19 is boosting non-motorised transport in cities

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Communication professional Neha Bhaksakarn uses a bicycle to go to the market to buy vegetables and grocery. Earlier, she commuted via public transport — bus or rickshaw — but in the last few months, she prefers bicycle over other modes of transport.Not surprisingly, bicycle sales in India have grown by more than twofold in the…

As 3rd wave hits, Covid-19 tests to be doubled: Amit Shah

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As Delhi faces a third wave of Covid-19 infections, RT-PCR tests will be doubled, more mobile labs will be pressed into service, the number of ICU and oxygen beds will be increased immediately in the capital, a high-level meeting convened by Home Minister Amit Shah decided on Sunday. The meeting also asked a high-level committee,…