WHO labels a Covid strain in India as a ‘variant of concern’ — here’s what we know

India is grappling with a devastating second wave of coronavirus that’s far more fatal than the first — and scientists say the surge could be partially due to mutating strains. The World Health Organization just reclassified the B.1.617 strain, which was first identified in India, as a “variant of concern” — which indicates that the… Continue reading WHO labels a Covid strain in India as a ‘variant of concern’ — here’s what we know

India reports over 412,000 new Covid cases as court demands plan to tackle oxygen shortage in Delhi

India once again reported a record number of cases and fatalities on Thursday as it faces a devastating second wave of Covid-19 infections that has pushed its health-care system to the brink of collapse. Health ministry data showed there were 412,262 new reported cases of infections over a 24-hour period, pushing the total tally to… Continue reading India reports over 412,000 new Covid cases as court demands plan to tackle oxygen shortage in Delhi

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India Crosses 20 Million COVID-19 Cases As Critical Shortages Worsen

India has now reported more than 20 million coronavirus infections, including nearly 3.5 million people who are actively being treated for COVID-19. The country’s health system is in a state of collapse as hospitals and clinics face dire shortages of beds and lifesaving supplies. In just the past week, India has seen its COVID-19 cases… Continue reading India Crosses 20 Million COVID-19 Cases As Critical Shortages Worsen

Trapped By India Travel Bans: Workers, Expats, Families … An Aussie Cricket Team

Starting Tuesday, the United States will restrict Indian nationals from flying into U.S. airports. It’s part of a growing global ban on travel to and/or from India in the wake of the catastrophic COVID surge that is setting records for daily cases – 400,000 and up reported. And health officials believe the numbers are vastly… Continue reading Trapped By India Travel Bans: Workers, Expats, Families … An Aussie Cricket Team

India reports more than 357,000 new Covid cases as total crosses 20 million

India crossed 20 million reported cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday. There were 357,229 new cases reported over a span of 24 hours, bringing the total to 20.28 million, according to health ministry data. India’s first cases were detected in late January last year and the country’s total did not cross 10 million infections until December,… Continue reading India reports more than 357,000 new Covid cases as total crosses 20 million

India Is Counting Thousands Of Daily COVID Deaths. How Many Is It Missing

MUMBAI — Santosh Pandey’s wife is the head of their village, population about 1,600, near the holy city of Varanasi in northern India. He sometimes answers her phone. So he’s up to date on what’s happening in town. And what’s happening these days, he said, is horrific. Fifty people from his village, Ashapur, and a… Continue reading India Is Counting Thousands Of Daily COVID Deaths. How Many Is It Missing

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India reports record Covid cases again — with over 386,000 new infections

India reported a new record rise in daily Covid-19 cases on Friday, in the middle of a deadly second wave that has crippled its health-care system. Health ministry data showed there were 386,452 cases over a 24-hour period — the highest daily increase globally. At least 3,498 people have died in that time. After the… Continue reading India reports record Covid cases again — with over 386,000 new infections

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India could soon have another locally developed vaccine as the deadly Covid crisis shows no signs of slowing

India could soon have its second domestically developed coronavirus vaccine even as a deadly second wave shows no signs of slowing down anytime soon. Drugmaker Cadila Healthcare, also known as Zydus Cadila, is conducting phase three clinical trials on 28,000 people, including those above 75 and children between ages 12 and 18, for its DNA-based… Continue reading India could soon have another locally developed vaccine as the deadly Covid crisis shows no signs of slowing

U.S. Pledges Medical Aid To India, Where COVID-19 Is Overwhelming Hospitals

The United States will make more medical aid available to India in an effort to fight an alarming spike in COVID-19 cases. The pledge came during a phone call between White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan and Indian national security adviser Ajit Doval on Sunday, as India has become the epicenter of the global… Continue reading U.S. Pledges Medical Aid To India, Where COVID-19 Is Overwhelming Hospitals

India reports record single-day jump in Covid cases, with more than 314,000 new infections

India reported a record number of daily Covid-19 cases on Thursday as the country’s second wave of coronavirus shows no signs of slowing down. There were 314,835 new cases over a 24-hour period, according to government data. That surpassed the word’s previous highest single-day increase in cases held by the United States. India also reported… Continue reading India reports record single-day jump in Covid cases, with more than 314,000 new infections