Highlights: UK records 2,829 new Covid-19 cases, 9 more deaths

Mucormycosis or a black fungus remained a cause of concern as more people found to be suffering from the rare life-threatening disease in the country.
A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey.
A nurse prepares a dose of the Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus disease (Covid-19) vaccine at Ankara City Hospital in Ankara, Turkey.(REUTERS)
Updated on May 22, 2021 12:01 AM IST
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By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The Covid-19 caseload in India has increased to 25,772,440 on Thursday after hundreds of thousands of people continued to contract the viral disease. The death toll surged to 287,122 after more than 3,000 people succumbed to the disease in a span of 24-hours.

Meanwhile, mucormycosis or a black fungus remained a cause of concern as more people found to be suffering from the rare life-threatening disease. On Thursday, the Centre asked states to declare mucormycosis a notifiable disease as the number of confirmed people in the country reached 7,250.

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With black fungus, reports of white fungus cases are also surfacing and that is further adding to the woes of medics. Though there has been no official confirmation about such cases, various media reports claimed Bihar has reported around four cases of white fungus, which according to the health experts is more dangerous than Mucormycosis.

Meanwhile, in the United States, New York City passed a milestone of 4 million first doses and administered more than 7.75 million total shots.

Unvaccinated people in the US should keep wearing masks in public, said Anthony Fauci, President Joe Biden’s top health adviser.

Japan approved the Moderna Inc. and AstraZeneca Plc, bringing the number of inoculations allowed in the country to three. The Group of Seven nations will next month discuss ways to recognise vaccination certifications internationally.

The European Union moved forward with a plan for EU-wide vaccination certificates, boosting chances of a summer tourism rebound.

Follow all the updates here:

  • May 21, 2021 11:36 PM IST

    4,129 fresh cases take Pune's Covid-19 tally to nearly 989,000

    Pune's Covid-19 caseload climbed to 988,916 on Friday after 4,129 fresh cases were reported in the last 24 hours, an official told news agency PTI. As many as 96 people succumbed to the disease, taking the district's death toll to 15,853, the official added.

  • May 21, 2021 11:09 PM IST

    UK records 2,829 new Covid-19 cases, 9 more deaths

    The United Kingdom on Friday recorded 2,829 new cases of the Covid-19 disease and 9 more deaths, taking the caseload and death toll to 4,457,923 and 127,710 respectively, according to official figures. According to news agency ANI, UK's Covid-19 reproduction number falls between 0.9 and 1.1.

  • May 21, 2021 09:50 PM IST

    Jammu and Kashmir reports 3,848 new Covid-19 cases

    Jammu and Kashmir reports 3,848 new Covid-19 cases, 4,466 recoveries and 43 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Total cases 2,63,905

    Total recoveries 2,10,547

    Death toll 3465

    Active cases 49,893

  • May 21, 2021 08:39 PM IST

    Telangana logs 3,464 Covid-19 cases, 25 deaths

    Telangana on Friday reported 3,464 Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to over 5.47 lakh, while 25 fatalities pushed the toll to 3,085. Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 534, followed by Rangareddy (243) and Medchal Malkajgiri (219), a health department bulletin said.

  • May 21, 2021 08:34 PM IST

    Corona curfew in Bhopal extended till May 31

    Corona curfew in Bhopal extended till May 31, the decision has been taken in a meeting of Bhopal Crisis Management Team.

  • May 21, 2021 08:21 PM IST

    Maharashtra reports 29,644 new Covid-19 cases

    Maharashtra reports 29,644 new Covid-19 cases, 44,493 recoveries and 555 deaths in the last 24 hours.

  • May 21, 2021 07:59 PM IST

    6 more die of Covid-19 in Noida, 3 in Ghaziabad

    Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar recorded six more Covid-19 deaths that pushed its toll to 412 while Ghaziabad had another three, pushing its fatality count to 405, official data showed on Friday.

  • May 21, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    129 deaths, 6,225 virus cases in Rajasthan

    Rajasthan recorded 129 deaths and 6,225 coronavirus positive cases on Friday, taking the state’s fatality count to 7,475 and infection number 9,03,418, according to an official report.

  • May 21, 2021 07:48 PM IST

    Uttarakhand reports 3,626 new Covid-19 cases

    Uttarakhand reports 3,626 new Covid-19 cases, 8731 recoveries and 70 deaths today.

    Total cases 3,07,566

    Total recoveries 2,33,266

    Death toll 5600

    Active cases 63,373

  • May 21, 2021 07:39 PM IST

    3,848 fresh Covid-19 cases, 43 deaths in J-K

    Jammu and Kashmir on Friday recorded 3,848 fresh COVID cases that took its tally to 2,63,905 while 43 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 3,465, officials said.

  • May 21, 2021 07:13 PM IST

    Will have to temporarily halt vaccination drive in Delhi for 18-44 group from Monday: Atishi

    Will have to temporarily halt vaccination drive in Delhi for 18-44 group from Monday owing to vaccine stocks getting over: AAP MLA Atishi

  • May 21, 2021 07:07 PM IST

    Karnataka extends Covid-19 lockdown from May 24 for 14 days

    Karnataka extends Covid-19 lockdown from May 24 for 14 days till 6am on June 6.

  • May 21, 2021 07:05 PM IST

    Chandigarh administration announces weekend Corona curfew

    Chandigarh administration announces weekend Corona curfew from 5am on Saturday (22nd May) to 5am on Monday (24th May).

  • May 21, 2021 07:03 PM IST

    'No time to be tired' - German clinic fights severe Covid-19 cases

    "We're not overbooked, but there are still too many coming in," a young nurse says as she arms herself with protective equipment: bonnet, gown, goggles, a fine particle mask and two pairs of gloves over her arms.

  • May 21, 2021 06:56 PM IST

    EU advises against administering second dose of AstraZeneca shot to those who developed blood clots

    European Medicines Agency, the European Union watchdog, advised medical professionals to not administer the second jab of AstraZeneca shots to anyone who had developed blood clots from the first jab of vaccines like AstraZeneca and Johnson and Johnson.

  • May 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST

    Jharkhand records 2,056 new cases of Covid-19, 60 fatalities

    Jharkhand recorded 2,050 new cases of Covid-19 on Friday, taking the total number of cases to 3,24,884. 60 new fatalities were also recorded, the death toll now stands at 4,714, reported PTI.

  • May 21, 2021 05:30 PM IST

    Dr Fauci says the need to administer booster dose may depend on Covid-variants

    Dr Antony Fauci said on Friday that not all Americans will be needing a booster dose this summer, adding that it is still “possible” that an additional shot would be needed later this year to ward off possible infection, reported Associated Press.

  • May 21, 2021 03:57 PM IST

    Haryana administration sets up drive-through vaccination centre in Panchkula

  • May 21, 2021 02:54 PM IST

    Delhi reports 3,009 new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

    Delhi reports 3,009 new Covid-19 cases, 7,288 recoveries and 252 deaths in the last 24 hours.

    Active cases: 35,683

    Total recoveries: 13,54,445

    Death toll: 22,831

  • May 21, 2021 02:45 PM IST

    Record 20.61 lakh Covid tests done in a day in India; daily positivity rate dips at 12.59%: Govt

    More than 20.61 lakh tests for detection of Covid-19 were conducted in a span of 24 hours in the country, the highest-ever tests done in a single day, while the daily positivity rate has declined to 12.59 per cent, the Union health ministry said on Friday.

  • May 21, 2021 02:40 PM IST

    Union government to ramp up production of Amphotericin-B

    Health Ministry along with Department of Pharmaceuticals, and the Ministry of External Affairs are ramping up domestic production of Amphotericin-B drug, used to treat Black Fungus, through five manufacturers reported ANI. Five more manufactures have been given license to manufacture the drug in the country.

  • May 21, 2021 02:02 PM IST

    Asia facing a vaccine crunch, cautions Red Cross

    The International Federation of Red Cross urged pharmaceutical companies and governments to work together in order to ensure better supply of Covid-19 vaccines in Asia, which has now become the epicentre of the global pandemic, and is registering a record number of cases.

  • May 21, 2021 01:23 PM IST

    Covid-19 curfew extended till May 31 in Goa, reports ANI

    Goa chief minister Pramod Sawant extended the on-going curfew in Goa till May 31, reported news agency ANI. The Goa government had imposed curfew-like restrictions for 15 days starting from May 9.

  • May 21, 2021 12:37 PM IST

    Leader of Chipko Movement, Sunderlal Bahuguna, succumbs to Covid-19

    Celebrated environmentalist and leader of Chipko Movement, Sunderlal Bahuguna succumbed to Covid-19 at AIIMS Rishikesh on Friday.

  • May 21, 2021 12:31 PM IST

    Many vaccination centres in Delhi will close today, says Satyendar Jain

    Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said many vaccination centres in the capital will be closing today since the available stock of Covisheild vaccines for the 18-44 age group and that of Covaxin vaccine for the same age group will be used up soon, reported ANI.

  • May 21, 2021 11:19 AM IST

    Karnataka scheduled to receive 2 lakh doses of Covishield

    Karnataka is scheduled to receive 2 lakh doses of Covishield today. So far the state has received 1,24,20,510 doses, comprising of 13,26340 doses (1,01,60,060 Covisheid and11,66,280 Covaxin) from the Union government free of cost and 10,94,170 (9,50,000 Covishield and 1,44,170 Covaxin) via state procurement, Karnataka Health Minister told news agency ANI.

  • May 21, 2021 09:23 AM IST

    India's Covid-19 death toll rises by 4,209 new deaths

    India's Covid-19 infection tally crosses 26 million-mark with 259,551 fresh cases. The death toll rises by 4,209 new deaths.

  • May 21, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    States declare mucormycosis a notifiable disease

    Several states over the last 24 hours declared mucormycosis, a life-threatening viral infection in Covid-19 patients, a notifiable disease following the central government's advisory on Thursday. Check the full list here

  • May 21, 2021 06:48 AM IST

    Singapore's Covid-19 caseload rises by 41

    Singapore has reported 41 new cases of the coronavirus, taking the total number of infections in the nation to 61,730, news agency PTI reported.

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Supreme Court to peruse 2002 Gujarat riots’ SIT closure report

  • The SIT had found no prosecutable evidence against Modi, other members in the state government, bureaucracy and police.
Zakia Ehsan Jafri, wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that her plea to probe the larger conspiracy behind the riots was not a political issue
Zakia Ehsan Jafri, wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Tuesday told the Supreme Court that her plea to probe the larger conspiracy behind the riots was not a political issue
Published on Oct 27, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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Supreme Court to peruse 2002 Gujarat riots’ SIT closure report

Zakia Ehsan Jafri, wife of late Congress MP Ehsan Jafri, on Tuesday told the SC that her plea to probe the larger conspiracy behind the riots was not a political issue as she did not intend to name any individual but to address the administrative lapses.
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would like to peruse the closure report of the special investigation team (SIT) giving clean chit to 64 people in the 2002 Gujarat riots case (HT PHOTO)
The Supreme Court on Tuesday said it would like to peruse the closure report of the special investigation team (SIT) giving clean chit to 64 people in the 2002 Gujarat riots case (HT PHOTO)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 12:50 AM IST
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By Abraham Thomas, New Delhi

Tamil Nadu governor seeks details about welfare scheme, stirs row

The ruling DMK’s principal ally, the Congress, criticised governor Ravi’s move. Tamil Nadu Congress Committee chief K S Alagiri in a statement said the governor is overstepping his powers.
The matter came to light after chief secretary V Irai Anbu’s letter to heads of government departments asking them to prepare presentations for Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi. (PTI)
The matter came to light after chief secretary V Irai Anbu’s letter to heads of government departments asking them to prepare presentations for Tamil Nadu governor R N Ravi. (PTI)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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Tamil Nadu CM Stalin urges experts to help state overcome Covid pandemic impact

The virtual meeting was attended by all five members – Nobel laureate Esther Duflo, former RBI governor Raghuram Rajan, former chief economic advisor Arvind Subramanian, economist Jean Dreze, and former Union finance secretary S Narayan – of the committee
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin has sought suggestions from his Economic Advisory on the issues of debt, education, social justice and economic recovery, following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. (PTI)
Tamil Nadu chief minister MK Stalin has sought suggestions from his Economic Advisory on the issues of debt, education, social justice and economic recovery, following the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic. (PTI)
Published on Oct 27, 2021 12:46 AM IST
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