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

Updated on May 22, 2021 12:01 AM IST

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)
By, 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.

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  • May 21, 2021 11:09 PM IST

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  • May 21, 2021 06:47 PM IST

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

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  • May 21, 2021 05:30 PM IST

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  • May 21, 2021 03:57 PM IST

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  • May 21, 2021 02:54 PM IST

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    Active cases: 35,683

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    Death toll: 22,831

  • May 21, 2021 02:45 PM IST

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    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

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  • May 21, 2021 02:02 PM IST

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  • May 21, 2021 01:23 PM IST

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

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  • May 21, 2021 11:19 AM IST

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  • May 21, 2021 09:23 AM IST

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

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  • May 21, 2021 08:20 AM IST

    States declare mucormycosis a notifiable disease

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  • May 21, 2021 06:48 AM IST

    Singapore's Covid-19 caseload rises by 41

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New Delhi: Popular Front of India (PFI) former chairman E Abubacker was arrested by the National Investigation Agency (NIA) in September as part of a nationwide crackdown on the group (PTI)

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Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan. (Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)
Kerala Governor Arif Mohammad Khan. (Sanjeev Verma/HT File Photo)

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Vijay Deverakonda during promotions of Liger.(PTI)
Vijay Deverakonda during promotions of Liger.(PTI)

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Indian and US Army personnel exchange greetings during a humanitarian and disaster relief exercise (HADR) amid the Indo-US joint exercise 'Yudh Abhyas', in Tapovan, Uttarakhand.(PTI)
Indian and US Army personnel exchange greetings during a humanitarian and disaster relief exercise (HADR) amid the Indo-US joint exercise 'Yudh Abhyas', in Tapovan, Uttarakhand.(PTI)

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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee drives a boat. (Screengrab/TMC Twitter video)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee drives a boat. (Screengrab/TMC Twitter video)

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Former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti. (PTI file)
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The contribution towards BJP amounts to a 79% share of all donations made by individuals, corporations, and electoral trusts (Representative Image)

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Congress leader Sachin Pilot addresses a joint press conference with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at PCC office, Jaipur on Tuesday. (ANI)
Congress leader Sachin Pilot addresses a joint press conference with Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot at PCC office, Jaipur on Tuesday. (ANI)

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A mob of students of class 10th-11th attacked a 5-month pregnant History teacher in Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Dibrugarh.(ANI)

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The Indian Army tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. (DGP A&N Islands/Twitter)
The Indian Army tests BrahMos supersonic cruise missile from Andaman and Nicobar Islands, on Tuesday, November 29, 2022. (DGP A&N Islands/Twitter)

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BSF personnel guarding a border post. (ANI)
BSF personnel guarding a border post. (ANI)

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Recently, the railways had to cancel two planned services. (PIB India)
Recently, the railways had to cancel two planned services. (PIB India)

'Political break...': BJP mocks Cong over Gehlot-Pilot's Rajasthan show of unity

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Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (left) and former state party president Sachin Pilot in December 2018. (PTI File Photo)
Congress leader Rahul Gandhi with Rajasthan chief minister Ashok Gehlot (left) and former state party president Sachin Pilot in December 2018. (PTI File Photo)
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