Highlights: UK records 2,829 new Covid-19 cases, 9 more deaths
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.
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 11:36 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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