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Highlights: Italy reports 10,554 new Covid-19 cases, 207 related deaths

A mathematical model prepared by advisers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggests India’s coronavirus outbreak, which saw record cases and deaths Thursday, could peak in the coming days.
By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 07, 2021 11:41 PM IST

India's coronavirus caseload went up to 21,491,598 as it continued to report explosion of cases. As of Thursday morning, the death toll stands at 234,083, according to the Union health ministry dashboard.

In Delhi, doctors are reporting a rise in cases of black fungus, a rare fungal infection also known as Mucormycisis, in patients of coronavirus disease (Covid-19). Last year as well, doctors had flagged several cases of the Covid-19 induced infection after at least 10 people were found to be infected within 15 days.

A mathematical model prepared by advisers to Prime Minister Narendra Modi suggests India’s coronavirus outbreak, which saw record cases and deaths Thursday, could peak in the coming days.

Meanwhile, Japan is set to extend a virus state of emergency that includes Tokyo to the end of May. In the United States, New York’s mayor said the city is in talks to offer free vaccines to visitors as a way to spur tourism.

Pfizer Inc. and BioNTech SE can make as many as 3 billion doses this year, more than double what the partners forecast six months ago.

German Chancellor Angela Merkel opposed a US-backed proposal to waive intellectual-property protections for Covid-19 vaccines, casting doubt on international support for the idea.

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 10:34 PM

    Italy reports 207 Covid-19 deaths, 10,554 new cases

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 10:10 PM

    Chhattisgarh sees 13,268 cases, record 61,939 tests conducted

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 08:52 PM

    Uttar Pradesh logs over 28,000 fresh Covid-19 infections, 372 deaths

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 08:28 PM

    West Bengal reports 19,216 new Covid-19 cases, 112 deaths

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 08:06 PM

    Goa reports nearly 4,200 new Covid-19 infections

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 07:42 PM

    Tamil Nadu reports 26,465 fresh Covid-19 cases

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 07:05 PM

    Uttarakhand logs 9,642 fresh Covid-19 cases, 137 deaths

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 06:46 PM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 06:34 PM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 05:57 PM

    Puducherry reports 1,746 new Covid-19 cases, 19 deaths

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 05:32 PM

    Delhi reports 19,832 new Covid-19 cases, 341 deaths

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 05:13 PM

    Mumbai reports steep decline in Covid-19 cases since 2 weeks: Health ministry

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 04:48 PM

    18 states show continued rising trend in daily new Covid-19 cases: Health ministry

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 04:23 PM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 04:07 PM

    12 states show high Covid-19 caseload: Health ministry

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 03:12 PM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 02:36 PM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 01:36 PM

    Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal to hold a high-level Covid-19 review meeting

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 11:30 AM

    SC rejects Centre's plea to stay Karnataka court's order to give 1200 MT of oxygen

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    "We can't keep people of Karnataka in the lurch," says SC.

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 11:23 AM

    Delhi HC seeks Centre's stand on plea seeking vaccination for class 12 students

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 11:13 AM

    SC pulls up Centre after Delhi govt's complain regarding oxygen supply

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    SC cautions Centre, asserts Centre has to give 700 MT to Delhi every day till this order is reviewed or modified.

    "Don't force us to take coercive steps. Tell your officers to comply with out order of 700 MT every day," SC told SG Tushar Mehta.

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 10:39 AM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 10:05 AM

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  • Fri, 07 May 2021 09:20 AM

    414,188 fresh cases in India, death toll at 234,083

    India's Covid-19 tally rises to 21,491,598 after 414,188 fresh cases. The death toll reaches 234,083.

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 09:08 AM

    Japan to extend state of emergency till May 31

    Japan's government is set to extend on Friday a state of emergency in Tokyo and three other areas by about three weeks until the end of May to curb a surge in novel coronavirus cases just months before the start of the Tokyo Olympics.

  • Fri, 07 May 2021 08:49 AM

    Australia to lift ban on citizens returning from India

    Australia will lift a ban on its citizens returning from Covid-ravaged India in a week, Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Friday, as state officials reported that an outbreak in Sydney appeared to be contained.

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