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A sign reminding to wear a face mask is seen as the coronavirus disease outbreak continues in Mainz.(REUTERS)

Germany records more than 1,100 Covid-19 deaths in 24 hours as concerns over mutated strain rises

Reuters | By Reuters | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 05:24 PM IST
Europe’s largest and most populous economy hopes to be able to limit the spread of the virus until enough of its population has been vaccinated against Covid-19 to achieve herd immunity.
Under new rules announced by the British government, anyone failing to produce the evidence of a negative test will be hit with an immediate fine of 500 pounds ($678).(Pixabay)
Under new rules announced by the British government, anyone failing to produce the evidence of a negative test will be hit with an immediate fine of 500 pounds ($678).(Pixabay)

UK imposes mandatory Covid tests on all incoming travellers

By Bloomberg | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON JAN 08, 2021 10:18 AM IST
All passengers arriving in the U.K. will be required to prove they do not have coronavirus, showing a negative test result taken within 72 hours of the start of their journey.
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi records slight rise in number of Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday had tweeted that the positivity rate had been below one per cent for the past 11 days, and fresh cases were the lowest since May 17.
A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)
A health worker prepares for the dry run for the Covid vaccine at Government Hospital Sarwal in Jammu on Saturday.(PTI)

J&K logged 10,747 cases, 189 deaths in December; lowest in 6 months

Hindustan Times/Jammu | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON JAN 03, 2021 12:43 AM IST
This is also the first time in six months that monthly fatalities due to the disease were below 200.
The department reported that 3,171 patients were discharged on Thursday taking the final count of such cases to over 18.04 lakh.(REUTERS)
The department reported that 3,171 patients were discharged on Thursday taking the final count of such cases to over 18.04 lakh.(REUTERS)

Pune district reports 618 fresh cases, five Covid deaths

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The district has reported 3.63 lakh Covid-19 cases of which 3.4 lakh have recovered, 7,713 have been reported dead and 13,639 are active cases
Pune city reported 175 new cases, taking its count to 1,88,477 with one Covid-related death on Monday, putting the death toll at 4,379.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Pune city reported 175 new cases, taking its count to 1,88,477 with one Covid-related death on Monday, putting the death toll at 4,379.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Pune dist reports 362 fresh Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The district has reported 3.67 lakh Covid-19 cases, of which 3.42 lakh have recovered
The Covid death toll in the district stands at, 7,717; 17,593 active cases are undergoing treatment in hospitals or are in home isolation(HT PHOTO)
The Covid death toll in the district stands at, 7,717; 17,593 active cases are undergoing treatment in hospitals or are in home isolation(HT PHOTO)

Pune reports 638 fresh cases, seven deaths on Sunday

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:33 PM IST
The district has reported 3.66 lakh Covid-19 cases, of which 3.41 lakh have recovered
Brazil and Russia joined the US in the bottom tier, reflecting relatively low life expectancies along with high Covid-19 mortality and weaker economic outlooks.(Reuters file photo)
Brazil and Russia joined the US in the bottom tier, reflecting relatively low life expectancies along with high Covid-19 mortality and weaker economic outlooks.(Reuters file photo)

Asia trounces US in Health-Efficiency Index amid pandemic

By Bloomberg | Posted by Deepali Sharma
UPDATED ON DEC 18, 2020 10:43 AM IST
Using the formula adjusted for the pandemic, eight of the world’s 10 most-efficient health systems are in Asia Pacific. Singapore and Hong Kong top the list.
A health care worker in PPE kit works with a swab sample taken from a traveller at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) for coronavirus screening, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A health care worker in PPE kit works with a swab sample taken from a traveller at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) for coronavirus screening, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Delhi reports 47 Covid-19 deaths, lowest since November 2

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON DEC 13, 2020 03:49 AM IST
The death toll reported in Saturday’s government health bulletin is the lowest since November 2, when 42 deaths were reported. Delhi saw its third and worst surge in the number of cases and deaths in November.
An attack by the extremist group Boko Haram has left 110 farmers dead in Nigeria, according to Edward Kallon, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria(UN on Twitter)
An attack by the extremist group Boko Haram has left 110 farmers dead in Nigeria, according to Edward Kallon, the UN resident and humanitarian coordinator in Nigeria(UN on Twitter)

Nigeria likely to face food crisis after Boko Haram massacre: All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Boko Haram, a jihadist group that has been operating in the region since 2009 to carve out a caliphate in north-east Nigeria, has claimed responsibility for the killings. Their leader Abubakar Shekau, in a video released on Tuesday, said it was “responsible for what happened”.
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Ludhiana logs 5 deaths, 100 fresh infections

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 05, 2020 12:06 AM IST
The death toll, so far, stands at 913 while 23,261 cumulative infections have been reported
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

137 fresh Covid cases, 1 death logged in district

Hindustan Times/Ludhiana | By HT Correspondent, Ludhiana
UPDATED ON DEC 03, 2020 12:17 AM IST
The district recorded over a hundred cases for the second consecutive day
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports 5,965 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally now 1,814,515

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The state’s death toll is now within a touching distance of 47,000 after 75 fatalities took the toll to 46,986
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One lakh people cured in J&K, recovery rate soars to 93.47%

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 25, 2020 01:30 AM IST
The UT recorded 10 deaths and 431 fresh coronavirus infections
Officials said 166 people tested positive in Kashmir and 185 in Jammu(HT File Photo)
Officials said 166 people tested positive in Kashmir and 185 in Jammu(HT File Photo)

12 deaths, 351 fresh cases in J&K

By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 24, 2020 01:20 AM IST
With 608 persons discharged on Monday, as many as 99,827 people have recovered in the UT so far, taking the recovery rate to 93.38%, the highest so far, and leaving 5,431 active cases.
Three persons succumbed to the disease in Jammu and two in Kashmir division.(Representative Image/Reuters)
Three persons succumbed to the disease in Jammu and two in Kashmir division.(Representative Image/Reuters)

J&K logs 5 fatalities, 560 infections

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 20, 2020 01:01 AM IST
Officials said 313 people tested positive in Kashmir and 247 in Jammu
A security guard checks the body temperature of a customer outside a shop in a market ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights, amid Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi.(AFP)
A security guard checks the body temperature of a customer outside a shop in a market ahead of Diwali, the festival of lights, amid Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic in New Delhi.(AFP)

Delhi records 7,340 new Covid-19 cases despite conducting fewer tests; death toll crosses 7,500

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON NOV 15, 2020 12:06 AM IST
Experts say the number of coronavirus cases will increase after Diwali.
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Himachal’s recovery rate drops to 79%

Hindustan Times/Dharamshala | By HT correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:07 AM IST
The state’s death toll mounted to 395 while the total infections stand at 27,001
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J&K’s Covid counts crosses 1 lakh-mark

By HT Correspondents, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 12, 2020 01:05 AM IST
Authorities have been adamant that severe lockdown restrictions.(Unsplash)
Authorities have been adamant that severe lockdown restrictions.(Unsplash)

Moscow to close bars and restaurants overnight as Russia’s Covid-19 cases climb

Moscow | By Reuters | Posted by Jahnavi Gupta
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 07:28 PM IST
Bars, clubs and restaurants in Moscow face two months of overnight closures to reduce the spread of Covid-19, Mayor Sergei Sobyanin said on Tuesday, as Russia’s daily tally of cases exceeded 20,000.
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J&K logs 9 deaths, tolls climbs to 1,542

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:14 AM IST
Officials said 307 people tested positive in Kashmir and 153 in Jammu
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Himachal records highest single-day spike of 711 cases

Hindustan times/Shimla | By HT Correspondent, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON NOV 10, 2020 12:13 AM IST
Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)
Health workers collecting samples of in Mandi on Saturday.(Birbal Sharma/HT)

Marriage ceremonies, schools accelerate virus spread in Himachal

Hindustan Times/Shimla | By Gaurav Bisht, Shimla
UPDATED ON NOV 08, 2020 11:44 PM IST
Last month, the state had increased the ceiling for social gatherings to 200 while schools were opened for regular classes on November 2 for Classes 9 to 12.
(Representative Image/HT)
(Representative Image/HT)

14 dead, three critical after consuming spurious liquor in Panipat, Sonepat

Hindustan Times/Karnal, Rohtak | By HT Correspondent, Karnal/rohtak
UPDATED ON NOV 06, 2020 12:26 AM IST
With seven more people dying after allegedly consuming spurious liquor in Sonepat, the death toll in the tragedy that has been unfolding for the last four days rose to 34
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

J&K: October registers lowest Covid death toll in 3 months

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Data indicates that October witnessed a 38% decrease in fatalities as compared to September and 10% decrease as compared to August.
(Representative Image/Reuters)
(Representative Image/Reuters)

Covid claims 13 lives in Haryana, 1,248 new cases surface

Hindustan Times/Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 28, 2020 12:07 AM IST
The death toll has reached 1,750 and the tally of people tested positive stands at 1,60,705
So far, 84,236 people have recovered from the infection in Jammu and Kashmir and the recovery rate has increased to 90.8 %, the highest so far.(Representative Image/Reuters)
So far, 84,236 people have recovered from the infection in Jammu and Kashmir and the recovery rate has increased to 90.8 %, the highest so far.(Representative Image/Reuters)

Virus claims seven lives in J&K

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 07:10 PM IST
The UT’s Covid count has mounted to 92,677 and the death toll stands at 1,451
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J&K records lowest number of fresh cases in 3 months

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 26, 2020 06:49 PM IST
The UT recorded 364 fresh coronavirus infections, 217 people tested positive in Kashmir and 147 in Jammu
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Eight deaths, 532 more cases reported in J&K

Hindustan Times/Srinagar | By HT Correspondent, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 07:25 PM IST
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J&K’s recovery rate crosses 90%

By Ashiq Hussain, Srinagar
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 10:06 PM IST
Officials said 364 people had tested positive in Kashmir and 213 in Jammu
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