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Data from the US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) showed Friday that the strain -- first reported in the US last week -- has been detected in eight states, with California and Florida the worst affected.(AFP)

New Covid-19 variant found in eight US states: Official data

AFP |
PUBLISHED ON JAN 09, 2021 02:45 PM IST
The strain has also been found in Colorado, Texas, New York, Georgia, Connecticut and Pennsylvania, in a total of 63 cases.
A health worker provides a Covid-19 test at a drive-through testing site, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to spread, in Staten Island, New York, US on November 25, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A health worker provides a Covid-19 test at a drive-through testing site, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues to spread, in Staten Island, New York, US on November 25, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Thanksgiving testing crunch foreshadows strain in December

By Bloomberg | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 12:58 AM IST
Nationally, Saturday saw a record with 1.98 million tests performed, according to Covid Tracking Project data.
A health worker collects a swab sample from a child to test for coronavirus infection at Chhatrapati Shivaji Park in Shivaji Nagar, Gurugram on Thursday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a child to test for coronavirus infection at Chhatrapati Shivaji Park in Shivaji Nagar, Gurugram on Thursday.(Parveen Kumar/HT Photo)

India’s records less than 50,000 daily Covid-19 cases for 6th day in a row, active cases below 4.9 lakh

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 10:20 AM IST
Earlier in the day, the health ministry credited the high levels of testing across states to the drop in coronavirus cases.
A healthcare worker carries specimen collection tubes at a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) drive-in testing location in Houston, Texas, US, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo
A healthcare worker carries specimen collection tubes at a coronavirus disease (Covid-19) drive-in testing location in Houston, Texas, US, August 18, 2020. REUTERS/Adrees Latif/File Photo

Texas becomes first US state to surpass one million coronavirus cases

Houston | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Karan Manral
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 01:30 PM IST
Texas is one of the 31 states that hit a record number of coronavirus cases this week, Johns Hokins University said. In Harris County, there are more than 167,000 cases and more than 2,300 deaths.
A young girl shops in a toy store during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, New York, US.(Reuters File Photo)
A young girl shops in a toy store during the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Borough Park section of Brooklyn, New York, US.(Reuters File Photo)

US passes 9 million reported coronavirus cases: Johns Hopkins

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 31, 2020 03:35 AM IST
The United States, which has seen a resurgence of its Covid-19 outbreak since mid-October, has now charted 9,007,298 cases, according to a real-time count by the Baltimore-based school.
A customer has his temperature taken while in line outside an Apple Store to pick up Apple's new 5G iPhone 12, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues in Brooklyn, New York on October 23, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)
A customer has his temperature taken while in line outside an Apple Store to pick up Apple's new 5G iPhone 12, as the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak continues in Brooklyn, New York on October 23, 2020.(Reuters File Photo)

US tops 90,000 coronavirus cases in 24 hours for first time

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 30, 2020 06:39 AM IST
The United States, which has seen a resurgence of its Covid-19 outbreak since mid-October, saw 91,295 new cases in the 24 hours up to 8:30 pm Thursday
Transportation Security Administration personnel and travellers observe Covid-19 transmission prevention protocols at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York.(AP File Photo)
Transportation Security Administration personnel and travellers observe Covid-19 transmission prevention protocols at John F. Kennedy International Airport in the Queens borough of New York.(AP File Photo)

Global Covid-19 tally crosses 42 million mark

Maryland | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 24, 2020 07:01 AM IST
The United States has witnessed the highest numbers of deaths due to Covid-19 -- more than 223,750 - followed by Brazil, India, Mexico and the United Kingdom.
Germany has confirmed 7,334 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak(AP)
Germany has confirmed 7,334 new Covid-19 cases over the past 24 hours marking the largest daily increase since the start of the outbreak(AP)

Germany records 7,334 new Covid-19 cases, logs highest single-day increase

Berlin | By Asian News International| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
PUBLISHED ON OCT 16, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Coronavirus cases hits a new high in Germany with 7,334 confirmed cases being recorded in the last 24 hours, marking the largest daily increase till date
Bottles with Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are seen before inoculation at a clinic in Tver, Russia on October 12, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Bottles with Russia's "Sputnik-V" vaccine against the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) are seen before inoculation at a clinic in Tver, Russia on October 12, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

WHO expects to see Covid-19 vaccine by end of 2020 at earliest

Geneva | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON OCT 13, 2020 07:04 AM IST
Countries have been developing dozens of vaccines since the start of the outbreak earlier this year, but none have passed the WHO-approved phase 3 trials so far.
The Seattle-based company said that it examined data from March 1 to Sept. 19 on 1.37 million workers at Amazon and Whole Foods Market across the US.(AP File Photo)
The Seattle-based company said that it examined data from March 1 to Sept. 19 on 1.37 million workers at Amazon and Whole Foods Market across the US.(AP File Photo)

Nearly 20,000 Amazon workers in US tested positive for Covid-19

New York | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON OCT 02, 2020 05:52 AM IST
The disclosure comes after months of pressure from Amazon workers and labour groups calling for the company to divulge the Cpvid-19 numbers.
Relatives mourn the death of a man due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)
Relatives mourn the death of a man due to the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium in New Delhi, India.(REUTERS)

Worldwide death toll from coronavirus eclipses 1 million

New Delhi | By Associated Press | Posted by Arpan Rai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 29, 2020 07:02 AM IST
The bleak milestone, recorded by Johns Hopkins University, is greater than the population of Jerusalem or Austin, Texas. It is 2 1/2 times the sea of humanity that was at Woodstock in 1969.
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)
A health worker collects swab sample for coronavirus test in Ghaziabad on Tuesday.(Sakib Ali/HT Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: India’s Covid-19 recovery rate surges past 78%, one of the highest globally and all the latest news

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 09:12 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other updates from Hindustan Times.
Healthcare workers during Covid-19 screening and swab test at Kandivali(W) in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during Covid-19 screening and swab test at Kandivali(W) in Mumbai on Tuesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate surges past 78%, one of the highest globally: Govt

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 10:25 PM IST
As of Tuesday, 3,859,399 people had recovered from Covid-19 and the country’s recovery tally exceeded the active cases by 2,869,338.
With the highest single-day spike of 86,432 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,089 deaths on Saturday, India’s tally stands at 4,023,179, according to the Union health ministry.(HT PHOTO)
With the highest single-day spike of 86,432 fresh Covid-19 cases and 1,089 deaths on Saturday, India’s tally stands at 4,023,179, according to the Union health ministry.(HT PHOTO)

How India reached the grim figure of 4 million Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 05, 2020 11:40 AM IST
India has the third-highest number of coronavirus infections in the world, after the US and Brazil. Brazil has confirmed 4,091,801 infections while the US has 6,200,186 people infected, according to Johns Hopkins University.
The virus has hobbled the US economy, the world’s largest, and cast a shadow over President Donald Trump’s once-promising re-election prospects.(REUTERS)
The virus has hobbled the US economy, the world’s largest, and cast a shadow over President Donald Trump’s once-promising re-election prospects.(REUTERS)

US nears 6 million cases of coronavirus

Washington | By Agence France-Presse| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 07:08 AM IST
Global coronavirus infections soared past 25 million, as countries tightened restrictions to halt the health crisis that has upended life for most of humanity.
The Israel Airports Authority is already preparing to resume flights, transport minister Miri Regev was quoted as saying.(Reuters File Photo)
The Israel Airports Authority is already preparing to resume flights, transport minister Miri Regev was quoted as saying.(Reuters File Photo)

Israel to resume international flights on August 16: Report

Tel Aviv | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 02, 2020 07:28 AM IST
As per the report, Israel transport minister Miri Regev noted that passengers arriving in Israel from countries with low morbidity would not have to enter quarantine.
A patient who recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) leaving from the Juarez Hospital to go to his house in Mexico City Mexico on July 27, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
A patient who recovered from the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) leaving from the Juarez Hospital to go to his house in Mexico City Mexico on July 27, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Mexico now has third highest Covid-19 death toll in the world

Mexico City | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 08:38 AM IST
A total of 46,688 people have died of the coronavirus disease in Mexico, putting it just ahead of the United Kingdom, which has 46,119 recorded deaths, according to the tally by Johns Hopkins University.
A pedestrian wearing a mask in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic walks past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.(Reuters File Photo)
A pedestrian wearing a mask in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic walks past the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) in New York.(Reuters File Photo)

US reports over 68,000 Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours, tally tops 4.17 million

Washington | By Agence France-Presse | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 26, 2020 07:18 AM IST
After a drop in the rate of infections in late spring, the US has seen a coronavirus surge, particularly in southern and western states like California, Texas, Alabama and Florida.
Men dressed in business attire walk on 6th Ave. following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US on July 23, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Men dressed in business attire walk on 6th Ave. following the outbreak of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in the Manhattan borough of New York City, New York, US on July 23, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Covid-19 cases in US surpass 4 million, global tally crosses 15 million-mark

Maryland | By Asian News International | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 24, 2020 06:04 AM IST
Despite the surge in Covid-19 cases, countries across the world including the US, India, Denmark and Italy have started the process of lifting the lockdown by easing restrictions.
Johns Hopkins counted 45,300 new coronavirus infections in the US on Saturday.(REUTERS)
Johns Hopkins counted 45,300 new coronavirus infections in the US on Saturday.(REUTERS)

US dips under 50,000 new coronavirus cases

Washington | By Associated Press | Posted by Prashasti Singh
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:33 PM IST
The United States has the most infections and virus-related deaths in the world, with 2.8 million cases and nearly 130,000 dead, according to the Johns Hopkins University.
People use their phones during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts(Reuters Photo)
People use their phones during Independence Day celebrations in Washington, U.S., July 4, 2020. REUTERS/Joshua Roberts(Reuters Photo)

US holiday weekend adds to Covid-19 worries as case counts grow

St. Pete Beach (US) | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUL 05, 2020 07:21 AM IST
The US has more than 2.8 million confirmed cases of coronavirus — about a quarter of worldwide infections, according to the tally, which is widely thought to understate the true toll, partially because of asymptomatic cases and limited testing.
At his nightly press conferences Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has repeatedly implored people to stay home, while Lopez Obrador has said the worst is likely past.(AFP)
At his nightly press conferences Deputy Health Minister Hugo Lopez-Gatell has repeatedly implored people to stay home, while Lopez Obrador has said the worst is likely past.(AFP)

Mexico passes Spain to have sixth deadliest coronavirus outbreak

Bloomberg | By Bloomberg
PUBLISHED ON JUL 02, 2020 06:12 AM IST
Mexico, like other Latin American countries has vulnerable populations living in tight quarters where work is essential to meet daily basic needs.
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by fresh moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)
A man walks past an electronic stock board showing Japan's Nikkei 225 index at a securities firm in Tokyo Tuesday, June 16, 2020. Asian shares rose Tuesday, cheered by fresh moves by the U.S. Federal Reserve to support markets battered by the coronavirus pandemic.(AP)

World markets subdued as coronavirus fears cloud recovery outlook

Bangkok | By Associated Press | Posted by Jasra Afreen
PUBLISHED ON JUN 29, 2020 05:47 PM IST
Concern has deepened as the number of confirmed cases topped 10 million, with more than 500,000 reported dead from Covid-19, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Workers remove posts during preparations with new health and safety measures for passengers before the re-opening of Orly Airport following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in France, June 24, 2020.(Reuters Photo)
Workers remove posts during preparations with new health and safety measures for passengers before the re-opening of Orly Airport following the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in France, June 24, 2020.(Reuters Photo)

Europe on track to reopen borders by July 1, US citizens likely to be left out

Brussels | By Associated Press | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON JUN 25, 2020 08:28 AM IST
Europe is likely to rule out people living in the United States, where new coronavirus infections have surged to the highest level in two months, according to figures compiled by Johns Hopkins University. After trending down for well over a month, new US cases have risen for more than a week.
According to the Union health ministry data, the country recorded 311 new deaths in the 24-hour period till Sunday morning(PTI)
According to the Union health ministry data, the country recorded 311 new deaths in the 24-hour period till Sunday morning(PTI)

Need for adequate testing, aggressive containment by states to manage Covid crisis: Amitabh Kant

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 14, 2020 08:10 PM IST
With 9,195 fatalities till Sunday, India is the ninth worst-hit nation in terms of Covid-19 deaths, while the highest spike of 11,929 cases took the tally to over 3.20 lakh, of which over half have recovered from the disease.
Donald Trump told reporters that projections of Johns Hopkins University are with no mitigation.(REUTERS)
Donald Trump told reporters that projections of Johns Hopkins University are with no mitigation.(REUTERS)

Trump dismisses report claiming US Covid-19 daily toll could reach 3,000 in June

Washington | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Kanishka Sarkar
UPDATED ON MAY 06, 2020 02:16 AM IST
In its report, Johns Hopkins University projected new coronavirus cases in the US reaching 200,000 daily by June 1 and fatalities around 3,000.
The US has recorded 1,303 more novel coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours(AP Photo)
The US has recorded 1,303 more novel coronavirus deaths in the past 24 hours(AP Photo)

US records 1,303 coronavirus deaths in 24 hours: Johns Hopkins

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
PUBLISHED ON APR 28, 2020 07:15 AM IST
The country now has an overall death toll of 56,144, with 987,022 infections, according to a tally by the Baltimore-based institution 8:30 pm (0030 GMT Tuesday).
A nurse (right) attempts to reason with a fellow bus passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, in upper Manhattan, New York.(AP Photo)
A nurse (right) attempts to reason with a fellow bus passenger who refuses to wear a face mask in the wake of Covid-19 pandemic, in upper Manhattan, New York.(AP Photo)

Over 54,000 Covid-19 deaths in hardest-hit US, number of cases near a million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Agencies
UPDATED ON APR 27, 2020 08:53 AM IST
A record 26.5 million Americans have filed for jobless benefits since mid-March due to coronavirus pandemic, and retail sales, homebuilding and consumer confidence have all cratered.
The total for the week ending April 18 is a drop from the initial claims filed in the previous three weeks, but remains at staggeringly high levels due to government-ordered shutdowns to stop the pandemic from spreading and intensifying.(AP)
The total for the week ending April 18 is a drop from the initial claims filed in the previous three weeks, but remains at staggeringly high levels due to government-ordered shutdowns to stop the pandemic from spreading and intensifying.(AP)

Weekly US jobless claims 4.4 mn, virus total hits 26.4 mn

Washington | By Agence France-Presse
UPDATED ON APR 23, 2020 08:10 PM IST
The outbreak in the US has grown into the world’s largest, with deaths reaching 46,583 on Wednesday, according to a tally by Johns Hopkins University.
Bill Gates, billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reacts during a Bloomberg Television interview on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 23 - 26. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg(Bloomberg Photo)
Bill Gates, billionaire and co-chair of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, reacts during a Bloomberg Television interview on day two of the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos, Switzerland, on Wednesday, Jan. 24, 2018. World leaders, influential executives, bankers and policy makers attend the 48th annual meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos from Jan. 23 - 26. Photographer: Simon Dawson/Bloomberg(Bloomberg Photo)

‘Covid-19 does not obey border laws’, says Bill Gates, donates $150 million more

New York | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON APR 16, 2020 03:08 PM IST
According to the Johns Hopkins University data, over 2 million people are infected by the novel coronavirus and more than 136,000 people have died of the disease globally.
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