US to ramp up vaccination efforts amid decline in COVID-19 cases

The White House coronavirus task force announced on Wednesday that it would increase the rate of vaccination across the United States, amid a decrease in COVID cases, hospitalisations and deaths. Jeffrey Zients, the White House’s COVID-19 response coordinator, said the weekly supply of vaccines to states is now 14.5 million, up from 8.6 million five […]

India says COVID strains not behind sudden surge in cases

Officials say mutated versions of coronavirus not responsible for surge in cases in Maharashtra and Kerala states. India says mutated versions of coronavirus were not responsible for a surge in cases in two states, a potential relief for a country where mask-wearing and physical distancing have largely disappeared. Maharashtra in the west and Kerala in […]

Snap back? US consumer confidence rises as COVID cases drop

United States consumer confidence increased in February, with households slightly more upbeat about the labour market amid declining new COVID-19 infections and expectations for additional money from the government to help the economy’s recovery from the coronavirus pandemic. The survey from the Conference Board on Tuesday also showed consumers warming up to overseas vacations, though […]

Indian state imposes curbs after resurgence of COVID-19 cases

The Indian state of Maharashtra has ordered fresh restrictions on people’s movement and imposed nighttime curfews in some cities after a spike in coronavirus cases in recent weeks that came following months of a steady nationwide decline. Maharashtra – home to 110 million people – reported nearly 7,000 new cases on Sunday, a steep rise […]

Experts puzzled by dramatic fall in coronavirus cases in India

When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. But infections began to plummet in September, and now the country is reporting about 11,000 new cases a day, compared with a peak of nearly 100,000, leaving experts perplexed. Experts have […]

India’s dramatic fall in coronavirus cases leaves experts stumped

Author:  AP article author:  AP ID:  1613455579341938800 Tue, 2021-02-16 05:58 NEW DELHI: When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtake the United States as […]

Russia reports 14,185 new COVID-19 cases, 430 deaths in past 24 hours

Making the cut: New Delhi orders eateries to display slaughter style or lose license NEW DELHI: Officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that restaurants in the district risk losing their licenses if they fail to display the method of slaughter used for animal meat served at their eateries, even as […]

New Zealand imposes 3-day lockdown on Auckland after 3 new local COVID-19 cases

Making the cut: New Delhi orders eateries to display slaughter style or lose license NEW DELHI: Officials from the South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) said on Saturday that restaurants in the district risk losing their licenses if they fail to display the method of slaughter used for animal meat served at their eateries, even as […]

South Korea’s jobless rate hits 21-year high as COVID cases rise

Bleak unemployment picture contrasts sharply with view that South Korea’s economy has outperformed its developed peers. South Korea’s jobless rate surged to its highest in more than two decades, raising concern that an export-driven recovery could be masking a harsher scarring of the economy. The unemployment rate jumped to 5.4% in January from a revised […]

Russia reports 15,916 new coronavirus cases, 407 deaths

article author:  Reuters Author:  Reuters ID:  1612769673989415200 Mon, 2021-02-08 07:30 MOSCOW: Russia on Monday reported 15,916 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, including 1,728 in Moscow, taking the national tally to 3,983,197. Authorities also reported an additional 407 deaths, raising the official total to 77,068. Main category:  World . Source link

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 14,211

Author:  Reuters article author:  Reuters ID:  1612417171716049000 Thu, 2021-02-04 05:02 BERLIN: The number of confirmed coronavirus cases in Germany increased by 14,211 to 2,252,001, data from the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases showed on Thursday. The reported death toll rose by 786 to 59,742, the tally showed. Main category:  World Tags:  Coronavirus . […]

Continued increase in COVID cases and deaths in LatAm: PAHO

Officials said the new Brazil variant, as well as two others, have spread to 20 countries in the Americas. While coronavirus infections are finally decreasing in the United States and Canada after weeks of unrelenting rise, cases and deaths continue to increase in Latin American countries, the Pan American Health Organization (PAHO) said on Wednesday. […]

Czech Republic’s coronavirus cases surpass one million

PERTH: At least 71 homes have been destroyed in a bushfire raging out of control near Australia’s fourth-biggest city Perth, authorities said Wednesday, as they told residents to ignore a coronavirus lockdown and leave threatened areas.The blaze has torn through swathes of land in the Perth Hills and was moving toward more densely populated areas.Six […]

Covid-19 Live Updates: Falling Cases at U.S. Nursing Homes Raise Hopes

Here’s what you need to know: A resident getting the Pfizer vaccine at a nursing home in New York last month.Credit…James Estrin/The New York Times Amid a sometimes chaotic rollout of vaccines across the United States, health experts say a glimmer of good news has emerged: Recent reports of coronavirus cases in nursing homes have […]

Germany’s confirmed coronavirus cases rise by 11,192 to 2,216,363

WASHINGTON: US President Joe Biden’s $1.9 trillion plan to revive the US economy has been met with howls from the Republican opposition in Washington, with conservative lawmakers saying it is full of money-wasting programs at a time when the country doesn’t need any more debt.Yet it wasn’t so long ago that the party, led by […]

Portugal close to running out of ICU beds for COVID cases

Lisbon says record 843 out of 850 ICU beds allocated for COVID-19 patients on its mainland are occupied. Portugal has said that only had seven vacant beds left in intensive care units (ICUs) set up for COVID-19 cases on its mainland, as a surge in infections prompted the authorities to send some critical patients to […]

Brazil’s COVID cases surpass nine million: Live Updates

Brazil struggles to control coronavirus surge, while new COVID vaccine Novavax shows 89 percent efficacy. Brazil has vaccinated more than a million people but it is still less than 1 percent of the population, as the country is struggling to control a coronavirus case surge. Hospitals are swamped with COVID-19 patients, with the city of […]

Infographic: How did we get to 100 million coronavirus cases?

An animation of the pandemic’s spread around the world as global COVID-19 infections hit the 100 million mark. More than 100 million people are now infected by COVID-19 worldwide to date, according to data compiled by the Johns Hopkins University. While 55 million people have recovered, the highly contagious disease has also claimed the lives […]

Australia records 10th day of no local COVID-19 cases

NEW DELHI: India has vaccinated 2 million health workers in less than two weeks and recorded 12,689 new coronavirus positive cases in the past 24 hours, a sharp decline from a peak level of nearly 100,000 in mid-September.The health Ministry said the daily new cases had fallen below 10,000 on Tuesday with 9,102 cases. The […]

Global number of COVID cases surpasses 100 million

The world hits another grim milestone amid concern over new coronavirus variants and vaccine supply chains. The number of confirmed coronavirus cases worldwide has passed 100 million, according to Johns Hopkins University data, as countries work to secure vaccines to try to get the surging pandemic under control. The shocking milestone was reached on Tuesday […]

Indonesia: Doctors reject patients as COVID cases top one million

Jakarta, Indonesia – Dr Erlina Burhan has been providing medical care for more than 30 years – but now, for the first time in her career, she has been forced to turn away patients. For the past six months, the intensive care unit (ICU) at her hospital in Indonesia’s capital, Jakarta, has been operating at […]

Portugal’s COVID surge: Record cases, deaths raise alarm

As little as nine months ago, Portugal was considered a model of success in the battle against COVID-19, particularly in comparison to neighbouring Spain. But in early 2021, with the country’s rate of new cases reaching the highest in the world in proportion to its population last week, and ambulances queueing outside Lisbon hospitals as […]

Portugal chooses president amid surge in coronavirus cases

Portugal held its presidential election on Sunday with the moderate incumbent candidate strongly favoured to win a second five-year term while COVID-19 cases reached record levels. Voters queued up as polls opened in the Lisbon parish of Santo Antonio, guided by red stickers on the ground marking the two-metre (six-foot) gap. “I’m here among the […]