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COVID-19 News Updates

Global Covid caseload tops 527.2 mn
Global Covid caseload tops 527.2 mn

India accounts for the second-highest caseload at 43,142,192.

Coronavirus
India logs 2,628 Covid cases in a day, 18 deaths

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 5,24,525 with 18 more fatalities.

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Lung blood clot risk double in Covid survivors: US CDC

As more persons are exposed to and infected by SARS-CoV-2, reports of patients who experience persistent symptoms or organ dysfunction after acute Covid and develop post-Covid conditions have increased.

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India sees rise in Covid count, logs 2,124 fresh cases

In the same period, 17 Covid deaths were reported taking the nationwide toll to 5,24,507.

COVID-19 infection linked to impaired heart function: Study
COVID-19 infection linked to impaired heart function: Study

Nearly half of ventilated patients in the study (47 per cent) died because of COVID-19, a figure that is comparable to national and international death rates, they said.

In 15-18 years age group, over 80 pc got first dose of Covid vaccine: Health Min Mandaviya
In 15-18 years age group, over 80 pc got first dose of Covid vaccine: Health Min Mandaviya

The countrywide vaccination drive was rolled out on January 16 last year with healthcare workers getting inoculated in the first phase. Vaccination of frontline workers started from February 2 last year.

Centre to begin Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 to accelerate Covid vax drive
India logs 1,675 Covid cases in a day, 31 deaths

The death toll has climbed to 5,24,490 with 31 fatalities reported from Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Global Covid caseload tops 526 mn
Global Covid caseload tops 526 mn

India accounts for the second highest caseload at 43,138,393.

Covid-19 pandemic 'far from over': WHO chief
Covid-19 pandemic 'far from over': WHO chief

Ghebreyesus said the Covid-19 pandemic had demonstrated why the world needed the WHO

Saudi Arabia
Saudi Arabia bans citizens from travelling to 16 nations, including India

The Directorate emphasised that the validity of the passport of Saudis who intend to travel to non-Arab countries must be more than six months.

COVID-19
India reports 2,022 fresh Covid cases, 46 deaths

India's daily positivity rate has slightly increased to 0.69 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 0.49 per cent.

Omicron sub-variant
First case of Covid's BA.4, BA.5 variants confirmed in India

The genome sequencing body further said that the contact tracing of the BA.4 and BA.5 patients is being undertaken as a precautionary measure.

Covid active cases fall below 100 in Odisha, 7 new infections detected in 24 hrs
Covid active cases fall below 100 in Odisha, 7 new infections detected in 24 hrs

A total of seven new positive cases were detected across the State in the past 24 hours.

Covid poo test for bats may help pandemic monitoring
Covid poo test for bats may help pandemic monitoring

The team's test protocol was trialled with several captive and around 250 wild bats as part of a larger study. They discovered none were positive for SARS-CoV-2, although some were positive for other coronaviruses.

India logs 2,226 new Covid cases, 65 deaths in last 24 hours
India logs 2,226 new Covid cases, 65 deaths

The active caseload currently stands at 14,995 cases, accounting for 0.03 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

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