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More than 500K lives could be lost across US due to COVID-19 by end of February 2021: Study

Washington: More than 500,000 lives could be lost across the US due to the novel coronavirus pandemic by the end of February 2021, a new study has projected. According to the study published on Friday in the Nature Medicine journal, researchers at the University of Washington’s Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation (IHME) also found that […]

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With 55,839 fresh coronavirus infections, India breaches 77 lakh cases

New Delhi: With a fresh spike of 55,839 coronavirus infections and 702 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally on Thursday stood at 77,06,946. In a respite, India has been registering less than 60,000 fresh cases per day over the last four days. Out of the total Covid cases, 7,15,812 are currently active, 68,74,518 have been discharged, […]


Flout Covid SOPs, face action, poll panel warns parties

New Delhi: The Election Commission on Wednesday shot off a letter to the Presidents and General Secretaries of all recognised national or state political parties, warning against flouting of Covid-19 guidelines issued earlier. It said that non-compliance of instructions during the period of “public interface” will attract actions as per provisions of Sections 51 to 60 […]

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Bihar Minister Kapil Dev Kamat succumbs to corona

Patna: Prominent Janata Dal-United (JD-U) leader Kapil Dev Kamat passed away on Friday in a hospital in the Bihar capital. He was 69. Kamat, the Minister of Panchayati Raj in the Nitish Kumar government, was admitted in Patna AIIMS after suffering from kidney infection. He was undergoing dialysis every alternate day. His condition deteriorated after he […]

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India’s Covid tally nears 74L, nearly 65L cured; over 1.12L dead

New Delhi: With a spike of 63,371 coronavirus cases and 895 deaths in 24 hours, India’s tally reached 73,70,469 cases, the Union Health Ministry data said on Friday. Out of these, 64,53,779 have been discharged, 8,04,528 are currently active while 1,12,161 lost the battle against the pandemic. According to the Ministry, India continues to have one […]

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55,342 new COVID-19 cases recorded as India shows declining trend of daily spike

New Delhi: India’s tally on Tuesday mounted to 71,75,880 with a spike of 55,342 coronavirus cases, the lowest since August. India recorded around 55,000 cases on July 31 (55,078), August 4 (52,050) and August 18 (55,079). India is showing a trend of declining average daily cases over the past five weeks. After a month, on October […]