COVID-19

Mixing Covishield, Covaxin shots bad idea: SII’s Cyrus

New Delhi, Aug 14 (KMS): Cyrus Poonawalla, chairman of Serum Institute of India (SII), has expressed apprehension about mixing the covid-19 vaccines, Covishield and Covaxin, saying the efficacy of this approach is still to be proven. Poonawalla’s comment comes at a time the country’s drug regulator has approved a clinical …

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India records 40,120 fresh corona cases, 585 new deaths

New Delhi, August 13 (KMS): India witnessed a single-day rise of 40,120 coronavirus with 585 new fatalities, as per the Indian Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The data showed that the new infections took the tally of cases to 321,17,826 while with new fatalities, the death toll climbed to …

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IIOJK logs one more COVID death, 121 new cases

Srinagar August 12 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK), one person died due to COVID 19  while 121 fresh positive cases have been reported taking the number of total active cases in the territory to 1,371. With one more death, the death toll has reached 4,600  and …

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India sees single-day rise of 39,070 covid cases, 491 deaths

New Delhi, August 09 (KMS): India recorded a single-day coronavirus rise of 39,070 cases, taking the infection tally to 3,19,69,588, while the death count climbed to 4,28,339 with 491 fresh fatalities. The southern state has reported a marginal increase in the number of cases over the previous week. With 39,070 …

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Document gives new details on just how dangerous Indian Delta variant really is

Washington, August 02 (KMS): An internal slide presentation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention dated Thursday gives new details on how dangerous Indian delta variant really is. One chart shows that it could be as contagious as chickenpox, which is one of the more transmissible viruses out there. …

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120 fresh Covid-19 cases and two deaths in IIOJK

Srinagar, August 03 (KMS): Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir reported 120 new Covid-19 cases and two deaths from the virus in the last 24 hours. There were two fresh deaths due to the virus, each from Kashmir valley and Jammu region, officials said. The 46 corona positive cases were …

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Feature: Covid-19: The mystery of rising infections in India’s Kerala

(BBC) The southern Indian state of Kerala accounts for more than half of the country’s new Covid-19 infections. The BBC’s Soutik Biswas and Vikas Pandey report on why cases continue to rise in the state, months after the waning of the deadly second wave. In January 2020, Kerala reported India’s …

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IIOJK logs one more COVID-19 death, 106 fresh cases

Srinagar, July 27 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJK),   one woman died of COVID-19 while 106 new -19 cases have been reported from the territory. A woman died of COVID-19 in Kishtwar while 82 fresh cases were reported in Kashmir, 20 fresh infections were also detected in …

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28 Indian BSF men among 166 tested corona positive in IIOJK

Srinagar, July 26 (KMS): In Indian illegally occupied Jammu and Kashmir, 28 soldiers of Indian paramilitary Border Security Force among 166 were tested positive for coronavirus. In Kashmir Valley, 132 persons were tested positive for the virus while 34 new cases were reported in Jammu while Ladakh had seven new …

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Over 75pc specimens sequenced over past 4 weeks had COVID’s Indian variant: WHO

New York, July 22 (KMS): The prevalence of the highly-transmissible Indian variant (Delta) of COVID-19 among specimens sequenced over the past four weeks exceeded 75 per cent in many countries worldwide, including India, China, Russia, Israel and the UK, the WHO has said. In the COVID-19 Weekly Epidemiological Update, the …

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