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The death toll due to the infection stood at 2,120, Singh said on Friday evening.

Manipur turns COVID-free as active case count hits zero

May 21, 2022

At least 71 samples were tested for COVID-19 on Friday, and no report was found positive for the infection, a health department official said.

India's active COVID-19 cases decreased to 14,996: Union health ministry.

India's active COVID-19 cases decreased to 14,996: Union health ministry

May 21, 2022

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.75 per cent, the ministry said.

Sign is seen on closed street amid fears over COVID-19, in Pyongyang

North Korea reports 200,000 fever cases for 5th day amid COVID wave: Yonhap

May 21, 2022

The ongoing COVID wave, declared last week, has fuelled concerns over a lack of vaccines, inadequate medical infrastructure and a potential food crisis in the country of 25 million that has refused outside help and kept its borders shut.

People queue outside a vaccination centre for young people and students at the Hunter Street Health Centre, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak, in London, Britain, June 5, 2021. (Photo: Reuters)

UK reduces COVID alert level as Omicron variant subsides

May 20, 2022

The alert level was raised on December 12 when Omicron was spreading rapidly.

The number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi stands at 2,229, down from 2,377 the previous day, the bulletin said.

Delhi adds 530 new COVID cases; positivity rate 2.17%

May 20, 2022

A total of 24,458 Covid tests were conducted in the city a day ago, the department said in its latest bulletin.

Coronavirus vaccine (representational image)

WHO approves China’s COVID-19 vaccine CONVIDECIA for emergency use

May 19, 2022

CONVIDECIA is the 11th COVID-19 vaccine added to the growing portfolio of vaccines validated by WHO for the prevention of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2.

A sweeping COVID wave, which North Korea first confirmed last week, has fanned concerns over a lack of medical resources and vaccines, with the U.N. human rights agency warning of "devastating" consequences for its 25 million people.

COVID-19: North Korea boosts drug production, medical supplies to battle outbreak

May 19, 2022

The isolated country, which has imposed a nationwide lockdown, is also increasing production of traditional Korean medicines used to reduce fever and pain.

Delhi on Monday reported 377 COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 3.37 per cent and one death.

COVID-19 update: Delhi reports 532 fresh cases, zero fatality

May 18, 2022

With this, Delhi's COVID-19 caseload increases to 19,01,660, while the death toll is at 26,198. A total of 24,989 Covid tests were conducted in the city a day ago.

The administration has tested over 7.30 lakh samples for COVID-19, and the positivity ratio stood at 1.37 percent, he said.

Andaman and Nicobar Islands declared Covid free again

May 18, 2022

Altogether, 9,910 people have recovered from the disease, while 129 patients have succumbed to the infection.

The order said frontline health workers should be trained to sensitise communities in their allocated areas regarding the availability of precaution doses free of cost. ​​​​​​​

COVID-19 vaccine: Ensure last-mile coverage of beneficiaries, says Delhi govt

May 18, 2022

The order said the coverage requires concerted efforts and people should be contacted at least once and motivated to get vaccinated.

People watch a news report on the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in North Korea. (Photo: Reuters)

North Korea COVID outbreak is 'worrying' for new variants, warns WHO

May 17, 2022

The isolated country, a WHO member, is grappling with its first acknowledged COVID-19 outbreak, fuelling concerns over a major crisis due to a lack of vaccines and medical infrastructure. 

US FDA to approve Pfizer's COVID booster shot for 5-11 age group: Report (Photo: Reuters)

US FDA authorises Pfizer's COVID booster shot for 5-11 age group

May 17, 2022

The authorization makes everyone in US aged five and above eligible for booster doses of the vaccine, although the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) still needs to sign off on the shots.

Delhi reports 393 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hrs

Delhi reports 393 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in last 24 hrs

May 17, 2022

Delhi's positivity rate stood at 3.35 per cent.

Measures taken in North Korea to fight the first reported COVID-19 outbreak could have "devastating" consequences for human rights in the country, a spokesperson for the U.N. human rights office said on Tuesday.

COVID-19 in North Korea: Outbreak to have 'devastating' impact on human rights, says UN

May 17, 2022

New restrictions could have dire consequences for people to meet their basic needs, including getting enough food, Liz Throssell said.

The country crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23 last year.

COVID-19 in India: Active cases reach 16,400, 5.24 lakh deaths reported

May 17, 2022

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.44% and the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.59%.

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COVID-19 in North Korea: 2.69 lakh new fever cases reported amid massive outbreak

May 17, 2022

State media said North Korea's anti-virus headquarters reported another 269,510 people with fevers and six people died.

The milestone comes more than three months after the U.S. reached 900,000 dead.

COVID-19 update: US death toll hits 1 million in less than 2.5 years

May 16, 2022

The confirmed number of dead is equivalent to a 9/11 attack every day for 336 days. It is roughly equal to how many Americans died in the Civil War and World War II combined.

Omicron infection produces better immunity response than booster shots: Report

Omicron infection produces better immunity response than booster shots: Report

May 16, 2022

The researchers have argued that offering people an Omicron-adapted booster shot may be more beneficial than multiple ones with the original vaccines.

The death toll climbed to 5,24,241 with 27 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Active COVID-19 cases dip to 17,317 in India, 27 fresh fatalities in 24 hrs

May 16, 2022

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.74% and weekly positivity rate was recorded at 0.59%, according to the health ministry.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.61 per cent and the weekly positivity rate at 0.62 per cent, according to the ministry.

COVID-19 update: Active cases in country dip to 17,692

May 15, 2022

The death toll climbed to 5,24,214 with 13 fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Staff in personal protective equipment (PPE) work by a barrier of an area under lockdown amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic, in Shanghai, China March 26, 2022. (Photo: Reuters)

Shanghai to start gradually reopening malls, other firms after weeks of lockdown

May 15, 2022

The city of 25 million people has been locked down for more than six weeks as its battles a COVID outbreak.