The UN health agency WHO confirmed on Friday (January 5, 2024) that coronavirus numbers are spiking globally and that we “should expect more cases” in the coming winter months in the northern hemisphere. Latest data from the World Health Organization covering the four weeks to 17 December indicated a 52 per cent increase in infections […]

COVID: Scientists tracking highly mutated BA.2.86 coronavirus variant found in four countries

Scientists are tracking a highly mutated variant of the virus which causes COVID-19 to understand the extent it can spread or the manner in which it can react against human immunity.

COVID-19: WHO tracking EG.5 ‘variant of interest’, says Director-General Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

The World Health Organization is currently tracking several COVID-19 “variants of interest”, including EG.5, which is on the rise in several countries.

India sees sharp jump in COVID cases; over 7,000 recorded in 24 hours

India recorded a single-day rise of 7,830 new covid cases today, the highest in 223 days. Active cases in the country have increased to 40,215 according to data released by the Health Ministry.

India to hold nationwide COVID drills as cases spike

India reported a continuing spike in COVID cases, the government announced that a nationwide drill is planned today and tomorrow to review emergency preparedness of both public and private hospitals.

India logs lowest single-day Covid cases since March 2020

India recorded 89 new coronavirus infections, the lowest since March 27, 2020, while the active covid cases declined to 2,035, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated yesterday.

Centre directs people to wear masks at crowded places amid China’s COVID spike

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya chaired a meeting yesterday to discuss the COVID situation in India amid the rapid rise in cases in China.

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