Data | What is the COVID-19 vaccine policy of countries across the world?

Among the countries that began inoculation, the Pfizer/Biontech vaccine is the most popular At least 45 countries have begun administering COVID-19 vaccines as of January 6, a rapid rise from only eight nations a fortnight ago. While most of the nations that began vaccination drives have prioritised front-line workers, many have included the elderly and … Read more Data | What is the COVID-19 vaccine policy of countries across the world?

Morning Digest: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, weakens from ‘very severe’ to ‘severe’ cyclonic storm; Football legend Diego Maradona dies and more

A select list of stories to read before you start your day. Centre of storm crosses T.N., Puducherry coasts, set to weaken further by 7 a.m. Cyclone Nivar began the landfall process by around 11:30 p.m. on Novermber 25 and crossed the coast of Puducherry before 2:30 a.m. on November 26. After weakening from a … Read more Morning Digest: Cyclone Nivar makes landfall, weakens from ‘very severe’ to ‘severe’ cyclonic storm; Football legend Diego Maradona dies and more

EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen told EU lawmakers that the first European citizens might already be vaccinated before the end of December A top European Union official said Wednesday that the first citizens in the 27 nation bloc could be vaccinated against the coronavirus by Christmas, but she warned that member countries must … Read more EU says first virus vaccinations possible by Christmas

80,472 new infections push India’s COVID-19 caseload past 62 lakh, recoveries rise to 51.8 lakh

The total number of coronavirus cases mounted to 62,25,763, while the death toll climbed to 97,497 with 1,179 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 a.m. showed India’s COVID-19 caseload raced past 62 lakh on Wednesday with 80,472 infections being reported in a day, while the number of people … Read more 80,472 new infections push India’s COVID-19 caseload past 62 lakh, recoveries rise to 51.8 lakh

Data | India’s COVID-19 testing declines sharply despite rising positivity rate

The number of new COVID-19 cases in India recorded a significant fall in the last five days after consistently breaching the 90,000 mark on several days in early September. The drop in cases could be due to a significant decrease in the number of tests conducted. In at least 10 States, there was a sharp … Read more Data | India’s COVID-19 testing declines sharply despite rising positivity rate

14 states, UTs have higher tests per million, lower positivity than national average: Centre

India’s total tests for detection of COVID-19 has reached over 6.6 crore and tests per million have risen to 48,028 as on date with the national cumulative positivity rate being recorded at 8.52%, the Union health ministry said on Wednesday. The country’s testing capacity has surged to more than 12 lakh tests daily. Up to … Read more 14 states, UTs have higher tests per million, lower positivity than national average: Centre

5 States account for 60% active COVID-19 cases, 52% new cases, 60% fresh recoveries in India

Maharashtra continued to top the chart with more than 23,000 new recoveries, while both Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh accounted for over 10,000 single-day recoveries With 94,612 people recuperating from COVID-19 in a span of 24 hours, the total number of recoveries in the country has surged to 43,03,043, taking the national recovery rate to 79.68%, … Read more 5 States account for 60% active COVID-19 cases, 52% new cases, 60% fresh recoveries in India

Data | Despite stringent lockdown, India’s COVID-19 cases, deaths record fastest rise even as GDP plummets

Despite enforcing the most stringent lockdown to control the spread of COVID-19, the average daily cases and deaths in India are growing at the fastest pace in the world. Due to the severe restrictions between April and June, the economy took an unprecedented hit with the GDP contracting for the first time in decades in … Read more Data | Despite stringent lockdown, India’s COVID-19 cases, deaths record fastest rise even as GDP plummets

Coronavirus | Two get Oxford vaccine shot in Pune

Phase 2 trial commences; the men, aged 32 and 48, will get a second dose after 28 days. The second phase of the clinical trial of the eagerly anticipated University of Oxford COVID-19 vaccine, being manufactured by the city-based Serum Institute of India (SII), commenced at Pune’s Bharati Vidyapeeth Medical College and Hospital on Wednesday. … Read more Coronavirus | Two get Oxford vaccine shot in Pune

Data | India’s COVID-19 cases are the fastest growing in the world

Seven-day average of cases shoots past that of the U.S. COVID-19 cases in India are growing at the fastest pace in the world and the country’s case tally in August is the highest across the globe. The seven-day rolling average of cases in the country has crossed that of the U.S., and is now the … Read more Data | India’s COVID-19 cases are the fastest growing in the world