Covid LIVE News Updates: India reports 2,57,299 new COVID-19 cases, 4,194 deaths in last 24 hours

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India reports 2,57,299 new COVID-19 cases, 3,57,630 discharges and 4,194 deaths in last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry

Total cases: 2,62,89,290
Total discharges: 2,30,70,365
Death toll: 2,95,525
Active cases: 29,23,400
Total vaccination: 19,33,72,819

32,64,84,155 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 21st May 2021: ICMR

Of these, 20,66,285 samples were tested yesterday, as per the Indian Council of Medical Research.

Thane district’s COVID-19 tally up by 887, death toll by 61

The coronavirus caseload in Thane district of Maharashtra rose to 5,07,316 with the addition of 887 cases, an official said on Saturday.

Trump sued for calling Covid-19 ‘China virus’

Former US President Donald Trump has been sued by a Chinese-American civil rights group for calling Covid-19 the “China virus”.

Global Covid-19 caseload nears 166 million

  • The overall global Covid-19 caseload has topped 165.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 3.43 million, according to the Johns Hopkins University
  • The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world’s highest number of cases and deaths at 33,084,897 and 589,223, respectively

Argentina’s Covid death toll tops 73,000

Brazil working to contain Indian Covid variant in northern state

Brazil’s health minister said on Friday the government is doing everything possible to prevent the spread of the concerning coronavirus variant first identified in India in the northern state of Maranhao, which has detected the country’s first cases.

China reports 10 new mainland COVID-19 cases vs 24 a day earlier

China reported 10 new COVID-19 cases on May 21, down from 24 cases a day earlier, the country’s national health authority said on Saturday.

Volvo, IKEA, BBMP set up 100-bed Covid centre in Bengaluru

Two Swedish majors — automotive major Volvo Group and furniture retailer IKEA, have joined hands with Bengaluru’s civic body, Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP), to set-up a 100-bed Covid care centre.

Slow vaccine rollout hits LatAm as Covid-19 claims million lives

Covid-19 has caused the death of more than one million people in Latin America and the Caribbean where slow vaccine rollouts are preventing an exit from the pandemic crisis.

Kejriwal, US envoy discuss cooperation to tackle Covid

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Daniel B. Smith, the US Charge D’Affaires to India, on Friday held a discussion on working together to deal with the Covid-19 pandemic.

Black fungus grows in cramped, humid spaces: Dr Suresh Kumar

“Fungus grows in cramped and humid spaces so ensure that your surroundings are cleaned regularly. Avoid consuming eatables refrigerated for days, eat fresh fruits, let sunlight in your house and wash your masks daily,” said Medical Director Dr Suresh Kumar, LNJP Hospital, Delhi.

A 28-year-old has been arrested from Jogeshwari West, by Crime Branch unit 9, for hoarding 25 oxygen cylinders and 12 oxygen kits for black marketing. Search underway for another accused. Case registered at Oshiwara Police Station.

– Mumbai Police

White fungus not as dangerous as black fungus: Dr Suresh Kumar

“White fungus (Aspergillosis) is not as dangerous as black fungus. The treatment for the latter can continue for 1-1.5 months hence early diagnosis is critical. Don’t take steroids to treat COVID-19 without consulting your doctor,” said Dr Suresh Kumar, MD LNJP Hospital, Delhi.

Serum Institute’s executive director alleges govt began vaccinations without taking into account available stock, WHO guidelines

Amid an acute shortage of COVID-19 vaccines in country, executive director of Pune-based Serum Institute of India Suresh Jadhav alleges government began inoculating people from multiple age groups without taking into account available stock of vaccines and WHO guidelines.

Canada extends ban on passenger flights from India and Pakistan by 30 days

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