Over 25.8 mln people fully vaccinated against COVID-19 in Myanmar
J&K records 8 fresh Covid cases
Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded eight fresh Covid cases, taking the total number of persons infected with the viral disease to 4,54,199 in the Union Territory, officials said. No death due to the disease was reported in the past 24 hours, they said. Six of the fresh cases were from Jammu division while two were from Kashmir division.
35 new cases in Bengal
West Bengal on Sunday recorded 35 new cases, which raised the tally to 20,19,093, a state health department bulletin said. The toll remained unchanged at 21,203 as no new death due to the disease was reported. During the day, 35 people recuperated from the infection, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,97,512 >
The UN agency is convening its 194 member states for their first largely in-person gathering since Covid-19 surfaced in late 2019
Delhi: Positivity rate stands at 1.97 per cent
With 44 fresh COVID-19 cases, Madhya Pradesh’s tally climbs to 10,42,211: Health official
Reported deaths are rising in Africa, the continent with the lowest vaccination coverage
In a weekly report Thursday on the global situation, WHO said the number of new Covid-19 cases appears to have stabilized after weeks of decline since late March, while the overall number of weekly deaths dropped.
The United Nations health agency’s director-general, Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus, told officials gathered in Geneva for opening of the WHO’s annual meeting that “declining testing and sequencing means we are blinding ourselves to the evolution of the virus.”
He also noted that almost 1 billion people in lower-income countries still haven’t been vaccinated.
White House sees decision on Moderna Covid shot for kids under 5 in next few weeks
White House Covid-19 response coordinator Dr Ashish Jha said on Sunday he expects a U.S. Food and Drug Administration decision on authorizing Moderna’s vaccine for children under age five within the next few weeks. Read more
WHO chief: The Covid pandemic is ‘most certainly not over’
The Covid-19 pandemic is “most certainly not over,” the head of the World Health Organization warned Sunday, despite a decline in reported cases since the peak of the omicron wave. He told governments that “we lower our guard at our peril”. Read more
Moderna completed its application and FDA experts are looking closely at the data
Delhi reports 365 new Covid-19 cases, 530 recoveries and one death in the last 24 hours.
BA.4 and BA.5 are subvariants of the Omicron variant circulating globally.
These were reported first from South Africa earlier this year and are now reported from several other countries. These variants have not been associated with disease severity or increased hospitalization.
Contact tracing of the BA.4. and BA 5 patients is being undertaken as a precautionary measure.
Both had no travel history
Both the patients have shown only mild clinical symptoms and have been fully vaccinated.
An 80-year-old male in Telangana has tested positive for the BA.5 variant SARS-CoV-2.
Before this a South African was found positive for BA.4 variant on arrival at Hyderabad airport
A 19-year-old woman of Tamil Nadu has been found infected with the BA.4 variant