India reports record day of COVID-19 deaths as cases pass 25 million – National

India’s total virus cases since the pandemic began swept past 25 million on Tuesday as the country registered more than 260,000 new cases and a record 4,329 fatalities in the past 24 hours. The numbers continue a trend of falling cases after infections dipped below 300,000 for the first time in weeks on Monday. […]

India works to rescue crews from sunken barge, adrift cargo vessel after cyclone – National

The Indian navy is working to rescue crew members from a sunken barge and a second cargo vessel that was adrift Tuesday off the coast of Mumbai after a deadly cyclone struck the western coast. The navy said it had rescued 177 people of the total 400 on the two barges in the Arabia […]

Joy for U.K. pubs and hugs threatened by rise in COVID-19 variant first seen in India – National

Drinks were raised in toasts and reunited friends hugged each other as thousands of U.K. pubs and restaurants opened Monday for indoor service for the first time since early January. Yet the prime minister sounded a cautious tone, warning about a more contagious COVID-19 variant that threatens reopening plans. Theatres, leisure venues and museums […]

India’s COVID-19 cases drop again, but experts warn of lack of testing – National

India reported a further decline in new coronavirus cases on Monday but daily deaths remained above 4,000 and experts said the data was unreliable due to a lack of testing in rural areas where the virus is spreading fast. For months now, nowhere in the world has been hit harder than India by the […]

Hundreds of suspected COVID-19 victims found buried along Indian riverbanks: officials – National

Police are reaching out to villagers in northern India to investigate the recovery of bodies buried in shallow sand graves or washed up on the Ganges River banks, prompting speculation on social media that they’re the remains of COVID-19 victims. In jeeps and boats, police used portable loudspeakers with microphones asking people not to […]

COVID-19 cases in India hopefully stabilizing, as daily deaths stay near 4,000: officials – National

India reported its smallest daily increase in coronavirus infections in nearly three weeks on Saturday, with deaths still near the 4,000-mark, but federal health officials said cases and fatalities are rapidly stabilizing in this wave of the pandemic. The overall rate of positive cases per tests had dipped to 19.8 per cent this week […]

Britain adapts vaccine rollout as B.1.617.2 variant threatens full reopening plan – National

Britain could accelerate its vaccine rollout in areas where a highly infectious coronavirus variant first detected in India has emerged, a move meant to prevent it from derailing a planned economic reopening. The UK has delivered one of the world’s fastest inoculation campaigns, giving a first shot to almost 70% of the adult population […]

India surpasses 24 million COVID-19 cases as mutant variant spreads across globe – National

The number of recorded COVID-19 infections in India climbed above 24 million on Friday amid reports that the highly transmissible coronavirus mutant first detected in the country was spreading across the globe. The Indian B.1.617 variant of the virus has been found in cases in eight countries of the Americas, including Canada and the […]

4,000 Indians die of COVID-19 for 2nd straight day but experts see ‘cautious optimism’ – National

India recorded more than 4,000 COVID-19 deaths for a second straight day on Thursday, while infections stayed below 400,000 for a fourth day, although the virus has become rampant in rural areas where cases can go unreported due to a lack of testing. Experts remain unsure when numbers will peak and concern is growing […]

Indian COVID-19 deaths surpass a quarter million as scientists race to trace variant – National

India said on Wednesday a record number of people were killed by the coronavirus in the past 24 hours, pushing its overall death toll over a quarter million, while a leading virologist said it was too early to say if infections had reached a peak. Deaths from COVID-19 swelled by 4,205, while daily coronavirus […]