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Asia's hotspot is India, which has reported more than 43.70 lakh cases and currently has the world's third highest number of active cases. Worldwide, there are over 2.7 crore cases, with US being the worst affected. ThePrint brings you news you can trust — latest updates on the virus, health advisories & more.

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Coronavirus: Latest updates on cases in India, all you need to know about COVID-19

As the number of coronavirus cases climb in India, here is all you need to know about how the virus spreads, the symptoms, things to do to keep safe, and more.

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Scientists flag gaps in Lancet study that claimed success of Russian Covid vaccine Sputnik V

Originally written by Enrico Bucci, a biochemistry and microbiology expert at Temple University, US, Monday, the letter has since received the backing of at least 23 other scientists.

Unique protein in placenta could hold key to protecting organs from Covid infection

From enzyme that increases risk of infection to immune system's blood clotting mechanism, ThePrint brings the latest research on Covid-19.

Speaking certain languages could lead to wider spread of Covid, Russian study says

From a 30-minute rapid test to new Covid scoring system, ThePrint brings you the latest scientific findings on the Covid-19 pandemic.

India and China are seeing rising coronavirus re-infections. But scientists aren’t surprised

People are worried about what the new cases of coronavirus re-infection could mean for our chances of resolving the pandemic.

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KCR’s Covid response better now, but Telangana healthcare still needs improving, says governor

Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said had the KCR govt stepped up efforts early on, Telangana would not have faced the Covid crisis it has.

AstraZeneca vaccine setback is a reality check in the race to find protection from Covid

In a world crippled by Covid, the AstraZeneca vaccine setback comes as reminder that vaccines can fail or can sometimes deliver more harm than good.

Delhi Police to deploy 2-member teams to prosecute Covid guideline violations

Delhi Police Wednesday announced that two member teams will prosecute violations, create awareness about norms & even distribute masks to the poor.

Russia’s RDIF in talks with 3 Indian pharmas for Sputnik vaccine, govt to help in case of deal

The Russian Direct Investment Fund is talking to Zydus Cadilla, Wockhardt and Reliance Lifesciences for manufacturing and trials of Sputnik V in India.

No difference in hospitalisation, ICU admission rates among kids with Covid & flu — US study

US study published in JAMA says there may be additional complications in Covid-19 management in flu season, recommends influenza vaccination.

Scientists flag gaps in Lancet study that claimed success of Russian Covid vaccine Sputnik V

Originally written by Enrico Bucci, a biochemistry and microbiology expert at Temple University, US, Monday, the letter has since received the backing of at least 23 other scientists.

Kerala’s Covid transmission rate increases to 1.09, UP among states with low positivity

States Tracker — a daily comprehensive look at how much each state is testing for Covid-19, and how fast and wide the infection is spreading.

89,706 fresh cases with 60% only from 5 states, Punjab records highest mortality rate at 2.95%

ThePrint’s daily Covid tracker that brings you the numbers that matter — from total cases, tests done and recoveries to positivity rate and deaths.

Vitamin D supplement calcifediol could reduce death risk in Covid patients, Spanish study says

While researchers of the Spanish study claim that Calcifediol can reduce severe risk of infection and death in Covid patients with pulmonary symptoms, experts are not so convinced.

Singapore’s 3 lakh poor migrant workers are still locked up while others move freely

With clusters rising again, prolonged lockdown-like conditions in Singapore have brought new psychological stressors, in the dorms with poor ventilation and shared bathrooms.

Plasma therapy ineffective in reducing Covid-19 mortality, ICMR study says

The PLACID study by ICMR, involving 464 participants in 39 hospitals, is the first and the largest randomised control trial on Covid-19 to be completed in the world.

Boris Johnson bans gatherings of more than 6 people as Covid cases rise in UK

The move comes amid mounting concern in the UK govt that Covid-19 cases are rising rapidly again, after restrictions were eased & the public was encouraged to return to work and socialise.

Shorter classes, fewer students, no public transport — what going back to school will be like

The Centre has allowed schools to reopen campuses after 21 September under Unlock 4. Some schools have come up with strategies while others are waiting for state guidelines.

Oxford Covid vaccine trial paused after unexplained illness, AstraZeneca says it’s ‘routine’

Suspension of the trial is a routine action whenever there is a potentially unexplained illness to ensure we maintain integrity of trials, AstraZeneca says.

The 9 big states and UTs that beat ICMR to allow Covid tests without prescription

The ICMR announced Saturday that Covid-19 tests no longer require prescriptions, a move expected to present a clearer picture about the pandemic.