Saturday, 17 Apr, 2021

Health

Bangladesh sees 18 deaths, 602 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 18 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,041. According to the Health authorities, 602 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

131 more Covid deaths, 13203 cases in India 

India recorded the lowest number of coronavirus fatalities in over eight months with 131 more deaths being recorded, the health ministry said on Monday. The Covid-19 caseload rose to 1,06,67,736 with 13,203 more infections. There are 1,84,182 active cases, which is 1.73 per cent of

First artificial cornea implant: Blind man regains sight 

From mechanical hearts and brain-controlled prostheses to 3D-printed organs, advances in biotechnology are rapidly transforming how we approach healthcare — and now, doctors have managed to successfully carry out artificial cornea transplants, too, according to Opthalmology Times.

Govt approves antibody test for Covid-19

The government has finally approved the rapid antibody test for Covid-19.  Health Minister Zahid Maleque announced the development at a press briefing in Secretariat on Sunday.  "Permission for the antibody testing was being demanded for long. It has been approved and

Bangladesh sees 20 deaths, 473 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 20 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,023. According to the Health authorities, 473 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

First locally made COVID-19 test kit approved in Bangladesh 

As Bangladesh fights back the COVID-19 epidemic, a Bangladeshi biotech company OMC Healthcare (Pvt.) Ltd. develops COVID-19 RT-PCR testing kit to support the health sector in Bangladesh during this challenging time.  OMC Healthcare developed the RT-PCR Test Kit following complete

Bangladesh sees 22 deaths, 436 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 22 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 8,003. According to the Health authorities, 436 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the country

India recorded 14,256 fresh corona cases

India recorded 14,256 fresh cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19).  The total number of active cases in the country has fallen to 185,662, while the caseload tally stands at 10,639,684. Globally, more than 98.7 million people have been infected by the virus.  The

92 countries post request for Made-in-India Covid vaccines

Ninety-two countries have approached India for Covid-19 vaccines, bolstering New Delhi’s credentials as the vaccine hub of the world. Highly placed sources said that scores of countries are approaching India, as the word spreads that Indian vaccines are showing negligible

Bangladesh sees 15 deaths, 619 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Friday confirmed 15 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,981. According to the Health authorities, 619 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the

Biden to sign 10 executive orders to tackle Covid

President Joe Biden is set to sign 10 executive orders to boost the fight against Covid which has ravaged the US. Vaccination will be accelerated and testing increased. Emergency legislation will be used to increase production of essentials like masks. In a break with former

Five killed in fire at Serum Institute of India

Five people were killed in a fire that broke out at Terminal 1 gate of Serum Institute of India in Pune on Thursday. 10 fire tenders were rushed to the institute. The vaccine and vaccine manufacturing plant are safe, reported ANI. "The five people who died, were perhaps the

Bangladesh sees 16 deaths, 584 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Thursday confirmed 16 deaths from coronavirus infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,966. According to the Health authorities, 584 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus cases in the

Fire at India's Serum Institute

A fire broke out today at the Serum Institute of India in Pune at a facility, which is under construction. It is unlikely to hit the production of Covishield, the coronavirus vaccine developed by the SII in partnership with the Oxford University and British-Swedish pharma firm

15,233 new cases, 151 deaths reported in India

India on Wednesday reported 15,223 new cases of coronavirus infections, the most in the last one week. So far, more than one crore and 6.1 lakh people have been infected.  Almost 97 per cent of the infected people have recovered, while 1.92 lakh cases are currently active. 

Bangladesh reports 8 deaths, 656 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh on Wednesday saw the lowest number of deaths from coronavirus infection in the last eight months as only eight people died in the last 24 hours. The death toll reached 7,950. According to the Health authorities, 656 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24

13,823 fresh Covid cases in India, 37.3% higher than yesterday

With 10,064 fresh coronavirus cases, India saw the lowest surge in the daily cases in nearly seven months on Tuesday.  The country has logged 1.05 crore cases since the beginning of the pandemic and over 1.02 crore people have already recovered, the government data shows. 

At just 50.38% efficacy, China’s covid-19 vaccine far less effective than initially reported

In a major setback to be the dominant vaccine supplier to developing countries, Brazilian researchers announced that China’s Sinovac vaccine was far less effective than originally touted. According to data made available by Brazil’s Butantan Institute, a São

Bangladesh reports 20 deaths, 702 corona cases in 24-hr

Bangladesh today confirmed 20 deaths from the coronavirus (COVID-19) infection in the last 24 hours, raising the death toll to 7,942.  According to the Health authorities, 702 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the last 24 hours raising the total number of coronavirus

With over 10k new Covid cases, India sees lowest case spike since June

India reported 10,064 new covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single day spike since second week of June.  Out of the total cases, active cases further dropped to 2 lakh while recoveries went up to over 1.02 crore. With 137 deaths reported on Monday, the lowest since