Two Indian hospitals receive emergency supplies of oxygen — but it will only last two hours

Relatives of a patient who died of Covid-19 mourn outside a hospital in Ahmedabad, India, on April 17. Ajit Solanki/AP The second wave of the coronavirus pandemic in India has devastated lives and completely overwhelmed hospitals and medical resources. A new global record: India reported 332,730 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, the highest number of … Read more

Six New Delhi hospitals run out of oxygen as supplies failed to reach Indian capital

A health worker prepares a Covid-19 test sample at a testing centre in Srinagar, India on April 21. Muzamil Mattoo/NurPhoto/Getty Images India has reported the highest number of daily coronavirus cases globally for the second day in a row, as the country grapples with a worsening crisis. On Friday, 332,730 new cases were recorded, bringing … Read more

Iraq hits 1 million Covid-19 cases after setting daily record

Hundreds of migrant workers in New Delhi wait at a bus station to leave for their villages on Monday. AP The government of the northern Indian state of Uttar Pradesh is arranging buses for migrant workers to return home from neighboring Delhi after the territory announced a week-long lockdown due to the surge in Covid-19 … Read more

Highest-ever number of new Covid-19 cases reported globally last week, WHO says

A health official takes a swab sample from a man to test for Covid-19 at a testing center in Allahabad, India, on April 12. Sanjay Kanojia/AFP/Getty Images The world added a record-setting 5,236,922 new Covid-19 cases over the past seven days, according to data published Tuesday from the World Health Organization. This beats the previous record … Read more

India’s record rise in daily Covid-19 cases continues

A health worker collects nasal swab samples at a Covid-19 testing center in Hyderabad, India, on April 12. Mahesh Kumar A./AP India on Sunday reported 261,500 new cases of Covid-19, the fourth consecutive day of more than 200,000 infections and the highest since the start of the pandemic, according to a CNN tally of figures from … Read more

Third vaccine dose likely needed within 6 to 12 months, Pfizer CEO says 

A National Health Service staff member prepares to administer the Oxford/AstraZeneca Covid-19 vaccine in London on March 21. Dinendra Haria/SOPA Images/LightRocket/Getty Images Researchers at Oxford University have found the risk of a rare type of blood clot is low overall, but higher for people who have been infected with Covid-19 than among people who’ve had the three vaccines authorized in the … Read more

WHO: Europe surpasses one million Covid-19 deaths

Syringes containing a dose of the Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine are seen at a clinic in Los Angeles, California, on April 10. Mario Tama/Getty Images The US could have an estimated 300 million excess Covid-19 vaccine doses by the end of July, according to a report from Duke University. Researchers used data on the US government’s … Read more

Coronavirus update: Latest Covid-19 vaccine and world news

A health worker collects a swab sample from a woman for a Covid-19 test, at Sector 30 District Hospital, on April 12 in Noida, India. Sunil Ghosh/Hindustan Times/Getty Images India reported 184,372 new cases of coronavirus on Wednesday, the highest single-day figure since the beginning of the pandemic, according to data from the Indian Ministry of … Read more

Federal health channels will stop using J&J vaccine immediately, White House says

India’s drug regulator has approved the Russian-made coronavirus vaccine Sputnik V as the country grapples with a second wave. Sputnik V is the third coronavirus vaccine to get emergency use approval after Covishield, developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca and manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, and the Indian firm Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin. The decision was made … Read more