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Asia's hotspot is India, which has reported more than 57.32 lakh cases and currently has the world's second highest number of total and active cases and third highest number of deaths. Worldwide, there are over 3.2 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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Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against Covid, Brazil study suggests 

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and Duke University, US. It is yet to be peer-reviewed.

Your brain and testicles are home to viruses. Is the coronavirus any different?

There are a few places in the body that are less accessible to the immune system and where it is difficult to eradicate all viral infections.

India & Pakistan to get Ig Nobel Peace Prize, PM Modi among ‘Medical Education’ winners

Not to be confused with the prestigious Nobel Prize, the Ig Nobel is a satirical or parody prize awarded for unusual 'achievement'. The name plays on the word 'ignoble'.

This is why blood from newborn cattle is being used to develop Indian Covid vaccine

Blood serum from newborn cattle is a key ingredient in biological research, such as the development of vaccines, and is widely available for import.

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India’s Covid recovery rate 81.55%, toll climbs to 91,149

The country registered 86,508 new Covid cases in the span of 24 hours while the total recoveries surged to 46,74,987. 

Junior railway minister Suresh Angadi dies of Covid

Angadi, who was undergoing treatment at AIIMS in Delhi, is the first Union minister to have died of coronavirus.

Step up testing, work on messaging to beat rumours, Modi tells CMs of 7 worst-hit states & UT

The seven participating chief ministers represented Uttar Pradesh, Maharashtra, Karnataka, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, and Delhi.

Held amid Covid, this Parliament session was shortest in 20 years but most productive

This was also one of the most tumultuous sessions, with eight opposition MPs suspended from the Rajya Sabha and the opposition boycotting both House proceedings.

Why we’ll need masks even with a coronavirus vaccine

One study has shown that if everyone wears masks that are only 75% effective, the number of people infected by each coronavirus carrier will shrink fourfold.

Bharat Biotech partners with Washington University for Covid intranasal vaccine

While the Phase 1 trial will take place in St Louis University's Vaccine and Treatment Evaluation Unit, Bharat Biotech, will pursue further stages of clinical trials in India.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia hospitalised due to Covid

The 48-year-old Aam Aadmi Party leader had tested positive for the infection on 14 September and was in home isolation.

Rajya Sabha deputy chairperson’s tea diplomacy & Modi govt’s ‘wonderful tales’

The best cartoons of the day, chosen by the editors at ThePrint.

2% of 23,351 passengers diagnosed with Covid at Delhi bus, train stations from 4-14 Sept

The data is part of an affidavit filed by the Delhi government in the Delhi High Court on 15 September.

Saudi Arabia suspends flights to and from India amid surge in Covid cases

Saudi Arabia's aviation authority said it was suspending travel to and from India, Brazil & Argentina including any person who has been in any of these countries in last 14 days.

74% fresh cases from 10 states in last 24 hours, 18,000 cases from Maharashtra alone

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

More than half of France in red zone, hospitals in Jakarta lack capacity & other Covid news

As the Covid-19 pandemic shows no signs of letting up, ThePrint highlights the most important stories on the crisis from across the globe.

Dengue antibodies could provide immunity against Covid, Brazil study suggests 

The study was conducted by researchers from the University of São Paulo in Brazil and Duke University, US. It is yet to be peer-reviewed.

Covid test for international travellers was not mandatory during Trump’s India visit, says MEA

While addressing Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for External Affairs V Muraleedharan said the mandatory screening for Covid of all foreign passengers was implemented from 4 March.

Covid vaccines developed outside India might need to undergo clinical trials here, says govt

Guidelines released by the Central Drugs Standard Control Organisation say clinical data generated outside India will be studied to determine the safety & effectiveness of the vaccine.