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Asia's hotspot is India, which has reported more than 18 lakh cases and currently has the world's third highest number of active cases. Worldwide, there are over 1.8 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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Pregnant women at higher risk of developing blood clots due to Covid, warns study

From evolution of coronavirus to virus reducing satisfaction in life, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.

New coronavirus seems to have circulated in bats for decades, study finds

Horseshoe bats are most plausible origin of SARS-CoV-2 pathogen, researchers of Pensylvania State University’s Center for Infectious Disease Dynamics said.

Drug candidate identified with AI to be tested in Covid-19 clinical trials

From heart damage in recovered patients to alternative tests, ThePrint brings you the latest research on Covid-19.

Covid could have been AI’s moment in sun. But it isn’t as flexible as humans yet

The pandemic has reminded us of just how quickly humans can adapt existing knowledge, skills and behaviours– something that highly-specialised AI systems just can’t do.

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Pune’s Serum Institute set to start human trials of Oxford Covid vaccine, gets regulator nod

DCGI decision to allow human trials on 1,600 participants in India is based on data submitted by SII on first two phases of Oxford University trials.

BS Yediyurappa, who tested Covid positive, is clinically stable, says hospital

The 78-year-old Karnataka chief minister is being monitored by a team of doctors at the Manipal hospital in Bengaluru.

Kerala to train, export nurses & paramedics to boost remittances after Covid

Kerala’s plan to invest in training health workers comes as World Bank estimates sharp decline in remittances globally following Covid disruptions.

Tablighis stuck in India even after plea bargaining as ‘surprise’ secondary FIRs surface

According to lawyers representing the members, these FIRs contain similar charges that were levelled against them in the original FIR registered by Crime Branch on 31 March.

Viral images and news of ‘Covid warrior Dr Aisha who died’ turn out to be fake

A Twitter user called 'Dr Aisha', identified as a young doctor, had posted a selfie claiming she had contracted Covid-19. Another post later said she died die to the infection.

India’s Covid recovery rate rises to 65.44%, case fatality rate drops to 2.13%

There are 5,67,730 active cases and account for 32.43 per cent of total of coronavirus infection, which crossed 11 lakh Sunday.

India’s Covid tally crosses 17-lakh mark, 54,735 new cases reported in a day

The recovery rate among Covid patients has now touched 65.44% while the fatality rate has dropped to 2.13%.

Knitting, sketching, handicrafts — quarantine’s a vacation in this Nagaland village

Set against a picturesque background of hills and clouds, this quarantine centre comprises 14 bamboo huts, a rainwater harvesting system, and a hearth to make tea.

Delhi now at 12th position in country in active Covid cases, health minister says

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said only about 20 per cent of the total number of Covid beds are currently occupied.

T cells, B cells and the range of the human body’s immune response — A simple decoder

The human immunity system is a complex network of responses that rely on the interplay of blood cells, including T and B cells, to defeat pathogens such as the coronavirus.

Oximeter sales soar but there is no guarantee of accurate reading and ‘no govt regulations’

Oximeters, which measure oxygen levels in blood, have been available for home use for a long time, but sales have soared amid the Covid-19 pandemic.

Manish Sisodia seeks reopening of weekly markets, hotels in Delhi; writes to Amit Shah

The Delhi deputy CM's letter comes a day after Delhi LG Anil Baijal rejected Kejriwal govt's decision to allow hotels and weekly markets to reopen in the national capital.

UK, Germany and now Chile is training dogs to sniff out coronavirus

In Germany, eight dogs from the country's armed forces had a 94 per cent success rate in detecting Covid-19 from the saliva of 1,000 people.

Cook at Delhi’s India International Centre tests Covid-positive, but kitchen is still in operation

IIC director says the cook has not been coming to work since 22 July and the centre is taking all necessary precautions, following protocols.

Care flex days, home office stipends — Companies are trying to balance work-life for employees

Whether because they can’t go on a real vacation or simply fear losing their job, many employees just won’t stop working at a time when stress and burnout are likely off the charts.