Coronavirus | 5,088 more test positive as Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 death toll crosses 10,000

Tamil Nadu’s COVID-19 death toll crossed 10,000 on Thursday. With 68 more fatalities, a total of 10,052 persons have died so far. The State recorded the first death of a person who tested positive for COVID-19 on March 25 — a 54-year-old man undergoing treatment at the Government Rajaji Hospital, …

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Coronavirus | Tamil Nadu records 5,589 new cases, 70 deaths

Tamil Nadu reported 5,589 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 70 deaths on Monday. The number of new cases continued to remain above the 1,000-mark in Chennai, as 1,283 more persons tested positive in the city. Coimbatore and Salem recorded 587 and 256 cases respectively. With the new cases, the State’s …

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 186 updates | Health Minister hints at lockdown in Kerala

Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Sunday cautioned that the Indian Council of Medical Research’s (ICMR) COVID-19 first sero-survey should not create a sense of complacency in people with regard to the virus. Speaking in his social media interaction Sunday Samvaad-3, Mr. Vardhan said indications from the up-coming second sero survey “are …

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Coronavirus | 5,791 fresh cases take Tamil Nadu’s tally to 5,80,808

Active cases figure stands at 46,341; 5,25,154 patients discharged till date; Chennai records 1,000-plus cases for 4th day in a row With the State recording 5,791 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, the overall tally touched 5,80,808. As many as 5,706 persons were discharged after treatment, taking the total figure …

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Coronavirus India lockdown Day 185 updates | IISc. develops indigenous COVID-19 diagnostic kit

Those unable to afford a probable COVID-19 vaccine will get it for free and the government is considering a large immunisation programme to make the vaccine widely available, a highly placed official involved in the strategy told The Hindu. The cost of the vaccine would likely retail between $2-3 (₹140-210), the …

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Bacteria behind deaths of 330 Botswana elephants

Toxins in water produced by cyanobacteria killed more than 300 elephants in Botswana this year, officials said on Monday, announcing the result of an investigation into the deaths which had baffled and alarmed conservationists. Cyanobacteria are microscopic organisms common in water and sometimes found in soil. Not all produce toxins …

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