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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 14 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 239,910,783 ↑0.2% 444,671 ↑13.4% 7,544 ↑11.2%
US 45,547,920 ↑0.3% 99,775 ↑18.6% 1,819 ↑22.9%
UK 8,272,373 ↑0.5% 42,606 ↑11.9% 136 ↓24.9%
India 34,019,680 ↑0.1% 19,180 ↑19.7% 249 ↑8.7%
Data is for October 14, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
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Global:
The re-opening of Bali has seen a slow start with no international flights scheduled. Fully vaccinated travellers from 19 countries allowed to enter the Indonesian island.
Russian President Vladimir Putin says the country must accelerate Covid-19 vaccinations. Putin urges deputies to convince the public to get vaccinated.
US:
Drug overdose deaths in the US hit new high with over 96,000 cases in the 12-month period ending March 2021, a period when Covid-19 pandemic took hold.
US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention forecast says Covid deaths and hospitalizations will decline across America over the next four weeks.
UK:
University College London study finds that lateral flow tests are good at detecting those most likely to spread Covid. Researchers say LFT positive results should be trusted.
New report finds that the end of Covid restrictions in Scotland in August kick-started the economic recovery. SCC report found an increase in confidence across all sectors 2021 third quarter.
India:
India withdraws travel advisory that made it mandatory for British nationals arriving in India to undergo a 10 day quarantine even if they are fully vaccinated. 
IMF chief economist Gita Gopinath says even though India has achieved the 50% Covid vaccination target, the risk of the third wave still persists. 
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study looks into the relationship between proteins known as cytokines in the saliva and Covid infection in order to predict Covid severity.
Study finds that antibody responses are quite different following Covid vaccination and natural infection in a person.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 13 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 239,451,990 ↑0.2% 392,235 ↑23.0% 6,784 ↑45.1%
US 45,431,167 ↑0.3% 84,154 ↑66.8% 1,480 ↑264.5%
UK 8,230,107 ↑0.4% 38,076 ↓5.3% 181 ↑546.4%
India 34,000,500 ↑0.0% 16,021 ↑21.5% 229 ↑29.4%
Data is for October 13, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
As part of the process toward fully reopening to tourism, Thailand plans to allow fully vaccinated visitors from approved countries to bypass quarantine from November 1.
As part of a probe into the origins of Covid-19, China to test tens of thousands of blood bank samples from Wuhan. 
US:
Senior administration officials claim the US plans to ease Covid travel restrictions with Canada and Mexico for travelers who are fully vaccinated against Covid.
Expert says although Covid-19 rates across the US are declining, the low winter temperatures could mean the Delta wave still has months to go.
UK:
As the jobs market continues to recover from the effects of the pandemic, job vacancies in the UK reach a 20-year high.
Doctors in Shropshire claim patients are booking their Covid-19 booster jab too early. GPs say patients need to wait six months before getting their third jab.
India:
Subject Expert Committee on Covid gives Covaxin emergency use approval for children aged 2-18 years.
After the black fungus, another fungal infection has been detected in four patients who recovered from Covid in Pune, health fraternity concerned.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study finds that Covid resulted not just in a decline in physical health, but also in an alarming increase in depression and anxiety cases.
Study finds that pregnant women who suffer from Covid infection risk emergency complications as well as other problems with their pregnancies.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 12 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 239,020,610 ↑0.2% 318,993 ↑5.5% 4,677 ↑1.0%
US 45,313,353 ↑0.2% 50,466 ↑104.4% 406 ↓21.5%
UK 8,193,769 ↑0.5% 40,224 ↑16.3% 28 ↓26.3%
India 33,984,479 ↑0.0% 13,186 ↓30.7% 177 ↓8.3%
Data is for October 12, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
Despite push by the UN, Moderna chairman says the company doesn’t plan to share its Covid vaccine formula with the world. Executives claim scaling up company’s production is the best way to increase global supply.
Thousands march in Central Rome against Italy's new vaccine mandates, known to be the toughest in the world. All Italians to require to show a Covid "Green Pass" to enter their workplaces. 
US:
Wisconsin parent is suing son's school district over his Covid-19 infection. Parent claims the school district and board did not protect her child and others from the virus.
Dr. Fauci says it is safe to go trick-or-treating outdoors in the US this year for Halloween, urges people to get their Covid shots for that "extra degree of protection".
UK:
Report by MPs claims UK's inability to stop the spread of Covid during the early days of the pandemic was one of the worst public health failures.
Official figures show that the Covid infection rate for Ipswich has jumped up by 42% in a week. Public Health Suffolk says it is taking the rise in Covid cases "seriously".
India:
Experts claims the coming 10 weeks punctuated by festivals in India will put Covid forecast and the effectiveness of vaccines to the test.
In RTI response, health ministry claims the government has no data of Covid vaccines given by private hospitals on a daily basis.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study explains why some individuals who suffer from Covid develop chilblain-like lesions on their toes and fingers.
Real-world studies confirm that the immunity offered by two Pfizer Covid-19 vaccine doses declines after two months or so.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 11 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 238,633,741 ↑0.1% 302,352 ↓14.0% 4,631 ↓17.3%
US 45,204,373 ↑0.1% 24,694 ↓41.8% 517 ↓11.0%
UK 8,154,306 ↑0.4% 34,574 ↓0.1% 38 ↓71.4%
India 33,971,293 ↑0.1% 19,018 ↑6.0% 193 ↓9.4%
Data is for October 11, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
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Global:
Despite recording a new record daily Covid death toll, the Kremlin has shrugged off the idea of imposing a nationwide lockdown in Russia.
Malaysia Prime Minister announces that the country will allow interstate and international travel after over 90% of adults across the country are fully vaccinated.
US:
Republican candidate for governor of Texas, Allen West, announces he has pneumonia due to Covid-19. He is being treated at Medical City Plano.
Covid-19 case rates are dropping nationally across the US but are rising in Montana, Colorado, Minnesota, Michigan and Pennsylvania.
UK:
Wales teaching union says system to deal with Covid-19 in classrooms is "failing schools". Over 10,000 Covid cases among pupils and staff were reported in September. 
Over half of UK theatres that offered online performances during the pandemic to revert to in-person shows only.
India:
ZyCoV-D, the first vaccine to be approved for children in India, will be made available to private hospitals across the country. The vaccine is expected to be introduced in India's Covid vaccination programme by October 20. 
Central government has permitted the export of 40 lakh doses of single-dose Covid-19 vaccine Sputnik Light manufactured in India to Russia. The vaccine has not yet been approved for emergency use in India.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study finds that people with HIV are not likely to respond as well to Covid vaccines as those who are HIV negative.
New research study finds that those who are vaccinated against Covid are less likely to spread the virus.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 8 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 237,521,738 ↑0.2% 461,511 ↑1.2% 7,692 ↓6.8%
US 45,021,267 ↑0.2% 102,090 ↓5.5% 1,709 ↓18.7%
UK 8,045,240 ↑0.5% 40,317 ↑2.0% 122 ↓14.7%
India 33,914,465 ↑0.1% 21,463 ↓5.1% 277 ↓12.1%
Data is for October 8, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
AstraZeneca Covid vaccines finally reach the Antarctic, nine months after being rolled out. Antarctica has been Covid-free with the exception of a few cases at a Chilean base.
Three days before Sydney’s lockdown comes to an end, NSW authorities yet to finalise orders for eased restrictions. Confusion rises over whether vaccinated individuals would be allowed to make day trips to regional areas.
US:
CDC director claims that human behavior will ultimately determine when the Covid pandemic comes to an end. Urges people to take collective action to end the pandemic.
The Florida Board of Education votes to sanction 8 school districts with Covid mask mandates without allowing parents the ability to opt their kids out. Florida had threatened to withhold funding from districts that required masks for everyone.
UK:
Researchers at Queen's University Belfast suggest that seven individuals who were exposed to Covid but had no symptoms brought the virus into Northern Ireland in March 2020. 
Wales businesses likely to stay open over winter. Ministers plan for a "Covid Urgent" scenario if the NHS gets overwhelmed.
India:
After an 18-month pause because of the Covid pandemic, India is expected to restart granting tourist visas for foreign visitors to the country. Tourists on chartered flight to be allowed from October 15. 
British High Commissioner to India says fully vaccinated Indian travelers with UK-approved vaccine visiting Britian won't have to quarantine from October 11.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study claims that children are less likely to suffer from long-Covid, but they are still at risk.
Study finds that it is safe to take flu and Covid-19 jabs at the same time.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 7 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 237,059,450 ↑0.2% 455,891 ↑10.6% 8,255 ↑10.1%
US 44,918,565 ↑0.3% 107,987 ↑13.9% 2,102 ↑16.1%
UK 8,005,689 ↑0.5% 39,527 ↑18.1% 143 ↓13.9%
India 33,893,002 ↑0.1% 22,617 ↑16.7% 315 ↑10.5%
Data is for October 7, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
Canadian Prime Minister announces Covid vaccine mandate for rail and air travelers as well as all staff members. Vaccine mandate for federal employees to be in place by end of the month.
Vietnam government plans to reopen key tourist destinations in the country from December. Vaccinated travellers from countries deemed low Covid risk to be allowed entry.
US:
Los Angeles City Council says patrons at indoor spaces - restaurants, gyms and movie theaters - must show full Covid-19 vaccination proof starting next month.
Biden administration announces an additional investment in rapid Covid tests. A $1 billion investment to go toward purchasing rapid at-home tests to put on the market.
UK:
Prime Minister Boris Johnson announces that a Swindon site is set to produce Pfizer Covid-19 vaccines. Production is expected to begin in 2022. 
Head teacher at a Towcester school says staff isolating due to Covid-19 is a bigger concern than high numbers of pupils out of school due to the virus, says isolation makes it impossible to cover lessons.
India:
Survery shows that Covid vaccine hesitancy is at its lowest level in India. Just about 7% adults are now hesitant to get the Covid shot. 
RBI expected to pullback some pandemic-era stimulus to tackle inflation concerns. Governor Shaktikanta Das to announce the decision on Friday.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study finds that Covid infection can trigger hyperglycemia by disrupting key metabolic signals.
Study uses machine learning to predict hospital-onset Covid infections with the use of patient contact networks.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 6 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 236,571,757 ↑0.2% 412,158 ↑18.6% 7,495 ↑48.4%
US 44,781,200 ↑0.2% 94,811 ↑28.6% 1,811 ↑167.5%
UK 7,966,809 ↑0.4% 33,477 ↓4.6% 166 ↑403.0%
India 33,870,385 ↑0.1% 19,380 ↑15.6% 285 ↑12.2%
Data is for October 6, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
Indonesian island of Bali ready to revive tourism industry after being hit by the pandemic, airport to reopen to international arrivals this month.
Group of essential workers in Victoria and NSW challenge Covid vaccine mandates in court.
US:
Johnson & Johnson seeks US Food and Drug Administration's authorization of booster shots for its Covid vaccine.
Report shows that Covid vaccines may have prevented 39,000 deaths and a quarter-million Covid-19 cases among seniors.
UK:
Due to rising Covid cases, a North Lincolnshire secondary school reintroduces Covid bubbles. Groups not allowed to mix at lunch or during break. 
No dedicated health services for long Covid patients in Northern Ireland. Health department pledges to start services by the end of the month.
India:
Hockey India withdraws from next year’s Birmingham Commonwealth Games over Covid concerns and discriminatory quarantine rules.
CSIR scientist says India may need Covid booster shots, but the need is not urgent.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study finds that the use of blood thinners could reduce the risk of Covid mortality by close to 50%.
Study claims that even a mild Covid infection can leave a mark on the brain.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 5 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 236,156,711 ↑0.2% 347,600 ↑13.9% 5,049 ↑7.9%
US 44,682,835 ↑0.4% 73,729 ↑173.7% 677 ↑161.4%
UK 7,934,936 ↑0.4% 35,077 ↑15.2% 33 ↓23.3%
India 33,851,005 ↑0.0% 16,762 ↓22.7% 254 ↑38.8%
Data is for October 5, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
Amid Covid uncertainity, OPEC+ plans to stick to an existing pact for gradual increase in oil output.
Victoria construction industry returns after a two-week hiatus. Government warns that the sector must adhere to strict Covid-19 protocols.
US:
Biden official holds discussions with major airline companies about vaccine requirements for employees.
NYC major says 96% of teachers have received at least one vaccine dose with the Covid vaccine mandate taking effect.
UK:
Two wards in Ulster Hospital, NI to remain closed due to Covid-19 outbreak. Infection control measures put in place. 
Parents in Northamptonshire have been urged to allow their kids, between 12 to 15 years, to get a Covid vaccine.
India:
SC says no state can deny ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50,000 to the next of kin of Covid victims.
As part of 'reciprocal' action, 162 UK nationals in India sent into mandatory home quarantine.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study finds that 37 percent individuals show Covid symptoms six months after infection.
Study finds that Vitamin-A nasal drops could treat the loss of smell in some individuals who have suffered from Covid.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 4 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 235,705,447 ↑0.1% 305,175 ↓13.8% 4,684 ↓18.8%
US 44,518,437 ↑0.1% 26,933 ↓42.1% 259 ↓62.5%
UK 7,900,680 ↑0.4% 30,439 ↑1.3% 43 ↓64.5%
India 33,834,243 ↑0.1% 21,684 ↓6.4% 183 ↓24.1%
Data is for October 4, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
New Zealand makes Covid vaccination mandatory from November for foreign nationals looking to enter the country.
Malaysia to resume interstate and international travel once 90% adults are vaccinated against Covid.
US:
Dr. Fauci says US is turning the corner on the most recent Covid surge, asks people to get vaccinated to keep infections low.
Republican lawmakers seek to expose bias against the lab leak theory in closed-door intelligence briefing.
UK:
UK scrap amber list, traffic light system replaced by a single red list as simplified travel rules come into force. 
Number of terminally ill people in Wales accessing end-of-life benefits on the rise during the pandemic. Welsh government investing in recovering cancer care.
India:
Study claims that the holiday season could bring in third wave of Covid in India early by 2 weeks. ICMR suggests measures to mitigate travel-related risks.
Co-chair of Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium says no new Covid variant of concern has emerged in India.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study finds that a set of 7 symptoms together can help maximize the detection of Covid in the community.
Study uncovers why Type 2 diabetics are at high risk for developing severe Covid. Read on to know more.
 
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COVID-19 CORONAVIRUS DAILY NEWSLETTER
October 1 2021
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COVID-19 Coronavirus Situation Update in Numbers
Total cases New cases New deaths
Global 234,560,080 ↑0.2% 488,795 ↓1.0% 7,827 ↓11.6%
US 44,314,424 ↑0.3% 113,922 ↓7.6% 1,812 ↓17.3%
UK 7,807,036 ↑0.5% 36,480 ↑0.0% 137 ↓8.7%
India 33,765,488 ↑0.1% 27,300 ↑18.0% 282 ↓8.7%
Data is for October 1, 2021. Growth% over previous day.  See complete list >
Latest COVID-19 News
Global:
Scott Morrison says Australian states will most probably reopen to international travel in November once 80% vaccination targets are hit.
September becomes the deadliest month for Malaysia since the pandemic began as the country reports 9,671 Covid deaths.
US:
Some US governors claim Covid hospitalizations are on the decline, warn that the situation could get worse if more people don't get vaccinated.
Biden administration faces growing number of drug overdose cases, a crisis that keeps escalating due to the pandemic.
UK:
NHS Digital survey suggests mental health of children in England has not improved since the Covid lockdown. 
Data shows that in the early days of the pandemic, close to 200 Scottish care homes took in patients who had not been tested for Covid.
India:
Ten days after the end of technical discussions, UK yet to give nod to CoWIN certification.
Government says 69% of the adult population in India has got at least one dose of Covid vaccine, 25% have got both shots.
Science and Research Updates on COVID-19 Coronavirus
Study shows that the Delta variant causes vaccine breakthrough infections, irrespective of the Covid vaccine manufacturer.
Recent research study suggests that Long Covid is more common than ‘long flu’.
 
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