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World’s longest known Covid infection lasted for 505 days in UK patient

An immunocompromised UK patient suffered the longest known days, 505, with Covid infections, claim researchers. Previously the longest known PCR confirmed case is thought to be 335 days. Researchers at the King’s College London and Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust studied nine immunocompromised patients, between March 2020 and December 2021, who tested positive […]

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Global Covid caseload tops 507 mn

The global coronavirus caseload has topped 507 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 6.20 million and vaccinations to over 11.20 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University. In its latest update on Thursday morning, the University’s Centre for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll […]

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New Zealand reports 9,563 new community cases of Covid-19

New Zealand recorded 9,563 new community cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, the country’s Ministry of Health said in a statement Of the new community infections, 1,903 were detected in the largest city of Auckland, according to the ministry, Xinhua news agency reported. In addition, 61 new cases of Covid were detected at the New Zealand […]

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S.Korea reports 111,319 new Covid-19 cases

South Korea recorded 111,319 new Covid-19 cases as of midnight Tuesday compared to 24 hours ago, raising the total number of infections to 16,583,220, the health authorities said Wednesday. The daily caseload was slightly down from 118,504 recorded in the previous day and far lower than 195,393 a week earlier, Xinhua news agency reported, citing […]

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Portuguese FM tests positive for Covid-19

Portuguese Minister of Foreign Affairs Joao Gomes Cravinho said that he had tested positive for Covid-19. Taking to Twitter, the minister on Tuesday said that his symptoms were “very mild” and he will spend the week on telework, Xinhua news agency reported. “It serves as a reminder that the virus is still with us, and […]

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India reports 1,007 new Covid cases, 1 death

In a span of 24 hours, India reported a marginal decline at 1,007 new Covid cases from the previous day’s count of 1,088. One Covid related death was registered in the same time span taking the total number of deaths to 5,21,737, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Affairs on Thursday morning. Following […]