India has been overrun with the new “double mutant” Covid-19 virus variant, overwhelming hospitals and depleting oxygen supplies. Over 330,000 new Covid-19 infections were announced today with 2,000 deaths per day. Hospitals around the country are desperate for oxygen supplies for patients on ventilators, as Max Smart Hospital and Max Hospital Saket even took to Twitter to … [Read more...] about India: Double mutant Covid-19 variant depletes oxygen supply
The Centre for Covid-19 Situation Administration announced today that the Brazilian variant of Covid-19 has been detected in some arriving international travellers. A spokesperson was quick to confirm that the strain had been detected only in state quarantine, and not at all in local communities and that the infection had been immediately contained. The patients have been said … [Read more...] about Brazilian Covid-19 varient found in Thailand in arrival quarantine
SINGAPORE - There were 1,185 new cases of those infected with the Covid-19 Omicron variant on Wednesday (Jan 19), more than double the 589 cases a day earlier, said the Ministry of Health (MOH). Of these, 965 were local cases and 220 were imported, MOH said in its daily update on Wednesday. All in, there were 1,615 new cases recorded - of which 1,205 were local and 410 were … [Read more...] about Singapore’s new Omicron infections more than double
MADRID/LONDON — Using the number of people in hospital with Covid-19 to gauge the severity of the pandemic may not give an accurate picture in the Omicron era as more and more patients with the virus are being admitted for other reasons, some scientists say. Governments have focused on hospitalisations to determine the need for restrictions but the data does not typically … [Read more...] about Are hospital admissions still the best way to gauge the Covid-19 crisis?
MANILA (Xinhua): The Philippines reported 22,958 new Covid-19 infections on Wednesday (Jan 19), raising the number of confirmed cases in the country to 3,293,625. The Department of Health (DOH) said the number of active cases or patients sick of the disease dipped to 270,728 from Tuesday's 284,458. The country's positivity rate slightly rose to 43.5 per cent, from 43.4 per … [Read more...] about Philippines logs 22,958 new Covid-19 cases