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    Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent. Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18.5 lakh mark with 52,050 new cases; recoveries surge to 12.3 lakh

    ndia reported a single-day spike of 52,050 in last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to 18,55,746. So far, the country has 5, 86, 298 active cases. With 803 new deaths, the death toll rises to 38938 deaths. The Indian Council of Medical Research reported the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 3rd August is 2,08,64,750. 6,61,182 samples were tested on August 03.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18.5 lakh mark with 52,050 new cases; recoveries surge to 12.3 lakh

    New states contribute to surge in coronavirus cases as India overtakes US

    States such as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — which saw high growth earlier — have seen some moderation. A look at the spread in 20 states that account for about 98% of the cases.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday, just a day after it went past 17 lakh, with 52,972 cases reported in a day while the number of recoveries surged to over 11.86 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695, while the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 5,79,357 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present while the recoveries have increased to 11,86,203.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    COVID-19 moving 'efficiently' between urban-rural India, says worried WHO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is concerned about COVID-19 moving into India's rural areas, where 'shaky' healthcare systems can easily get overwhelmed, leading to higher mortality rates. ET's Divya Rajagopal reports. (Text: ET Bureau)COVID-19 moving 'efficiently' between urban-rural India, says worried WHO

    Coronavirus in India: 61,537 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 21 lakh mark

    While a total of 61,537 people tested positive for Covid-19, another 933 lost their lives to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. India remains the third worst-hit country with a total of 20,88,611 cases so far. The ministry stated that so far 14,27,005 people have recovered from the deadly virus and in the last 24 hours 48,900 people were discharged from various hospitals and quarantine centres. The recovery rate stands to 67.98 per cent.Coronavirus in India: 61,537 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 21 lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    The single-day increase of coronavirus cases crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, pushing India's COVID-19 caseload to 15,83,792, while the recoveries surpassed 10 lakh. The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. However, India’s Case Fatality Rate is currently at 2.25%. Recovery rate is more than 64% as on today. With 35,176 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 9,52,743. Maharashtra reported 7,717 new COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths on July 28. The total number of cases in the state rises to 3,91,440 including 1,44,694 active cases and 2,32,277 discharged cases. Delhi recorded 10,887 active cases, with 1,056 cases today. 4,843 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 13,701 Rapid antigen tests were conducted across the national capital. Southern state Tamil Nadu reported 6,972 new COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths today. Meanwhile, lockdown (2 days in a week) in state of West Bengal has been extended till 31st August. Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    India's COVID-19 tally reached 15.31 lakh on July 29. The COVID-19 active cases stand at 5,09,447. With 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 34,193. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 28 is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples were tested yesterday. India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    Coronavirus in India: 56,282 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 2 million mark

    India reported single-day spike of 56,282 cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 19,64,537 including 5,95,501 active cases, 13,28,337 cured/discharged/migrated. With 904 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 40,699. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to Aug 05 is 2,21,49,351 including 6,64,949 samples tested yesterday. Coronavirus in India: 56,282 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 2 million mark

    India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    India on August 02 reported a spike of 54,736 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed number of infections to 17,50,724. According to the data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly disease claimed the lives of 853 people in the last 24 hours, and now the casualties have reached the figure of 37,364. 5,67,730 cases of coronavirus are active in the country, whereas, 11,45,630 people have overcome the invisible virus. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 4,63,172 samples were tested for COVID-19 on August 02. The total samples till August 02 are 1,98,21,831. India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi government over India's COVID-19 tally crossing 20-lakh mark

    He also tagged a July 17 tweet of his urging the government to take concrete steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He had said that if the viral infection keeps spreading at the current pace then there would be more than 20 lakh cases by August 10.

    Coronavirus: India crosses 15-lakh case mark; fatality rate declines to 2.25%

    The Case Fatality Rate reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent on Tuesday. While the total count of COVID-19 cases is 15,83,156, the country has reported 33,425 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    India reported a record jump of 45,720 in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 12,38,635. 1,129 new fatalities also reported for Wednesday, taking the death toll to 29,861. India has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil. Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32 per cent, fatality rate declines to 2.04 per cent: Health Ministry

    According to the ministry, effective surveillance and improved testing network have ensured early detection of cases and consequentially leading to timely clinical management of severe and critical cases.

    Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    India added 37,724 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday pushing the country's tally to 11,92,915, while recoveries surged to 7,53,049 with 28,472 people having recuperated in a day, the highest so far. The death toll due to the disease rose to 28,732 with 648 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. There are 4,11,133 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, while 7,53,049 people have recovered so far. Thus 63.13 per cent people have recovered.Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID tally crossed 16 lakh mark on July 31. The country recorded the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases today. The total coronavirus cases stand at 16,38,871 including 5,45,318 active cases. With 779 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 35,747. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 30 is 1,88,32,970 including 6,42,588 samples tested yesterday. India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    Covid-19: India to start late stage clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, to conduct Phase II and III clinical trials of Oxford University. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a number of vaccines are now in phase-3 clinical trials. Covid-19: India to start late stage clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

    Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    India recorded 37,148 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 11,55,1917, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. The death toll rose to 28,084 with 587 fatalities reported in a day. There are 4,02,529 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country, while 7,24,577 people have recovered till now. Thus, 62.72% people have recovered so far.Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    Coronavirus in India: 52,509 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally crosses 19 lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed 19-lakh mark on August 05 after the country reported single-day spike of 52,509 new cases. The total number of positive cases in India stands at 19,08,255 including 5,86,244 active cases. With 857 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll reaches 39,795. Indian Council of Medical Research reported 2,14,84,402 samples tested till August 04. Coronavirus in India: 52,509 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally crosses 19 lakh mark

    COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry

    "In a country with the size of the population like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option. It can only be an outcome, and that too at a very high cost as it means lakhs of people would have to be infected, get hospitalised and many would die in the process," Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said.

    COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    India reported a spike of 48,916 coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 13,36,861 including 4,56,071 active cases and 8,49,431 recovered. With 757 deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 31,358. According to ICMR, 4,20,898 samples were tested for coronavirus on Friday and overall 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested so far.COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 COVID-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

    The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    India on Tuesday reported 47,704 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count of coronavirus cases to 14,83,157. Out of the total cases, there are 4,96,988 active cases in the country while the number of patients cured/discharged stands at 9,52,744. With 654 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 33,425. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 64.23%.Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    Covid-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 41,585

    With highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases of COVID-19, India has crossed 20 lakh mark on Aug 07. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 20,27,075 with 6,07,384 active cases and the cumulative death toll reached to 41,585.Covid-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 41,585

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    With a record single-day jump of 49,931 COVID-19 cases, India's caseload climbed to 14,35,453 on Monday, while recoveries surged to 9,17,567. The country's death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a day.There are 4,85,114 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, while 9,17,567 patients have recovered. The recovery rate stands at 63.92 per cent, according to the data.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated. There are 2,64,944 active cases in the country. 482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642.Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID-19 count crossed the grim milestone of 10 lakh cases on July 17, Friday. A record single-day spike of 34,956 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 10,03,832. According to the union health ministry of health and family welfare, the country has 3,42,473 active cases and 6,35,756 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged so far. Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 cases with a total of 23,174 deaths, the Health Ministry's data stated on Monday. According to the data, of the total cases, as many as 5,53,470 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,01,609. The rate of recovery of the Covid-19 patients has touched 62.93 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    India's Covid-19 fatality rate drops to 2.43% from 3.36% on June 17: Health Ministry

    Thirty states and Union Territories have COVID-19 positivity rate lower than that of the national average which stands at 8.07 per cent, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the Union health ministry, told a press conference here.

    Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    India on Aug 01 reported steepest spike of 57,117 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed infections to 16,95,988, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases increased to 5,65,103 whereas 10,94,374 people have been discharged or cured. With 764 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll is now 36,511. The Indian Council of Medical Research said the country tested 5,25,689 samples on July 31, taking the total number of samples tested to 1,93,58,659. Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 67.62%; case fatality rate drops to 2.07%: Govt

    The total number of recoveries among COVID-19 patients in India has jumped to 13,28,336, pushing the recovery rate to 67.62 per cent on Thursday, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.07 per cent, the Union health ministry said.

    Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday asserted that India's coronavirus fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world and thanked health care workers and doctors for their tremendous effort in bringing down the COVID-19 deaths in the country. Health Ministry's OSD Rajesh Bhushan confirmed that 19 states and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per million population every day in order to keep the virus contamination in check. "Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down COVID-19 positivity rate. The aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down the positivity rate below 5 per cent," he added.Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    Sale of used cars in top gear in India amid coronavirus pandemic

    ​​Pandemic is only the latest blow; the headwinds have been gathering for the industry for a while. In 2019-20, passenger vehicles sales dipped by 18%, from 3.2 million in 2018-19 to touch 2.78 million. The future looks grim — in 2020-21, CRISIL forecasts that passenger vehicle sales will dip by 25% to touch 2.1 million. In this plethora of bad news, pre-owned or used car market is emerging as a silver lining.

    Watch: France gifts Covid-19 medical equipments to India

    Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador handed over medical supplies to RK Jain, Secretary-General of Indian Red Cross Society. France gifted 50 Osiris-3 ventilators, 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators, 50k IgG/IgM test kits, and 50k nose and throat swabs to India. Watch: France gifts Covid-19 medical equipments to India

    View: Here's how India can easily convert the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity

    For optimists we must be. If we give up hope and fall into despair, we will never be able to make the Indian economy recover. We have to start the work for a post-corona world right now if we want to make the most of it.

    IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to COVID-19 so far; requests PM's attention

    "As per the latest data collected by the IMA, our nation has lost 196 doctors, out of which 170 of them are above the age of 50 years, with general practitioners attributing to around 40 per cent of it," the IMA said expressing concerns over the safety of doctors losing their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

    New lockdowns ordered as India coronavirus cases near one million

    One of India's most impoverished states went into lockdown on Thursday, but near-normal traffic on Patna's streets showed the difficulty of corralling over 125 million people.

    Andhra Pradesh reports India's highest single-day Covid cases of 10,093 Wednesday

    AP over the last 24 hours suffered 65 Covid deaths, which takes the total death toll to 1,213 so far. The state reported 2,784 persons recovered and discharged to take the total discharged so far to 55,406 persons while it saw 63,711 active cases by Wednesday.

    With few checks in place for regulation, ambulances fleece desperate COVID-19 patients

    A Bangalore resident was charged Rs 15,000 to transport his 54-year-old mother to a private hospital less than 6-km away. In Kolkata, private ambulances are charging Rs 6,000-8,000 for ferrying Covid patients for about 5km.

    India's COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 2.25%; recovery rate rises over 64%: Health ministry

    The ministry said such an approach ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for asymptomatic patients.

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 40,425 cases; total tally crosses 11 lakh

    India saw a record single-day jump of 40,425 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally past the 11-lakh mark on Monday, while the total number of recoveries crossed 7 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to the disease rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in one day. The data updated at 8 am on Monday showed that the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 11,18,043. India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 11-lakh mark, just three days after it crossed the ten-lakh mark.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 40,425 cases; total tally crosses 11 lakh

    COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    India on July 09 reported steepest spike of 24,879 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,67,296. Country also saw 487 deaths in the same period, and the death toll has now reached 21,129. The active cases stand at 2,69,789, while 4,76,378 people have so far beaten the virus, taking the recovery rate to over 61 percent.COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092. COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    Lupin launches coronavirus drug Favipiravir in India at Rs 49 per tablet

    Favipiravir has received authorisation from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use, Lupin said in a regulatory filing. Its Covihalt dosage strength has been developed keeping in mind convenience of administration.

    Over 55k COVID-19 cases in a day for first time take India's tally to over 16 lakh

    The country has so far registered 16,38,870 instances of the coronavirus infection. The death toll increased to 35,747 with 779 fatalities being reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. This is the second consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

    India, US collaborating closely during COVID-19 pandemic: Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

    India has been a reliable partner, during the crisis, and stepped up to supply medicines, and equipment, to over 150 countries including the United States, he said. Closer cooperation in health, life sciences, technology, will be the way forward, he said, adding that the partnership between India and the United States can bring benefits to the entire world.

    Coronavirus Vaccine Race: Most of the Covid-19 vaccines are already reserved

    ET takes a look at how the European Union, the Unites States, other OECD nations, and, more importantly, India are placed in the race to secure vaccine supplies.

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

    With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 count breached the seven lakh mark and reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With as many as 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus, the death toll has reached 20,160. Out of the total number of cases, 2,59,557 are active and 4,39,948 have been cured/discharged/migrated.India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

    PM Modi launches 3 'high-tech' COVID testing facilities, calls for caution as festivals near

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched 'high throughput' COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata and said it will add strength to the fight against coronavirus in West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister said citizens of the country were fighting the pandemic very bravely. Watch now. (Text: ANI)PM Modi launches 3 'high-tech' COVID testing facilities, calls for caution as festivals near

    India's coronavirus recovery numbers exceeds active caseload by 3,04,043, taking rate to 62.86%

    There has been a sharp increase of 23,672 COVID-19 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day, according to the ministry's update at 8 AM. India's fatality rate is progressively falling and is currently at 2.49%, which is one of the lowest in the world, the ministry said on Sunday, crediting efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases for it.

    Coronavirus infections on the rise among factory workers in post-lockdown India

    Manufacturers are implementing measures such as temperature checks, mandatory wearing of masks, smaller shift groups and social distancing, industrial associations said.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    India recorded a spike of more than 28,000 cases for the second consecutive day in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,06,752 cases with a death total of 23,727. India crossed nine lakh mark from eight lakh within three days. India had crossed the 8 lakh Covid-19 cases on July 11. India witnessed a spike of 28,498 fresh cases and with 553 deaths in the last 24 hours the total number of fatalities crossed 23,727. As many as 5,71,459 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,11,565.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    With 47,703 fresh cases, India's Covid-19 tally inches closer to 1.5 million mark

    The country's death toll due to the virus rose to 33,425 with 654 deaths being reported in a 24-hour span, data updated at 8 am showed.

    India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    India reported the highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 334 deaths reported. Total number of positive cases now stands at 3,66,946 including 1,60,384 active cases, 1,94,325 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,237 deaths. According to the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 52.95%; the recoveries/deaths ratio stands at 94.07%:5.93%. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on June 18 informed that till June 17, 62,49,668 samples have been tested. 1,65,412 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

    Covid-19: Race for Indian vaccine hots up, human trials on in 6 cities

    Both BB and Zydus were granted permission for Phase I and II clinical trials and administered the first doses of their vaccine candidates to volunteers on July 15. A third vaccine candidate, developed by Oxford University, is soon to be tested in India. Serum Institute, which is in a manufacturing partnership with the UK’s Astra Zeneca, has said it will begin human trials as soon as it receives regulatory approval.

    Covid-19: India reports 49,310 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 13 lakh mark

    With 49,310 new positive cases of coronavirus and 740 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of infected persons in India has climbed to 12,87,945, while the death toll mounted to 30,601, as per the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday morning. Of the total cases, 8,17,208 have been successfully treated while one case has been migrated from the country. There are 4,40,135 active cases of Covid-19 in India.Covid-19: India reports 49,310 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 13 lakh mark

    India’s covid count on Sunday highest in world, records a single-day spike of 53,641 cases

    India reported 3,69,588 cases during last week (July 27-Aug 2), higher than Brazil’s count of 3,13,776. The US logged 4,41,808 cases during the period. In the previous week (July 20-26), India’s count (317,892) was just behind Brazil, which had added 320,005 cases. The US had recorded 4,73,289 cases that week.

    India's COVID-19 testing hits record high as 4.20 lakh tests conducted in a single day

    India had only one lab for testing samples for the disease in January but it has now increased the number to 1,301, including private labs. The Health Ministry said revised guidelines by ICMR and all-round efforts by states also aided in widespread testing. Till Friday, a total of 1,58,49,068 tests for COVID-19 had been done in the country.

    8 states account for 90% active coronavirus cases in India: GoM on COVID-19 informed

    The GoM, which held its 18th meeting under the chairpersonship of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday, was informed that there was a special focus on the regions showing a higher COVID-19 fatality rate, the ministry said.

    Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%

    18,850 people have been recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,53,470. The recovery rate has further improved to 63.02% today. The Government of India on July 13 informed that 19 states have a recovery rate higher than the national average. 6,497 COVID-19 cases, 4,182 discharged and 193 deaths were reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,60,924, including 1,44,507 discharged, 1,05,637 active cases & 10,482 deaths. 4,328 new cases, 3,035 discharged and 66 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%

    Don't forget us in coronavirus battle, say businesses in India's Dharavi slum

    Dharavi, believed to be Asia's largest slum, has been hailed as a success story in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, bringing cases from a daily average of 100 in April to about 10 in July, say city officials, thanks to a strict lockdown.

    COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 9,615 new cases, 278 deaths reported; total tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

    Maharashtra reported 9,615 new COVID-19 positive cases and 278 deaths today. The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 3,57,117 including 1,99,967 discharged cases and 13,132 deaths. 6 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases in Dharavi to 2,519 including 2,141 discharges and 128 active cases.COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 9,615 new cases, 278 deaths reported; total tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

    COVID-19 outbreak: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

    India recorded the highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus cases and 582 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,36,181 cases with a death total of 24,309, the Health Ministry's data stated on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the country had crossed the grim nine lakh mark, adding over a lakh cases within three days. India had crossed the eight lakh cases on July 11. The rate of recovery has touched 63.02 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 outbreak: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

    Second wave of coronavirus in Asia prompts fresh lockdowns

    Mainland China is battling the most aggressive return of COVID-19 in months, confirming 57 new locally transmitted cases on Sunday, the highest level since early March, driven by fresh infections in the far western region of Xinjiang.

    Single-day spike of 20,903 COVID-19 cases in India, total tally climbs to 6,25,544

    The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.

    COVID-19 cases in India surpass 10 lakh and death toll crosses 25,000; active cases one-third of total tally

    The total coronavirus caseload stood at 10,00,202 while there were 25,553 deaths from the disease, according to a tally at 9.30 pm based on reports from states and union territories. India is ranked third in the global COVID-19 tally after the US and Brazil.

    Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health Ministry, there are 2,53,287 active cases in the country while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged. While one patient has migrated. 425 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to COVID-19, taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus to 19,693.Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 32,695 cases takes total tally to 9.6 lakh

    COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 30,000 mark in a single day for the first time pushing its tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 24,915 with 606 people succumbing to the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded a total of 32,695 cases of coronavirus infections in a day, the updated data at 8 am showed. The number of recoveries stands at 6,12,814, while there are 3,31,146 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 32,695 cases takes total tally to 9.6 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single day spike of 38,902 cases takes total tally to 10.77 lakh

    The country reported the highest single day spike of 38,902 new infections in the last 24 hours. With the new cases, tally of COVID-19 cases reached 10,77,618 including 3,73,379 active cases. Death count rose to 26,816 with 543 new deaths in the last 24 hours. 1,37,91,869 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 18, according Indian Council of Medical Research. India is the third country after America and Brazil to cross the 10-lakh mark.Coronavirus in India: Highest single day spike of 38,902 cases takes total tally to 10.77 lakh

    Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh

    India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513 cured/discharged/migrated and 21,604 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Total number of samples tested till July 09 is 1,10,24,491 of which 2,83,659 samples were tested yesterday, as per Indian Council of Medical Research.Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh

    India at good position in Covid-19 battle: Amit Shah

    "The world is seeing that if a successful battle has been fought anywhere across the globe against the coronavirus it is India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

    Covid-19: India reports 27,114 fresh cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 8-lakh mark

    With 27,114 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded yet another record-breaking single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has now risen to 8,20,916, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Apart from the staggering number of fresh cases, as many as 519 new deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the virus-related death toll in the country to 22,123. According to the latest health bulletin by the Health Ministry, around 5,15,385 COVID patients have been successfully cured so far while one corona case has been migrated from the country. The total number of active cases in India currently stands at 2,83,407.Covid-19: India reports 27,114 fresh cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 8-lakh mark

    Coronavirus Pandemic: Education dreams fade for millions in digitally divided India

    The education playing field, never really level, is now potholed and bumpy as students, and their teachers, in cities, towns and villages scramble to cope with the demands of the times.

    India has one of world's lowest COVID-19 infection and death rates: Harsh Vardhan

    For the third day in a row, the number of COVID-19 recoveries in a 24-hour span saw another record high with 34,602 patients having recuperated. This pushed the total number of recoveries to 8,17,208, the Union health ministry said. The case fatality rate has further declined to 2.38 per cent, it said. India saw a record single-day spike of 49,310 cases, taking the country's tally to 12,87,945.

    Michelin-star chef Vikas Khanna turns saviour, will help India's street vendors impacted by Covid-19

    The chef and author has coordinated a massive food distribution drive from his home.

    Coronavirus infection control: What India should do next and the long road ahead

    As India surges past the 1 million mark, Covid-19 cases in the big cities are plateauing, the virus is following a wave-like pattern, shifting geographical location to the south and east of India and scientists are working overtime to develop a vaccine.

    Andhra Pradesh reports over 10K Covid cases again, nears 2-lakh mark; death toll reaches 1,753

    The state over the last 24 hours suffered 72 Covid deaths, which takes the total death toll to 1,753 so far. The state reported 8,516 recoveries over the last 24 hours to take the total recovered so far to 1,12,870 persons while it saw 82,166 active cases by Thursday.

    COVID-19: India reports 28,637 new cases; total tally mounts to 8.5 lakh

    28,637 COVID-19 cases and 551 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 8,49,553 including 2,92,258 active cases, 5,34,621 cured/discharged/migrated 22,674 deaths, according to Ministry of Health. 1,15,87,153 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till 11th July, of these 2,80,151 samples were tested yesterday.COVID-19: India reports 28,637 new cases; total tally mounts to 8.5 lakh

    Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

    India on June 19 continued to record new highs in reporting coronavirus cases in single day as 13,856 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,80,532. Death toll has crossed 12,500 mark after 336 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

    India's COVID-19 fight people-driven: PM Modi

    In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant.

    US doing 'very well' against COVID-19, India has a 'tremendous problem': Trump

    Trump said that the US is beginning to see evidence of significant progress. Nationwide, the number of positive cases has declined by nearly six percent from the week before, and the positive test rate has also dropped from 8.7 per cent to 8 per cent over that same period of time.

    Covid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

    What is community transmission, and are we in the community transmission phase of Covid-19? Divya Rajagopal of The Economic Times explains. WatchCovid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

    Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

    India's COVID-19 cases soared by over 20,000 in a day for the first time taking the country's total tally to 6,25,544 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 18,213 with 379 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded 20,903 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours till Friday 8 am. The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

    India's COVID-19 recoveries cross 5-lakh mark, recovery rate at 62.78 pc

    India's COVID-19 tally surged to 8,20,916 on Saturday while the death toll climbed to 22,123 with 519 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, according to the health ministry's data updated at 8 am.

    India’s 600,000 strong army of virus-hunting women goes on a two-day strike

    After months of harassment, underpayment and lack of protection from infection, about 600,000 of the country’s one million Accredited Social Health Activists -- or ASHAs, which also means hope in Hindi -- are going on strike for two days starting Aug.7 to draw attention to their plight. Union leaders expect more may join as the word spreads.

    Home Minister Amit Shah tests positive for coronavirus, to skip Ram temple event

    The minister said that even though his health is fine, he has been hospitalised on the advice of his doctors.

    India's corona strain same as globe, uniformity good for vaccine efficacy: Scientist

    The strain of the novel coronavirus in a majority of cases in India is the predominant subtype found in other parts of the globe, a uniformity that bodes well for the efficacy of a vaccine or drug developed anywhere in the world, says a top scientist.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

    India recorded a spike of 18,522 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu constitute more than 60 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in the country. A total of 3,34,822 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.06 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 418 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,893.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

    Covid-19: India's tally could touch 20 lakh by August 10, Rahul Gandhi warns Centre

    Congress leader Rahul Gandhi on Friday said that as India's COVID-19 tally has crossed 10,00,000 mark and issued a warning that by August 10, more than 20,00,000 people may be infected in the country. He called on the government to take concrete steps to control the pandemic.Covid-19: India's tally could touch 20 lakh by August 10, Rahul Gandhi warns Centre

    England's cricket tour of India in September postponed due to Coronavirus pandemic

    The England and Wales Cricket Board said the postponed tour will now take place in early 2021. No new dates for the rescheduled tour have been announced.

    Coronavirus is spreading fast because billions don’t have water to wash

    Years of deferred investments in clean water and sanitation are now putting everyone at risk as the virus spreads through developed and developing nations generating a cycle of infection and reinfection.

    Crowded villages show why virus cases are surging in rural India

    Emerging rural hotspots, where health care infrastructure is fragile and living conditions are already difficult, pose a challenge to the government of Prime Minister Narendra Modi as it attempts to rein in infections and kickstart the country’s ailing economy.

    India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

    According to the latest bulletin by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there has been a rise of 16,922 cases and 418 casualties across India in the past 24 hours. As a result, the overall national tally has surpassed 4,70,000. “A total of 4,73,105 positive cases have so far been reported in the country, which includes 1,86,514 active cases, 2,71,697 who have been cured/discharged and 14,894 deaths,” the Health Ministry said on Thursday.India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

    COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

    407 deaths and highest single-day spike of 17,296 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in the last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 4,90,401 including 1,89,463 active cases,2,85,637cured/discharged/migrated and 15301 deaths. Confirmed cases have reached 1,47,741 in Maharashtra. Total number of samples tested up to 25 June is 77,76,228. COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

    India records 61,537 new Covid cases and 933 deaths; tally rises to 20,88,611

    There are 6,19,088 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), comprising 29.64 per cent of the caseload. A total of 61,537 cases were added in a day, taking the tally to 20,88,611, the Health Ministry said.

    The reason why big countries such as India are at a disadvantage in dealing with pandemics

    The pressure to “reopen” in such countries is also greater. Large nations do well economically because they have big, interdependent and diverse internal markets. Consequently, they can ill afford to have those supply chains broken for long.

    Indegene rolls out gratitude bonus to employees amidst coronavirus pandemic

    The company is making this payout as a token of appreciation for the commitment and efforts by its employees to not only maintaining current client operations but also supporting additional demand through new contracts secured during this period. The firm has also announced on-schedule annual increments for more than 2,000 employees across its global offices.

    Activists urge India to push for fair allocation of Covid-19 vaccine under COVAX

    This week member states of the World Health Organisation including India have to send in their comments on their position regarding an agreement on advanced market commitment for a global initiative to ensure that all countries have access to vaccine against Covid-19.

    Covid-19: India reports fresh 34,884 cases, 671 deaths in 24 hours; tally mounts to 10,38,716

    India on July 18 reported a spike of 34,884 COVID cases and 671 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking the caseload to 10,38,716. The number of active cases have now shot up to 3,58,692 whereas 6,53,751 people have come over the disease so far. The number of deaths due to coronvirus is 26,273. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, a total of 3,61,024 samples were tested for coronavirus on July 17.Covid-19: India reports fresh 34,884 cases, 671 deaths in 24 hours; tally mounts to 10,38,716

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