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    Coronavirus caseload in India breaches 90-lakh mark

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,04,365 and the death toll climbed to 1,32,162 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 584 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    COVID-19: India records 41,810 new cases, tally nears 94 lakh

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 93,92,919 with 41,810 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,36,696 with 496 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    COVID-19: India says meeting Nepal's vaccine requirement would be priority

    ​​Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla, addressing a lecture hosted by the Asian Institute of Diplomacy and International Affairs (AIDIA), a Kathmandu-based non-partisan foreign policy think-tank, said that India is "on the cusp of the availability of a vaccine for the novel coronavirus".

    COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,09,787

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 93,09,787 and the death toll climbed to 1,35,715 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 492 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    China questions coronavirus origin to Wuhan ahead of WHO probe

    Various outlets of the state-run Chinese media have been carrying reports in recent days stating that a number of imported food products from different countries, including a consignment of fish from India, were found to have traces of the COVID-19 alleging that the virus may have entered China through foreign routes.

    India reports 73,272 new coronavirus cases, 926 fresh fatalities

    For the second day in a row, the number of active COVID-19 cases remained below 9 lakh. There are 8,83,185 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which make 12.65 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated. The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.54 per cent.

    India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million mark

    India has become the second country in the world after the US to record nine million Covid-19 cases. On the brighter side, it took 22 days for the tally to increase from the eight-million mark, making it the second slowest rise of one million infections in the country and reflecting the slowdown in the pandemic in recent weeks. The grim milestone was reached on Thursday, when India recorded 46,260 cases, taking the total to 90,03,800. India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 9 million mark

    Active coronavirus cases in India rise for the first time in 48 days

    The states that are witnessing new spikes include Chhattisgarh, Delhi, Gujarat, Haryana, Himachal Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.

    Will learnings and lessons from Covid-19 help India deal with next pandemic?

    Can India pull it off? Anything can be pulled off if the country has the political will to do so, it might seem like a costly affair but compared to the cost of pandemic, the investment in these measures is going to be relatively small.

    Covid-19: India records 37,975 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 91 lakh-mark

    With 37,975 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 91,77,841. With 480 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,34,218. Total active cases stood at 4,38,667. Total cured cases at 86,04,955 with 42,314 new discharges in the last 24 hours.Covid-19: India records 37,975 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 91 lakh-mark

    COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 93,51,109

    After showing an upward trend for three days in a row, the active COVID-19 caseload decreased to 4,54,940, remaining below 5 lakh for the 18th consecutive day. It comprises 4.87 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

    PM Modi to chair all-party meet on December 4 to discuss prevailing Covid-19 situation in India

    The Central government has convened an all-party meeting on December 4 (Friday) to discuss the prevailing COVID-19 situation in the country, sources said. The meeting of floor leaders of all parties in Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha will be chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the sources added.PM Modi to chair all-party meet on December 4 to discuss prevailing Covid-19 situation in India

    COVID-19 in India: 38,617 new cases reported in last 24 hours, total tally crosses 89-lakh mark

    India’s COVID-19 tally rose to 89,12,908 on November 18 as spike of 38,617 new cases and 474 deaths were reported in last 24 hrs. Currently, there are 89,12,908 active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 83,35,110 with 44,739 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 9.37 lakh samples were tested for coronavirus on November 17. COVID-19 in India: 38,617 new cases reported in last 24 hours, total tally crosses 89-lakh mark

    India records 30,548 fresh COVID-19 cases, 435 deaths

    There are 4,65,478 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise 5.26 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

    COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 91-lakh mark

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,39,865, while the death toll climbed to 1,33,738 with 511 new fatalities including 121 from Delhi alone, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Controlling coronavirus spread till vaccine arrival on the agenda for Modi's meeting with CMs

    Modi will first meet the CMs of the high-concern states with the highest number of cases and deaths now, followed by another meeting with the CMs of other states.

    Coronavirus impact: Winter and Budget sessions of Parliament may be clubbed together

    The winter session of parliament usually starts from the last week of November or the first week of December, while the budget session starts from the last week of January and the Union Budget is tabled on February 1.

    With 29,164 new cases, India observes significant dip in Covid-19 tally

    India’s COVID-19 tally crossed 88.74 lakh mark on November 17. The country has observed significant dip in the tally of new cases and spike of 29,164 new cases and 449 deaths were reported in last 24 hrs. Currently, there are 4.53 lakh active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 82,90,371 with 40,791 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8.44 lakh samples were tested for coronavirus on Nov 16. With 29,164 new cases, India observes significant dip in Covid-19 tally

    Dip in new COVID-19 cases, India records 29,163 infections in single day

    India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.

    Watch: People across India celebrate Diwali amid Covid-19

    The people across India celebrated Diwali amid Coronavirus pandemic. Golden Temple in Amritsar illuminated on the occasion of Bandi Chhor Divas. Devotees light earthen lamps and candles at the temple premises. Watch: People across India celebrate Diwali amid Covid-19

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi reviews India's COVID-19 vaccination strategy

    Modi tweeted that the meeting discussed important issues related to the progress of vaccine development, regulatory approvals and procurement.

    Coronavirus in India: Active cases stand below 5-lakh, over 8 millions recovered

    With 47,905 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 86,83,917 on November 12. The total active cases in the country stood at 4,89,294 after a decrease of 5,363 in the last 24 hours. The total cured cases are 80,66,502 with 52,718 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Death toll has mounted to 1,28,121, including 550 new deaths in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 12,19,62,509 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 11th Nov, of these 11,93,358 samples were tested yesterday. Coronavirus in India: Active cases stand below 5-lakh, over 8 millions recovered

    Nearly 70% of India's COVID-19 active caseload from eight states/UT: Health ministry

    Of the total deaths recorded so far, 83.80 per cent are from 10 states/UT – Maharashtra, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Uttar Pradesh, Andhra Pradesh, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh and Delhi, Union health ministry said.

    COVID-19 cases in India breach 85-lakh mark

    The case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent. The number of active cases of COVID-19 remained below 6 lakh for the tenth consecutive day. There are 5,12,665 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprises 6.03 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

    India had estimated 74 mn COVID-19 infections by August: ICMR's 2nd national sero survey

    It stated that one in nine individuals who did not report any COVID-19-related symptoms in the past had the presence of SARS-CoV-2 IgG antibodies, indicating asymptomatic seroconversion among the general population in India.

    India will deliver Covid-19 vaccine in couple of months: Health Minister

    Amid encouraging final results of multiple vaccines for COVID-19 around the world, Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan on November 19 said that he is confident that India will deliver a vaccine in a couple of months. “Our scientists are well-ahead of others in terms of research around vaccine development.India will deliver Covid-19 vaccine in couple of months: Health Minister

    COVID-19: Prime Minister Modi to visit Serum Institute of India in Pune on November 28

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Saturday visit the Pune-based Serum Institute of India, which has partnered with global pharma giant AstraZeneca and the Oxford University for Covid-19 vaccine, a senior official said on Thursday.

    Covid-19: India reports 44,489 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 92 lakh-mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on November 26 reported single-day spike of 44,489 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 524 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,35,223. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 92,66,706 which include 4,52,344 active infections. Covid-19: India reports 44,489 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 92 lakh-mark

    COVID-19: India's daily recoveries more than fresh infections for over 1.5 months

    The total recoveries surged to 83,35,109 on Wednesday, pushing the national recovery rate to 93.52 per cent. This translates to a net reduction of 6,122 in the active COVID-19 caseload which now stands at 4,46,805.

    Covid-19: India reports 44,376 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 92 lakh-mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on November 25 reported single-day spike of 44,376 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 481 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,34,699. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 92,22,217 which include 4,44,746 active infections.Covid-19: India reports 44,376 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 92 lakh-mark

    China scientists claim virus born in India; West experts refute

    Chinese scientists are now arguing that the coronavirus originated in India in July-Aug 2019 when an unbearable heatwave in May-June that year forced animals and humans to share the same water sources.

    India announces $1 million aid to ASEAN Covid-19 Response Fund

    Modi heaped praises on ASEAN’s successful management of the Covid-19 pandemic, affirming his country’s resolve to work with the bloc in research and production of vaccines at reasonable prices. He also reiterated that ASEAN has always been part of India’s foreign policies and that ASEAN-led mechanisms offer solid platforms for trust building in the region.

    COVID-19: Daily recoveries continue to exceed daily cases in India

    The trend of new daily recoveries exceeding the daily new cases continues with 40,791 cases recovering in a span of 24 hours against just 29,163 newly detected cases.

    Covid-19: The Capital mistake that’s hurting India

    While the average daily caseload in the country is sharply down, it is still the world’s second highest, in part because Delhi is the big bad hotspot.

    COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 91.77 lakh, 37,975 new cases reported

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 91,77,840 and the death toll climbed to 1,34,218 with 480 new fatalities, including 121 from the national capital alone, the data updated at 8 am showed

    India observes dip in Covid-19 cases, registers 30,548 new cases in 24 hours

    India’s COVID-19 tally reached to 88,45,127 on November 16. The spike of 30,548 new cases and 435 deaths were reported in last 24 hours. Currently, there are 4,65,478 active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 82,49,579 with 43,851 new discharges in the last 24 hours. As per Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 8,61,706 samples were tested for coronavirus on November 15. India observes dip in Covid-19 cases, registers 30,548 new cases in 24 hours

    Covid-19: With 44,059 new cases, India’s total tally crossed 91-lakh mark

    India’s COVID-19 tally reached 91,39,866 on November 23. As compared to yesterday, a significant rise in new COVID-19 cases was observed. The spike of 44,059 new cases and 511 deaths reported in last 24 hrs.Covid-19: With 44,059 new cases, India’s total tally crossed 91-lakh mark

    Vaccines that can help India in its fight against Covid-19

    Experts have said that vaccines like Pfizer that requires super-cold storage may not be ideal for India and will pose a logistical hurdle.

    India's Covid-19 tally rises to 90.95 lakh with 45,209 new cases

    The death toll rose to 1,33,227 with 501 more fatalities, while total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,95,806, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of active cases remained below five lakh for the 12th consecutive day.

    Covid-19: India records 46,232 new cases, 564 deaths in 24 hours

    India’s COVID-19 tally reached 90.50 lakh on November 21. As compared to yesterday, a significant rise in new COVID-19 cases was observed. The spike of 46,232 new cases and 564 deaths reported in last 24 hrs. Currently, there are 4,39,747 active cases of coronavirus in the country whereas, total cured cases are 84.78 lakh with 49,715 new discharges. According to ICMR, 10,66,022 samples were tested on Nov 20. Covid-19: India records 46,232 new cases, 564 deaths in 24 hours

    India reports 73,272 new coronavirus cases, 926 fresh fatalities

    The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 1,07,416 with 926 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    COVID-19 caseload in India breaches 89-lakh mark with 38,617 new infections

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 89,12,907 with 38,617 infections being reported in a day while the death toll climbed to 1,30,993 with 474 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Uttarakhand Governor Baby Rani Maurya tests positive for COVID-19

    In a tweet in Hindi on Sunday, the Governor said, "My coronavirus test report has come positive. I am asymptomatic and have no problem."

    46,232 new COVID-19 cases in India, tally reaches 90.50 lakh; death toll mounts to 1,32,726

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 90,50,597 with 46,232 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,32,726 with 564 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Bill Gates, the coronavirus and the quest to vaccinate the world

    If the initiative, aided by Gates’ fortune and focus, manages to help protect the world’s poor from a virus that has already killed more than 1.3 million people, it will affirm the strategies he has promoted in his philanthropic work, including incentives for drug companies.

    COVID-19: 44,684 new cases take India's virus tally to 87,73,479

    The death toll climbed to 1,29,188 with the pandemic claiming 520 more lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Covid-19: India records 45,576 infections, 585 fatalities

    India's Covid-19 caseload rose to 89.58 lakh with fresh 45,576 infections, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to over 83.83 lakh pushing the national recovery rate to 93.58 per cent, according to data updated by the Union health ministry on Thursday.

    COVID-19: India records 54,366 new infections, 690 deaths

    The number of active cases of the coronavirus infection is below 7 lakh. There are 6,95,509 active cases of COVID-19 in the country as on date which comprises 8.96 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

    Covid-19: India reports 44,878 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 87 lakh-mark

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on November 13 reported single-day spike of 44,878 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 547 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,28,688. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 87,28,795 which include 4,84,547 active infections after a decrease of 4,747 in last 24 hours.Covid-19: India reports 44,878 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 87 lakh-mark

    With 44,879 new cases, India's Covid-19 tally rises to 87.28 lakh

    The death toll reached 1,28,668 after 547 more fatalities were reported in the country in a span of 24 hours and the total coronavirus cases mounted to 87,28,795, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    COVID-19 caseload in India climbs to 86,83,916, active cases below 5 lakh

    India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23 and 40 lakh on September 5. It went past 50 lakh on September 16, 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11 and crossed 80 lakh on October 29.

    Coronavirus in India: With 45,674 new cases, total tally crosses 85 lakh-mark

    With 45,674 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 85,07,754. With 559 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,26,121. Total active cases stood at 5,12,665 after a decrease of 3,967 in last 24 hrs. Total cured cases at 78,68,968 with 49,082 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Total 11,77,36,791 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 7th November. Of these, 11,94,487 samples were tested on November 07.Coronavirus in India: With 45,674 new cases, total tally crosses 85 lakh-mark

    India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 92 lakh; number of active cases increases by 6,079

    India's Covid-19 caseload went past 92 lakh with 44,376 new cases reported in a day, while the number of recoveries surged to 86.42 lakh, the health ministry said on Wednesday.

    Fall in mortality rate, high recovery keep active COVID-19 cases in India below 6 lakh

    There are 5,33,787 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country as on date which comprise only 6.42 per cent of the total caseload, while the total number of recoveries has surged to 76,56,478 pushing the national recovery rate to over 92 per cent.

    Coronavirus caseload: India records 55,839 new infections, 702 deaths

    The COVID-19 caseload mounted to 77,06,946 with 55,839 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,16,616 with 702 more fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Covid-19: India improves as US, Europe struggle

    Europe is reporting more cases daily than India though its population is roughly three-fifths that of the country.

    Covid-19: India reports 43,893 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 80-lakh

    India’s total COVID-19 cases surged to 79,90,322 with 43,893 new infections in the last 24 hours. With 508 new deaths, death toll of the country mounts to 1,20,010. After a decrease of 15,054 in last 24 hrs, total active cases in the country are 6,10,803. So far, 72,59,509 patients have been discharged with 58,439 new discharges in last 24 hrs. According to Indian Council of Medical Research 10,54,87,680 samples were tested for COVID-19 up to October 27. Covid-19: India reports 43,893 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 80-lakh

    India should not weaken its fight against coronavirus: Narendra Modi

    Health Ministry's data showed that the number of new coronavirus infections dropped below 50,000 for the first time in nearly three months in India on Tuesday even as the country’s Covid-19 tally inched close to 7.6 million.

    COVID-19: With spike of 63,509 new cases, India's tally crosses 72-lakh mark; over 63 lakh cured

    With a spike of 63,509 new cases, India's COVID-19 tally crossed 72-lakh mark on October 14. In last 24 hours, 730 deaths have been reported in the country. The total case tally in the country now stands at 72,39,390 including 8,26,876 active cases, 63,01,928 cured/discharged/migrated and 1,10,586 deaths. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 9,00,90,122 samples tested up to October 13, for COVID. Of these, 11,45,015 samples were tested yesterday.COVID-19: With spike of 63,509 new cases, India's tally crosses 72-lakh mark; over 63 lakh cured

    Covid-19: India reports 38,074 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 86-lakh mark

    India’s total cases surged to 85,91,731 after 38,074 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours. 448 new deaths in last 24 hours took the death toll to 1,27,059 in the country. Currently, there are 5,05,265 active cases in India.Covid-19: India reports 38,074 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 86-lakh mark

    Covid-19: India records single day rise of over 38k new infections, 448 more deaths

    The coronavirus death toll climbed to 1,27,059 with 448 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The Covid-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent.

    India's COVID-19 caseload crosses 88-lakh mark

    The total number of cases mounted to 88,14,579 with 41,100 infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,29,635 with 447 new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    India records lowest fresh Covid-19 cases and casualties in 63 days, report says

    Though most states showed a huge dip in fresh cases, the situation continued to be alarming in Karnataka, Kerala and Bengal which are yet to see a slowdown in the spread of the virus.

    Coronavirus in India: 61,871 fresh infections reported in last 24 hours, active cases remain below 8 lakh

    In last 24 hours India witnessed 61,871 new COVID-19 cases and 1,033 deaths. The total coronavirus cases in India has reached 74,94,552 (dip by 341 since y'day) while active cases stands at 7,83,311 (dip by 2335 since y'day). So far 65,97,210 (rise by 1798 since y'day) people have been cured/discharged. Deaths toll reached to 1,14,031 (rise by 196 since y'day) in India so far. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 9,42,24,190 samples have been tested for COVID-19 up to 17th Oct. Of these, 9,70,173 samples were tested yesterday.Coronavirus in India: 61,871 fresh infections reported in last 24 hours, active cases remain below 8 lakh

    COVID-19 cases in India climb to 76,51, 107 with 54,044 fresh infections

    A total of 54,044 fresh infections were reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,15,914 with 717 fatalities being registered in a span of 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    SC slams large political gatherings, seeks stricter measures to curb Covid

    “Most people are not wearing masks. Rest have masks hanging on their jaws,” the bench observed. “There are SOPs, policies and guidelines, but there is no will,” the bench said, while expressing concern over the sudden spike in cases.

    Covid-19: India reports 45,903 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 85 lakh

    With 45,903 new COVID-19 infections, India's total cases surged to 85,53,657. With 490 deaths, toll mounted to 1,26,611. Total active cases stood at 5,09,673 after a decrease of 2,992 in last 24 hrs.Covid-19: India reports 45,903 new cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 85 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: With spike of 48,268 new cases, total tally crosses 81-lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 tally reached 81,37,119 on Oct 31. The spike of 48,268 new cases and 551 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Total active cases are 5,82,649 after a decrease of 11,737 in last 24 hrs. Total cured cases are 74,32,829 with 59,454 new discharges in the last 24 hrs. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total 10,87,96,064 samples tested for COVID-19 up to 30th October. Of these 10,67,976 samples were tested yesterday.Coronavirus in India: With spike of 48,268 new cases, total tally crosses 81-lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: Gradual dip in fresh cases, spike of 61,267 infections reported in the last 24 hrs

    India's COVID-19 tally reached 66,85,083 on October 06. A spike of 61,267 new COVID-19 cases and 884 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. The COVID cases include 9,19,023 active cases, 56,62,491 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 1,03,569 deaths.Coronavirus in India: Gradual dip in fresh cases, spike of 61,267 infections reported in the last 24 hrs

    Politicians poll fate not tied to handling of coronavirus pandemic, shows survey

    Acharya said the results were the same across the US and the UK but what was different in case of India was that incumbency was favoured more strongly.

    India's coronavirus caseload crosses 80 lakh mark with 49,881 new cases

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 80,40,203 and the death toll climbed to 1,20,527 with the novel coronavirus virus claiming 517 lives in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Astra-Oxford shot is key to escaping pandemic for many nations, including India

    The AstraZeneca vaccine costs a fraction of the price set by Pfizer and will be manufactured in multiple countries, from India to Brazil. It should be easier to deploy far and wide than other shots that need to be stored at ultra-cold temperatures.

    India sees 44,489 new COVID-19 cases; total reaches 92.66 lakh, recoveries rise to 86.79 lakh

    The country's coronavirus tally mounted to 92,66,705, while the death toll climbed to 1,35,223 with 524 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 8 million mark, over 73 lakh recovered

    As per the data released by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India on October 29 reported single-day spike of 49,881 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. 517 deaths in the same period, pushing the COVID-19 toll in the country to 1,20,527. India’s confirmed cases of coronavirus stand at 80,40,203 which include 6,03,687 active infections after a decrease of 7,116 in last 24 hours. More than 73,15,989 people have recovered from the virus with 56,480 new discharges in last 24 hours. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), a total of 10,75,760 samples were tested on October 28. Cumulative samples tested for COVID-19 till October 28 are 10,65,63,440.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 8 million mark, over 73 lakh recovered

    Arvind Kejriwal pitches for free COVID-19 vaccine throughout India

    A debate has started on whether the COVID-19 vaccine, which is yet to materialise, should be made available to people for free, with the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) promising free doses of the vaccine in its manifesto for the Bihar polls.

    Result of 'Howdy Modi', Trump calls India's air 'filthy': Kapil Sibal

    US President Donald Trump described the air in India, China and Russia as "filthy" as he defended his decision to withdraw from the Paris climate accord and lauded his decisions with regard to reducing carbon emissions at Thursday's final debate before the November 3 election.

    India reports 73,272 new coronavirus cases, 926 fresh fatalities

    There are 8,83,185 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which make 12.65 per cent of the total caseload, the data stated.

    Covid-19 vaccines are coming to India, but are we ready for a rollout?

    While most experts are confident that India will get a vaccine, their concern is how the country will scale up to vaccinate its 1.3 billion population. This entails, among other things, the requirement of cold chain facilities to store and transport vaccines, training medical staff to administer various types of vaccines, and the cost of the nationwide vaccination exercise.

    Eight states, UTs reported nearly 71 percent of fresh COVID-19 deaths in 24 hour span

    The current active COVID-19 caseload of the country stands at 4,53,956, which comprises 4.83 per cent of the total coronavirus infections reported so far.

    Coronavirus effect: H&M India lays off 60 employees

    Confirming the layoffs, the company, in an emailed response to ET, said: “As a result of our restructured organisation within our India sourcing entity, around 60 of our colleagues will not continue their journey with us.”

    Pfizer’s vaccine not practical for rural India: AIIMS Director

    AIIMS Director (Delhi) Dr Randeep Guleria reacted on the availability of the Pfizer’s COVID-19 vaccine and other vaccines in India and availability of their doses in the country. He said that the data released by the company is very encouraging but it should be looked very carefully. “Whatever vaccines they are making have potential of giving immunogenicity and protection as far as COVID-19 is concern,” he said. “The challenge with the vaccines is that, how long the immunity lasts and how much protective value that it gives as far as individuals are concerns,” Dr Guleria added. “He said that other challenge with the Pfizer vaccine is that the vaccine should be kept at a very low temperature which is not practical for rural parts of the country and tough to maintain the cold chain,” he further said. Pfizer’s vaccine not practical for rural India: AIIMS Director

    India's total Covid-19 cases go past 84 lakh with 47,638 fresh infections

    India's total coronavirus cases mounted to 84,11,724 with 47,638 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 1,24,985 with 670 new fatalities, data updated at 8 am showed.

    Covid-19: India reports 44,281 new cases in 24 hours; active cases below 5 lakh first time in 106 days

    With 44,281 new Covid-19 infections, India's total cases surge to 86,36,012. With 512 new deaths, toll mounts to 1,27,571. Total active cases are 4,94,657 after a decrease of 6,557 in the last 24 hrs. Total cured cases are 80,13,784 with 50,326 new discharges in the last 24 hrs.Covid-19: India reports 44,281 new cases in 24 hours; active cases below 5 lakh first time in 106 days

    Centre contemplating sending high-level teams to states, UTs reporting rise in COVID-19 cases

    The Centre had on Thursday rushed high-level teams to districts of Haryana, Rajasthan, Gujarat and Manipur to support these states' efforts towards strengthening containment, surveillance, testing and efficient clinical management of coronavirus positive cases.

    Global economic fallout of COVID-19 will continue to remain a challenge: Harsh Vardhan Shringla

    The comments came in the backdrop of China's growing expansionist behaviour in eastern Ladakh, South China Sea and Indo-Pacific region. Shringla said India has developed a unique way of sharing its developmental experiences with its partners that has projected the country's strategic intentions to be a "force for good" in multiple geographies across the globe.

    India in talks with all COVID vaccine manufacturers, domestic and foreign: Health ministry

    Asked whether the vaccine would only be available in the metro cities initially since the Centre is planning an early 2021 roll-out, Bhushan said the government does not make any discrimination between metro cities and non-metro cities.

    India's COVID-19 caseload goes past 81 lakh with 48,648 fresh infections

    A total of 74,32,829 people have recuperated from COVID-19 so far, taking the national recovery rate to 91.34 per cent. The case fatality rate has dropped to 1.49 per cent.

    Covid-19: With spike of 50,209 new cases in 24 hours, India’s tally reached 83.64 lakh

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    Consistent fall in cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate as testing increases

    ​​The progressive decline in the national cumulative COVID-19 positivity rate has demonstrated that the rate of spread of the infection is being effectively contained in the country, the ministry underlined.

    COVID will soon be past episode of 21st century: Harsh Vardhan

    The process, which used to take 10 years to produce vaccines, is now done in almost 10 months, Vardhan said while addressing the Boston Center of Excellence (BoCE) for Health and Human Development through video conference.

    Weekend curfew turns Ahmedabad into a ghost town

    An aerial view of a deserted road after authorities imposed 60 hours curfew due to rise in COVID-19 cases in Ahmedabad.

    Covid-19: Challenges of vaccinating a billion people

    Starting from the storage of the vaccine to its distribution, to deciding the cost and who will get it first - there are multiple challenges of getting a billion Indians vaccinated once the Covid vaccine is rolled out. ET’s Divya Rajagopal explains the challenges of vaccinating a billion Indians. WatchCovid-19: Challenges of vaccinating a billion people

    Covid-19: India reports 46,254 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 83 lakh-mark

    India’s COVID-19 tally reached 83,13,877 on November 04 after a spike of 46,254 new cases and 514 deaths reported in last 24 hours. Currently, there are 5,33,787 active cases in the country whereas total cured cases are 76,56,478 with 53,357 new discharges in the last 24 hours. Covid-19: India reports 46,254 new infections in 24 hours; tally crosses 83 lakh-mark

    India's COVID-19 tally races past 83 lakh, national recovery rate reaches 92.09%

    With 46,253 fresh infections, the total number of coronavirus cases in the country mounted to 83,13,876, while the death toll rose to 1,23,611 after 514 more fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 70-lakh mark with 74,383 new cases; over 60-lakh recovered

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed 70-lakh mark with a spike of 74,383 new cases and 918 deaths reported in the last 24 hours. Recoveries in India cross 60-lakh mark Coronavirus tally stands at 70,53,807 including 8,67,496 active cases, according to Union Health Ministry. Recoveries in India have crossed 60-lakh mark. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), informed that 10.78 lakh samples were tested on Oct 10. 8,68,77,242 samples tested in the country till Oct 10. Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 70-lakh mark with 74,383 new cases; over 60-lakh recovered

    India posts lowest daily new coronavirus cases in nearly three months

    The country reported 46,790 new infections in the last 24 hours, taking its tally to nearly 7.6 million - the second-highest behind the United States. It also reported 587 deaths, taking the total to 115,197.

    8 states, UTs reported 69 per cent of new COVID-19 cases in 24-hr span; tests per million cross 1 lakh

    The ministry issued a statement saying "69.04 per cent of the daily new cases of COVID-19 are contributed by eight states/UT i.e. Maharashtra, Delhi, Kerala, West Bengal, Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Haryana, and Chhattisgarh".

    India's COVID-19 caseload reaches 82.67 lakh, recoveries surge to 76,03,121

    India's COVID-19 caseload mounted to 82,67,623 with 38,310 fresh infections, while the death toll reached 1,23,097 after 490 new fatalities were reported, the data updated at 8 am showed.

    We look forward to working with Germany on cooperation in Indo-Pacific: Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla

    In an address at a virtual conference on Indo-German ties, Foreign Secretary Harsh Vardhan Shringla referred to Berlin's release of policy guidelines for the Indo-Pacific region, and said that India was happy to note the "high degree" of convergence between the two countries on the issue.

    RBI Governor Shaktikanta Das recovers from COVID-19

    "I have tested COVID-19 negative. Will be back in office next week. Thank you everyone for your good wishes for my early recovery," the central bank governor said in a tweet.

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