COVID-19 cases

  • India records this year's biggest spike of 93,249 COVID-19 cases
    New Delhi, April 4 (PTI): India on Sunday recorded 93,249 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise so far this year, which took the total COVID-19 cases to 1,24,85,509, according to Union health ministry data. This is the biggest daily rise in cases since September 19, when 93,337 fresh infections were recorded. The death toll climbed to 1,64,623 on Sunday with 513 new fatalities, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed. Registering a steady increase for the 25
  • India reports 81,466 new COVID-19 cases, highest in 6 months
    New Delhi, April 2 (PTI): India saw 81,466 new coronavirus infections being reported in a span of 24 hours, the highest single-day rise in six months, taking the COVID-19 tally of cases to 1,23,03,131, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Friday. The single-day rise in cases is the highest recorded since October 2, 2020, while the death toll increased to 1,63,396 with 469 daily new fatalities, the highest since December 6, the data updated at 8 am showed. Regist
  • 107 test positive for COVID-19 in Kohima amid fears of surge
    •    Highest single-day spike since November 20 •    Training institute in Phesama declared containment zone Morung Express News Dimapur | March 31 After weeks of maintaining a low trend in detection of COVID-19 cases, Nagaland reported 107 new cases on Wednesday. According to an update from State Health Minister S Pangnyu Phom, all 107 cases on Wednesday were from the State capital Kohima. With the detection of these cases, the State&
  • Spike in daily COVID-19 cases, India reports 53,476 new infections
    New Delhi, March 25 (PTI) India saw 53,476 new coronavirus infections in a day, the highest single day rise so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally to 1,17,87,534, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The active caseload registered an increase for the 15th day in row and was recorded at 3,95,192 comprising 3.35 per cent of the total infections, while the recovery rate has further dropped to 95.28 per cent, the data stated. The daily rise
  • Test-Track-Treat': Govt issues fresh Covid SOP guidelines valid till April
    New Delhi, March 23 (IANS) In the light of an exponential surge in Covid-19 cases, the central government on Tuesday issued a "Test-Track-Treat" (TTT) protocol in all parts of the country to ensure observance of pandemic-appropriate behaviour by everyone and to scale up the vaccination drive by covering all the target groups. The Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) issued the SOP order with guidelines for effective control of the deadly pandemic, which will be effective from Ap
  • Maha, MP, Kerala among 6 states which account for 83% Covid cases
    New Delhi, March 21 (IANS) Six states -- Maharashtra, Punjab, Kerala, Karnataka, Gujarat and Madhya Pradesh -- account for 83.14 per cent of the new Covid-19 cases in the country. The calculation is based on the latest figures shared by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday. Of the 43,846 new Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra continued to report the highest single day tally at 27,126, followed by Punjab (2,578), Kerala (2,078), Karnataka (1,7
  • With Covid cases rising, TN to shut schools for classes IX to XI
    Chennai, March 20 (IANS) With Covid-19 cases on the rise in the state, the Tamil Nadu government has decided to close schools for students of Classes IX, X and XI with effect from Monday. However, classes will be conducted for the students in online or digital mode, an order issued by the state government said on Saturday. The government order noted that hostels must also be closed and the students should return to their homes. According to the order, schools are to remain ope
  • India adds 35K more cases in a day, highest since Dec
    New Delhi, March 18 (IANS) India on Thursday recorded 35,871 new Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day rise since December last year, taking the total tally to 1,14,74,605. A single-day spike of 36,011 new infections were recorded on December 6. The country has been registering an increase in cases for the eighth consecutive day. The cases increased by 6,968 from the previous day, the data shared by the Union Health Ministry showed. On Wednesday, the country had logged 28,903 ca
  • India logs 25,320 new Covid cases, 67% from Punjab, Maha
    New Delhi, March 14 (IANS) For the second consecutive day, India's single-day rise of new Covid-19 cases on Sunday breached the country's highest tally of 2021 so far, while fatalities continue to increase at a worrisome rate. It recorded 25,320 cases, an increase of 438 cases from Saturday. There were 161 deaths in the last 24 hours, a hike of 21 fatalities from the previous day, the data shared by the Union Health Ministry showed. The cumulative tally of the cases has r
  • COVID-19: India records 18,711 new cases, 100 deaths
    New Delhi, March 7 (PTI): New cases of coronavirus infection in India were recorded above 18,000 for the second consecutive day taking the country's tally of COVID-19 cases to 1,12,10,799, the Union health ministry said on Sunday. The active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day. The COVID-19 active caseload increased to 1,84,523 which now comprises 1.65 per cent of the total infections. The recovery rate has dropped further to 96.95 per cent, the ministr
  • 6 states showing surge in Covid cases: Centre
    New Delhi, February 28 (PTI): India's total number of active COVID-19 cases has reached 1,64,511, which comprises 1.48 per cent of the country's total infections, the Union health ministry said on Sunday highlighting six states that have shown a surge in new cases in a span of 24 hours. It said 86.37 per cent of the new cases are from Maharashtra, Kerala, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Gujarat. A total of 16,752 new COVID-19 cases were registered in a span of 24 hours.
  • India's active COVID-19 cases increase to 1,50,055
    New Delhi, February 22 (PTI): India's total tally of COVID-19 cases surpassed 1.10 crore with 14,199 new infections being reported in a day, while active cases registered an increase for the fifth consecutive day, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Monday. The total coronavirus cases have increased to 1,10,05,850, while the death toll increased to 1,56,385 with 83 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed. The number of people who have recupera
  • India records 13,083 fresh COVID-19 cases, 137 fatalities
    New Delhi, January 30 (PTI): With 13,083 fresh cases, India's COVID-19 tally has gone up to 1,07,33,131, while 1,04,09,160 patients have recuperated so far, pushing the national recovery rate to 96.98 per cent, the health ministry said on Saturday. The viral disease has claimed 137 more lives in the country in a span of 24 hours and the death toll now stands at 1,54,147, it added. There are 1,69,824 active coronavirus cases in the country currently, which account for only 1.5
  • India reports 11K new Covid cases, 123 deaths
    New Delhi, January 28 (IANS): With 11,666 new Covid-19 cases reported in the last 24 hours, India on Thursday continued its streak of low single-day cases, even as the overall tally mounted to 1,07,01,193, health officials said. For the past 21 days, the country has been recording less than 20,000 daily new infections. Also, the death toll remained below 300-mark for the past 31 days. On January 19, India had reported 10,064 new cases, the lowest so far this year. And, last year
  • India reports less than 21K new Covid-19 cases
    New Delhi, December 30 (IANS): With 20,550 new coronavirus infections and 286 deaths in the past 24 hours, India's overall tally stood at 1,02,44,853 on Wednesday, while the death toll touched 1,48,439, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Till now, 9,83,4141 have recovered. Currently, there are 2,62,272 active cases. The recovery rate stands at 95.99 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.45 as per cent. Covid-19 has hit men harder than women in India, where 70 per
  • COVID-19 caseload in Nagaland breaches 11000-mark
    Dimapur, November 26 (MExN): The COVID-19 cases in Nagaland crossed the 11000-mark, with the confirmation of 69 new infections from the virus on Thursday, official updates informed. According to the Department of Health and Family Welfare’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme, the new cases were reported from Kohima (27), Dimapur (17), Mon (14), Tuensang (8), and Peren (3). The state also reported 131 new recoveries—83 from Dimapur, 18 from Kohima, 14 from Tuens
  • Nagaland: 22 frontline workers among 94 fresh COVID-19 cases
    Traced contact cases on the rise Morung Express News Dimapur | November 19 A total of 94 COVID-19 positive cases were reported in Nagaland on Thursday, out of which 22 were frontline workers. The figures were shown in the COVID-19 bulletin issued by the State’s Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme(IDSP) Health and Family Welfare (H&FW) Department, which included 58 traced contacts, 10 Armed forces/ security personnel and 4 returnees/travelers. While furt
  • 33 fresh COVID-19 cases in Nagaland, total rises to 9536
    4 new fatalities in Kohima, death toll leaps to 50 Morung Express News Dimapur | November 10  Nagaland reported the detection of 33 fresh COVID-19 cases on November 10, taking the state-wide total to 9,536 cases. District-wise, Dimapur reported 18, Kohima-9, Mon- 4, Peren- 1, Mokokchung- 1.  Overall, 4,082 of the state total have been armed forces/police personnel, 3,306 traced contacts, 1,681 returnees and 467 front-liners. 25 of today’s positive cases we
  • Case count drops, detection rate still higher than country’s
    IDSP report strongly hints at cases with no known source of contact Morung Express News Dimapur | November 7 Detection of COVID-19 cases in Nagaland dropped during the week, the state reporting 382 confirmed cases in between October 31-November 6. The previous week’s total was 509.  District-wise, Dimapur (246), Kohima (114) and Mon (11) reported the maximum cases over the week Despite the drop in numbers, sample positivity was still high at 9.12 percent (as
  • Over 83L cases in India as daily numbers on rise
    New Delhi, November 4 (IANS): With a fresh spike of 46,253 coronavirus infections and 514 deaths in 24 hours, India's tally on Wednesday rose to 83,13,876, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. There is a slight spike in cases as India had recorded 38,310 cases on Tuesday. Delhi recorded a single day spike of 6,725 Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest so far, taking the total Delhi tally to 4,03,096. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total