India COVID-19 pandemic

  • Daily Covid recoveries more than new cases for 4th day: Govt
    New Delhi, September 22 (PTI): With India recording the highest number of COVID-19 recoveries in the world, the government on Tuesday said that for the past four consecutive days the number of daily recovered cases surpassed the new infections reported per day. Addressing a press briefing, Union Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said India has the highest number of recovered cases in the world at 44,97,867. "India's COVID-19 cases share is 17.7 per cent of global
  • COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32 pc, case fatality rate further dips to 2.04 pc: Centre
    New Delhi, August 8 (PTI) Focused and effective efforts towards containment, testing, isolation and treatment by the Centre, states and Union Territories have resulted in the recovery rate rising to 68.32 per cent and fatality rate steadily declining to 2.04 per cent, the Health Ministry said on Saturday. India has one of the lowest cases per million at 1,469 as against the global average of 2,425, it said. According to the ministry, effective surveillance and improved testing ne
  • India's COVID-19 case fatality rate 'progressively falling': Govt
    From 2.82 per cent over a month earlier, India's COVID-19 case fatality rate declined to 2.72 per cent on July 10 and has further reduced to 2.49 per cent presently.   New Delhi, July 19 (PTI): India's COVID-19 case fatality rate is "progressively falling" and is currently at 2.49 per cent, which is one of the lowest in the world, the Union health ministry said on Sunday, crediting efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases for it.   The
  • Close to 39K fresh cases, India crosses 10.77 lakh
    New Delhi, July 19 (IANS) With 38,902 new cases reported in past 24 hours India's total coronavirus cases on Sunday reached 10,77,618. With 543 deaths the toll stood at 26,816, Health Ministry data said.   Karnataka is the new hotspot state nearing 60,000 cases, as Maharashtra remained the worst-hit state, with 3,00,937 cases and 11,596 casualties. It crossed the 3-lakh-mark on Saturday with Mumbai reporting over 1 lakh coronavirus cases so far. It is followed by Tamil N
  • COVID-19: Recoveries exceed active cases by 2.95 lakh
    New Delhi, July 18 (PTI): India's actual COVID-19 caseload is 3,58,692, while close to 18,000 people have recuperated from the disease in 24 hours taking the the number of recoveries to 6,53,750 which exceed active cases by 2,95,058, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.    Medical attention is being provided to all active cases, either in home isolation or in hospitals for severe cases, it said.   In a statement, the ministry said, "The last 2
  • 27,114 new Covid cases take India's tally to over 8.2 lakh
    New Delhi, July 11 (IANS) India recorded its highest single-day spike of 27,114 new coronavirus cases and 519 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to over eight lakh with a tota of 22,123 deaths, Health Ministry's data stated on Saturday.   Alarmingly, the country added one lakh cases in merely four days. On Tuesday, the tally had surpassed the grim mark of seven lakh cases.   According to the data, out of a total of 8,20,916 cases, 5,15,385 pa
  • India's COVID-19 recovery rate nearing 60%
    New Delhi, June 30 (PTI): The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients in the country is fast approaching 60 per cent, with the Union health ministry attributing it to collective and focussed efforts of the Centre and states for containment and management of the pandemic.   As on date, there are 1,19,696 more recovered patients than COVID-19 active cases.   The number of active COVID-19 cases stands at 2,15,125, while 3,34,821 patients have been cured/discharged. A tota
  • Maha Horror: 'Missing' Covid patient's body found in hospital toilet
    JALGAON, June 10 (IANS): In a shocking incident, an 82-year-old woman from Bhusaval, who was missing for eight days from a government hospital here, was found dead inside a toilet in the same hospital on Wednesday, police officers and her relatives said.   According to Akbar Patel, Senior Inspector at the Zillapeth police station, the Jalgaon Civil Hospital (JCH) authorities and the family had informed the police that she was missing on June 2.   "Thereafter,
  • People look to India how Modi responded to Covid-19: C'wealth Secy-Gen
    New Delhi, May 31 (IANS) The world is looking towards India how Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the government and the people have responded to the COVID-19 pandemic, controlled it and minimised it, said Commonwealth Secretary-General Patricia Scotland.   She said she was impressed with the way Prime Minister Modi pulled together members of the SAARC, including Pakistan.   In an exclusive interview with IANS, the Secretary-General said India -- a home to half of the