India COVID-19

  • 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
  • Community spread has started and the situation is bad, observes IMA
    New delhi, July 18 (ANI): With one million people getting affected by COVID-19, the Indian Medical Association is of the view that community spread has started and the situation is pretty bad.   Dr V K Monga, the Chairman of IMA Hospital Board of India said, "This is now an exponential growth. Every day the number of cases is increasing by more than around 30,000. This is really a bad situation for the country. There are so many factors connected with it but overall thi
  • 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
  • India becomes 3rd country to cross 10 lakh Covid cases
    It took 110 days for the COVID-19 cases in the country to reach one lakh and just 59 days more to go past the nine-lakh mark.   New delhi, July 17 (PTI): With a record single-day surge of 34,956 cases, India's COVID-19 tally zoomed past 10 lakh on Friday, just three days after it crossed the nine-lakh mark, according to the Union health ministry data.   The total coronavirus caseload in the country surged to 10,03,832, while death toll mounted to 25,602 with
  • Govt should loosen purse strings: Nobel winner
    New Delhi, July 15 (PTI): Nobel prize winner Abhijit Banerjee on Wednesday said that in the short run, the government should loosen its purse string to provide bigger funds to the poor as the recovery from the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic is going to be longer and more painful.   "In the short run, I think the government's basic general thinking is use whatever instruments you have to give people some money. That's probably a good instinct. I think the amount
  • India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases
    New Delhi, July 15 (IANS) 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.   According to Health Ministry data, as many as 5,92,031
  • Number of recoveries 1.8 times higher than active cases: Centre
    New Delhi, July 14 (IANS) The Union Health Ministry said on Tuesday that 86 per cent of the total number of coronavirus cases in the country are confined to 10 states, adding that the fatality rate has come down, while the recovery rate has improved.   India is currently the third-worst affected country in the world with 906,752 coronavirus cases as on Tuesday.   "Eighty-six per cent of the total cases are confined to 10 states. Two of these account for 50 pe
  • Record 28,637 COVID-19 cases take India's tally to 8.49 lakh
     New Delhi, July12 (ANI): With the highest single-day spike of 28,637 new cases in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 8,49,553 on Sunday.   The death toll climbed to 22,674 with 551 people succumbing to the disease in 24 hours, the updated data at 8 am showed.   According to Union health ministry data, the number of recoveries stands at 5,34,621 while there are 2,92,258 active cases.   The toll due to the disease has reached 22,6
  • WHO acknowledges Dharavi's success over Covid-19
    Mumbai, July 11 (IANS) In a major boost to the BrihanMumbai Municipal Corporation and Maharashtra government's morale, the World Health Organisation (WHO) has lauded their success over the Covid-19 outbreak in Dharavi - Asia's largest slum.   WHO Director-General Tedros A. Ghebreyesus, at a press conference late on Friday, referred to the achievements made in the Dharavi among other similar examples globally.   "Even in Dharavi, a densely packed area
  • 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
  • No community transmission in India yet, says govt
    New Delhi, July 9 (PTI): Amid a spurt in coronavirus cases, the government on Thursday said India has not yet reached the community transmission stage of COVID-19 and asserted that there have been localised outbreaks in some geographical areas.   The Centre's assertion came on a day India registered a record single-day surge of 24,879 COVID-19 cases, taking the caseload to 7,67,296.   The death toll climbed to 21,129 with 487 new fatalities, the updated data a
  • India sees spike of 18,653 COVID-19 cases in 24 hrs
    New Delhi, July 1 (ANI): As many as 18,653 COVID-19 cases have been reported in India in the last 24 hours, taking the country's tally of coronavirus cases to 5,85,493, informed the Union health and family welfare ministry on Wednesday.   As per the ministry, there are presently 2,20,114 active cases in the country.   The number of patients cured/discharged and migrated stands at 3,47,979.   507 deaths due to COVID-19 were reported in the last 24 ho
  • 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
  • 85% of COVID-19 cases in India are from 8 states
    New Delhi, June 27 (PTI): Eight states, including Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu, contributed 85.5 per cent of the active COVID-19 caseload and 87 per cent of the total deaths due to the disease in India, according to the Union health ministry.   The ministry said it briefed the group of ministers on COVID-19 on the coronavirus situation in the country and the efforts to boost healthcare infrastructure on Saturday.   "It was mentioned that presently eight
  • With 17,296 new Covid-19 cases, India's tally is at 4.9L
    New Delhi, June 26 (PTI): The highest single-day surge of COVID-19 cases crossed the 17,000 mark on Friday, pushing India's tally to 4,90,401, while the death toll climbed to 15,301 with 407 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry data.   Updated at 8 am, the data showed the daily COVID-19 cases increased by the highest-ever 17,296 infections.   The number of active cases stands at 1,89,463 while 2,85,636 people have recovered and one patient ha
  • 'Vulnerable to 2nd wave, India must consider limited lockdown in hotspots'
    BY SUMIT SAXENA New Delhi, June 25 (IANS) With India vulnerable to a second wave of the Covid pandemic, All India Institute of Medical Sciences Director Randeep Guleria feels in order to contain a further surge, a limited lockdown in hotspots and extensive contact tracing, where volume of cases is high, can be considered along with a micro-plan to prevent leakage into other non-containment areas.   In an exclusive chat with IANS, Guleria said the wave of Covid cases ma
  • 16,922 new Covid-19 cases, 418 deaths in 24 hrs in India
    New Delhi, June 25 (PTI): The highest-ever single-day surge of 16,922 COVID-19 cases pushed India's total tally to 4,73,105 on Thursday whereas the death toll climbed to 14,894 with 418 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry.   With this, India has registered over 14,000 cases for the sixth day in a row.   According to the ministry data updated at 8 am, active cases stand at 1,86,514 while 2,71,696 people have recovered and one patient has migr
  • With new 15,968 cases, India sees another highest single-day spike
    India registered over 14,000 cases for the fifth day in a row.   New Delhi, June 24 (PTI): The country saw the highest single-day jump of 15,968 COVID-19 cases and 465 fatalities, taking the infection tally to 4,56,183 and the death toll to 14,476, according to the Union health ministry data.   India registered over 14,000 cases for the fifth day in a row and witnessed a surge of 2,65,648 infections from June 1 till June 24, with Maharashtra, Delhi, Tamil Nadu, Gu
  • India COVID-19 cases per lakh lowest in world: Govt
    New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) Despite a surge in India's COVID-19 cases to 4,25,282 on Monday marking a record 14,821 new cases in 24 hours, the Centre said the virus infection per lakh people in India was among the lowest globally.   Citing the latest World Health Organisation (WHO) report to support its claim, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW) said the WHO Situation Report 153 released on June 21 shows that "India has one of the lowest cases per lakh popul