India COVID-19

  • India sees biggest one-day jump in COVID-19 deaths
    New Delhi, June 22 (PTI): India on Monday added 14,821 new COVID-19 cases pushing the infection tally to 4,25,282, while the death toll rose to 13,699 with 445 new fatalities, according to Union Health Ministry data.   The country registered over 10,000 cases for the 11th day in a row.   The number of recoveries also continued to surge with 2,37,195 patients cured so far, while there were 1,74,387 active cases, according to the updated official figures at 8 am.
  • India reports over 14,000 cases in a day for 1st time
    New Delhi, June 20 (PTI): India on Saturday saw another record spike of 14,516 new COVID-19 cases in a single-day, pushing the tally to 3,95,048, while the death toll rose to 12,948 with 375 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data.   The number of recoveries continued to surge with 2,13,830 patients cured so far, while there are 1,68,269 active cases, according to the updated official figures at 8 am. One patient has migrated.  "Thus,
  • Worst-ever day's spike of 13.5K, India tally nears 4L
    New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) India on Friday witnessed its worst ever rise in Covid cases as it registered 13,586 positive cases in 24 hours. Maharashtra and Delhi contributed almost half of these numbers. The total corona tally in India touched 3,80,532 cases, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data has revealed.   This is a steady rise of spike in cases for last eight days, when India crossed over 10,000 cases each day.   With 336 deaths in the last 24
  • India reports record daily spike of 12,881 COVID-19 cases
    New Delhi, June 18 (PTI): A record single-day spike of 12,881 COVID-19 cases took India's total tally to 3,66,946 while the death toll climbed to 12,237 with 334 new fatalities on Thursday, according to the Union health ministry.   The number of active cases stands at 1,60,384 while 1,94,324 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to the data updated at 8 am.   "Thus, around 52.95 per cent patients have recovered so far," an off
  • India sees highest corona deaths of 2,003, cases cross 3.54L
    New Delhi, June 17 (IANS) India witnessed the highest number of fatalities due to novel coronavirus (Covid-19) cases in last 24 hours, with 2,003 people losing their lives to the pandemic and registered a spike of almost 11,000 cases taking the total tally to 3.54 lakh, Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data revealed on Wednesday.   According to the ministry, at least 10,974 fresh cases were recorded in the last 24 hours taking the total tally to 3,54,065 cases --
  • With 10,667 more cases, India's Covid count at 3,43,091
    New Delhi, June 16 (ANI): With an increase of 10,667 cases and 380 deaths in the past 24 hours, the COVID-19 count in India has reached 3,43,091 on Tuesday, according to the Union health ministry.   It is noteworthy that Tuesday's spike in cases is lower than the 11,502 registered in the country on Monday.   However, there is an increase in the number of deaths due to the infection from Monday, with 380 deaths being reported from across the country.  
  • COVID-19 peak in India may arrive mid-Nov: Study
    New Delhi, June 14 (PTI): The peak stage of COVID-19 pandemic in India has been delayed by the eight-week lockdown along with strengthened public health measures and it may now arrive around mid-November during which there could be a paucity of isolation and ICU beds, and ventilators, according to a study. The study conducted by researchers from an Operations Research Group constituted by Indian Council of Medical Research said the lockdown shifted the peak of the pandemic by an e
  • Modi to discuss coronavirus crisis with CMs on June 16, 17
    New Delhi, June 12 (PTI): Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a fresh round of consultation with chief ministers next week as the country gradually emerges out of coronavirus lockdown.   The online meeting will be held on June 16 and 17, sources said.   The meet comes against the backdrop of rising number of coronavirus cases in the country.   Under "Unlock 1" several relaxations have been made for public and businesses to ensure that econo
  • Recovery rate in India from Covid-19 improves to 49.47%
    New Delhi, June 12 (IANS) The Central government on Friday said the recovery rate of Covid-19 positive cases has increased to 49.47 per cent and a total of 1,47,194 individuals have recovered from the deadly disease.   India has become the fourth worst-affected country due to the pandemic as it added around 10,000 cases for the fourth consecutive day and surpassed the UK's tally to record 2,97,535 Covid-19 cases so far.   The Health Ministry said that 6,166 in
  • Maha Covid tally mounts to 90K, 120 fresh deaths
    Mumbai, June 9 (IANS) Maharashtra recorded 120 Covid-19 fatalities as the state crossed the 90K cases mark, overtaking China, 90 days after the first case was detected here on March 9, officials said here on Tuesday.   The state on Tuesday recorded 120 deaths, marking an increase of 11 over Monday's 109, besides 2,259 new Covid-19 cases.   The previous three-digit highs recorded in the state include -- 103 deaths (June 2), 122 (June 3), 123 (June 4), 139 (June
  • 9,987 Covid cases in a day, India tally 2,66,598
    New Delhi, June 9 (ANI): India on Tuesday registering the highest single-day spike of 9,987 coronavirus cases, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases to 2,66,598 cases, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. 331 patients have died due to the disease in the last 24 hours. Overall 7,466 deaths have been caused due to the infection so far.   Presently, there are 1,29,917 active cases while 1,29,214 patients have been cured/discharged. While one patient
  • Kejriwal in self-quarantine, to be tested for COVID-19
    New Delhi, June 8 (PTI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has gone into self-quarantine after developing sore throat and fever, and will get himself tested for COVID-19 on Tuesday, officials said on Monday.   They said the chief minister, who is also a diabetic, was feeling unwell since Sunday afternoon.   "He has mild fever and sore throat since Sunday afternoon. As advised by doctors, the chief minister will undergo COVID-19 test on Tuesday morning,&quo
  • Treat non-COVID patients seriously: Priyanka Gandhi
    New Delhi, June 7 (IANS) After a pregnant woman lost her life as she struggled for 13 hours to get admitted in a hospital in Noida, Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra lashed out at the Uttar Pradesh government on Sunday.   Priyanka Gandhi in a tweet said that during the corona pandemic, the government will have to take non-corona and other diseases very seriously. Any negligence in this regard may have serious consequences, she said.   "The leth
  • COVID-19 may be over in India around mid-Sept: Study
    The analysis shows that when the number of infected becomes equal to those removed from circulation by recovery and death, the coefficient will reach the 100 per cent threshold and the epidemic will be "extinguished".   New Delhi, June 6 (PTI): The COVID-19 pandemic may be over in India around mid-September, claim two public health experts from the health ministry who used a mathematical model-based analysis to draw this projection.   The analysis shows
  • COVID-19 not 'exploded' in India but risk remains: WHO expert
    New Delhi, June 6 (PTI):  The coronavirus disease has not "exploded" in India, but the risk of that happening remains as the country moves towards unlocking its nationwide lockdown that was imposed in March to contain the COVID-19, according to a top WHO expert.   WHO Health Emergencies Programme Executive Director Michael Ryan on Friday said the doubling time of the coronavirus cases in India is about three weeks at this stage.   "So the direc
  • India sixth worst-hit nation by COVID-19, surpasses Italy with 2,36,657 cases
    New Delhi, June 6 (PTI): India went past Italy to become the sixth worst-hit nation by the COVID-19 pandemic with the country registering a record single-day spike of 9,887 cases which pushed the nationwide tally to 2,36,657.   India's death toll due to COVID-19 rose to 6,642 with a record increase of 294 deaths in the 24 hours till Saturday 8 am.   India is now the sixth worst-affected nation in terms of coronavirus infection cases after the United States, Br
  • India sees jump of 61,000 Covid-19 cases in 1 week
    New, June 5 (PTI): As India moves towards unlocking various sectors, COVID-19 cases have been rising exponentially with a jump of nearly 61,000 cases in the past one week, and medical experts feel that if the situation spirals out of control, the lockdown may have to be reimposed.   India saw a record single-day jump of 9,851 coronavirus cases and 273 deaths on Friday, pushing the nationwide infection tally to 2,26,770 and the death toll to 6,348, according to the Union heal
  • SC queries pvt hospitals on Ayushman Bharat tariffs for COVID-19
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) The Supreme Court on Friday sought a response from private hospitals, which were given land free of cost by the government, if they are willing to charge tariffs prescribed under the Ayushman Bharat scheme for the treatment of COVID-19 patients.   A bench headed by Chief Justice S A Bobde gave two weeks to the private hospitals to clarify their stand in an affidavit. The query was put forth by the top court during the hearing of a PIL by advocate Sac
  • India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day
    New Delhi, June 5 (IANS) With the biggest-ever jump of 9,851 new cases and 273 deaths in past 24 hours, the Covid-19 tally in India reached 2,26,770 on Friday, a Health Ministry data revealed. The surge comes amid the first phase of unlock after a two-month shutdown even as the government plans to open religious places from next week.   Of the total cases, 1,10,960 are active, and 1,09,462 have recovered, while 6,348 lost the battle against the pandemic so far.  
  • India breaches 9K cases in a day, records 6,075 deaths so far
    New Delhi, June 4 (IANS) With the worst surge of 9,304 cases in a day so far, the total tally of coronavirus cases in India mounted to 2,16,919, a Health Ministry data revealed on Thursday.   Of the total cases 1,06,737 are active, while 1,04,107 persons have been cured and discharged from the hospitals.   A total of 260 people died since Wednesday, taking the death toll to 6,075.   The recovery rate of COVID cases is now 47.99 per cent, while the death