India emerged successfully in management of covid pandemic: Mansukh Mandaviya

Union Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Saturday said the country has successfully spearheaded the fight against covid-19 pandemic under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The country also developed a “robust and strong mechanism to counter the public health issues,” he said. “The country has emerged successfully in the management of the pandemic,” the Health … Read more

Andaman and Nicobar reports 5 new COVID-19 cases, tally at 10,119

Andaman and Nicobar Islands reported five fresh COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally in the Union territory to 10,119, a health department official said on Saturday. The archipelago now has 33 active cases, he said. Seven more persons recovered from the disease since Friday, taking the total number of recoveries to 9,957. The coronavirus death toll … Read more

China reports 151 COVID cases for June 24, vs 143 a day earlier

Mainland China reported 151 new coronavirus cases for June 24, of which 53 were symptomatic and 98 were asymptomatic, the National Health Commission said on Saturday. That compared with 143 new cases a day earlier – 37 symptomatic and 106 asymptomatic infections, which China counts separately. There were zero new deaths, leaving the nation’s death … Read more

Delhi Covid-19 Update: 1,447 new cases, one more death in capital; positivity rate down to 5.98%

Delhi recorded 1,447 new Covid cases and one more death on Friday, while the positivity rate dropped to 5.98 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here. These fresh cases came out of 24,203 tests conducted the previous day, it said. The infection tally has risen to 19,28,841 while the death toll … Read more

Moderna Says COVID Booster ‘Potent’ vs Newer Omicron Variants

June 22, 2022 – Moderna released study results today showing its new Omicron-specific booster increased antibodies against the coronavirus by a factor of 5, even against some of the newer and more worrisome variants. The company also today said it will soon ask the FDA to authorize the use of the vaccine. The company said … Read more

Amid 4th Covid wave scare, Health Minister Mandaviya to chair high-level meet on Friday

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya will on Friday chair a high-level review meeting with the core team of experts over increasing cases of COVID-19 in the country, official sources said. India has been witnessing an increase in coronavirus infections over the last couple of weeks. As on date, 10 states — Maharashtra, Kerala, Delhi, Karnataka, … Read more

“We’re playing with fire,” warns WHO Covid-19 Chief as infections multiply across the globe

Dr Maria Van Kerkhove, the Technical Lead on Covid-19 at the World Health Organisation, has warned the public that there is a large amount of (Covid-19) circulation around the world and a significant drop in surveillance data amidst the number of rising cases, has become a serious cause of concern. She stressed that the challenge … Read more

Is One COVID Vaccine for Kids Preferred Over the Other?

June 21, 2022 – Shots are starting to go into arms this week for the youngest group approved for COVID-19 vaccines – those 6 months to 5 years old. Now, many parents are faced with the question of not only when to vaccinate their kids, but also: Is one version of the vaccine preferred over … Read more

Delhi records 1,530 Covid cases, 3 deaths; positivity rate rises to 8.41%

Delhi recorded 1,530 new Covid cases and three deaths in a day while the positivity rate rose to 8.41 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department on Sunday. This was the fifth consecutive day that Delhi has recorded over 1,300 cases in a day. The fresh cases were detected out of … Read more

Coronavirus in India: States pull up socks as India records 12,899 new cases, 15 deaths in 24 hours

Coronavirus Latest Updates June 19th: India on Sunday recorded 12,899 new Coronavirus infections which took the total tally of Covid cases to 4,32,96,692, while the number of active cases increased to 72,474, according to the official data shared by the Union health ministry on Sunday. Although there has been a slight dip in Covid-19 cases … Read more