Exponential growth in Covid cases, driven by Omicron: Health ministry

The acceleration in cases is steeper than ever, but hospitalisation rates are relatively lower, Paul said. However, they are closely watching the data. Average hospitalisation in the country during the second wave was 20%. The country is witnessing an exponential growth in Covid-19 cases, driven by the Omicron variant. The Union health ministry on Wednesday … Read more

Controlling Coronavirus spread: Centre urges local authorities to enforce Covid protocol

Arunachal Pradesh, Manipur, Meghalaya, Assam, Tripura and Mizoram had large number of districts with positivity rate more than 10%. There are 66 districts in the country reporting more than 10% cases. The health ministry has expressed serious concern over crowding at tourist destinations and markets across the country and has urged local administrations to enforce … Read more

Daily tally of Covid-19 cases declines to 1.32 lakh from peak of 4.14 lakh in May 

This situation was a result of strong action taken by the governments at all levels. Restrictions imposed in many districts, and factors like no crowds or large gatherings anywhere and people wearing masks diligently have worked for the good, Paul said The number of reported Covid-19 cases across the country has witnessed a steady decline, … Read more

Covid-19 second wave: Indian health infra faces more than 3-fold rise in critical care demand, says govt data

The latest numbers were shared by the Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan at a meeting on Covid situation in the country with with GoM As of May 7, India had an active caseload of Covid cases standing at 37.23 lakh, out of which 1.34 per cent (49,894) are with ICU support, 3.7 per cent of … Read more

Covid-19: States cite shortages of vaccine as India opens vaccination for 18+ years

There are also reports emerging that the priority group i.e. those above 45 years, is also not getting vaccines despite pre-booked appointments. As India began the vaccination drive for the age group of 18-44 years from today onwards, several states put on hold the planned nationwide COVID-19 immunisation programme citing paucity of the vaccine. Last … Read more

Nearly 40,000 coronavirus cases in India: Government

India saw 39,726 new coronavirus infections being reported in a day, the highest single day rise recorded so far this year, taking the nationwide COVID-19 tally of cases to 1,15,14,331, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The daily rise in infections (39,726) was the highest recorded in 110 days, while the death … Read more

West Delhi school calls off offline classes after student tests Covid positive

All schools in Delhi were permitted to call Board exams students i.e of class 10 and 12 to attend offline classes starting January 18. A privately-run West Delhi school had to temporarily shut down after a student tested positive for Covid-19. The student reported to the schools about his health on March 2 after which … Read more

Ahead of corona lockdown anniversary, India’s state-wise tally shows disturbing surge

Maharashtra’s neighbour, Goa is also experiencing a spike in Covid cases with tourism coming back to full bloom. (Reuters image) Pune has outmatched Bengaluru in recording the highest number of confirmed Covid-19 cases from a city after Delhi after four months haul. The recent surge in Covid cases in Maharashtra made Pune take the second … Read more

Covid-19 in India LIVE: Centre calls urgent meeting to brief states regarding next phase of vaccination starting March 1

As many as 10 states across India have witnessed fresh surge in the coronavirus case in last 15 days. (Reuters photo) Coronavirus LIVE Updates Covid19 February 26 Live Blog: The Union government has called an urgent meeting at 11 am today to brief states regarding phase 3 of the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination drive in the … Read more