Covid-19: Kerala logs 55,475 fresh cases, a single-day record for state

On Monday, Kerala recorded 26,514 fresh cases while the previous highest ever in a single day was recorded on January 20- 46,387 cases. Kerala reported 55,475 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest ever reported from the state in a single day since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020, taking the total affected to … Read more

Covid-19: As home isolation cases surge, Mansukh Mandaviya directs states, UTs to bolster teleconsultations

State health ministers who joined the high-level review meeting included Anil Vij from Haryana and Uttarakhand’s Dhan Singh Rawat. In view of a substantial number of COVID-19 patients recuperating in home isolation, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya on Tuesday asked states to focus on expanding the reach of teleconsultation services to provide timely healthcare. He … Read more

Covid-19: West Bengal registers 4,546 fresh cases, 37 fatalities

At least 20,157 recoveries were reported in West Bengal in the past 24 hours which improved the discharge rate to 94.17 per cent. West Bengal on Monday recorded 4,546 new cases of COVID-19 and 37 more fatalities, a bulletin of the state health department said. The caseload in the infection is now 19,69,791. The state … Read more

Covid-19: Maharashtra cases sharply drop to 28,286; 36 more die

Witj this, the overall tally of COVID-19 cases surged to 75,35,511 and the death toll jumped to 1,42,151, a department bulletin said. Maharashtra on Monday recorded 28,286 coronavirus cases, 12,519 less than the previous day, and 36 fresh deaths, including 17 in the Mumbai region, linked to the infection, the state health department said. On … Read more

Covid-19: Mumbai cases drop below 2,000; 11 die, active tally at 21,142

This was the sixth day in a row when the daily COVID-19 cases have witnessed a drop in the financial capital. Mumbai on Monday reported under-2,000 new coronavirus cases at 1,857, down by 693 from the previous day and the lowest daily count in nearly a month, while 11 more patients succumbed to the infection, … Read more

Covid-19: UK to scrap tests for fully vaccinated travellers

The move will be welcomed by the travel and tourism industry, one of the sectors most badly affected worldwide by coronavirus lockdown measures. Fully vaccinated travellers entering England will soon be exempt from any COVID test requirements, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson revealed on Monday. Speaking to reporters during a visit to a hospital in … Read more

Covid-19: Vaccine-induced immunity in 30% individuals wanes after six months, new study finds

Individuals with antibody levels below 15 AU/ml were considered to be antibody negative, meaning they didn’t develop any protective immunity. Antibody titres in 30% individuals above the age of 40 decline barely six months after vaccination, a new study has demonstrated. The study was conducted by Hyderabad-based AIG Hospitals, in collaboration with the Asian Healthcare … Read more

Covid-19: After five-day dip, fresh cases slightly up to 6,149 in Mumbai, active tally below 50,000

With fresh additions, the COVID-19 tally increased to 10,11,967, while the death toll jumped to 16,476, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a bulletin. After dropping for five days in a row, daily coronavirus cases marginally rose to 6,149 in Mumbai on Tuesday, while seven more patients succumbed to the infection and 12,810 others … Read more

Covid-19: Kerala reports 28,481 fresh cases

Among the districts, Thiruvananthapuram reported 6,911 cases, followed by Ernakulam with 4,013 and Kozhikode with 2,967. COVID-19 infections in Kerala on Tuesday witnessed a steep rise as the state reported 28,481 new positive cases taking the infection count to 54,07,312. Kerala had reported 22,946 cases on Monday. State Health Minister Veena George said the state … Read more

Demand for relaxing partial lockdown measures in tourism sector in Bengal

The travel restriction announced by the government to contain the spread of the disease in the state has severely impacted the state’s tourism industry, they said. Trade bodies in West Bengal are pressing for relaxation of the partial lockdown measures clamped by the government on the job intensive tourism sector and have demanded its relaxation. … Read more