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Tamil Nadu Covid-19 tally crosses 1 lakh mark

As many as 4329 new cases of Coronavirus were reported on Friday, while the number stood at 4343 on Thursday. The total number of cases in the State stands at 1,02,721. The death toll too rose to 1385 after 63 more people succumbed to the infection on Friday. Of the 63 deaths, Chennai accounted for 33.

Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

The Maharashtra government on Monday announced that it has extended the lockdown till July 31 in view of the steadily increasing Covid-19 cases in the state. While all existing lockdown conditions will continue, the government will gradually ease restrictions over the next month.Covid-19 outbreak: Maharashtra extends lockdown till July 31

Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

Malls in Haryana’s Gurugram are all set to open their gates for customers as the state government allowed them to resume operations from July 1. The management at malls in Gurugram have been gearing up to ensure all safety precautions. Malls in the city are closed since mid March after imposition of COVID-induced lockdown. While speaking to ANI, Rinki, manager of a store at MGF Metropolis Mall said, “We will take all precautions against COVID-19 and not allow more than 5 customers to enter the store at a time." Meanwhile, the total number of COVID-19 cases in Haryana has reached 13829.Coronavirus pandemic: Gurugram malls ready to welcome customers from July 01

India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 count breached the seven lakh mark and reached 7,19,665 on Tuesday, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With as many as 467 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to coronavirus, the death toll has reached 20,160. Out of the total number of cases, 2,59,557 are active and 4,39,948 have been cured/discharged/migrated.India's COVID-19 tally crosses 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases; death toll above 20K

India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

India reported the highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in last 24 hours, 334 deaths reported. Total number of positive cases now stands at 3,66,946 including 1,60,384 active cases, 1,94,325 cured/discharged/migrated and 12,237 deaths. According to the Government of India, the recovery rate has further improved to 52.95%; the recoveries/deaths ratio stands at 94.07%:5.93%. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on June 18 informed that till June 17, 62,49,668 samples have been tested. 1,65,412 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. India reports highest single-day spike of 12,881 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours

Don't forget us in coronavirus battle, say businesses in India's Dharavi slum

Dharavi, believed to be Asia's largest slum, has been hailed as a success story in the battle against the coronavirus pandemic, bringing cases from a daily average of 100 in April to about 10 in July, say city officials, thanks to a strict lockdown.

Single-day spike of 20,903 COVID-19 cases in India, total tally climbs to 6,25,544

The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.

Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus

Yoga guru Ramdev's Patanjali Ayurved on Wednesday said there are no AYUSH Ministry restrictions on selling Coronil, a drug the company recently launched as a medicine for COVID-19 but is now calling it a product to “manage” the disease. The Union ministry confirmed that Patanjali can sell the product but not as a cure for COVID-19.Patanjali can sell its drug but not as 'cure' to coronavirus

Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health Ministry, there are 2,53,287 active cases in the country while 4,24,432 patients have been cured or discharged. While one patient has migrated. 425 new deaths were reported in the last 24 hours in the country due to COVID-19, taking the number of patients succumbing to the deadly virus to 19,693.Coronavirus in India: 24,248 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 7-lakh mark

Coronavirus pandemic: US citizens may be kept out as Europe reopens

Americans are unlikely to be allowed into more than 30 European countries for business or tourism when the continent begins next week to open its borders to the world. That is due to the spread of the coronavirus and President Donald Trump's ban on European visitors.Coronavirus pandemic: US citizens may be kept out as Europe reopens

Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

India on June 19 continued to record new highs in reporting coronavirus cases in single day as 13,856 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,80,532. Death toll has crossed 12,500 mark after 336 people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours. Covid-19 in India: Record 13,856 new cases take tally to 3.8 lakh, death toll crosses 12,500 mark

COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

Delhi government on Thursday announced a price cap at Rs 2,400 for COVID-19 RT-PCR test. Deputy Chief Minister, Manish Sisodia, in his tweet said, "Delhi government has decided to cap the rates for #COVID19 RT-PCR test at Rs 2,400 inclusive of all charges." Earlier, Home Ministry Spokesperson tweeted, "As per the directives of Home Minister Amit Shah in providing relief to the common man, High-level expert committee's report on 'Covid-19 testing rates' received by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has been further sent to Delhi Govt for necessary action. It has been decided to fix the test rate at Rs 2,400." COVID-19 testing: Coronavirus test price in Delhi capped at Rs 2,400

Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

India's COVID-19 cases soared by over 20,000 in a day for the first time taking the country's total tally to 6,25,544 on Friday, while the death toll climbed to 18,213 with 379 new fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded 20,903 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours till Friday 8 am. The number of recoveries stands at 3,79,891 while one patient has migrated. There are 2,27,439 active cases of coronavirus infections presently in the country.Coronavirus in India: Single-day spike of 20,903 new cases, total tally stands at 6,25,544

Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

Mumbai police on Wednesday imposed section 144 of CrPC in the city, prohibiting movement of people in public places and gatherings, to prevent spread of COVID-19, an official said. The prohibitory order, issued by a senior police official, says restrictions on movement of residents for non- essential work will remain in force till July 15.Section 144 imposed in Mumbai to check rising coronavirus cases

COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

407 deaths and highest single-day spike of 17,296 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in the last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 4,90,401 including 1,89,463 active cases,2,85,637cured/discharged/migrated and 15301 deaths. Confirmed cases have reached 1,47,741 in Maharashtra. Total number of samples tested up to 25 June is 77,76,228. COVID-19 outbreak: India witnesses highest single-day spike of 17,296 new cases

India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

According to the latest bulletin by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there has been a rise of 16,922 cases and 418 casualties across India in the past 24 hours. As a result, the overall national tally has surpassed 4,70,000. “A total of 4,73,105 positive cases have so far been reported in the country, which includes 1,86,514 active cases, 2,71,697 who have been cured/discharged and 14,894 deaths,” the Health Ministry said on Thursday.India scales new single-day spike record with 16,922 cases in 24 hrs; tally surpasses 4.7 lakh

Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with senior administrative officers of Delhi-NCR in view of COVID-19 management and situation in the national capital. Chief Minister of Delhi, Arvind Kejriwal was also present in the meeting. Meanwhile, total number of coronavirus cases stand for 47, 102. 1,904 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the national capital. Covid-19 outbreak: HM Shah holds meeting with CM Kejriwal, senior officials of Delhi-NCR

Bengaluru slips in Covid standing as cases surge eight-fold in June

When cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Chennai were struggling with the surging number of Covid-19 cases, Bengaluru — with a population 12 million — took pride in the fact that its city administration and experts advising the state in handling the spread had successfully contained the infection.

Covid-19: Chandigarh Police HQ closed for 2 days to carry out sanitisation

Chandigarh Police headquarters has been closed for two days for sanitisation amid coronavirus pandemic. A person working in the education department office has contracted COVID-19. As per the information given by, SP (Headquarters) of Chandigarh Manoj Kumar, the police headquarters and education department’s office are adjacent to each other in Sector-9 of Chandigarh. There are total 65 active cases of COVID-19 in Chandigarh. Covid-19: Chandigarh Police HQ closed for 2 days to carry out sanitisation

Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

India recorded a spike of 18,522 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 5,66,840, with the number of fatalities inching closer to 17,000-mark, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Tuesday. Maharashtra, Delhi and Tamil Nadu constitute more than 60 per cent of the total Covid-19 cases in the country. A total of 3,34,822 people have recovered and discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 59.06 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 418 deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours, taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,893.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 5.6 lakh mark with 18,522 cases in last 24 hrs

Single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases pushes India's tally close to 7-lakh mark

Another big single-day jump of 24,248 COVID-19 cases took India's tally close to the 7-lakh mark on Monday, while the death toll due to the disease climbed to 19,693 with 425 new fatalities, according to the Union health ministry.

India's COVID-19 fight people-driven: PM Modi

In an address during the virtual meeting of the American Association of Physicians of Indian Origin (AAPI) on Saturday, Modi said COVID-19 had been used as an opportunity to work towards making the country self-reliant.

Karnataka set to conduct class 10 exams from Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Allaying fears and defying calls to defer them, Karnataka is all set to conduct the Covid-hit rescheduled Secondary School Leaving Certificate (SSLC) board exams for class 10 students across the southern state from Thursday. As many as 8,48,203 children will appear for the examination at 2879 exam centres, education department officials said, adding that each examination hall will have only 18 to 20 students.Karnataka set to conduct class 10 exams from Thursday amid COVID-19 pandemic

Covid-19: India reports highest single-day jump of over 22,000 new cases

India's coronavirus count jumped to 6.4 lakh on Saturday after the country reported the highest-single day spike of over 22,000 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Of the total cases, 3,94,226 have been successfully treated while one case has been migrated from the country. There are 2,35,433 active cases of COVID-19 in India and all are under medical supervision. The death toll increased to 18,655 in the country with 442 more persons succumbing to the viral infection in the last 24 hours, according to the latest data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.Covid-19: India reports highest single-day jump of over 22,000 new cases

COVID-19 testing: CCMB develops low cost novel RT-nPCR test for coronavirus

Researchers at the Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), under DST India, have developed a new low-cost & low-tech required test for SARS-CoV-2 testing. This test is known as reverse transcription nested PCR (RT-nPCR) test. The RT-nPCR test, developed by Centre For Cellular And Molecular Biology research team, has shown comparable performance to the standard RT-qPCR test. The nested PCR (RT-nPCR) approach does not depend on RT-qPCR. It uses the standard RT-PCR as part of an endpoint assay.COVID-19 testing: CCMB develops low cost novel RT-nPCR test for coronavirus

Gujarat HC stays Ahmedabad's rath yatra on coronavirus concerns

Hearing a Public Interest Litigation (PIL), a division bench of Chief Justice Vikram Nath and Justice JB Pardiwala stayed all secular and religious activities related to the Rath Yatra, after taking into consideration submissions made by the petitioner and respondents and the recent order of the supreme court staying Rath Yatra in Puri.

Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,987 cases; death toll 7,466

The worrying trend of coronavirus cases continued in India on Tuesday as the country reported around 9,987 new cases and 331 fresh deaths due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. According to the ministry's latest bulletin, the number of cases in the country now stands at 2,66,598 and the virus-related death toll at 7,466.Covid-19: India records highest single-day spike of 9,987 cases; death toll 7,466

Covid-19: Complete lockdown in four districts of Tamil Nadu from June 19 to 30

Tamil Nadu government on Monday announced a complete lockdown in four districts, including Chennai, from June 19 to 30 in view of the rising cases of the novel coronavirus in the state. The lockdown has been announced in Chennai, Kancheepuram, Tiruvallur and Chengalpet districts of Tamil Nadu. The decision was taken during a cabinet meeting.Covid-19: Complete lockdown in four districts of Tamil Nadu from June 19 to 30

Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired meeting of high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on June 27. The High Level GoM Meet in Delhi took place to discuss response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in country. "Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown," said Dr Harsh Vardhan. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present in the meeting. It is noted that Minister of State for Home, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers are part of the GoM. Chief of Defence Staff is also part of it.Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

Union Health Minister, Dr Harsh Vardhan chaired meeting of high-level Group of Ministers (GoM) on COVID-19 on June 27. The High Level GoM Meet in Delhi took place to discuss response, management of COVID-19 pandemic in country. "Our recovery rate has gone above 58% and around 3 lakh people have recovered from COVID19. Our mortality/fatality rate is near 3% which is very less. Our doubling rate has come down to near 19 days, which was 3 days before the lockdown," said Dr Harsh Vardhan. External Affairs Minister, S Jaishankar, Civil Aviation Minister, Hardeep Singh Puri, Minister of State for Health Ashwini Kumar Choubey were also present in the meeting. It is noted that Minister of State for Home, Minister of State for Shipping and Chemical and Fertilizers are part of the GoM. Chief of Defence Staff is also part of it.Covid-19 doubling rate came down to 19 days, almost 3 lakh recovered: Harsh Vardhan

COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Total tally crosses 2 lakh mark with 7,074 new cases in last 24 hrs

Maharashtra reported 7,074 cases and 295 deaths in the last 24 hours, taking state’s tally to 2,00,064. 1180 cases were reported in Mumbai in 24 hours with dip in infections at Asia’s largest slum Dharavi (2). 2,42,383 tests were conducted on July 03 across India, according to ICMR. Total number of tests done so far stands at 95,40,132. COVID-19 in Maharashtra: Total tally crosses 2 lakh mark with 7,074 new cases in last 24 hrs

Covid-19 pandemic: With 2.36 lakh cases, India jumps to 6th spot among 10 worst-hit countries

With the total number of coronavirus cases rising to 2.36 lakh in the country, India on Saturday jumped to the sixth position among 10 countries worst-hit by the novel coronavirus across the globe, surpassing Italy’s tally in terms of cases. As per the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare's latest data, India reported 9,887 fresh COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cases in the country to 2,36,657. The death toll jumped to 6,642 after 294 fresh fatalities were reported in the country in the past 24 hours.Covid-19 pandemic: With 2.36 lakh cases, India jumps to 6th spot among 10 worst-hit countries

COVID-19: India sees record single-day spike of 24,850 cases, total tally mounts to 6,73,165

On July 05, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of now, positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases, 4,09,083 cured/discharged/migrated and 19,268 deaths. Maharashtra being the worst affected state recorded over 2 lakh confirmed cases. According to Ministry of Health, total confirmed cases in Maharashtra is 2,00,064. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of samples tested up to July 4 is 97,89,066 of which 2,48,934 samples were tested on July 04.COVID-19: India sees record single-day spike of 24,850 cases, total tally mounts to 6,73,165

COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

A day after Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal directed five-day mandatory institutional-quarantine for every coronavirus patient, the decision was revoked on Saturday following stiff opposition by the AAP govt. The development came after two meetings between the Delhi government and the LG. Now all individuals who test positive will be first examined at COVID care centres to find out if they need hospitalisation. It will also be checked if they have adequate facilities for home isolation. The AAP government had contended that the mandatory institutional quarantine will seriously harm the city as its facilities will not be able to take the burden of the rising number of cases.COVID-19 in Delhi: 5-day mandatory institutional quarantine order withdrawn after AAP govt's stiff opposition

Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 672 new cases reported in 24 hours, active infections at 6,711

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad on June 30 informed about the current count of COVID-19 cases in the state. He said that 672 new COVID positive cases have been reported in the state in the last 24 hours. “In the last 24 hours, 672 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6711 active cases, 16084 patients have been discharged so far and 697 patients have succumbed to the infection,” said Prasad.Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 672 new cases reported in 24 hours, active infections at 6,711

Covid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

What is community transmission, and are we in the community transmission phase of Covid-19? Divya Rajagopal of The Economic Times explains. WatchCovid-19 pandemic: Is India in community transmission phase?

PM Modi says lockdown helped control Covid-19 infections, asks State CMs to expand health infra

Noting that the spread of COVID-19 is more in a few big states and cities, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday asked chief ministers to make full use of their state's existing testing capacity and also work to augment health infrastructure. People's discipline during the nationwide lockdown has stopped the virus' exponential growth, the prime minister said, adding that India is now better placed than earlier vis-à-vis treating patients, health infrastructure and trained manpower.PM Modi says lockdown helped control Covid-19 infections, asks State CMs to expand health infra

Jaganmohan Reddy flags off fleet of 1088 ambulances in fight against Covid-19

Andhra Pradesh CM YS Jaganmohan Reddy has flagged off a fleet of 1,088 emergency vehicles of 108 and 104 ambulance services. This will be a big step in the fight against COVID-19 pandemic.Jaganmohan Reddy flags off fleet of 1088 ambulances in fight against Covid-19

COVID-19 testing: Coimbatore-based engineer develops smart swab robot for sample collection

Coronavirus cases are growing in the country and same is the condition with testings. A robotic engineer from Coimbatore has developed smart swab robot for sample collection. The robot works automatically through connecting with phone via app and it eliminates any human interference that could help in containing the spread of coronavirus. COVID-19 testing: Coimbatore-based engineer develops smart swab robot for sample collection

Coronavirus in Assam: Himanta Sarma announces 14-day complete lockdown in Guwahati

Assam Health Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said that a 12-hour night curfew will be imposed across the state from 7 pm onwards from Friday and a 14-day complete lockdown will be enforced in Kamrup (Metro) district, of which Guwahati city is a part, from June 28 midnight, following a spurt in COVID-19 cases. Guwahati, the gateway to the northeast region, has reported 762 coronavirus cases since June 15.Coronavirus in Assam: Himanta Sarma announces 14-day complete lockdown in Guwahati

Covid-19: Cases in India climb to 3,43,091; death toll 9,900

The country recorded 10,667 infections in the last 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 1,53,178, while 1,80,012 people have recovered and one patient has migrated, according to official data. "Thus, around 52.46% patients have recovered so far," an official said. India is the fourth worst-hit nation after the US, Brazil and Russia.

Novak Djokovic, wife test negative for coronavirus

The tennis player had tested positive after playing in an exhibition series he organised in Serbia and Croatia.

Coronavirus in India: 19,459 new cases, 380 deaths reported in 24 hours; total tally nears 5.5 lakh

India on Monday witnessed a spike of 19,459 cases in last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 5,48,318, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The country continued to be the fourth worst hit among 213 countries, with 2,10,120 active cases and 16,475 deaths. A total of 3,21,722 people has recovered and been discharged from hospitals. The recovery rate is 58.56 per cent among the COVID-19 patients. According to the Health Ministry data, 380 deaths were recorded in a day taking the COVID-19 death toll to 16,475.Coronavirus in India: 19,459 new cases, 380 deaths reported in 24 hours; total tally nears 5.5 lakh

Is Kerala’s well-managed Covid-19 fight threatening to unravel?

Five months after it began relentlessly chasing the virus, Kerala’s healthcare has reached a delicate pass.

Coronavirus in India: Total cases count crosses six lakh mark, death toll nears 18,000

India recorded 19,148 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the latest figures shared by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, (MoHFW), the death count rose by 434. With this, the COVID-19 positive cases in India stand at 6,04,641 including 2,26,947 active cases, 3,59,860 cured/ discharged/ migrated. The total number of deaths recorded so far stands at 17,834.Coronavirus in India: Total cases count crosses six lakh mark, death toll nears 18,000

239 experts with 1 big claim: The coronavirus is airborne

239 experts in 32 countries have evidence showing that smaller airborne particles can infect people.

Covid-19 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal thanks Centre for providing testing kits in time

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejrwal expressed gratefulness to the Centre for providing the COVID-19 testing kits when required in time. Arvind Kejriwal said, “In the first week of June, the number of beds has increased significantly. There are 13500 beds present in Delhi now, of which 6500 are occupied. Also, 20000 tests are being conducted daily. I thank Centre for providing us the needed testing kits.” Covid-19 in Delhi: CM Kejriwal thanks Centre for providing testing kits in time

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal tests negative for coronavirus

The chief minister has avoided meetings and visitors since Sunday afternoon, an AAP spokesperson said

Covid-19 in UP: 1346 new positive cases reported in last 24 hrs

In a press conference held in Lucknow on July 07, Principal Health Secretary of Uttar Pradesh, Amit Mohan Prasad informed that 1346 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in last 24 hours in the state. “In the last 24 hours, 1346 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported. Active cases in the state stand at 9,514. A total of 19,627 have been discharged after recovering from the disease. The death toll stands at 827,” Amit Mohan Prasad said. He further said, “30,329 samples were tested yesterday. 9,22,049 samples have been tested in the state so far.”Covid-19 in UP: 1346 new positive cases reported in last 24 hrs

Covid-19 outbreak: Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30

West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee on Monday announced that the lockdown, which was set to end on June 15, has been extended in the state for another 15 days. "The lockdown is being extended in the state till June 30, with all existing relaxations and conditions still in place. Earlier, we had allowed only 10 people at social programmes such as a marriage or a funeral ceremony, now we have increased it to 25," she said after a meeting of the state cabinet.Covid-19 outbreak: Lockdown extended in West Bengal till June 30

India's COVID-19 tally, fatality rate per million population lowest in world: Health ministry

Chile has witnessed 15,459.8 COVID-19 cases per million population, while Peru has 9,070.8 cases per million people. The US, Brazil, Spain, Russia, the UK, Italy and Mexico have 8,560.5, 7,419.1, 5,358.7, 4,713.5, 4,204.4, 3,996.1 and 1,955.8 cases per million, respectively, according to the WHO report.

Madras High Court directs Centre to verify efficacy of Siddha medicine in COVID-19 treatment

​​Issuing the directive also to the Central Council for Research in Ayurveda and Siddha, Justices P N Prakash and B Pugalendhi of the Madurai Bench ordered them to file a report by August 3 on the newly developed "IMPRO" medicine, which contains 66 herbs.

India's Covid-19 tally crosses 7 lakh-mark with 22,252 fresh cases, toll rises to 20,160

India's coronavirus infection caseload stands at 7,19,665, the ministry's data updated at 8 am showed. With a steady rise, the number of recoveries stands at 4,39,947, while there are 2,59,557 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country.

Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases; tally crosses 2.97 lakh

India reports the highest single-day spike of 10,956 new COVID-19 cases & 396 related deaths in the last 24 hours. Total number of cases: 297535; Active cases: 141842; Cured: 147195; Deaths: 8498 deaths.Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 10,956 new cases; tally crosses 2.97 lakh

Get tested for COVID-19 ahead of session: Goa Speaker to MLAs

Goa Legislative Assembly Speaker Rajesh Patnekar told reporters on Thursday the MLAs should get tested themselves for COVID-19 as they are on the field, mixing with people and serving them.

Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 685 new cases reported, active infections at 6,650

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary of Health, Amit Mohan Prasad, on June 29 briefed the detail report of COVID-19 situation in the state. 685 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in last 24 hours, he said. “There are 6650 active cases, 15506 patients have been discharged so far and the recovery rate in UP stands at 66.86%, and 672 patients have succumbed to the infection,” he further added.Covid-19 in Uttar Pradesh: 685 new cases reported, active infections at 6,650

Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh reports 933 new cases in last 24 hours

Uttar Pradesh Additional Chief Secretary of Home Department, Awanish Awasthi on July 06 briefed the media and gave the latest update on the current COVID-19 situation in the state. He said, “In the last 24 hours, 933 new COVID-19 positive cases and 24 deaths have been reported in the state. There are 8,718 active cases, 19,109 discharges so far and 809 patients have succumbed to the infection”. Covid-19: Uttar Pradesh reports 933 new cases in last 24 hours

Delhi's COVID-19 tally crosses 1 lakh-mark with 1,379 fresh cases

Forty-eight fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the Delhi health department bulletin.

India records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770

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 records over 9,800 Covid cases in a day; tally reaches 2,26,770

Covid-19: With 9,985 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; death toll 7,745

9,985 new COVID-19 cases and 279 deaths have been reported in India in the last 24 hours. The total number of cases in the country now stands at 2,76,583, including 1,33,632 active cases, 1,35,206 cured/discharged/migrated cases and 7,745 deaths, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Wednesday morning.Covid-19: With 9,985 new cases in 24 hours, India's tally crosses 2.76 lakh; death toll 7,745

With Delhi's recovery rate at 72 pc, no need to panic as COVID-19 numbers reach one lakh: Arvind Kejriwal

The national capital's COVID-19 cases are also nearing the 1-lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths, according to the Union Health ministry.

Maharashtra: 68 inmates found COVID-19 positive at Akola jail

68 inmates in the Akola jail have been tested positive for COVID-19 in Maharashtra on June 28. “68 inmates in the Akola jail have tested positive for COVID-19 out of which many are asymptomatic. Isolation wards have been made inside the jail. All the arrangements are in place to take care of the inmates,” informed Deputy Collector of Akola, Sanjay Khadse. Maharashtra: 68 inmates found COVID-19 positive at Akola jail

Brazil President Bolsonaro tests positive for coronavirus

Bolsonaro has repeatedly defied local guidelines to wear a mask in public, even after a judge ordered him to do so in late June. Bolsonaro has also railed against social distancing rules supported by the World Health Organization.

BJP’S national stock-taking exercise : State units list digital, migrant outreach during lockdown

Lauding their work, Modi said that the BJP as an organisation is not meant to only win elections but do ‘sewa’ to people. Party units in Assam, UP, Bihar, Karnataka, Maharashtra, Rajasthan and Delhi attended this stock-taking, which was conducted by a ‘Vishal Jansabha’ and was attended by all senior party leaders.

How the coronavirus pandemic is now covering all of Mumbai

South Mumbai and central Mumbai have been identified as the epicentre of the coronavirus attack with thousands of cases being reported from these parts while northern and central suburbs reported much fewer cases.

Number of COVID-19 patients in hospitals down, 9,900 beds free: Arvind Kejriwal

According to the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry, Delhi's COVID-19 tally has reached 94,695. Out of the total cases, 26,148 are active, 65,624 have been cured and 2,923 have died so far after contracting the infection.

Covid-19 outbreak: No 'Dahi Handi' in Maharashtra this year, says CM Uddhav Thackrey

New rules for the festival of Ganesh Chaturthi in Maharashtra likely to be announced. CM Uddhav Thackrey says the size of the Ganesh idols should be restricted to 4 feet. There will be no Dahi Handi in the state this year.Covid-19 outbreak: No 'Dahi Handi' in Maharashtra this year, says CM Uddhav Thackrey

Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Atleast 21 people, who had returned back in Haryana’s Panchkula from the United States of America has tested positive of coronavirus infection. Total 73 people had arrived from the US on May 19. Chief Medical Officer of Panchkula, Dr Jasjit Kaur said, “21 out of 73 people, who had arrived from the USA on May 19 have tested positive for COVID-19. All of them are not residents of Panchkula but belong to various districts. 2 reports were inconclusive and rests were negative.”Coronavirus in Haryana: 21 US returnees test positive for COVID-19 in Panchkula

Karnataka's active coronavirus cases could peak to 25,000 by mid-August

The projections are so sensitive that if the daily growth rate is 3% then active numbers would reach 17,000 but if daily growth rate is 4% then active numbers would reach 25000 in about 50-60 days

India reports 14,821 new COVID cases, 445 deaths in last 24 hours

445 deaths and spike of 14,821 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in India in last 24 hrs. Positive cases in India stand at 4,25,282 including 1,74,387 active cases, 2,37,196 cured/discharged/migrated & 13699 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health.India reports 14,821 new COVID cases, 445 deaths in last 24 hours

COVID-19 in India: Highest single-day spike of 11,929 cases; death toll rises over 9K

India witnessed its highest-ever spike of 11,929 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,20,922, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. With 311 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the coronavirus death toll has now reached 9,195. Out of the total number of cases, 1,49,348 are active and 1,62,379 have been cured/discharged/migrated. Maharashtra continues to be the worst-affected state with as many as 1,04,568 cases, followed by Tamil Nadu (42,687) and Delhi.COVID-19 in India: Highest single-day spike of 11,929 cases; death toll rises over 9K

Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike with over 18,000 new cases; tally crosses 5 lakh mark

India crossed the 5 lakh mark as COVID-19 cases continue to increase. The country reported highest single day spike of 1,8552 COVID-19 cases followed by 384 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 508953, which includes 197387 active cases and 295881 cured/discharged/migrated. Till now, 15685 people have lost the battle against the virus. Indian Council of Medical and Research reported the total number of samples tested up to 26 June as 79,96,707.Covid-19: India reports highest single-day spike with over 18,000 new cases; tally crosses 5 lakh mark

COVID-19 crisis: Chennai observes complete lockdown as corona cases rise in Tamil Nadu

Chennai observed complete lockdown on June 21. The decision of lockdown came after the increasing number of coronavirus cases in the state. Kanchipuram, Thiruvallur, Chennai and Chengalpattu were reported the most affected districts of Tamil Nadu. Vehicular movement also decreased in Chennai on third day of complete lockdown. Lockdown to remain imposed till June 30.COVID-19 crisis: Chennai observes complete lockdown as corona cases rise in Tamil Nadu

India coronavirus caseload goes up to 2,56,611

It took five days for the country's caseload to to go from 2 lakh (June 2 numbers) to the 2.5 lakh mark. To put things in perspective, it had taken as many as 74 days for cases to go from 1 to 10,000.

Covid-19: Pune man gets mask made of gold worth around 3 lakh

Meet a man from Pune who owns a mask made of pure gold. Shankar Kurade, a resident of Pimpri-Chinchwad of Pune district, has got himself a mask made of gold worth Rs 2.89 lakhs.Covid-19: Pune man gets mask made of gold worth around 3 lakh

India doing 'pretty well' in fight against COVID-19; will 'win this war': Govt

At a media briefing, Chairman of Empowered Group One and NITI Aayog member Dr V K Paul said China was the first one to experience the COVID-19 outbreak and it was localised in one particular province, later expanding to few other cities.

Covid-19: Serological survey begins in Delhi to determine virus spread

Serological survey has begun in the national capital from June 27. A medical team visited Motia Khan and Paharganj area and collected samples for serological survey. The survey is a part of the 'Revised COVID Response Plan' in line with recommendations of Dr. VK Paul committee. In recent days, Delhi has overtaken Mumbai on COVID-19 cases. Covid-19: Serological survey begins in Delhi to determine virus spread

View: Lucky draw of random lockdowns

Even as the nationwide ‘Lockdown 4’ was partially relaxed to become ‘Unlock 1’, the steeply rising number of Covid-19-positive cases in several parts of the country has led to localised reimposition of curfew, with state authorities restricting or banning inter-region or inter-city travel.

COVID-19 pandemic: Haryana to reopen schools in July in a phased manner

While addressing a press conference in Chandigarh on June 04, the Education Minister of Haryana, Kanwar Pal Gujjar spoke on re-opening of schools. He said, “Schools to reopen in July in phased manner, starting with classes 10-12, followed by classes 6-9 and 1-5. For social distancing, schools to function at 50% strength. In class of 30 students, 15 will come in morning and 15 in evening or alternate days.” “We will be conducting a demo in 4-5 schools to prepare and better the plan. Colleges will reopen in August with first-year commencing from September. Universities will take rest of the decisions,” Haryana Education Minister added. COVID-19 pandemic: Haryana to reopen schools in July in a phased manner

Delhi to scale up Covid-19 testing

SD Biosensor, the South Korean healthcare company with a manufacturing facility at Manesar near Gurgaon, has supplied the 50,000 Standard Q Covid-19Ag kits, the stand-alone rapid point of care antigen detection assay for quick detection of SARS-CoV-2.

US marks record 53,069 coronavirus cases in 24 hours: Tracker

The second consecutive day of a record-high case count came as the United States -- the hardest-hit country in the world in the coronavirus pandemic -- headed into the July Fourth holiday weekend.

COVID-19 situation a blessing in disguise, says Nitin Gadkari

Addressing virtual 'Jan Samwad' rally of BJP workers from Nagpur in Maharashtra, Gadkari said the challenge posed by COVID-19 is nothing compared to the challenges faced and overcame by India before and after Independence. "It is not only India that is facing COVID-19 crisis but the whole world is impacted by it, but we should consider it as a blessing in disguise," the Nagpur BJP MP said.

Coronavirus pandemic getting worse globally: WHO head Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus

Speaking via video-conference with members of the European Parliament's health committee, Tedros said that once the pandemic was over, the world should not return to its previous state, but build a "new normal" that would be fairer, greener and help prevent climate change.

Highest positivity, slow recoveries, low testing: Telangana's worsening Covid-19 stats

Telangana also continues to be among the states with the lowest tests per million population at 2,361 tests to emerge the second-lowest after Bihar that topped the charts with India’s lowest tests per million population at 1,859 tests.

Two Karnataka students who appeared for board exams infected by Covid-19

Two students who appeared for the Class 10 state board exams in Karnataka have tested positive for Covid-19.Two Karnataka students who appeared for board exams infected by Covid-19

EU authorises use of remdesivir to treat coronavirus

The green light comes on the recomendation of the European Medicines Agency which gave its conditional authorisation last week for the treatment of patients above 12 years of age who are suffering pneumonia and require extra oxygen.

Situation in Guwahati critical, govt may have to impose lockdown: Himanta Biswa Sarma

Assam government has decided to conduct 50,000 tests in Guwahati and bring petrol pump and Dhabas under surveillance. The state has also decided to ramp up testing to 3 lakh by June end. Assam has conducted around 2, 1503 lakh tests so far.

Amid spike in cases, Telangana weighs to impose lockdown in Hyderabad

At a high-level review held on the rising Coronavirus spread in Telangana in general and the Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) region in particular, Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao on Sunday indicated imposing lockdown in Hyderabad for 15 days.

Active cases most likely to hit peak of 2.6 lakh on July 15: Report

The SEIR report also highlights several important data points which include India’s possible peak points, state and city wise projections and active cases over a period of time. The report has achieved an accuracy rate of 96% for active cases, with an overall prediction level of over 92% for its previous projections.

India's COVID-19 recovery rate improving, fatality rate declining: Health Ministry

The number of active COVID-19 cases stood at 93,322 while 91,818 people have recovered so far, of whom 4,835 cured in the last 24 hours.

Coronavirus pandemic: India to soon have larger doses of ‘Remdesivir’ for COVID-19 patients, says AIIMS Director

New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): The Director of All India Institute of Medical Sciences, (AIIMS), Dr Randeep Guleria talked about the latest anti-viral drugs which are being used for treatment of COVID-19. “There are some anti-viral drugs which are being used; one of them is 'Remdesivir' that is being made by a company from United States. Data suggests that it helps to decrease hospital stay but it doesn't show benefit as far as death or mortality benefit is concerned,” said AIIMS Director. “There are Indian companies now which have got the license to make 'Remdesivir', we are hopeful that in next few weeks we’ll be able to have larger doses of this drug available,” the AIIMS Director added. Coronavirus pandemic: India to soon have larger doses of ‘Remdesivir’ for COVID-19 patients, says AIIMS Director

Former Gujarat CM tests positive for coronavirus

"He tested positive for coronavirus on Saturday and was shifted to a private hospital on Sunday morning on the advice of his doctor," the aide said.

Watch: Huge rush at market in Guwahati ahead of complete lockdown

Complete lockdown will be imposed in Guwahati for 14 days from 7 pm on June 28. Strict lockdown will be imposed in view of rising cases of COVID-19. Rush of people was seen at a market in city to buy essentials. Assam has recorded total of 6816 coronavirus cases so far. Watch: Huge rush at market in Guwahati ahead of complete lockdown

Tamil Nadu reports 2,516 cases; seventh consecutive day of over 2,000 Covid-19 positive cases

Tamil Nadu has been reporting more than 2,000 fresh cases of the infection for a week now and the number of active cases is 28,428. Of the fresh cases reported on Tuesday, ten patients who arrived in Tamil Nadu from abroad tested positive in the state. In addition to them, 28 passengers who arrived from other Indian states tested positive in the state as well.

WHO acknowledges 'evidence emerging' of airborne spread of COVID-19

"...The possibility of airborne transmission in public settings cannot be ruled out," WHO technical head said.

View: Delhi’s Covid contagion curve is far from flattening

What is deeply worrying is insufficient testing, coupled with the lack of enough hospital beds.

UP reports 606 new COVID cases, recovery rate over 66%: Govt

In the last 24 hours, 606 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in Uttar Pradesh, informed state’s Principal Health Secretary, Amit Mohan Prasad. There are 6,679 active cases, 14,808 patients have been discharged so far and 660 patients have succumbed to the infection, he further said. The total number of positive confirmed cases of COVID-19 in the state so far is 21,549. UP reports 606 new COVID cases, recovery rate over 66%: Govt

Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 762 new cases reported in last 24 hours, active infections at 6,730

Uttar Pradesh Principal Secretary (Health) Amit Mohan Prasad on June 26 informed about the current situation of COVID-19 patients and people, who lost their lives due to the invisible enemy. He said, “In the last 24 hours, 762 new COVID-19 positive cases have been reported in the state. There are 6,730 active cases, 13,583 patients have been discharged so far and 630 patients have succumbed to the infection.”Coronavirus in Uttar Pradesh: 762 new cases reported in last 24 hours, active infections at 6,730

India's coronavirus death count crosses 4,000

Over the past 24 hours, cases in India jumped by 6,977, the sixth consecutive peak in daily cases. The death toll also rose by 154, a new peak. New cases were reported from 26 states/UTs, compared to 27 a day before.

Covid-19 outbreak: Centre to place around 300 isolation coaches at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal

As cases of coronavirus are increasing in the national capital, the government is focusing on increasing isolation facilities. Around 300 COVID care isolation coaches will be placed at Anand Vihar Terminal on June 16. These isolation coaches are being placed by the central government. Northern Railways CPRO Deepak Kumar said, “Only, people with mild symptoms will be kept here. Management of coach and patient will be done by the state.” Constant surge in Delhi has taken national capital’s tally of active cases to 25002.Covid-19 outbreak: Centre to place around 300 isolation coaches at Delhi’s Anand Vihar Terminal

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