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    Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    India now ranks fifth in total coronavirus death count behind US, Brazil, Mexico and United Kingdom. Country recorded highest single-day spike of 57,711 on August 1. 764 people died taking total count to over 36,500. Death count remains highest is United States of America (153,314). Cases continue to surge in Andhra Pradesh (9276) and Maharashtra (9,601). However, recovery rate of India has improved to over 64 percent. Coronavirus pandemic: India now 5th highest in COVID death count

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally rises to 23.29 lakh with 60,963 new cases

    India on August 12 reported single-day spike of 60,963 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 834 people lost their lives because of pandemic yesterday during the same period. According to Ministry of Health, the COVID19 tally rose to 23,29,639 including 6,43,948 active cases. 46,091 lost their lives due to the deadly virus so far. Meanwhile, Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said 7,33,449 COVID-19 samples were tested on August 11. 2,60,15,297 COVID-19 samples have been tested so far, according to ICMR. Coronavirus in India: Total tally rises to 23.29 lakh with 60,963 new cases

    India's Covid-19 tally rises to 24,61,191 with 64,553 new infections

    India on August 14 witnessed single-day spike of 64,553 cases and 1007 deaths in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rose to 24,61,191 including 6,61,595 active cases, 17,51,556 discharged/migrated and 48,040 deaths.India's Covid-19 tally rises to 24,61,191 with 64,553 new infections

    Covid-19: India tally rises to 23.96 lakh with 66,999 new cases

    India on August 13 reported 66,999 Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. 942 people lost their lives because of pandemic yesterday. According to Ministry of Health, the COVID19 tally rises to 23,96,638 including 6,53,622 active cases in the country.Covid-19: India tally rises to 23.96 lakh with 66,999 new cases

    India's largest crocodile park strapped for cash after coronavirus lockdowns

    Annual sales of about 5 million tickets usually make up roughly half the revenue of the park, located about 40 km (25 miles) from the southern city of Chennai, but it has been shut since March 16, with no prospect of reopening in sight.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18.5 lakh mark with 52,050 new cases; recoveries surge to 12.3 lakh

    ndia reported a single-day spike of 52,050 in last 24 hours taking the country’s tally to 18,55,746. So far, the country has 5, 86, 298 active cases. With 803 new deaths, the death toll rises to 38938 deaths. The Indian Council of Medical Research reported the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 3rd August is 2,08,64,750. 6,61,182 samples were tested on August 03.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18.5 lakh mark with 52,050 new cases; recoveries surge to 12.3 lakh

    PM Modi discusses coronavirus situation with CMs of 10 most affected states

    PM Modi noted on Tuesday that 10 states account for over 80% of active COVID-19 cases, and asserted if the virus is defeated in these states, then the country will also emerge victorious in its fight. At a video conference with chief ministers and representatives of these 10 states, including Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Andhra Pradesh, Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu, Modi said the recovery rate has gone up which, he added, meant that govt efforts have proved to be effective. "Our experience so far is that containment, contact tracing & surveillance are the most effective weapons against the pandemic with experts of the view that if positive cases are identified within 72 hours of onset, then infection slows down to great extent," PM Modi said.PM Modi discusses coronavirus situation with CMs of 10 most affected states

    New states contribute to surge in coronavirus cases as India overtakes US

    States such as Maharashtra and Tamil Nadu — which saw high growth earlier — have seen some moderation. A look at the spread in 20 states that account for about 98% of the cases.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 18-lakh mark on Monday, just a day after it went past 17 lakh, with 52,972 cases reported in a day while the number of recoveries surged to over 11.86 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The number of COVID-19 tests carried out in India has also crossed the 2 crore-mark, according to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR). The total coronavirus cases surged to 18,03,695, while the death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,135 with 771 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the data updated at 8 am showed. There are 5,79,357 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country at present while the recoveries have increased to 11,86,203.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 18 lakh mark, recoveries surge to 11.86 lakh

    India among 20 countries interested in obtaining Covid-19 vaccine from Russia

    RDIF has seen strong global interest in the vaccine and plans to conduct Phase 3 clinical trials in different countries, including Saudi Arabia, UAE, Brazil, India and Philippines, and start mass production in other countries in partnership with local sovereign wealth funds, including India, South Korea and Brazil, as well as, in Saudi Arabia, Turkey and Cuba, according to the statement.

    COVID-19 moving 'efficiently' between urban-rural India, says worried WHO

    The World Health Organisation (WHO) is concerned about COVID-19 moving into India's rural areas, where 'shaky' healthcare systems can easily get overwhelmed, leading to higher mortality rates. ET's Divya Rajagopal reports. (Text: ET Bureau)COVID-19 moving 'efficiently' between urban-rural India, says worried WHO

    Coronavirus in India: 61,537 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 21 lakh mark

    While a total of 61,537 people tested positive for Covid-19, another 933 lost their lives to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours in the country, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Saturday. India remains the third worst-hit country with a total of 20,88,611 cases so far. The ministry stated that so far 14,27,005 people have recovered from the deadly virus and in the last 24 hours 48,900 people were discharged from various hospitals and quarantine centres. The recovery rate stands to 67.98 per cent.Coronavirus in India: 61,537 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 21 lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    The single-day increase of coronavirus cases crossed the 50,000-mark for the first time on Thursday, pushing India's COVID-19 caseload to 15,83,792, while the recoveries surpassed 10 lakh. The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 52,123 cases pushes total tally to 15.83 lakh

    Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    The cases of coronavirus continued to surge in India. However, India’s Case Fatality Rate is currently at 2.25%. Recovery rate is more than 64% as on today. With 35,176 patients discharged in the last 24 hours, the total recoveries stand at 9,52,743. Maharashtra reported 7,717 new COVID-19 cases and 282 deaths on July 28. The total number of cases in the state rises to 3,91,440 including 1,44,694 active cases and 2,32,277 discharged cases. Delhi recorded 10,887 active cases, with 1,056 cases today. 4,843 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 13,701 Rapid antigen tests were conducted across the national capital. Southern state Tamil Nadu reported 6,972 new COVID-19 cases and 88 deaths today. Meanwhile, lockdown (2 days in a week) in state of West Bengal has been extended till 31st August. Covid-19: India’s Case Fatality Rate drops to 2.25%, recovery rate stands at 64%

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    India's COVID-19 tally reached 15.31 lakh on July 29. The COVID-19 active cases stand at 5,09,447. With 768 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 34,193. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 28 is 1,77,43,740 including 4,08,855 samples were tested yesterday. India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15 lakh mark with 48,513 fresh cases in last 24 hrs

    India's coronavirus mortality rate may retreat below key threshold. Here's what it means

    Daily deaths have almost doubled over the past month to around 1,000, but relative to new cases, fatalities are declining. Here’s what this means.

    Coronavirus in India: 62,064 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs; recoveries cross 15 lakh mark

    New cases of COVID-19 continue to climb, however, to a relief, India’s COVID-19 recoveries crossed the 15 lakh mark. Single-day spike of 62,064 cases and 1,007 deaths reported in India, in the last 24 hours on August 10. Active COVID cases rose to 6,34,945 and the country has seen 44,386 deaths so far. Infection still remains concentrated in 10 states that contribute more than 80% of the new cases. The total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to 9th August stands at 2,45,83,558 including 4,77,023 samples tested alone on August 09.Coronavirus in India: 62,064 new cases recorded in last 24 hrs; recoveries cross 15 lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: 53,601 new infections take total COVID tally to 22.68 lakh

    As many as 53,601 new coronavirus cases and 871 deaths were reported in India in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The COVID-19 tally has risen to 22,68,676 including 6,39,929 active cases, 15,83,490 cured/discharged/migrated and 45,257 deaths. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), 6,98,290 samples were tested on August 10 and over 2.52 crore samples have been tested so far.Coronavirus in India: 53,601 new infections take total COVID tally to 22.68 lakh

    Former President Pranab Mukherjee tests positive for COVID-19

    "On a visit to the hospital for a separate procedure, I have tested positive for COVID19 today. I request the people who came in contact with me in the last week, to please self isolate and get tested for COVID-19," Mukherjee tweeted.

    Coronavirus in India: 56,282 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 2 million mark

    India reported single-day spike of 56,282 cases of coronavirus in last 24 hours. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 19,64,537 including 5,95,501 active cases, 13,28,337 cured/discharged/migrated. With 904 deaths reported in last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 40,699. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to Aug 05 is 2,21,49,351 including 6,64,949 samples tested yesterday. Coronavirus in India: 56,282 new cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally nears 2 million mark

    India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    India on August 02 reported a spike of 54,736 cases of coronavirus in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed number of infections to 17,50,724. According to the data of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly disease claimed the lives of 853 people in the last 24 hours, and now the casualties have reached the figure of 37,364. 5,67,730 cases of coronavirus are active in the country, whereas, 11,45,630 people have overcome the invisible virus. According to the Indian Council of Medical Research, 4,63,172 samples were tested for COVID-19 on August 02. The total samples till August 02 are 1,98,21,831. India reports over 50K COVID cases for 4th straight day, total tally crosses 17.5 lakh mark

    As India nears 24 lakh cases, Rahul Gandhi says coronavirus curve 'frightening, not flattening'

    Taking a swipe at the prime minister over his remarks that India is in a better position compared with other countries, the former Congress chief tweeted in Hindi, "If this is PM's 'more stable situation', then what would one call 'deteriorated situation'?"

    Coronavirus: India crosses 15-lakh case mark; fatality rate declines to 2.25%

    The Case Fatality Rate reduced from around 3.33 per cent in mid-June to 2.25 per cent on Tuesday. While the total count of COVID-19 cases is 15,83,156, the country has reported 33,425 deaths since the beginning of the pandemic.

    Rahul Gandhi attacks PM Modi government over India's COVID-19 tally crossing 20-lakh mark

    He also tagged a July 17 tweet of his urging the government to take concrete steps to prevent the spread of coronavirus. He had said that if the viral infection keeps spreading at the current pace then there would be more than 20 lakh cases by August 10.

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    India reported a record jump of 45,720 in COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking its total number of cases to 12,38,635. 1,129 new fatalities also reported for Wednesday, taking the death toll to 29,861. India has the third-highest number of cases after the United States and Brazil. Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases reported in last 24 hrs

    Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    India added 37,724 fresh cases of COVID-19 on Wednesday pushing the country's tally to 11,92,915, while recoveries surged to 7,53,049 with 28,472 people having recuperated in a day, the highest so far. The death toll due to the disease rose to 28,732 with 648 people succumbing to the disease in the last 24 hours. There are 4,11,133 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country, while 7,53,049 people have recovered so far. Thus 63.13 per cent people have recovered.Coronavirus in India: 37,724 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 12 lakh

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32 per cent, fatality rate declines to 2.04 per cent: Health Ministry

    According to the ministry, effective surveillance and improved testing network have ensured early detection of cases and consequentially leading to timely clinical management of severe and critical cases.

    Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    India recorded 37,148 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, pushing its tally to 11,55,1917, according to Union health ministry data on Tuesday. The death toll rose to 28,084 with 587 fatalities reported in a day. There are 4,02,529 active cases of the coronavirus infection currently in the country, while 7,24,577 people have recovered till now. Thus, 62.72% people have recovered so far.Coronavirus in India: 37,148 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 11,55,191

    India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID tally crossed 16 lakh mark on July 31. The country recorded the highest single-day spike of 55,079 positive cases today. The total coronavirus cases stand at 16,38,871 including 5,45,318 active cases. With 779 deaths reported in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached to 35,747. According to Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), total number of COVID-19 samples tested up to July 30 is 1,88,32,970 including 6,42,588 samples tested yesterday. India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 16 lakh mark; 779 deaths reported in 24 hours

    Covid-19: India to start late stage clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

    The Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has given approval to Serum Institute of India (SII), Pune, to conduct Phase II and III clinical trials of Oxford University. According to the World Health Organization (WHO), a number of vaccines are now in phase-3 clinical trials. Covid-19: India to start late stage clinical trials of Oxford vaccine

    COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    India reported a spike of 48,916 coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 13,36,861 including 4,56,071 active cases and 8,49,431 recovered. With 757 deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 31,358. According to ICMR, 4,20,898 samples were tested for coronavirus on Friday and overall 1,58,49,068 samples have been tested so far.COVID-19 in India: 48,916 new cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally rises to 13.36 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: 52,509 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally crosses 19 lakh mark

    India's COVID-19 tally crossed 19-lakh mark on August 05 after the country reported single-day spike of 52,509 new cases. The total number of positive cases in India stands at 19,08,255 including 5,86,244 active cases. With 857 deaths in the last 24 hours, the death toll reaches 39,795. Indian Council of Medical Research reported 2,14,84,402 samples tested till August 04. Coronavirus in India: 52,509 fresh cases reported in last 24 hrs, total tally crosses 19 lakh mark

    COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry

    "In a country with the size of the population like India, herd immunity cannot be a strategic choice or option. It can only be an outcome, and that too at a very high cost as it means lakhs of people would have to be infected, get hospitalised and many would die in the process," Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan said.

    India records biggest daily jump of 52,123 COVID-19 cases as recoveries cross 10 lakh

    The country registered a record increase of 52,123 infections in 24 hours while the death-toll climbed to 34,968 with 775 people succumbing to the disease in a day, the ministry data updated at 8 am showed.

    Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    India on Tuesday reported 47,704 more COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's count of coronavirus cases to 14,83,157. Out of the total cases, there are 4,96,988 active cases in the country while the number of patients cured/discharged stands at 9,52,744. With 654 deaths due to COVID-19 in the country reported in the last 24 hours, the death toll rises to 33,425. The recovery rate among COVID-19 patients has increased to 64.23%.Coronavirus in India: With spike of 47,704 cases in 24 hrs, total tally nears 15-lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    India has reported a spike of 22,752 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the country's coronavirus tally to 7,42,417 on Wednesday. Out of the total cases reported, 4,56,830 patients have been cured/discharged from the disease while one patient has been migrated. There are 2,64,944 active cases in the country. 482 deaths reported in the last 24 hours due to COVID-19 in the country, taking India's death toll to 20,642.Coronavirus in India: 22,752 new COVID-19 cases reported in last 24 hrs; total tally nears 7.5 lakh mark

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    With a record single-day jump of 49,931 COVID-19 cases, India's caseload climbed to 14,35,453 on Monday, while recoveries surged to 9,17,567. The country's death toll rose to 32,771 with 708 fatalities being recorded in a day.There are 4,85,114 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country, while 9,17,567 patients have recovered. The recovery rate stands at 63.92 per cent, according to the data.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 14-lakh mark with highest single-day spike of 49,931 cases

    Covid-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 41,585

    With highest single-day spike of 62,538 cases of COVID-19, India has crossed 20 lakh mark on Aug 07. The total COVID-19 positive cases stand at 20,27,075 with 6,07,384 active cases and the cumulative death toll reached to 41,585.Covid-19: India crosses 20-lakh mark; death toll mounts to 41,585

    COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    India recorded its highest single-day spike of 28,701 coronavirus cases and 500 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 8,78,254 cases with a total of 23,174 deaths, the Health Ministry's data stated on Monday. According to the data, of the total cases, as many as 5,53,470 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,01,609. The rate of recovery of the Covid-19 patients has touched 62.93 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 in India: 28,701 cases, 500 deaths reported in 24 hrs; total tally mounts to 8.78 lakh

    Our fight on economic front is as important as fight against coronavirus: Nitin Gadkari

    Union Minister of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME), Nitin Gadkari interacted with members from Bhartiya Udyog Vyapar Mandal on 39th Rashtriya Vyapari Diwas via video conferencing on August 09.“Our fight on economic front is as important as the fight against COVID-19. We have to accomplish the mission of making India a USD 5 trillion economy and we have that potential. We have young, talented and skilled manpower,” Nitin Gadkari.Our fight on economic front is as important as fight against coronavirus: Nitin Gadkari

    Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    India's COVID-19 count crossed the grim milestone of 10 lakh cases on July 17, Friday. A record single-day spike of 34,956 coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours, pushing the country's tally to 10,03,832. According to the union health ministry of health and family welfare, the country has 3,42,473 active cases and 6,35,756 coronavirus patients have been cured/discharged so far. Covid-19 in India surpasses 10 lakh mark; 34,956 new cases reported in 24 hours

    India's Covid-19 fatality rate drops to 2.43% from 3.36% on June 17: Health Ministry

    Thirty states and Union Territories have COVID-19 positivity rate lower than that of the national average which stands at 8.07 per cent, Rajesh Bhushan, officer on special duty in the Union health ministry, told a press conference here.

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 70.77 pc, record high of over 8.3 L tests conducted

    In pursuance of the "test, track and treat" strategy, India is geared up to reach the testing capacity of 10 lakh tests per day, the ministry said. According to health ministry, "record high" recoveries have led to a decline in the "actual caseload" of the country, which is the number of active cases, and currently is only 27.27 pc of the total cases.

    Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    India on Aug 01 reported steepest spike of 57,117 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the confirmed infections to 16,95,988, according to the data released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. The active cases increased to 5,65,103 whereas 10,94,374 people have been discharged or cured. With 764 coronavirus-related deaths in the last 24 hours, the toll is now 36,511. The Indian Council of Medical Research said the country tested 5,25,689 samples on July 31, taking the total number of samples tested to 1,93,58,659. Covid-19: India cases near 17 lakh mark with record one-day jump of over 57,000 cases

    Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Tuesday asserted that India's coronavirus fatality rate is one of the lowest in the world and thanked health care workers and doctors for their tremendous effort in bringing down the COVID-19 deaths in the country. Health Ministry's OSD Rajesh Bhushan confirmed that 19 states and Union Territories are performing more than 140 tests per million population every day in order to keep the virus contamination in check. "Aggressive testing is necessary to bring down COVID-19 positivity rate. The aim is to maintain this level of testing so as to bring down the positivity rate below 5 per cent," he added.Covid-19 fatality rate in India falls to 2.43%, confirms Health Ministry

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 67.62%; case fatality rate drops to 2.07%: Govt

    The total number of recoveries among COVID-19 patients in India has jumped to 13,28,336, pushing the recovery rate to 67.62 per cent on Thursday, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.07 per cent, the Union health ministry said.

    New lockdowns ordered as India coronavirus cases near one million

    One of India's most impoverished states went into lockdown on Thursday, but near-normal traffic on Patna's streets showed the difficulty of corralling over 125 million people.

    Watch: France gifts Covid-19 medical equipments to India

    Emmanuel Lenain, French Ambassador handed over medical supplies to RK Jain, Secretary-General of Indian Red Cross Society. France gifted 50 Osiris-3 ventilators, 70 Yuwell 830 ventilators, 50k IgG/IgM test kits, and 50k nose and throat swabs to India. Watch: France gifts Covid-19 medical equipments to India

    View: Here's how India can easily convert the coronavirus crisis into an opportunity

    For optimists we must be. If we give up hope and fall into despair, we will never be able to make the Indian economy recover. We have to start the work for a post-corona world right now if we want to make the most of it.

    Sale of used cars in top gear in India amid coronavirus pandemic

    ​​Pandemic is only the latest blow; the headwinds have been gathering for the industry for a while. In 2019-20, passenger vehicles sales dipped by 18%, from 3.2 million in 2018-19 to touch 2.78 million. The future looks grim — in 2020-21, CRISIL forecasts that passenger vehicle sales will dip by 25% to touch 2.1 million. In this plethora of bad news, pre-owned or used car market is emerging as a silver lining.

    IMA says nearly 200 doctors in India have succumbed to COVID-19 so far; requests PM's attention

    "As per the latest data collected by the IMA, our nation has lost 196 doctors, out of which 170 of them are above the age of 50 years, with general practitioners attributing to around 40 per cent of it," the IMA said expressing concerns over the safety of doctors losing their lives in the fight against the COVID-19 crisis.

    With few checks in place for regulation, ambulances fleece desperate COVID-19 patients

    A Bangalore resident was charged Rs 15,000 to transport his 54-year-old mother to a private hospital less than 6-km away. In Kolkata, private ambulances are charging Rs 6,000-8,000 for ferrying Covid patients for about 5km.

    Andhra Pradesh reports India's highest single-day Covid cases of 10,093 Wednesday

    AP over the last 24 hours suffered 65 Covid deaths, which takes the total death toll to 1,213 so far. The state reported 2,784 persons recovered and discharged to take the total discharged so far to 55,406 persons while it saw 63,711 active cases by Wednesday.

    India's COVID-19 fatality rate declines to 2.25%; recovery rate rises over 64%: Health ministry

    The ministry said such an approach ensured that hospitals were left unburdened with supervised home isolation for asymptomatic patients.

    COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    India on July 09 reported steepest spike of 24,879 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally to 7,67,296. Country also saw 487 deaths in the same period, and the death toll has now reached 21,129. The active cases stand at 2,69,789, while 4,76,378 people have so far beaten the virus, taking the recovery rate to over 61 percent.COVID-19: Record single-day spike of 24,879 new cases pushes India's tally to 7.67 lakh

    President Ram Nath Kovind praises India's 'super-human efforts' in containing COVID-19

    In his address to the nation on the eve of the 74th Independence Day, the president complimented the Covid warriors and said the nation is indebted to doctors, nurses and other health workers who have been continuously on the forefront of the country's fight against this virus.

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 40,425 cases; total tally crosses 11 lakh

    India saw a record single-day jump of 40,425 COVID-19 cases, pushing its tally past the 11-lakh mark on Monday, while the total number of recoveries crossed 7 lakh, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The death toll due to the disease rose to 27,497 with 681 fatalities reported in one day. The data updated at 8 am on Monday showed that the total number of COVID-19 cases stands at 11,18,043. India's COVID-19 tally crossed the 11-lakh mark, just three days after it crossed the ten-lakh mark.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 40,425 cases; total tally crosses 11 lakh

    COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    The Union Health Ministry said that COVID-19 tests in India crossed 1 crore mark as a result of continuously expanding network of testing labs in the country. Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) said that a total of 2,41,430 samples were tested for COVID-19 on July 6 which has taken the total number of samples tested till Monday to 1,02,11,092. COVID-19 testing crosses 1 crore mark in India, recovery rate at 61%

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases takes total tally to 21.53 lakh

    India on August 09 reported highest single-day spike of 64,399 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours. With the spike, COVID tally rose to 21,53,011. There are 6,28,747 active cases in the country. The discharged number increased to 14, 80, 885. With 861 deaths in the last 24 hours, death toll in the country reached 43, 379. According to Indian Council of Medical Research so far 2,41,06,535 samples have been tested for the virus. On August 08, ICMR tested record 7,19,364 samples.Coronavirus in India: Highest single-day spike of 64,399 cases takes total tally to 21.53 lakh

    The last doctor standing: Coronavirus pandemic pushes Bihar hospital to brink

    As infections slow in many other countries, India is still reporting more than 50,000 cases per day. Its total of more than 2 million cases trails only the United States and Brazil, and cases show no signs of slowing. Since the pandemic struck India, more than 46,000 people have died.

    India, US collaborating closely during COVID-19 pandemic: Ambassador Taranjit Singh Sandhu

    India has been a reliable partner, during the crisis, and stepped up to supply medicines, and equipment, to over 150 countries including the United States, he said. Closer cooperation in health, life sciences, technology, will be the way forward, he said, adding that the partnership between India and the United States can bring benefits to the entire world.

    Lupin launches coronavirus drug Favipiravir in India at Rs 49 per tablet

    Favipiravir has received authorisation from the Drug Controller General of India (DCGI) for emergency use, Lupin said in a regulatory filing. Its Covihalt dosage strength has been developed keeping in mind convenience of administration.

    Over 55k COVID-19 cases in a day for first time take India's tally to over 16 lakh

    The country has so far registered 16,38,870 instances of the coronavirus infection. The death toll increased to 35,747 with 779 fatalities being reported in 24 hours, the data updated at 8 am showed. This is the second consecutive day that COVID-19 cases have increased by more than 50,000. The total number of confirmed cases also includes foreigners.

    Actress and former Miss India World, Natasha Suri, tests positive for Covid-19

    Suri, 31, said she had gone to Pune earlier this month and fell sick on her return to Mumbai.

    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

    Coronavirus Vaccine Race: Most of the Covid-19 vaccines are already reserved

    ET takes a look at how the European Union, the Unites States, other OECD nations, and, more importantly, India are placed in the race to secure vaccine supplies.

    India's coronavirus recovery numbers exceeds active caseload by 3,04,043, taking rate to 62.86%

    There has been a sharp increase of 23,672 COVID-19 patients recovering in the last 24 hours, the highest in a day, according to the ministry's update at 8 AM. India's fatality rate is progressively falling and is currently at 2.49%, which is one of the lowest in the world, the ministry said on Sunday, crediting efficient clinical management of hospitalised cases for it.

    Coronavirus infections on the rise among factory workers in post-lockdown India

    Manufacturers are implementing measures such as temperature checks, mandatory wearing of masks, smaller shift groups and social distancing, industrial associations said.

    Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    India recorded a spike of more than 28,000 cases for the second consecutive day in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,06,752 cases with a death total of 23,727. India crossed nine lakh mark from eight lakh within three days. India had crossed the 8 lakh Covid-19 cases on July 11. India witnessed a spike of 28,498 fresh cases and with 553 deaths in the last 24 hours the total number of fatalities crossed 23,727. As many as 5,71,459 patients have recovered, over twice the number of active patients which stand at 3,11,565.Coronavirus in India: Total tally crosses 9 lakh mark with 28,498 new cases in last 24 hrs

    PM Modi launches 3 'high-tech' COVID testing facilities, calls for caution as festivals near

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday launched 'high throughput' COVID-19 testing facilities in Noida, Mumbai and Kolkata and said it will add strength to the fight against coronavirus in West Bengal, Maharashtra, and Uttar Pradesh. The Prime Minister said citizens of the country were fighting the pandemic very bravely. Watch now. (Text: ANI)PM Modi launches 3 'high-tech' COVID testing facilities, calls for caution as festivals near

    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

    Covid-19: Air India to close down 5 stations in 5 different countries

    Air India to close down 5 of its stations in 5 different countries amid the Covid-19 pandemic.Covid-19: Air India to close down 5 stations in 5 different countries

    With 47,703 fresh cases, India's Covid-19 tally inches closer to 1.5 million mark

    The country's death toll due to the virus rose to 33,425 with 654 deaths being reported in a 24-hour span, data updated at 8 am showed.

    COVID-19 situation: PM Modi interacts with CMs of around 10 states

    The meet assumes significance as these 10 states have a high populaton density and the idea is to bring down the virus caseload.

    Covid-19: India reports 49,310 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 13 lakh mark

    With 49,310 new positive cases of coronavirus and 740 deaths in the last 24 hours, the total number of infected persons in India has climbed to 12,87,945, while the death toll mounted to 30,601, as per the latest data by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday morning. Of the total cases, 8,17,208 have been successfully treated while one case has been migrated from the country. There are 4,40,135 active cases of Covid-19 in India.Covid-19: India reports 49,310 new cases in 24 hours; tally nears 13 lakh mark

    Covid-19: Race for Indian vaccine hots up, human trials on in 6 cities

    Both BB and Zydus were granted permission for Phase I and II clinical trials and administered the first doses of their vaccine candidates to volunteers on July 15. A third vaccine candidate, developed by Oxford University, is soon to be tested in India. Serum Institute, which is in a manufacturing partnership with the UK’s Astra Zeneca, has said it will begin human trials as soon as it receives regulatory approval.

    India's single-day count of COVID-19 cases more than that of US, Brazil in past 7 days: WHO data

    India recorded 4,11,379 COVID-19 cases and 6,251 deaths due to the disease in a span of seven days till August 10, while the US which is at the number one spot in terms of both cases and deaths, registered 3,69,575 infections and 7,232 deaths during the same period.

    India’s covid count on Sunday highest in world, records a single-day spike of 53,641 cases

    India reported 3,69,588 cases during last week (July 27-Aug 2), higher than Brazil’s count of 3,13,776. The US logged 4,41,808 cases during the period. In the previous week (July 20-26), India’s count (317,892) was just behind Brazil, which had added 320,005 cases. The US had recorded 4,73,289 cases that week.

    Early signs of India's economic recovery wane as coronavirus cases surge

    Latest data from Apple Inc. and Alphabet Inc.’s Google showed mobility suffered in recent weeks after notching up an increase since May, when Asia’s third-largest economy began exiting a nationwide lockdown to contain the coronavirus outbreak. Elsewhere, high-frequency indicators from purchasing mangers’ surveys to fuel sales show growth plateauing in July

    8 states account for 90% active coronavirus cases in India: GoM on COVID-19 informed

    The GoM, which held its 18th meeting under the chairpersonship of Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan on Thursday, was informed that there was a special focus on the regions showing a higher COVID-19 fatality rate, the ministry said.

    India's COVID-19 testing hits record high as 4.20 lakh tests conducted in a single day

    India had only one lab for testing samples for the disease in January but it has now increased the number to 1,301, including private labs. The Health Ministry said revised guidelines by ICMR and all-round efforts by states also aided in widespread testing. Till Friday, a total of 1,58,49,068 tests for COVID-19 had been done in the country.

    Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%

    18,850 people have been recovered in the last 24 hours, taking the total cumulative number of recovered cases among COVID-19 patients to 5,53,470. The recovery rate has further improved to 63.02% today. The Government of India on July 13 informed that 19 states have a recovery rate higher than the national average. 6,497 COVID-19 cases, 4,182 discharged and 193 deaths were reported in Maharashtra today. Total number of cases in the state is now at 2,60,924, including 1,44,507 discharged, 1,05,637 active cases & 10,482 deaths. 4,328 new cases, 3,035 discharged and 66 deaths reported in Tamil Nadu today. Covid-19 recovery rate in India improved to 63.02%

    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.

    COVID-19 outbreak: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

    India recorded the highest single-day spike of 29,429 coronavirus cases and 582 deaths in the last 24 hours, pushing the tally to 9,36,181 cases with a death total of 24,309, the Health Ministry's data stated on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the country had crossed the grim nine lakh mark, adding over a lakh cases within three days. India had crossed the eight lakh cases on July 11. The rate of recovery has touched 63.02 per cent. India, however, remains the third worst-affected country after the US and Brazil.COVID-19 outbreak: India records highest single-day spike of 29,429 cases

    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.

    COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 9,615 new cases, 278 deaths reported; total tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

    Maharashtra reported 9,615 new COVID-19 positive cases and 278 deaths today. The total number of positive cases in the state rose to 3,57,117 including 1,99,967 discharged cases and 13,132 deaths. 6 new COVID-19 positive cases reported in Dharavi area of Mumbai today, taking the total number of cases in Dharavi to 2,519 including 2,141 discharges and 128 active cases.COVID-19 in Maharashtra: 9,615 new cases, 278 deaths reported; total tally crosses 3.5 lakh mark

    Second wave of coronavirus in Asia prompts fresh lockdowns

    Mainland China is battling the most aggressive return of COVID-19 in months, confirming 57 new locally transmitted cases on Sunday, the highest level since early March, driven by fresh infections in the far western region of Xinjiang.

    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

    COVID-19 cases in India surpass 10 lakh and death toll crosses 25,000; active cases one-third of total tally

    The total coronavirus caseload stood at 10,00,202 while there were 25,553 deaths from the disease, according to a tally at 9.30 pm based on reports from states and union territories. India is ranked third in the global COVID-19 tally after the US and Brazil.

    Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 32,695 cases takes total tally to 9.6 lakh

    COVID-19 cases in India crossed the 30,000 mark in a single day for the first time pushing its tally to 9,68,876 on Thursday, while the death toll climbed to 24,915 with 606 people succumbing to the disease, according to the Union Health Ministry data. The country recorded a total of 32,695 cases of coronavirus infections in a day, the updated data at 8 am showed. The number of recoveries stands at 6,12,814, while there are 3,31,146 active cases of coronavirus infection presently in the country.Coronavirus in India: Record single-day spike of 32,695 cases takes total tally to 9.6 lakh

    Coronavirus in India: Highest single day spike of 38,902 cases takes total tally to 10.77 lakh

    The country reported the highest single day spike of 38,902 new infections in the last 24 hours. With the new cases, tally of COVID-19 cases reached 10,77,618 including 3,73,379 active cases. Death count rose to 26,816 with 543 new deaths in the last 24 hours. 1,37,91,869 samples have been tested for COVID-19 till July 18, according Indian Council of Medical Research. India is the third country after America and Brazil to cross the 10-lakh mark.Coronavirus in India: Highest single day spike of 38,902 cases takes total tally to 10.77 lakh

    Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh

    India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513 cured/discharged/migrated and 21,604 deaths, according to the Ministry of Health & Family Welfare. Total number of samples tested till July 09 is 1,10,24,491 of which 2,83,659 samples were tested yesterday, as per Indian Council of Medical Research.Covid-19: With 26,506 new cases, India reports highest single-day spike; tally nears 8 lakh

    India faces lost generation as coronavirus worsens an already bad child-labour problem

    Even before the outbreak, India was struggling to keep children in school. A 2018 study by DHL International GmBH estimated that more than 56 million children were out of school in India — more than double the combined number across Bangladesh, Indonesia, Malaysia, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam — inflicting a high cost on Indian economy.

    India at good position in Covid-19 battle: Amit Shah

    "The world is seeing that if a successful battle has been fought anywhere across the globe against the coronavirus it is India under the leadership of Prime Minister Narendra Modi," he said.

    Covid-19: India reports 27,114 fresh cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 8-lakh mark

    With 27,114 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, India recorded yet another record-breaking single-day spike in coronavirus cases on Saturday. The total number of COVID-19 cases in the country has now risen to 8,20,916, confirmed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. Apart from the staggering number of fresh cases, as many as 519 new deaths were also reported in the last 24 hours, taking the virus-related death toll in the country to 22,123. According to the latest health bulletin by the Health Ministry, around 5,15,385 COVID patients have been successfully cured so far while one corona case has been migrated from the country. The total number of active cases in India currently stands at 2,83,407.Covid-19: India reports 27,114 fresh cases in 24 hours; tally crosses 8-lakh mark

    Coronavirus is making it tough to breathe, even for Indian pharmaceuticals

    Sun Pharmaceutical Industries’ domestic sales were Rs 2,388 crore in April-June compared with Rs 2,364 crore in the previous quarter. Lupin’s domestic business fell 6% from the same quarter last year.

    Near-6,000 new Covid-19 cases in Karnataka; state tally rises to 1.78 lakh

    Bengaluru that has become an epicentre of Covid, accounting for 1,948 cases and 1,837 discharges on Sunday. The number of active cases in the city is now fewer than the recoveries.

    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

    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.

    Expert committee on COVID-19 vaccine administration to meet on Wednesday

    The phase-1 human clinical trials of the two COVID-19 vaccine candidates, developed indigenously by Bharat Biotech in collaboration with the Indian Council of Medical Research and Zydus Cadila Ltd, have been completed and the trials have moved to phase 2, ICMR Director General Balram Bhargava said last Tuesday.

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