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Centre tells states/UTs to increase Covid-19 testing ‘immediately’ and ‘in strategic manner’

New Delhi: Taking cognizance of lower testing of Covid-19 in the country, the Centre has asked all states and Union Territories to increase it in a strategic manner. The letter dated January 17 and signed by additional secretary, health, Arti Ahuja, read, “It is seen from the data available on the ICMR portal that testing...

Govt intensifies fight; approves 2 Covid-19 vaccines, anti-viral drug in a day

New Delhi: Amid rising cases of Covid-19, including the ones caused by Omicron variant, the Union Health Ministry has given approval to two vaccines and an anti-viral drug, all in a day. The vaccines that have got emergency use approval are Corbevax, which is India’s first indigenously developed RBD protein sub-unit vaccine against Covid-19, Union...

No mutation seen in coronavirus strain found in India, says govt

The health ministry on Tuesday informed that no mutation in the coronavirus strain found in India has been detected so far, but there is a need to stay cautious. The ministry added that the new strain of the coronavirus detected in the UK has increased the transmissibility of the virus, but it is not affecting...

India’s COVID-19 tally crosses 85 lakh

The health ministry on Sunday informed that 45,674 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 85.07 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India on September 17. The...

India’s COVID-19 death toll surges to 92,290

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that 86,052 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 58.18 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India...

91,149 people died due to COVID-19 in India

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Thursday informed that 86,508 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 57.32 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India...

India records nearly 85,000 COVID-19 deaths

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that 96,424 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 52.14 lakh. So far, the biggest single-day surge of 97,894 COVID-19 cases was reported in India...

India records 90,632 COVID-19 cases in a day

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that 90,632 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 41.13 lakh. It is the biggest single-day surge in COVID-19 cases in India since the pandemic...

India’s 54% COVID-19 cases reported in people aged 18-44 years

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said 54 per cent of the COVID-19 cases reported in India are in the age group of 18-44 years. The ministry also said that 51 per cent of COVID-19 deaths are among people aged 60 years and above. As per an age-based analysis of the COVID-19...

India’s COVID-19 death toll climbs to 57,542

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that 61,408 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case tally to 31.06 lakh. The biggest single-day surge of nearly 70,000 cases was reported on August 22. 57,542...

COVID-19: India’s death toll crosses 44,000

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday informed that 62,064 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 22.15 lakh. 44,386 deaths due to coronavirus Also, 1,007 COVID-19 related deaths were...

COVID-19: India’s death toll crosses 43k-mark

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Sunday informed that 64,399 fresh cases of COVID-19 have been reported in India in the past 24 hours. The addition of the fresh cases has taken the COVID-19 case count in the country to 21.53 lakh. 43,379 deaths due to coronavirus Also, 861 COVID-19 related deaths were...