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With 7,964 cases, India records new high in daily COVID-19 numbers for second day in a row; total at 1,73,763

India recorded a new high in the number of daily COVID-19 cases for the second straight day. The country registered 7,964 new cases in the last 24 hours taking the total number of such cases to 173,763. Maharashtra recorded the highest number of fresh cases in a single day. As many as 2,682 people tested...

India’s COVID-19 case tally crosses 1.5 lakh, death toll rises to 4,337

India, which initially claimed to have performed exceptionally well as compared to other countries in containing the spread of coronavirus, on Wednesday crossed the 1.50 lakh-mark in terms of the total number of confirmed COVID-19 cases reported from the country. The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that the death toll due to...

Unable to get a pass, couple ties knot at check post

A bride and a bridegroom got married at a border checkpost between Tamil Nadu and Kerala after they could not get an e-pass to travel to Idukki district in the latter. The Outlook reported that the bridegroom R. Prashanth, from Cumbum town in Tamil Nadu’s Theni district could not get an e-pass to travel to...

India’s COVID-19 count touches 1.45 lakh, death toll rises to 4,167

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that the total number of novel coronavirus cases in India has increased to 1,45,380 on Tuesday morning,  with the death toll rising to 4,167. As many as 6,535 new cases of coronavirus were recorded in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Tuesday. The...

Coronavirus Pandemic: With over 1.38 lakh cases & 4,000 deaths, India tenth most affected nation

As the Union and state governments are relaxing lockdown norms in their bid to restart the economy, the total number of coronavirus cases is rising rapidly in the country with each passing day by breaching all past records. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, coronavirus cases in India has gone up by...

International flight operations may resume from mid-June if situation improves: Centre

Union civil aviation minister Hardeep Singh Puri has said that international flight operations in the country may start by mid-June or end-July if the COVID-19 virus “behaves in a predictable manner”. He said this on Saturday afternoon, during an online discussion with the public to clarify norms governing “calibrated” restart of domestic flights from...

India records biggest spike in COVID-19 cases, 6,654 fresh cases in 24 hours

India has recorded the biggest single-day spike in the number of novel coronavirus cases reported in the country on Saturday. A whopping 6,654 fresh cases of the virus were reported during the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Saturday, whereas 137 people lost their lives due to COVID-19. The fresh cases have taken...

COVID-19: India reports biggest single-day spike of 6,088 cases, death toll rises to 3,583

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that India has recorded the biggest single-day spike of 6,088 COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Friday. The death toll due to the deadly virus has increased by 148 during this period and touched 3,583. The total number of confirmed...

COVID-19: India’s case count rises to 1.06 lakh, death toll at 3,303

India registered the sharpest spike in the coronavirus cases over the past 24 hours with 5,611 new people testing positive for the infection, taking the total tally to 106750, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said. Besides the number of cases, India recorded another 140 deaths during the same period, the ministry said, adding...

Coronavirus cases ‘officially’ breaches 1 lakh-mark in India, death toll jumps to 3,163

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare has informed that the total number of coronavirus cases in India climbed to 1.01 lakh till 8 am on Tuesday, while the death toll due to COVID-19 reached 3,163—a jump of 4,970 cases and 134 fatalities. According to the ministry’s official data, India’s coronavirus case count ‘officially’ breached...

Karnataka bans entry of people from Gujarat, Maharashtra

Karnataka has banned the entry of people from Maharashtra, Gujarat, and Tamil Nadu—the three states worst hit by the coronavirus pandemic with COVID-19 case count over 10,000. It has also banned the entry of people from the neighbouring Kerala. The development comes a day after the Centre said that the movement of passengers would be...

India: COVID-19 death toll breaches 3,000-mark, case count nearing 1 lakh

The death toll due to coronavirus in India rose to 3,029 and the number of total positive cases climbed to 96,169 on Monday morning, registering an increase of 157 fatalities and a record jump of over 5,200 new cases in 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry’s updated data on Monday, India saw 5,242...