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Covid-19: India reports 35.3k cases, 483 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: The country reported 35,342 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours, the health ministry said on Friday morning. As many as 483 patients succumbed to the infection during this period. The number of active cases in the country has dropped to 4,05,513, the ministry said. The overall case tally has crossed 3.12 crore,...

Gujarat reports 135 new cases of Covid-19 in 24 hours

This is the lowest since April 15 last year when there were 116 cases in 24 hours Gandhinagar: The number of fresh cases of Covid-19 in Gujarat continues to decline. Now, it is down to the levels of onset of the pandemic. There were 135 new cases of infection on Tuesday, lowest since April 15...

Guj govt caps prices for COVID-19 testing in pvt labs. Read on to know the new charges

Gujarat government on Thursday announced a slash in prices charged by private laboratories for COVID-19 testing in the state. Deputy Chief Minister Nitin Patel who also holds the health portfolio announced that from now on private laboratories in the state can only charge Rs2500 per test when the samples are collected at the laboratory itself....

Pvt labs can test for COVID-19 without govt nod when prescribed by a doctor

A private doctor can prescribe a COVID-19 test for a symptomatic suspected patient without having to wait for the government’s nod. The test can be conducted either at government or private laboratories and would not require a nod from the local health official. However, the laboratory and the doctor will need to upload the details...

Around 20 per cent COVID-19 patients have recovered in India: Health Ministry

At a time when the COVID-19 curve in India is getting steeper with every passing day, the Union Health Ministry gave a glimmer of hope on Thursday when they announced that around 20 per cent coronavirus patients have recovered so far in the country. Addressing a press conference on Thursday, joint secretary of the Union...