Jamie Mullick

Jamie Mullick works as a chief content producer at Hindustan Times. He uses data and graphics to tell his stories.

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Covid hospitalisations drop in Mumbai, Delhi’s plateau

The two cities that were earliest urban hot spots of the Omicron wave, but in recent days, they have seen their case trajectories start to dip.
Gurugram: A healthworker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre, in Gurugram, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2022_000086B) (PTI)
Gurugram: A healthworker administers a dose of Covid-19 vaccine to a beneficiary at a vaccination centre, in Gurugram, Wednesday, Jan. 19, 2022. (PTI Photo)(PTI01_19_2022_000086B) (PTI)
Updated on Jan 20, 2022 05:46 AM IST
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Numbers Matter | Covid: What the fall in hospitalisations in Mumbai, Delhi means

  • While the drop in cases may be because of low testing levels, or people using home test kits, a drop in hospitalisation is a crucial metric that reflects the on-the-ground situation
The current growth rate is still more than the highest levels recorded even during the worst of the Delta wave. (File Photo)
The current growth rate is still more than the highest levels recorded even during the worst of the Delta wave. (File Photo)
Published on Jan 19, 2022 03:17 PM IST
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West Bengal’s daily Covid-19 cases cross second wave peak as surge continues

With 23,467 new cases reported across West Bengal on Thursday, the seven-day average of daily infections in the state has now touched 21,044
Devotees show their vaccination certificates before leaving for Sagar Island for Ganga Sagar Mela from Babughat transit camp, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI)
Devotees show their vaccination certificates before leaving for Sagar Island for Ganga Sagar Mela from Babughat transit camp, in Kolkata on Thursday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2022 07:05 AM IST
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Numbers Matter | What early signs of Covid peak in Mumbai, Delhi mean for India

  • Milder infections, coupled with fewer hospitalisations also means that a minuscule case of infections will end up being severe
But the good news is that for now, the waves in Mumbai and Delhi appear to be following trends seen in Omicron waves the world over(PTI)
But the good news is that for now, the waves in Mumbai and Delhi appear to be following trends seen in Omicron waves the world over(PTI)
Updated on Jan 12, 2022 01:46 PM IST
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Is the third wave finally starting to ebb in Mumbai and Delhi?

The earliest urban hot spots of India’s third wave of Covid-19 – Mumbai and Delhi, which were among the first regions in the country to reflect a rising trend in infections – appear to be exhibiting early signs that their infections curves may be flattening, data shows
A health worker collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus (Covid-19) test, at Jangpura in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus (Covid-19) test, at Jangpura in New Delhi. (Amal KS/HT Photo)
Published on Jan 12, 2022 12:07 AM IST
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India tally crosses 116k riding on Omicron surge

Thursday’s case count of 116,838 means that daily cases have now grown more than 10-fold in just 10 days (there were just 9,155 new infections on December 28) – a speed of rise in infections previously unseen in the two years of the pandemic in the country.
Pushed by the numbers from these cities, Maharasthra, West Bengal and Delhi, remained the regions reporting the most numbers in the city.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Pushed by the numbers from these cities, Maharasthra, West Bengal and Delhi, remained the regions reporting the most numbers in the city.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Updated on Jan 07, 2022 08:13 AM IST
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ByRhythma Kaul and Jamie Mullick, New Delhi

Delhi: 82 times jump in Covid-19 cases, 3 times rise in hospitalisation

As per the January 3 health bulletin released by the Delhi government, out of the 9,029 hospital beds available in the city for Covid-19 patients, only 420 were occupied.
A health worker interacts with a Covid-19 patient at a Covid care centre in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
A health worker interacts with a Covid-19 patient at a Covid care centre in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 06:44 AM IST
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ByJamie Mullick and Soumya Pillai, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

‘Symptomatic positivity’ of Covid-19 just 2% in Mumbai

Of the 38,983 positive cases detected in Mumbai since December 31, only 4,934 patients are symptomatic, according to the daily Covid bulletin released by the BMC
A health worker collects samples of a passenger at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on Wednesday (PTI)
A health worker collects samples of a passenger at Dadar railway station in Mumbai on Wednesday (PTI)
Updated on Jan 05, 2022 06:13 AM IST
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ByJamie Mullick and Dhaval Kulkarni, Hindustan Times, Mumbai

Numbers matter | As Covid cases surge, hospitalisations and deaths don’t

  • Preventing hospitalisations prevents deaths – the eventual target of the pandemic for any country
People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in New York' Times Square on Dec. 13, 2021. The current global wave is also at the worst level ever recorded throughout the two years of the pandemic(AP)
People wait in line at a COVID-19 testing site in New York' Times Square on Dec. 13, 2021. The current global wave is also at the worst level ever recorded throughout the two years of the pandemic(AP)
Published on Jan 04, 2022 04:29 PM IST
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Covid spreading faster than it was in second national wave: Data

In the week ended January 2, there were 18,290 new infections of Covid-19 reported everyday on average across India, the highest the seven-day average has touched since October 12, the dashboard showed.
People flouting social distancing norms at the entrance of Nehru Zoological park, amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, in Hyderabad on Sunday. (ANI)
People flouting social distancing norms at the entrance of Nehru Zoological park, amid the spike in Covid-19 cases, in Hyderabad on Sunday. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 03, 2022 07:18 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

The year ahead: The numbers game of boosting the Covid-19 battle

In India, and across the world, the year ended with the governments revising their vaccination strategy to tackle the new threat.
Around nine out of every 10 adults in India have now received at least one shot of the vaccines – nearly 62% have received two shots of the vaccines, and another 28% have been partially vaccinated. (Agencies)
Around nine out of every 10 adults in India have now received at least one shot of the vaccines – nearly 62% have received two shots of the vaccines, and another 28% have been partially vaccinated. (Agencies)
Published on Jan 01, 2022 04:57 PM IST
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The numbers game of boosting the Covid-19 battle

A new, and heavily mutated and transmissible variant, Omicron, has sent scientists and governments huddling to rework their vaccination strategies.
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Updated on Jan 01, 2022 04:46 AM IST
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In 2021, a countrywide vaccination drive of immense value

December 31, 2021 marks exactly two years since the day that China confirmed that it was trying to ascertain the cause of an “unidentified pneumonia outbreak” in Wuhan
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Published on Dec 31, 2021 07:19 PM IST
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By, New Delhi

How Covid cases are spreading in India’s cities again

Nearly eight months have passed since India’s brutal second wave of infections peaked in the country
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Published on Dec 30, 2021 11:56 PM IST
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Chennai saw massive rise in overall deaths during second wave, shows new study

The city saw a 41% increase in overall mortality compared to pre-pandemic levels, with a higher death toll observed in poorer parts of the city during the second wave, shows a study published in Lancet Infectious Diseases
A man walks past a Covid-19 awareness mural in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on December 16, 2021. (AFP)
A man walks past a Covid-19 awareness mural in Chennai, Tamil Nadu on December 16, 2021. (AFP)
Updated on Dec 24, 2021 03:06 AM IST
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By, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Numbers matter | What London and Denmark can teach us about Omicron

  • Here is a look at two case studies from regions in Europe that were the first in the continent to report large-scale Omicron outbreaks
Both these regions have been selected because their local governments have perhaps one of the most rigorous testing, screening, and data-sharing programmes(REUTERS )
Both these regions have been selected because their local governments have perhaps one of the most rigorous testing, screening, and data-sharing programmes(REUTERS )
Published on Dec 21, 2021 04:58 PM IST
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Understanding the global Omicron threat

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that preliminary evidence appears to indicate that vaccines may be less effective against infection and transmission linked to the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2, which also carries a “higher risk of re-infection”
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Published on Dec 17, 2021 12:22 AM IST
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By, New Delhi

Understanding the global Omicron threat

On Wednesday, the World Health Organization (WHO) said that preliminary evidence appears to indicate that vaccines may be less effective against infection and transmission linked to the Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2, which also carries a “higher risk of re-infection”
A man wears a face mask as he walks past an image of Santa Claus at a Christmas market, in London(AP)
A man wears a face mask as he walks past an image of Santa Claus at a Christmas market, in London(AP)
Updated on Dec 17, 2021 06:46 AM IST
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India’s active cases drop below 100,000 for the first time in 18 months

With 99,023 active infections across India as of Wednesday morning, the case burden on the country is at the lowest since June 2, 2020 – a time when the first wave of the pandemic was just beginning.
The rate of Covid 19 vaccine administration across the country appears to be rising again with 8.1 million daily shots administered on average in the past week(HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
The rate of Covid 19 vaccine administration across the country appears to be rising again with 8.1 million daily shots administered on average in the past week(HT Photo/Sunil Ghosh)
Updated on Dec 02, 2021 12:39 AM IST
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Numbers Matter | The pandemic hits Europe and US — again. India should watch out

For the first time since the end of September, the seven-day average of daily infections across the world again soared above the half-million mark
People walk over a nearly deserted Christmas market in Vienna, Austria, Friday, November 19. The most alarming part about soaring numbers through these regions is the fact that nearly all these nations are highly vaccinated (AP)
People walk over a nearly deserted Christmas market in Vienna, Austria, Friday, November 19. The most alarming part about soaring numbers through these regions is the fact that nearly all these nations are highly vaccinated (AP)
Updated on Nov 24, 2021 02:28 PM IST
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Rising cases in US, Europe fuel another global surge

After three months of near-consistent decline following the brutal Delta wave in the West, new cases of Covid-19 have again started rising the world over in the past month or so
The skyline with its office buildings and the banking district are photographed during sunset as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues and the German government plans new pandemic control measures in Frankfurt, Germany,(Reuters)
The skyline with its office buildings and the banking district are photographed during sunset as the spread of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) continues and the German government plans new pandemic control measures in Frankfurt, Germany,(Reuters)
Updated on Nov 19, 2021 06:49 PM IST
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For 1st time, number of fully jabbed surpasses partially vaccinated

The development comes on the back of several weeks of the administration of second doses outstripping that of first doses, a trend that became very clear through October and November as the vaccine coverage reached 80% of the eligible population (at least one dose), a level at which experts expect it to hit a ceiling.
The number of people who have been administered just one dose of the vaccine have been steadily dropping since the first week of October, data shows.(AFP)
The number of people who have been administered just one dose of the vaccine have been steadily dropping since the first week of October, data shows.(AFP)
Updated on Nov 17, 2021 12:28 PM IST
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Delhi sees 2 deaths as Covid cases rise

  • There have only been four deaths in the past 30 days, and six deaths were reported in the 30 days before that, and 14 in the 30 days prior. In comparison, at the peak of the second wave, 448 deaths were recorded in a single day on May 3.
The Covid-19 positivity rate, too, has started inching up, data shows. The seven-day average of positivity rate, which had dropped to a near all-time low of 0.05% three weeks ago (for the week ended October 22) has risen marginally to 0.9% for the week ended Friday.(HT File)
The Covid-19 positivity rate, too, has started inching up, data shows. The seven-day average of positivity rate, which had dropped to a near all-time low of 0.05% three weeks ago (for the week ended October 22) has risen marginally to 0.9% for the week ended Friday.(HT File)
Published on Nov 13, 2021 07:05 AM IST
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Big milestone for vax drive: Billion doses and counting

The billionth shot of the Covid-19 vaccine was administered in India on Thursday morning – exactly nine months and five days after the country’s massive Covid-19 immunisation programme kicked off on January 16
Amid the country crossing the one billion mark for Covid-19 vaccine doses, Maharashtra has administered over 93 million doses till date (SATISH BATE/HT)(HT_PRINT)
Amid the country crossing the one billion mark for Covid-19 vaccine doses, Maharashtra has administered over 93 million doses till date (SATISH BATE/HT)(HT_PRINT)
Updated on Oct 22, 2021 01:46 AM IST
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ByJamie Mullick and Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi

One billion done, but daily dose administration sees near-consistent decline

In absolute numbers, the milestone places India as the second country in the world (next to China with 2.2 billion shots administered) in terms of total Covid-19 vaccine doses administered
Of the 708.4 million people, who have been administered shots of Covid-19 vaccine, 416.6 million have been partially vaccinated, while 291.8 million people have received both doses. (ANI Photo)
Of the 708.4 million people, who have been administered shots of Covid-19 vaccine, 416.6 million have been partially vaccinated, while 291.8 million people have received both doses. (ANI Photo)
Updated on Oct 21, 2021 01:17 PM IST
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3 in 4 Indians get at least 1 jab as total doses near the billion mark

Till Tuesday night, 990.9 million shots of the vaccine were administered across the country to around 701 million people
A little over nine months since India’s mass vaccination programme against Covid-19 kicked off, the country is on the cusp of two major milestones – nearly three out of every four adults in the country have now received at least one shot of the vaccine, and the total doses administered are nearing a billion. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
A little over nine months since India’s mass vaccination programme against Covid-19 kicked off, the country is on the cusp of two major milestones – nearly three out of every four adults in the country have now received at least one shot of the vaccine, and the total doses administered are nearing a billion. (Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Published on Oct 19, 2021 11:22 PM IST
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ByRhythma Kaul and Jamie Mullick, New Delhi

Numbers Matter: As India nears one billion doses, here’s what can go wrong

A look at three major fronts where there is room for improvement: The fledging rate of vaccination, vaccine hesitancy, and most important — timing
Till Monday night, a little over 986 million shots of the vaccine had been administered across India to 698.8 million people (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Till Monday night, a little over 986 million shots of the vaccine had been administered across India to 698.8 million people (Photo by Vijay Bate/HT Photo)
Updated on Oct 19, 2021 12:33 PM IST
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Covid-19 global update: The good, the bad and the ugly

Despite a recent drop in cases and deaths the world over, the World Health Organization (WHO) stressed on Tuesday that “we’re not out of the woods yet”, even if many people think the battle is nearly over.
54% of the world is yet to be administered even a single dose of the vaccine.(Reuters)
54% of the world is yet to be administered even a single dose of the vaccine.(Reuters)
Updated on Oct 07, 2021 02:27 AM IST
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Another milestone nears: 1 in 4 Indians fully vaccinated

The proportion of people fully vaccinated is set to cross the 25% mark as early as Wednesday.
As of Tuesday evening, India has administered 876.2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to 642.5 million people. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
As of Tuesday evening, India has administered 876.2 million doses of Covid-19 vaccine to 642.5 million people. (Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Updated on Sep 29, 2021 06:18 AM IST
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Water, leaves, birdsong: To relax, a new study says, listen to sounds of nature

These sounds, even accompanied by urban noise like traffic, can help relieve symptoms of stress, enhance cognitive performance, and even alleviate intense pain, researchers have found.
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Updated on Sep 24, 2021 07:10 PM IST
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