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Overall Statistics - India

Active Cases 3,618,458
Recovered 20,795,335
Deaths 270,284
Total Vaccination 18,22,20,164
Source: MOHFW
  Last Updated : 16 May 2021, 10:40 AM IST
Total Vaccinated 18,15,53,433
Vaccinated Today 27,103
Source: COWIN
UPDATED ON 16 May 2021, 10:40 AM IST

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As India battles the deadly second wave of the coronavirus pandemic with cases surging every day, here are all the updates on the outbreak, vaccination and useful information in the fight against the virus.

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New Delhi: Volunteers set up an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, amid the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. (PTI)
New Delhi: Volunteers set up an under-construction temporary Covid-19 Care Centre of 200 beds with oxygen support, amid the ongoing second wave of coronavirus pandemic, at Gurudwara Rakab Ganj Sahib in New Delhi, Monday, May 3, 2021. (PTI)

India clocks 357,229 new Covid-19 cases, tally zooms past 20-million mark

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Joydeep Bose
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 09:32 AM IST
Tuesday's numbers show that India has now been clocking more than 300,000 daily Covid-19 cases for 13 days straight, with the health system crumbling under the weight of new coronavirus cases and hospitals continuing to report a shortage of ICU beds and medical oxygen.
Volunteers and relatives prepare to cremate the bodies of people who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on May 2, 2021. (Reuters)
Volunteers and relatives prepare to cremate the bodies of people who died due to coronavirus disease (Covid-19), at a crematorium ground in Giddenahalli village on the outskirts of Bengaluru, India, on May 2, 2021. (Reuters)

10 states account for 73% of new Covid-19 deaths. Here's all you need to know

PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:34 AM IST
India on Tuesday recorded 3,449 new Covid-19 deaths in the span of a single day, mounting the nationwide death toll to 222,408.
Fourth consignment of medical supplies containing 60 ventilators arrives from the United Kingdom, at Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)
Fourth consignment of medical supplies containing 60 ventilators arrives from the United Kingdom, at Indira Gandhi international airport in New Delhi on Monday.(PTI)

India received 17 consignments of medical aid from nations to battle Covid surge

By Shishir Gupta, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:32 AM IST
Between April 24 and May 2, India has received 17 consignments – comprising essential medical equipment such as oxygen concentrators, cylinders of medical oxygen, ventilators and BiPAP machines, bedside monitors, anti-viral drugs, rapid kits to detect Covid-19 virus, pulse oximeters, N95 masks and personal protective equipment among others — from at least 14 countries.
4,06,339 people were vaccinated across 12 states and union territories as on May 3.(AP)
4,06,339 people were vaccinated across 12 states and union territories as on May 3.(AP)

Over 4 lakh beneficiaries of age group 18-44 vaccinated so far in Phase 3: Govt

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 04, 2021 11:25 AM IST
The national mortality rate has been falling and currently stands at 1.10 per cent which is continuously declining. 3,449 Covid deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The ‘N501Y’ mutation in the Spike protein, in blue, is attached with two copies of the ACE2 receptor, in red. (supplied photo/ UBC)
The ‘N501Y’ mutation in the Spike protein, in blue, is attached with two copies of the ACE2 receptor, in red. (supplied photo/ UBC)

Canadian experts release first molecular images of B.1.1.7 variant of Covid-19

By Anirudh Bhattacharyya, Toronto
UPDATED ON MAY 05, 2021 12:34 AM IST
The B.1.1.7 variant, first reported by the World Health Organization (WHO) in mid-December last year, has an unusually large number of mutations.
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Tocilizumab is to be used in patients with moderate symptoms only when there is no improvement despite the use of steroids and only if there is no active bacterial/fungal/tubercular infection, the new guideline said.
Tocilizumab is to be used in patients with moderate symptoms only when there is no improvement despite the use of steroids and only if there is no active bacterial/fungal/tubercular infection, the new guideline said.

When to use Remdesivir, Tocilizumab? Fresh clinical guidance for covid treatment

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
PUBLISHED ON APR 23, 2021 09:30 AM IST
Patients who are not on oxygen support or are in home settings should not be recommended Remdesivir, the latest clinical guidance for the management of adult Covid-19 patients says.
Mumbai, India – April 19, 2021: A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler, at Dadar Station, in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)
Mumbai, India – April 19, 2021: A health worker collects a swab sample from a traveler, at Dadar Station, in Mumbai, India, Monday, April 19, 2021. (Photo by Bhushan Koyande/ HT Photo)

What changes from May 1 in Covid-19 vaccination drive? FAQs answered

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 19, 2021 08:31 PM IST
Everyone above 18 years of age will be eligible to get vaccinated against Covid-19 from May 1, the central government said on Monday as it liberalised the ongoing vaccination drive.
View of a deserted Connaught Place. (HT Archive)
View of a deserted Connaught Place. (HT Archive)

Can I visit a friend? Are restaurants open? Delhi weekend curfew FAQs answered

By HT Correspondent | Edited by Zara Khan
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 07:50 PM IST
In the wake of surging coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases, the Delhi government has imposed a weekend curfew. An existing night curfew is already in place in Delhi from 10pm to 5am
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)
Representational Image.(Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Govt plans WhatsApp chatbot for Covid-19 vaccine queries

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sameer
UPDATED ON JAN 07, 2021 10:54 AM IST
The project is at the pilot stage and is being used to respond to frequently asked questions (FAQ) about the vaccination

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A computer image created by Nexu scientists shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19.(Reuters Photo)
A computer image created by Nexu scientists shows a model structurally representative of a betacoronavirus which is the type of virus linked to Covid-19.(Reuters Photo)

Coronavirus: Dos and don’ts to contain the spread of Covid-19

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON MAR 04, 2020 02:05 PM IST
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A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical centre Covid-19 vaccination site in Washington, D.C.(Bloomberg)
A healthcare worker administers a dose of the Covid-19 vaccine at a Veterans Affairs medical centre Covid-19 vaccination site in Washington, D.C.(Bloomberg)

Fully vaccinated against Covid-19? Here’s CDC's list of dos and don’ts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Kunal Gaurav, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 09, 2021 03:57 PM IST
  • More than 305 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine has been administered globally so far, according to a scientific online publication Our World in Data.
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