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As India faces an uptick in coronavirus cases, amid fears of a fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic like that seen in other countries, here is news and updates on the outbreak, vaccination and other useful information in the fight against the virus.

COVID Stats - India VIEW FULL COVERAGE
ACTIVE CASES
13,433
TOTAL RECOVERED
4,25,14,479
TOTAL DEATHS
5,22,062
POSITIVITY RATE
0.49%
TOTAL VACCINATIONS
1,87,07,08,111
Source: COWIN | MOHFW
Last Updated: 21-04-22, 09:27 AM IST

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Use of masks made mandatory in public places amid rising Covid cases in Delhi

Schools will not to be closed but standard operating procedures will be prepared for them in consultation with experts
 (HT PHOTO)
(HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 02:07 PM IST
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Explained: India's Covid 'r' value is over 1.0. What is it?

Covid ‘r’ value explained: ‘R’ value is a mathematical term used to track the virus and predict how it may spread in a given area.
A motorist passes by a mural of frontline workers against coronavirus at RK Puram in New Delhi on July 25. Delhi’s Covid-19 recoveries have outstripped new cases on almost all days this month barring a few exceptions, after ramped-up containment and testing efforts over the past month or so. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
A motorist passes by a mural of frontline workers against coronavirus at RK Puram in New Delhi on July 25. Delhi’s Covid-19 recoveries have outstripped new cases on almost all days this month barring a few exceptions, after ramped-up containment and testing efforts over the past month or so. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 20, 2022 04:54 PM IST
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Karnataka Health Minister: No COVID 4th wave in Karnataka now

  • Amid concerns about a possible fourth wave of COVID-19, Karnataka Health Minister K Sudhakar said such a situation does not exist in the state as of now.
Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar assured citizens that no COVID 4th wave will happen in the state now.
Karnataka health minister Dr K Sudhakar assured citizens that no COVID 4th wave will happen in the state now.
Published on Apr 20, 2022 02:04 PM IST
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'Wrong argument': Kerala on centre's claim it isn't providing daily Covid data

  • The health minister also slammed as 'condemnable' any talk of Kerala not co-operating, reported news agency PTI.
Kerala health minister Veena George said she was aware that the cases were going up in other parts of the county, adding the southern state is prepared to face another Covid-19 wave. (Representational image)
Kerala health minister Veena George said she was aware that the cases were going up in other parts of the county, adding the southern state is prepared to face another Covid-19 wave. (Representational image)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 06:06 PM IST
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Written by Shubhangi Gupta | Edited by Chandrashekar Srinivasan, New Delhi

Schools to remain open, 500 fine again for no mask: New Covid rules in Delhi

Covid-19 mask mandate is back in New Delhi as the pandemic situation is slowly deteriorating in the national capital with a 4.42% positivity rate as on Tuesday. 
Delhi rolls back is 'masks not mandatory' order and brings back <span class='webrupee'>₹</span>500 fine on those not wearing masks in the public as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the national capital. 
Delhi rolls back is 'masks not mandatory' order and brings back 500 fine on those not wearing masks in the public as Covid-19 cases are on the rise in the national capital. 
Published on Apr 20, 2022 12:40 PM IST
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By | Reported by Sweta Goswami | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh

Shanghai reports more deaths amid falling Covid cases

The seven who died on Tuesday included two under the age of 60, while the remaining were more than 70 years old
Quarantine workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) at a residential building during a lockdown due to Covid-19 in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday. (Bloomberg)
Quarantine workers in personal protective equipment (PPE) at a residential building during a lockdown due to Covid-19 in Shanghai, China, on Wednesday. (Bloomberg)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 12:22 PM IST
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XE variant: Watch out for these symptoms of Covid-19 in kids

  • As Covid-19 cases in children rise in recent days, experts say there is no need to panic. 
According to latest reports over 30% of 107 new Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar have been reported among children(Pixabay)
According to latest reports over 30% of 107 new Covid-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh's Gautam Buddh Nagar have been reported among children(Pixabay)
Published on Apr 20, 2022 09:53 AM IST
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Over 30% children among 107 new Covid-19 cases in UP's Gautam Buddh Nagar 

District magistrate Suhas L Yathiraj has urged people to not panic but take precautions against the virus, appealing to them to contact helpline number 1800492211 for any Covid-19-related assistance.
A person gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the district hospital in Noida on Sunday. (HT file)
A person gets a dose of Covid-19 vaccine at the district hospital in Noida on Sunday. (HT file)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 03:15 PM IST
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By | Written by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

30 per cent Covid patients develop long Covid: US study finds

As many as 30 per cent people infected with Covid-19 developed long Covid, a set of symptoms that persist for months beyond the initial phase of a SARS-CoV-2 infection, according to a study conducted in the US.
Of the 309 people with long COVID studied, the most persistent symptoms were fatigue and shortness of breath(Pexels)
Of the 309 people with long COVID studied, the most persistent symptoms were fatigue and shortness of breath(Pexels)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 03:40 PM IST
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India logs 43% drop in daily numbers with 1,247 new Covid cases

  • India Covid-19 cases: This comes a day after the daily count nearly doubled to more than 2,000 cases for the first time since March.
The daily fatalities were drastically less than Monday's data that showed 214 deaths. (HT FILE)
The daily fatalities were drastically less than Monday's data that showed 214 deaths. (HT FILE)
Published on Apr 19, 2022 09:54 AM IST
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By | Edited by Swati Bhasin, New Delhi
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