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Passengers wearing protective face masks leave upon arrival at Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj International Airport after India cancelled all flights from the UK over fears of a new strain of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), in Mumbai.(REUTERS)

Covid-19: What you need to know today

By R Sukumar | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON DEC 30, 2020 06:12 AM IST
The new strain is the predominant one in the UK, especially London; there have been 70 flights a week from the UK to India since May; and until last Monday, when it was tightened, the screening process for passengers arriving in India was a sham.
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The number of deaths due to the infection has come down drastically lately as the spread of the infection has slowed down(REUTERS)
The number of deaths due to the infection has come down drastically lately as the spread of the infection has slowed down(REUTERS)

For two weeks, Pune reports single digit Covid deaths a day

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 29, 2020 04:31 PM IST
The city’s case fatality rate as of Sunday was zero per cent as no deaths were reported in 24 hours by the state
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The department reported that 3,171 patients were discharged on Thursday taking the final count of such cases to over 18.04 lakh.(REUTERS)
The department reported that 3,171 patients were discharged on Thursday taking the final count of such cases to over 18.04 lakh.(REUTERS)

Pune district reports 618 fresh cases, five Covid deaths

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 25, 2020 04:49 PM IST
The district has reported 3.63 lakh Covid-19 cases of which 3.4 lakh have recovered, 7,713 have been reported dead and 13,639 are active cases
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The Covid death toll in the district stands at, 7,717; 17,593 active cases are undergoing treatment in hospitals or are in home isolation(HT PHOTO)
The Covid death toll in the district stands at, 7,717; 17,593 active cases are undergoing treatment in hospitals or are in home isolation(HT PHOTO)

Pune reports 638 fresh cases, seven deaths on Sunday

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Pune
PUBLISHED ON DEC 21, 2020 05:33 PM IST
The district has reported 3.66 lakh Covid-19 cases, of which 3.41 lakh have recovered
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A health worker gets ready to take samples from people to test for Covid-19 as another registers them at a marketplace in New Delhi.(AP)
A health worker gets ready to take samples from people to test for Covid-19 as another registers them at a marketplace in New Delhi.(AP)

Govt says Covid-19 cases, deaths declining in India; cautions against any laxity

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON DEC 15, 2020 06:14 PM IST
India’s Case Fatality Rate (CFR) is also among the lowest in the world. At present, India’s CFR is 1.45 per cent, whereas globally it is 2.26 per cent, Bhushan said.
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Malad on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Malad on Sunday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports 4,757 new Covid-19 cases, 40 deaths

PUBLISHED ON DEC 06, 2020 09:56 PM IST
The state on Sunday reported fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for a second straight day with 4,757 infections pushing the tally to 1,852,266
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A health worker takes a swab test in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo))
A health worker takes a swab test in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo))

Maharashtra records 4,922 new Covid-19 cases, 95 deaths

By Eeshanpriya MS, Mumbai
UPDATED ON DEC 06, 2020 12:20 AM IST
Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 4,922 new Covid-19 cases and 95 deaths, taking the tally to 1,847,509 and toll to 47,694, with a case fatality rate (CFR) of 2.58%
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident.(Anshuman Poyrekar/HT Photo)

Covid-19 cases, deaths in November down 50% from October in Maharashtra

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 30, 2020 11:00 PM IST
Maharashtra on Monday added 3,837 fresh Covid-19 infections to push its tally to 1,823,896 and 80 fatalities to take the state’s toll to 47,151.
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A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Mankhurd on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Mankhurd on Tuesday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

Maharashtra sees under 3,000 Covid-19 cases for third day in a row

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 12:45 AM IST
The state’s tally touched 1,752,509, while the state’s active cases stood at 81,925
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Healthcare workers during a Covid-19 screening and swab test at Samta Nagar police station,Kandivali (E) in Mumbai .(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during a Covid-19 screening and swab test at Samta Nagar police station,Kandivali (E) in Mumbai .(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Covid-19 mortality rate in Maharashtra drops in last two weeks

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 06:50 PM IST
Maharashtra’s weekly case fatality rate (CFR) which ranged between 2.51 and 2.67 for the first three weeks in October has fallen to 2.15 in the last two weeks.
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Commuters wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus and travel in a metro train which has markings to ensure social distancing in New Delhi on Sunday.(AP Photo)
Commuters wearing face masks as a precautionary measure against the coronavirus and travel in a metro train which has markings to ensure social distancing in New Delhi on Sunday.(AP Photo)

Marginal increase in number of Covid-19 cases takes India’s tally to 8,553,657

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 09, 2020 09:41 AM IST
The case fatality rate stands at 1.48 per cent.The number of active cases of Covid-19 remained below 6 lakh for the 11th consecutive day on Monday.
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A healthcare worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for coronavirus testing, at Hari Nagar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a woman for coronavirus testing, at Hari Nagar in New Delhi on Saturday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

India’s daily Covid-19 count falls further, active cases remain below 6 lakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 01, 2020 09:34 AM IST
The country has been witnessing a fall in daily Covid-19 numbers in the month of October. Its case fatality rate fell below 1.5 per cent on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. Deaths per million population in the country stand at a very low level of 88, it said.
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A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from behind a protective screen for coronavirus testing, at Khajuri Khas in New Delhi (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from behind a protective screen for coronavirus testing, at Khajuri Khas in New Delhi (Photo by Sanchit Khanna/ Hindustan Times)

Average daily fatalities due to Covid-19 continuously decreasing in past six weeks, says health ministry

By hindustantimes | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 29, 2020 10:37 AM IST
A graph shared by the health ministry shows India, on average, registered 615 daily deaths due to the virus in the week of October 21-27, the sixth week. The country has thus far recorded 120,010 deaths, which is 1.50% of its total Covid-19 cases, the health ministry’s website shows.
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A health worker arranges swab sample test tubes collected for coronavirus testing, at CGHS Wellness Centre, in Kamla Nehru Nagar, in Ghaziabad (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
A health worker arranges swab sample test tubes collected for coronavirus testing, at CGHS Wellness Centre, in Kamla Nehru Nagar, in Ghaziabad (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Aim is to achieve fatality rate of 1% and sustain it, says health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Karan Manral | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 08:30 AM IST
14 states/UTs have a fatality rate of less than 1%, the health ministry said. India’s current death toll due to the novel coronavirus disease stands at 119,014 or 1.50% of the country’s total cases, according to the ministry’s dashboard.
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Critical care specialists treating Covid-19 patients also say that more lives are being saved now in hospitals as compared to a few months ago because of a better understanding of the disease, and what therapies work.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Critical care specialists treating Covid-19 patients also say that more lives are being saved now in hospitals as compared to a few months ago because of a better understanding of the disease, and what therapies work.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Single-day Covid-19 deaths drop below 500

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 01:02 AM IST
The cumulative number of deaths due to Covid-19 nationally was 119,034 till Sunday night according to the HT dashboard.
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A health worker collects swab sample from a resident for Covid-19 test in Chennai.(PTI)
A health worker collects swab sample from a resident for Covid-19 test in Chennai.(PTI)

For 3rd consecutive day, active Covid-19 cases in India remain below 7.5 lakh

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON OCT 22, 2020 10:17 AM IST
On Thursday, the active Covid-19 cases stood at 7,15,812. On Wednesday and Tuesday, the numbers were 7,40,090 and 7,48,538 — all below the 7.5 lakh-mark.
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The overall case fatality rate of people with comorbidities stood at 17.9 per cent and 1.2 per cent for those without comorbidities.(HT File Photo)
The overall case fatality rate of people with comorbidities stood at 17.9 per cent and 1.2 per cent for those without comorbidities.(HT File Photo)

47% of Covid-19 deaths registered among those aged below 60 years: Health ministry

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 13, 2020 05:49 PM IST
Addressing a press briefing, Health Ministry Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said about 70 per cent Covid-19 deaths have been of male patients while 30 per cent of fatalities from the infection has been reported in females.
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Except September 14, the number of cases from September 9-19 were reported in excess of 4,000 per day, while the containment zones count and home isolation cases steadily increased.(HT Photo)
Except September 14, the number of cases from September 9-19 were reported in excess of 4,000 per day, while the containment zones count and home isolation cases steadily increased.(HT Photo)

Fall in containment zones count in Delhi after steady rise since August last week

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON OCT 07, 2020 07:21 PM IST
The national capital recorded 39 Covid-19 fatalities on Tuesday, as the death toll mounted to 5,581 while 2,676 fresh cases took the tally to over 2.95 lakh, authorities said.
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One in every seven cases in the country can be traced to just these four cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai(REUTERS)
One in every seven cases in the country can be traced to just these four cities — Delhi, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Chennai(REUTERS)

How Covid-19 has gripped India’s urban centres

By Jamie Mullick | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON OCT 02, 2020 10:24 AM IST
A look at the factors that explain how the coronavirus pandemic has gripped India’s main urban centres
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A healthcare worker checks the temperature of a Covid-19 patient at Common Wealth Covid Village, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)
A healthcare worker checks the temperature of a Covid-19 patient at Common Wealth Covid Village, in New Delhi on Sunday.(ANI)

Covid-19: India inching closer to 1% death rate

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 09:03 AM IST
India’s case fatality rate, the proportion of people who have died among the confirmed cases, at 1.5% is nearly half of the global average of 3.2%
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A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab samples for coronavirus testing, at Hudson Lane, in New Delhi on Sunday(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab samples for coronavirus testing, at Hudson Lane, in New Delhi on Sunday(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 tally crosses 6 million

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 01:32 AM IST
Overall, there is a good chance of recovery among Covid-19 patients, with the country’s recovery rate being about 82% currently. The number of active patients has been below one million for several days. The active caseload is 15.96% of the total positive cases.
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Haryana logs 22 fatalities, 1,698 Covid infections

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON SEP 24, 2020 09:38 PM IST
As per a medical bulletin, the state’s recovery rate, which is over 83%, continued to show improvement.
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Students of class 10th and 12th wearing protective mask leaves after appearing for compartment examination at an examination centre amidst the outbreak of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)
Students of class 10th and 12th wearing protective mask leaves after appearing for compartment examination at an examination centre amidst the outbreak of coronavirus disease, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(ANI)

‘We get swayed’: Health ministry highlights Covid-19 recoveries as India’s tally crosses 5.5 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 05:10 PM IST
With a spike of 75,083 new cases and 1,053 deaths in the last 24 hours, India’s Covid-19 count crossed 55 lakh on Tuesday morning.
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At an average, 35 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 every day in the past week. This is the highest the seven-day average of deaths has been in two months (since July 21).(HT Photo)
At an average, 35 people have lost their lives to Covid-19 every day in the past week. This is the highest the seven-day average of deaths has been in two months (since July 21).(HT Photo)

Delhi deaths hit 5,000; India sees 100k daily recoveries

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 22, 2020 03:33 AM IST
According to Monday’s government health bulletin, 2,548 new cases were reported in the past 24 hours, taking the total number of infections in the Capital to 249,259. The infection has killed a total of 5,014 people till Sunday, while 213,304 people have recovered.
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A month ago on August 21, Maharashtra’s CFR stood at 3.32% and Gujarat’s at 3.43%, against the national rate of 1.89%.(Representational Photo/HT)
A month ago on August 21, Maharashtra’s CFR stood at 3.32% and Gujarat’s at 3.43%, against the national rate of 1.89%.(Representational Photo/HT)

Maharashtra Covid-19 mortality rate now higher than Gujarat’s

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON SEP 21, 2020 10:56 AM IST
Maharashtra’s CFR increased to 2.7%, while Gujarat stood at 2.69%, and Punjab at 2.89%
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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a police officer for a rapid antigen test.(Reuters Photo)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a police officer for a rapid antigen test.(Reuters Photo)

Covid 19 cases, fatalities rise in Rajkot, triggering self-imposed lockdown

By Jaykishan Sharma | Edited by Abhinav Sahay | Hindustan Times, Jaipur
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 09:25 PM IST
Rajkot officials have denied there was any attempt to hide real death figures due to Covid 19.
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A man wearing a face mask travels inside a Delhi metro train amidst the spread of coronavirus disease in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A man wearing a face mask travels inside a Delhi metro train amidst the spread of coronavirus disease in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Delhi records over 4,000 Covid-19 cases for fifth day in a row: Explained in 10 points

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 13, 2020 08:24 PM IST
Out of total 2,18,304 positive Covid-19 cases reported in Delhi so far, 1,84,748 have either recovered, been discharged or migrated out, according to the health bulletin released by the authorities.
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The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,(HT File Photo)
The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,The number of confirmed cases of Covid-19 in India surpassed 4.28 million on Tuesday,(HT File Photo)

Maharashtra, Andhra, Karnataka, UP and Tamil Nadu account for 70% of Covid-19 deaths: Govt

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 08, 2020 06:38 PM IST
Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said the case fatality rate is continuously declining, adding that it was at 2.15% in the first week of August, now it stands at 1.70%.
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In August, Maharashtra reported 3,58,571, or 45.93%, Covid-19 cases, and 9,405, or 38.55%, fatalities related to the viral outbreak.(AP)
In August, Maharashtra reported 3,58,571, or 45.93%, Covid-19 cases, and 9,405, or 38.55%, fatalities related to the viral outbreak.(AP)

As Maha govt is set to roll out more relaxations, August saw almost half of its total cases

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 11:12 AM IST
State government officials said the decision on interdistrict, interstate travel, reopening of gymnasiums, allowing more employees in private and government-run officials would be taken on Monday
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The case fatality rate in the state was 0.66%, while it was 1.78% at the national level.(HT Photo)
The case fatality rate in the state was 0.66%, while it was 1.78% at the national level.(HT Photo)

With 1,873 new cases, Telangana’s Covid-19 tally stands at 1,24,963

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 31, 2020 10:38 AM IST
As many as 37,791 samples were tested on August 30. Cumulatively, 13,65,582 samples have been tested.The samples tested per million population was 36,782, a government bulletin said.
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