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Labourers load grocery items on to a supply truck, Kolkata, July 24, 2020(REUTERS)

Covid-19 is spreading both in terms of numbers and geography. Follow protocols

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON AUG 31, 2020 12:27 AM IST
India must test, isolate and treat with even greater intensity, and spread the network of labs, hospitals and expertise to the country’s rural pockets, where they will be needed the most in coming weeks.
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BMC authorities said that Covid-19 patients, who are not showing any signs of recovery, must be shifted to dedicated hospitals for the viral infection at the earliest.(HT Photo)
BMC authorities said that Covid-19 patients, who are not showing any signs of recovery, must be shifted to dedicated hospitals for the viral infection at the earliest.(HT Photo)

Mumbai civic body asks private hospitals to refer critical patients to its Covid facilities

By Sagar Pillai | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 11:57 AM IST
BMC data showed that Covid-19-related deaths in private hospitals rose to over 40% in August, as compared to between 15% and 20% in June
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On Thursday, the country saw the biggest spike in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in a single day so far, with 76,870 samples testing positive for the viral disease.(HT Photo)
On Thursday, the country saw the biggest spike in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in a single day so far, with 76,870 samples testing positive for the viral disease.(HT Photo)

India reports 1,000 Covid deaths on third consecutive day

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 28, 2020 08:36 AM IST
On Thursday, the country saw the biggest spike in the number of Covid-19 cases reported in a single day so far, with 76,870 samples testing positive for the viral disease
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Kolkata has reported 5,498 Covid-19 cases in the last 10 days, compared to North 24 Parganas’ 6,448.(AFP)
Kolkata has reported 5,498 Covid-19 cases in the last 10 days, compared to North 24 Parganas’ 6,448.(AFP)

India’s second-most populous district emerges as a challenge to Bengal’s Covid-19 management

By Joydeep Thakur | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 12:56 PM IST
The positivity rate of North 24 Parganas is around 20.6%, which is almost double the national average
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A state-wise toll break-up showed Maharashtra reported 295 Covid-19-related fresh deaths on Wednesday, followed by Karnataka (133) and Tamil Nadu (118).(HT Photo)
A state-wise toll break-up showed Maharashtra reported 295 Covid-19-related fresh deaths on Wednesday, followed by Karnataka (133) and Tamil Nadu (118).(HT Photo)

India’s Covid death toll crosses 60k

UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 08:43 AM IST
On Wednesday, 1,012 new deaths were reported from across the country and the overall fatalities from the viral outbreak rose to 60,610 to date
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The survey had been conducted in Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural area.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The survey had been conducted in Pune city, Pimpri-Chinchwad and Pune rural area.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Comorbidity survey sees 70% testing positive for Covid-19 in Pune district

By Steffy Thevar | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON AUG 27, 2020 09:59 AM IST
A total of 6.66 lakh people were found to have comorbidities or were from the vulnerable age group from the entire district who were screened for temperature and oxygen saturation
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The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)
The CM said he gave directions to strengthen enforcement of rules such as wearing of masks in public places and strict adherence to social distancing norms in a bid to keep the raging contagion at bay.(ANI)

Double the number of Covid tests in Delhi, orders Kejriwal

By Abhishek Dey | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 02:49 PM IST
Delhi recorded 1,544 and 1,693 new Covid-19 cases on Tuesday and Wednesday, respectively
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West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered a three-tier monitoring system for the benefit of senior citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)
West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee ordered a three-tier monitoring system for the benefit of senior citizens during the Covid-19 pandemic.(PTI)

Bengal sets up 3-tier scanner to monitor senior citizens during Covid-19 pandemic

By Joydeep Thakur| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, Kolkata
PUBLISHED ON AUG 26, 2020 11:16 AM IST
Senior citizens have emerged as a vulnerable group in the Covid-19 pandemic in West Bengal accounting for one-fifth of the casualties so far.
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Health workers are seen during a door to door screening for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a slum in Pune in this file photo.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Health workers are seen during a door to door screening for coronavirus disease (Covid-19) in a slum in Pune in this file photo.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

With 60,975 new Covid-19 cases, India’s tally surges past 3.1 million; recovery rate at 75.9%

By hindustantimes. com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 25, 2020 12:35 PM IST
According to the health ministry, there are 704,348 active Covid-19 cases and 58,390 people have succumbed to the viral disease till date.
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Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said the state government is working on ramping up the health care infrastructure(ANI)
Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray said the state government is working on ramping up the health care infrastructure(ANI)

Maha cautious over reopening to prevent second wave: Thackeray

By Swapnil Rawal | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 24, 2020 09:14 AM IST
Thackeray said the state government is working on ramping up the health care infrastructure in a bid to prevent a second wave of the viral outbreak in Maharashtra
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A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a migrant worker, who returned to Delhi from his native state, for a rapid antigen test at a bus terminal, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New Delhi, on August 17.(File Photo/August)
A healthcare worker wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) takes a swab from a migrant worker, who returned to Delhi from his native state, for a rapid antigen test at a bus terminal, amidst the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in New Delhi, on August 17.(File Photo/August)

As India records highest recoveries, research talks about when it will hit Covid-19 peak

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 21, 2020 07:36 PM IST
The Union health ministry said that India’s Case Fatality Rate is maintained below the global average. It is on a continuous positive slide and currently stands at 1.89 per cent.
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Migrant workers arriving from other states sit for rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 at Anand Vihar bus terminal in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)
Migrant workers arriving from other states sit for rapid antigen tests for Covid-19 at Anand Vihar bus terminal in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Amal KS/HT Photo)

Record 899k Covid-19 tests done on Monday: Health ministry

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 19, 2020 03:46 AM IST
A continuous increase in average daily recoveries has led to India’s recovery rate -- the patients who have a recovered as a proportion of those who tested positive -- touching 73.18%, and a case fatality rate of 1.92%, shows health ministry data.
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The country is close to achieving the daily testing target of around a million swab samples.(HT Photo)
The country is close to achieving the daily testing target of around a million swab samples.(HT Photo)

India tests record 8.97 lakh swab samples in a day

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 11:55 AM IST
India has conducted 309,38,400 Covid-19 tests to date since the first swab sample was diagnosed on January 23. There has been a threefold rise in conducting Covid-19 tests, as compared to a month ago, when 10 million samples were tested.
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Health care workers during Covid-19 swab testing campaign inside a residential complex at Chembur in Mumbai on Monday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
Health care workers during Covid-19 swab testing campaign inside a residential complex at Chembur in Mumbai on Monday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Over 30 million samples tested for Covid-19 : Health ministry

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 18, 2020 04:29 AM IST
Epidemiologists suggest that India needs to keep testing aggressively because the Covid-19 positivity rate is still on the high side.
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As of Saturday, India recorded a cumulative 2,587,872 cases and 50,079 deaths.(HT Photo)
As of Saturday, India recorded a cumulative 2,587,872 cases and 50,079 deaths.(HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 death toll hits 50,000 mark

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 16, 2020 06:02 AM IST
India is ranked third in the number of infections — only the US and Brazil have recorded more cases than India and have substantially higher death tolls from the viral illness.
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A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus rapid antigen test, at Keshopur in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)
A health worker in PPE coveralls collects a swab sample from a person for coronavirus rapid antigen test, at Keshopur in New Delhi, on Wednesday.(Sanchit Khanna/HT Photo)

Record single-day spike of 66,999 cases takes India’s Covid-19 tally to nearly 2.4 million

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 13, 2020 11:36 AM IST
The number of active cases in the country are 6,53,622 while 16,95,982 patients (or more than double the number of active cases) have been discharged so far.
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The highest single-day deaths in Delhi were lodged on June 16 when 437 fatalities were added to the daily bulletin.(HT Photo)
The highest single-day deaths in Delhi were lodged on June 16 when 437 fatalities were added to the daily bulletin.(HT Photo)

Eight new virus deaths in Delhi, fewest in nearly three months

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 11:49 PM IST
So far, 147,391 people in Delhi have been infected with Sars-CoV-2 — the virus that causes Covid-19 — and 4,139 people have died.
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India performed 719,364 Covid-19 tests on Saturday, taking the total testing closer to the Indian Council of Medical Research‘s (ICMR) target of one million per day by the end of August, HT reported on Monday.(HT Photo)
India performed 719,364 Covid-19 tests on Saturday, taking the total testing closer to the Indian Council of Medical Research‘s (ICMR) target of one million per day by the end of August, HT reported on Monday.(HT Photo)

India crosses 1.5 million recoveries: Health data

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 08:45 AM IST
With record single-day recoveries of 54,859 on Sunday (according to the ministry’s database), the national recovery rate among Covid-19 patients has now touched almost 70%.
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The repatriation of Indian nationals stranded abroad and the evacuation of foreigners from India to their home countries have been among the most successful aspects of our response(PTI)
The repatriation of Indian nationals stranded abroad and the evacuation of foreigners from India to their home countries have been among the most successful aspects of our response(PTI)

India is a constructive, dependable actor globally, writes Harsh Vardhan Shringla

By Harsh Vardhan Shringla
UPDATED ON AUG 10, 2020 05:55 AM IST
Through the pandemic, it has not only met its domestic requirements but taken a range of steps for global good
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With 49,769 patients recuperating from the disease in 24 hours, the number of recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 on Friday.(HT Photo)
With 49,769 patients recuperating from the disease in 24 hours, the number of recoveries have jumped to 13,78,105 on Friday.(HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 management marked by rising recovery rate, falling fatality rate: Centre

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 07, 2020 02:20 PM IST
While the recovery rate among coronavirus patients has risen to a record high of 67.98 per cent, the fatality rate has gone down to 2.05 per cent, it said on Friday.
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The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has been low when compared to the global scenario and it has been progressively falling. The Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.07 per cent today, said the Ministry.(HT File)
The Case Fatality Rate (CFR) has been low when compared to the global scenario and it has been progressively falling. The Case Fatality Rate stands at 2.07 per cent today, said the Ministry.(HT File)

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate climbs to 67.62%, Case Fatality Rate at 2.07%

By Asian News International| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 06, 2020 05:37 PM IST
The actual case load of the country is the active cases is 5,95,501 which is 30.31% of the total positive cases. The active cases as a percentage of total cases have seen a significant drop from 34.17 per cent on July 24 to 30.31 per cent as on today.
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Coordinated implementation of the strategy by the Union and state and Union Territories governments has also ensured that the Covid-19 case fatality rate has been low when compared to the global scenario.(HT Photo)
Coordinated implementation of the strategy by the Union and state and Union Territories governments has also ensured that the Covid-19 case fatality rate has been low when compared to the global scenario.(HT Photo)

India’s Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 67.19%; case fatality drops to 2.09%: Govt

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
UPDATED ON AUG 05, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Due to the record highest daily recoveries, the active cases have reduced to 5,86,244 and comprise 30.72 per cent of the total Covid-19 caseload.
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All active cases are under medical supervision either in hospitals or in home isolation.(HT Photo)
All active cases are under medical supervision either in hospitals or in home isolation.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 recovery rate rises to 65.44%, case fatality rate drops further to 2.13%

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 02, 2020 02:22 PM IST
With 51,225 patients cured and discharged in a day, India’s total recoveries have surged to 11,45,629 and exceeded active cases of Covid-19 by 5,77,899 as on date, while the case fatality rate has further dropped to 2.13%.
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As on Saturday, there are 1,488 dedicated Covid hospitals with 2,49,358 isolation beds, 31,639 ICU beds, 1,09,119 with oxygen support and 16,678 ventilators.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
As on Saturday, there are 1,488 dedicated Covid hospitals with 2,49,358 isolation beds, 31,639 ICU beds, 1,09,119 with oxygen support and 16,678 ventilators.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

At 2.15% India’s Covid-19 fatality rate lowest since first lockdown: Health ministry

By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON AUG 01, 2020 04:51 PM IST
In the global platform, India continues to register and maintain the lowest Covid-19 mortality rate, it said and asserted that this is a testimony to the focused, coordinated, pre-emptive, graded and evolving “test, track, treat” strategy and efforts of the Centre, states and Union Territories.
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A health worker collects a nasal sample from a woman for a Covid-19 test at a health center in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)
A health worker collects a nasal sample from a woman for a Covid-19 test at a health center in New Delhi on Wednesday.(ANI)

Covid-19 recoveries in India near 1 million mark, fatality rate dips to 2.23%

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Husssain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 29, 2020 05:38 PM IST
India’s fatality reate of 2.23% in the Covid-19 pandemic is the lowest since April.
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A medical worker helps a boy to draw inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
A medical worker helps a boy to draw inside a care centre for the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) patients at an indoor sports complex in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Delhi records lowest Covid-19 cases reported since June 1, case fatality rate at 2.96 per cent

By Anonna Dutt | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 21, 2020 12:20 AM IST
However, the number pertains to the weekend when fewer tests had been conducted – only 11,470 as opposed to an average of almost 20,000 over the last three weeks.
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Health workers wait to screen people for Covid-19 symptoms at a temple in Mumbai, India.(AP)
Health workers wait to screen people for Covid-19 symptoms at a temple in Mumbai, India.(AP)

Maharashtra cases top 300,000, Mumbai tally hits 100k

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON JUL 19, 2020 03:53 AM IST
Maharashtra reported 8,348 new infections on Saturday, the second biggest jump so far, and Mumbai, the worst-affected city in the state, reported 1,186 fresh cases of the disease.
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A BMC health care worker checks the temperature of the resident at Dharavi during Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)
A BMC health care worker checks the temperature of the resident at Dharavi during Covid-19 pandemic in Mumbai on Thursday.(Satish Bate/HT Photo)

1 million Covid-19 infections in India, toll nears 25,600

By Binayak Dasgupta and Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 17, 2020 12:56 AM IST
On Thursday, India had 343,268 active cases and the case fatality rate (CFR) — the proportion of people who succumbed to the illness from among known infections — was 2.5%.
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Doctor gather near to an oxygen cylinder in a ward makeshift ward at an emergency Covid-19 care center set up in the Shehnai Banquet Hall at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital Annexe in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Bloomberg Photo)
Doctor gather near to an oxygen cylinder in a ward makeshift ward at an emergency Covid-19 care center set up in the Shehnai Banquet Hall at the Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital Annexe in New Delhi on Wednesday.(Bloomberg Photo)

How Delhi crossed Mumbai in grim Covid-19 milestone

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 26, 2020 10:44 AM IST
Delhi had reported its first Covid-19 case on March 2 and has added, on average, more than 3,320 cases in each of the last seven days compared with Mumbai’s 1,134.
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A medical team wheels out the body of a person who died of Covid-19 during a handover to family members outside the mortuary at GTB Hospital in north east Delhi on Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
A medical team wheels out the body of a person who died of Covid-19 during a handover to family members outside the mortuary at GTB Hospital in north east Delhi on Saturday.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 toll crosses 9,000-mark with 1,000 deaths in 3 days

By Sanchita Sharma | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 14, 2020 12:02 AM IST
India’s Covid-19 toll has increased by at least 6,000 in less than four weeks, with total deaths crossing the 3,000 mark on May 18. The toll in India touched 1,000 on April 28, 47 days after the first Covid-19 death was confirmed in Hyderabad on March 12.
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