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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Chinese tourists slow to return to Europe

Europe's vacation destinations are hoping for the return of tourists from China following years of pandemic disruption. Expectations for this segment of the tourism market are high, despite few bookings.

Tourists taking photos at the Berlin Wall(Wolfram Steinberg/dpa/picture alliance)
Tourists taking photos at the Berlin Wall(Wolfram Steinberg/dpa/picture alliance)
Published on Feb 03, 2023 03:07 PM IST
By | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

US will end public health emergency for Covid in May: What it means

Covid In US: White House's Office of Management and Budget (OMB) said that the declarations will expire in the coming months.

Covid In US: People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles.(AFP File)
Covid In US: People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles.(AFP File)
Published on Jan 31, 2023 05:59 AM IST

Covid still a global emergency: World health body

Covid-19: The WHO director-general concurs with the advice regarding the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic and determines that the event continues to constitute a public health emergency of international concern.

WHO says Covid still an international emergency.
WHO says Covid still an international emergency.
Published on Jan 30, 2023 02:55 PM IST
AFP |

Will continue to monitor Covid situation in China, Japan says

Covid In China: The comment came a day after the Chinese embassy in Japan said it had resumed the issuance of ordinary visas for Japanese citizens travelling to the country.

Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Published on Jan 30, 2023 09:00 AM IST
Reuters |

Long Covid might teach us how to prevent Alzheimer’s

Researchers are uncovering links between viruses and brain diseases, which could point to a whole new approach to treatment.

Scientists are finding links between common viruses such as influenza and brain diseases like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS.(Pixabay)
Scientists are finding links between common viruses such as influenza and brain diseases like multiple sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and ALS.(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 28, 2023 07:26 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal

China says Covid deaths down by nearly 80% since 2023

China covid: A wave of virus cases has washed over the world's most populous nation since Beijing abruptly ended its zero-Covid policy last month.

China Covid deaths: China says Covid deaths down by nearly 80 percent. (Bloomberg)
China Covid deaths: China says Covid deaths down by nearly 80 percent. (Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 11:17 AM IST
AFP |

Covid infection could damage foetuses of pregnant women: Study

Foetuses and placentas of pregnant women, especially those infected with COVID-19 at earlier points in the pandemic, were found to bear a greater risk of experiencing growth impairment or vascular lesions in organs and brain, according to a new research.

Using prenatal magnetic resonance imaging, a group of Medical University of Vienna, Austria, researchers examined the placentas and foetuses of women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy, the study said.(Shutterstock)
Using prenatal magnetic resonance imaging, a group of Medical University of Vienna, Austria, researchers examined the placentas and foetuses of women who tested positive for SARS-CoV-2 during pregnancy, the study said.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Jan 24, 2023 08:29 PM IST
PTI | | Posted by Parmita Uniyal, London

Masking emotions: Here's how children show signs of mask dependence

Psychiatrists concerned as children show signs of mask dependence after Covid-19. Here's all you need to know about kids masking emotions

Masking emotions: Here's how children show signs of mask dependence (Daisy Anderson)
Masking emotions: Here's how children show signs of mask dependence (Daisy Anderson)
Updated on Jan 22, 2023 03:48 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Covid outbreak has infected 80% of China's population: Report

China Covid: The mass movement of people during the ongoing Lunar New Year holiday period may spread the pandemic, boosting infections in some areas.

China covid: China says COVID outbreak has infected 80% of population.(Bloomberg)
China covid: China says COVID outbreak has infected 80% of population.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 03:34 PM IST
Reuters |

China denies Covid-19 vaccines to defectors from North Korea: Report

North Korean defectors in China have not received even a single dose of vaccination since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, NK news reported, and are thus being left unprotected.

China, which is a close ally of North Korea, doesn't consider its defectors as refugees but sees them as illegal economic migrants. (AP Photo/Mark J Terrill. File)
China, which is a close ally of North Korea, doesn't consider its defectors as refugees but sees them as illegal economic migrants. (AP Photo/Mark J Terrill. File)
Published on Jan 21, 2023 01:52 PM IST
ANI |

‘Will Twitter have guts?’: Jairam amps up attack on minister over Pfizer vaccine

Union minister Rajeev Chandrasekhar shared a video on Twitter on Friday about Pfizer CEO Albert Bourla's encounter with a journalist at Davos 2023, and blamed Congress leaders Jairam Ramesh, Rahul Gandhi and P Chidambaram for pushing the case of foreign Covid-19 vaccines in India.

Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI) and Union minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Congress leader Jairam Ramesh (PTI) and Union minister for state for information and technology Rajeev Chandrasekhar.
Updated on Jan 21, 2023 01:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Germany saw 180,000 excess deaths during three years of Covid-19: Report

While the reasons for the surprising acceleration in 2022 are unclear, summer heat waves and outbreaks of flu at the end of the year probably played a role, said Joachim Ragnitz, the managing director of Ifo’s Dresden branch.

While Germany began easing Covid restrictions in early 2022, the country this month joined other European Union members in imposing new testing requirements on passengers traveling from China in response to a surge in cases there.
While Germany began easing Covid restrictions in early 2022, the country this month joined other European Union members in imposing new testing requirements on passengers traveling from China in response to a surge in cases there.
Published on Jan 20, 2023 02:23 PM IST
Bloomberg |

China masses take Covid fight into own hands as Xi sits back

For 1.4 billion Chinese citizens that had the government dictate their movements since the pandemic began, the past six weeks have forced them to suddenly figure out how to survive on their own.

File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
File photo of Chinese President Xi Jinping.
Updated on Jan 19, 2023 09:16 PM IST
Bloomberg |

China slams 'some Western media' on Covid coverage: ‘Hype, smear, manipulation’

Covid In China: The move in December to end mass testing and quarantines led to a sharp rise in cases, with some hospitals and crematoriums overwhelmed with victims.

Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Published on Jan 19, 2023 01:29 PM IST
AP |

China provinces spent billions on Xi Jinping's zero-Covid policy: Report

Covid In China: Total Covid-related spending surged by about 50 percent during three years, hitting a peak of 71.1 billion yuan in 2022, the report said.

Covid In China: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks.(AP)
Covid In China: Chinese President Xi Jinping speaks.(AP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 05:04 PM IST

World Health Organisation issues fresh Covid guidelines: 6 things to know

World Health Organisation On Covid: WHO said, “Without testing, for patients with symptoms, the new guidelines suggest 10 days of isolation from the date of symptom onset.”

World Health Organisation On Covid: A medical worker checks the IV drip treatment of a patient lying on a bed in the emergency department of a hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China.(Reuters)
World Health Organisation On Covid: A medical worker checks the IV drip treatment of a patient lying on a bed in the emergency department of a hospital, amid the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak in Shanghai, China.(Reuters)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 12:13 PM IST

China's population dips 1st time since 1960s, India likely to overtake soon

The latest official data showed that China's population stood at around 1,411,750,000 (1.4 billion) at the end of 2022, which is a drop of 850,000 from the end of the previous year.

In 2022, China's birth rate was 6.77 births per 1,000 people, down from a rate of 7.52 births in the previous year and as a result, marked the lowest birth rate on record, the NBS said. (REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
In 2022, China's birth rate was 6.77 births per 1,000 people, down from a rate of 7.52 births in the previous year and as a result, marked the lowest birth rate on record, the NBS said. (REUTERS/Tingshu Wang)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 10:47 AM IST
By, New Delhi

China economy grows 3% in 2022, one of weakest in 40 years: Official data

Beijing had set itself a target of 5.5 per cent, a rate already much lower than the performance of 2021, when the country's GDP increased more than eight percent.

In the fourth quarter, China's economy grew 2.9 per cent year-on-year, compared with 3.9 per cent in the third quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said. (Photo by WANG Zhao/AFP)
In the fourth quarter, China's economy grew 2.9 per cent year-on-year, compared with 3.9 per cent in the third quarter, the National Bureau of Statistics said. (Photo by WANG Zhao/AFP)
Published on Jan 17, 2023 08:52 AM IST
AFP |

No new Covid cases in Delhi after 1,027 days

The city last saw a zero Covid-19 case count on March 24, 2020, also the day that Prime Minister Narendra Modi announced that the country would be locked down from midnight, as part of hard measures to contain the then relatively unknown infection.

Delhi logged its first case of the coronavirus disease on March 7, 2020.(File photo)
Delhi logged its first case of the coronavirus disease on March 7, 2020.(File photo)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 04:17 AM IST

Centre unlikely to procure more Covid vaccine jabs

Studies have shown that immunity gained from a vaccine shot typically wanes in four to six months . According to government’s Cowin dashboard, only 223 million persons have taken the booster shot dose.

A beneficiary receives a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Srinagar. (ANI)
A beneficiary receives a booster dose of the Covid-19 vaccine in Srinagar. (ANI)
Updated on Jan 17, 2023 04:21 AM IST

Keep us in loop, World Health Organisation tells China on Covid outbreak

Covid In China: Following this, the World Health Organisation said that the announcement “allows for a better understanding of the epidemiological situation."

Covid In China: Travelers with their luggage arrive at a departure hall to catch their trains at the West Railway Station in Beijing.(AP)
Covid In China: Travelers with their luggage arrive at a departure hall to catch their trains at the West Railway Station in Beijing.(AP)
Published on Jan 15, 2023 02:09 PM IST

Delhi govt hoping to administer booster doses door-to-door from next month

Delhi government data shows that till December 21, 2022, over 37.3 million (or 3.73 crore) doses have been administered in the capital.

A healthcare worker inoculates a man with a booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI file)
A healthcare worker inoculates a man with a booster dose of Covid-19 vaccine.(ANI file)
Updated on Jan 15, 2023 02:25 AM IST

China records nearly 60,000 Covid-related deaths in a month: Health body

Covid In China: This included 54,435 deaths of people infected with Covid but with underlying conditions, such as cancer or cardiovascular diseases, the director informed.

Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 04:23 PM IST

Air travel recovers in China amid Covid infection rise. This is the major worry

Covid In China: The industry needs to "fully understand the special nature, and complexity of the Spring Festival migration in 2023", Song said in a statement on Friday.

Covid In China: Travelers at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China.(Bloomberg)
Covid In China: Travelers at Beijing Capital International Airport in Beijing, China.(Bloomberg)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 03:46 PM IST
Reuters |

Almost all of Beijing residents to get Covid by January end: What a study shows

Covid In China: The study reflects the rapid spread of China's Covid outbreak as infections rise after Beijing abruptly relaxed its ‘zero-Covid’ policy in December.

Covid In China: People queueing to buy medicine amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Beijing,(AFP)
Covid In China: People queueing to buy medicine amid the Covid-19 pandemic in Beijing,(AFP)
Published on Jan 14, 2023 02:52 PM IST

14 Covid warriors to get 1crore each in Delhi

The Delhi government will give an ex-gratia amount of ₹1 crore to the families of 14 Covid Warriors who died from the infection while on duty during the pandemic, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia said on Friday

The decision was taken in the meeting of the group of ministers chaired by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI)
The decision was taken in the meeting of the group of ministers chaired by deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia. (PTI)
Updated on Jan 14, 2023 02:56 AM IST

Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 may be dominant in Europe soon: Health agency

XBB.1.5 In Europe: The health body said that the risk associated with the subvariant was estimated to be low.

XBB.1.5 In Europe: The subvariant may become dominant in Europe. (Representational)
XBB.1.5 In Europe: The subvariant may become dominant in Europe. (Representational)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 10:40 PM IST

Omicron subvariant XBB.1.5 accounts for 43% of US Covid cases: Health body

Covid In US: The variant which is considered the most transmissible yet is an offshoot of XBB which was first detected in October.

Covid In US: People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles.(AFP File)
Covid In US: People shop at a grocery store enforcing the wearing of masks in Los Angeles.(AFP File)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 09:29 PM IST

How many people in China may have Covid? About 900 million, says study

Covid In China: This comes as a top Chinese epidemiologist warned that cases will surge in rural China over the lunar new year.

Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Covid In China: Security guards wearing personal protective equipment (PPE) amid the Covid-19 pandemic sit at an entrance of a building in Beijing.(AFP)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 08:40 PM IST

China Covid wave's peak to last 2-3 months, expert says with a dire warning

Covid In China: The holidays officially start from January 21 and are also referred to as the world's largest annual migration of people.

Covid In China: A commuter wearing a face mask walks past a closed shop in the central business district in Beijing.(AP)
Covid In China: A commuter wearing a face mask walks past a closed shop in the central business district in Beijing.(AP)
Published on Jan 13, 2023 03:31 PM IST
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