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Ludhiana dist reports 51 new Covid cases

The district on Sunday recorded 51 new Covid cases, with the positivity rate shooting up to 9.17% from 5.75% on Saturday

A total of 114,229 residents have tested positive for the virulent disease, while 3,023 people have succumbed to the deadly virus in Ludhiana since the outbreak of the disease. (HT File PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 24, 2023 12:22 AM IST
By, Ludhiana

Covid-19: Hospitalisation low in Bihar despite rise in active cases

Despite an increase in the number of active cases, only 20 patients required hospitalisation, while the bulk of the remaining 837 were under home isolation across the state, the government data said.

A health worker takes swab samples in Patna. (HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 23, 2023 10:50 PM IST

Govt tells district admins to file daily Covid-19 reports

A senior official of the Delhi government’s health department said that all hospitals have been directed to submit daily health reports of patients admitted with Covid-19

Senior doctors in hospitals said that while the positivity rate in the city is spiking, the number of admissions is low, and the symptoms are mild to moderate. (Sanjeev Verma/HT Photo)
Updated on Apr 19, 2023 12:05 AM IST

Ludhiana reports 21 new Covid-19 cases, 15 hospitalised so far

As per the data from the Integrated Disease Surveillance Programme (IDSP) department of health & family welfare Punjab, as of Saturday, 15 patients were admitted to isolation wards of hospitals, three in government and 12 in private hospitals

The data of March and April stated that no patient was admitted in the isolation wards of hospitals in Ludhiana for the last many months. (HT File Photo for representation)
Updated on Apr 15, 2023 11:43 PM IST
By, Ludhiana

Delhi’s Covid admissions, deaths low despite uptick

As many as 70% of the deceased were between 40 and 60 years of age, and a majority were vaccinated with two doses of Covid-19 vaccines, a health official said.

Only one patient who died of the infection on April 9 was reported as a case where the primary cause of death was Covid-19, according to government records. (HT Archive)
Updated on Apr 12, 2023 12:18 AM IST

Two more test Covid positive in Agra; active case count above two dozen

Agra reports two new Covid-19 cases, taking the total number of active cases to over two dozen. Monitoring committees will be activated to prevent the spread.

 (Sourced pic for representation)
Updated on Apr 08, 2023 12:43 AM IST

Chandigarh tricity’s daily Covid cases shoot up to 94

Panchkula was the biggest contributor to the daily surge of Covid cases with 39 new infections on Thursday against 16 on Wednesday

The fresh cases in Chandigarh surfaced in Sectors 7, 15, 18, 20, 22, 23, 25, 26, 27, 29, 32, 34, 36, 40, 41 and 42, Daria, Dhanas, Kaimbwala and PGIMER campus. (iStock)
Updated on Apr 07, 2023 01:57 AM IST
ByRobert Abraham, Chandigarh/mohali/panchkula

Punjab geared up to deal with Covid, says minister

With Covid-19 cases witnessing a slight uptick in the last few days, Punjab health and family welfare minister Dr Balbir Singh on Wednesday said the government was prepared to deal with any situation

With Covid-19 cases witnessing a slight uptick in the last few days, Punjab health and family welfare minister Dr Balbir Singh on Wednesday said the government was prepared to deal with any situation.
Updated on Apr 06, 2023 01:01 AM IST

Zeeshan Khan on shooting during Ramazan with high fever: Roza doesn’t hamper my work

Actor Zeeshan Khan had a 102 degree fever while shooting for his daily in the midst of observing a fasr. Read the report.

Zeeshan Khan
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 03:28 PM IST
ByVinay MR Mishra

Rise in Covid cases: Masks a must in Haryana at gathering above 100

In past week at least 25,404 Covid tests were conducted across Haryana. Though at present there are 724 active patients in Haryana, none of them is in the hospital. “It has also been made mandatory for all health workers in the state to wear masks,” an official spokesperson said.

The Haryana health and family welfare minister, Anil Vij on Monday announced that wearing mask will now be mandatory if the number of people assembled is over 100, a decision taken in view of the rise in Covid-19 cases. (PTI File Photo)
Updated on Apr 04, 2023 01:16 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Ggm health dept asks residents to follow Covid appropriate behaviour

Gurugram's health department urges citizens to follow Covid-19 protocols amidst a sudden surge in cases. The city reports 99 new cases, taking the total active cases to 411.

New Delhi, India - April 2, 2023: Crowded Sarojni Nagar market, in New Delhi, on Sunday, April 2, 2023. India saw a sharp jump in the number of active Covid-19 cases as it logged 3,824 cases in the past 24 hours as per the data shared by Health Ministry. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/ Hindustan Times) (Hindustan Times)
Updated on Apr 03, 2023 12:34 AM IST

Active Covid cases in U.P. cross 400-mark, 49 in Lucknow

Apart from Lucknow, other districts like Gautam Budha Nagar, Ghaziabad, and Lakhimpur Kheri have also witnessed a significant growth in the number of active Covid cases.

Of the 421 active cases, 49 are in Lucknow itself -- the highest count recorded this year. (HT File)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 08:20 PM IST

Thane records 25 H3N2 cases, one death in 15 days

TMC commissioner Abhijit Bangar has directed the health department to stay vigilant. All doctors in the city have been instructed to start immediate treatment without waiting for test results if patients show symptoms related to H3N2 influenza

Thane, India - March 31, 2023: A health worker collects swab samples of citizens for Covid-19 test as cases have increased in the city, at TMC's C.R. Wadia Hospital, in Thane, India, on Friday, March 31, 2023. (Praful Gangurde/HT Photo) (HT PHOTO)
Updated on Apr 02, 2023 12:25 AM IST

21 new Covid cases surface in Chandigarh

The Covid infected patients, including nine males and 12 females, are residents of Sectors 15, 20, 29, 38 West, 40, 44, 45 and 52, Dadumajra, Daria, Khuda Alisher and Maloya

A total of 380 samples were tested over the past 24 hours and 21 turned out positive, causing the daily positivity rate to jump from 3.46% on Thursday to 5.53% on Friday. (HT File Photo)
Updated on Apr 01, 2023 02:26 AM IST
By, Chandigarh

Uzbek cough syrup deaths: Samples collected from 15 Noida firms for tests

The incident in Uzbekistan was reported in December 2022, following which Marion Biotech’s licence was cancelled last week.

The licence of Marion Biotech was cancelled last week. (Reuters)
Updated on Mar 31, 2023 01:39 AM IST
By, Noida

Viral cough not responding to medicines? Here are causes and precaution tips

There is a rise in number of viral infections but what is more alarming is the prolonged cough that is lasting for 4-6 weeks in some and isn’t responding to the usual cough medications. Health experts reveal causes and precaution tips

Viral infection, prolonged cough and not responding to medicines? Here are causes and precaution tips (Photo by Andrea Piacquadio on Pexels)
Updated on Mar 05, 2023 12:25 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Here's how to identify a pneumonia cough and fever and tips to prevent it

Pneumonia cases spike in winter and presents confusing symptoms. Here's how to identify a pneumonia cough and fever, who are more likely to get affected by it and effective tips to prevent pneumonia during winters

Here's how to identify a pneumonia cough and fever and tips to prevent it (Photo by Edward Jenner on Pexels)
Updated on Jan 29, 2023 06:58 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Ayurveda secrets to combat cough and cold in winter

Cold and cough is common during winter season and while it resolves on its own in a couple of days, it may also cause some complications that last much longer. These Ayurveda tips can help relieve your cold and cough symptoms in no time.

Ayurveda secrets to combat cough and cold in winter(Pixabay)
Published on Jan 26, 2023 03:24 PM IST
By, New Delhi

Influenza and whooping cough (pertussis) vaccines in pregnancy

The article has been authored by Tila Khan, MVSc, PhD (Virology), and Dipanwita Sengupta, PhD, Lancet Citizens’ Commission Fellows.

With the evidence of Delta (B.1.617.2) variant of SARS-CoV-2, (the virus that causes COVID-19), causing severe disease in pregnant women and endangering pregnancy, the Government of India in July 2021 approved and administered COVID-19 vaccines to all pregnant women as part of their standard antenatal care programme.
Published on Dec 26, 2022 05:09 PM IST
ByHindustan Times

Winter wellness: Diet for cough and cold

Antibiotics are used to treat bacterial diseases such as pneumonia and will not assist with viral illnesses such as colds, flu and most sore throats. Here are foods from our kitchen that must be included in our regular diet to prevent cough and cold.

Winter wellness: Diet for cough and cold (Gustavo Fring)
Updated on Dec 18, 2022 07:42 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Experts on can breathing in smog be a reason for cancers or lead to infertility

Doctors reveal whether breathing in toxic air full of pollutants be a reason for cancers or lead to infertility and apart from asthma, what are the other common diseases that can be caused due to smog

Experts on can breathing in smog be a reason for cancers or lead to infertility (Photo by Joshua Wilkinson on Unsplash)
Updated on Dec 08, 2022 08:34 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

The flu season is approaching. Are you prepared? Here's what doctor suggests

In India the flu virus circulation peaks during the monsoon season, with secondary peaks during the winter months from November to February. Here's what you need to know since the winter influenza symptoms are the same as Covid-19

The flu season is approaching. Are you prepared? Here's what doctor suggests ( Andrea Piacquadio)
Updated on Nov 14, 2022 08:15 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Gambia deaths: India says WHO's info ‘inadequate’ to determine aetiology

On October 13, Rutendo Kuwana from the WHO had written to the DCGI and sought to know the progress with the investigation of the manufacturer of the four cough syrups - the Sonipat-based Maiden Pharmaceuticals.

Mariama Kuyateh, 30, holds up a picture of her late son Musawho died from acute kidney failure, in Banjul, (AFP)
Updated on Oct 15, 2022 11:54 PM IST
By | Edited by Aniruddha Dhar, New Delhi

WHO yet to provide ‘one to one causal relation’ in cough syrup case: Report

The CDSCO responded to WHO withing 1.5 hours after WHO alerted India about 4 cough syrups which are suspected to be one of the contributing factors to the death of 66 children in the Gambia.

WHO is yet to provide India's drug controller with the details of labels and products that have been linked with the death in the Gambia. 
Published on Oct 06, 2022 07:01 AM IST

WHO alerts against India-made cough syrups after 66 children die in Gambia

The WHO said it is conducting further investigation with Maiden Pharmaceuticals and regulatory authorities in India.

Representational image.(Shutterstock)
Updated on Oct 05, 2022 10:19 PM IST

7 effective Ayurveda tips to keep cough and cold at bay this monsoon

Cough, cold and throat issues are rampant in monsoon. An Ayurveda expert on tips to keep immunity high and keep rainy season illnesses at bay. 

There are many immunity-boosters which are commonly found in your kitchen and that can help you stay healthy.(Pixabay)
Published on Jul 08, 2022 06:39 PM IST

This Black Tea & Tulsi recipe to treat flu will remind you of ‘Dadi ke nuskhe’

Looking for easy to make recipes that can be used as home remedy for relieving flu? Check out this Black Tea and Tulsi recipe which is one of the easiest nuskha to avoid catching viral throat infections and cure a common cold and cough/flu 

Black Tea & Tulsi recipe to treat flu will surely remind you of ‘Dadi ke nuskhe’ (Twitter/butterflyayur)
Updated on Nov 26, 2021 08:15 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz, Delhi

Bhagyashree reveals health hack to ‘combat the monsoon cold n cough’ | Watch

As the monsoons hit the Indian subcontinent, Bollywood actor Bhagyashree encourages splashing in the puddles and getting drenched in the rains but with a strong immunity courtesy her secret home remedy to beat the cold and cough that comes with the change in weather

Bhagyashree reveals health hack to ‘combat the monsoon cold n cough’ | Watch(Instagram/bhagyashree.online)
Updated on Jul 16, 2021 09:33 AM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz

How airborne is Covid-19? Like cigarette smoke spreading in a room, says expert

Enclosed spaces or areas which are poorly ventilated there are increased chances of this disease spreading from one person to another.

Along with inhalation, deposition or getting infected when one is 'coughed at' is also another means of Covid-19 transmission. (HT Photos/iStock)
Published on May 08, 2021 06:55 PM IST
By | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Here’s how you can locate Covid-19 on your skin

As the new coronavirus variants spread and Covid-19 symptoms continue to increase and expand, here’s how you can locate the infection through these four kinds of skin changes

Here’s how you can locate Covid-19 on your skin(Twitter/samrinahashmi)
Updated on Mar 05, 2021 06:41 PM IST
ByZarafshan Shiraz
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