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A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus testing at Anand Vihar Bus Terminal, in New Delhi.(Raj K Raj/HT PHOTO)

Delhi records slight rise in number of Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
PUBLISHED ON JAN 06, 2021 11:20 PM IST
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday had tweeted that the positivity rate had been below one per cent for the past 11 days, and fresh cases were the lowest since May 17.
Photo of England Test captain Joe Root(Twitter)
Photo of England Test captain Joe Root(Twitter)

Any COVID-19 cases will not come in way of Sri Lanka tour, says Joe Root

London | By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON JAN 02, 2021 05:38 PM IST
England are embarking on a three-month tour of the subcontinent, starting with two Tests in Sri Lanka, which were supposed to be held last March and followed by a full-fledged series in India.
British Army officers work with NHS & Tesr and Trace COVID-19 testers at the Port of Dover, in Dover on the south-east coast of England.(AFP)
British Army officers work with NHS & Tesr and Trace COVID-19 testers at the Port of Dover, in Dover on the south-east coast of England.(AFP)

British govt places millions under tight restrictions as Covid-19 cases soar

London | By Associated Press | Posted by Shankhyaneel Sarkar
UPDATED ON DEC 31, 2020 01:40 AM IST
In England’s Tier 4, most people are advised to stay home, barred from mixing with the members of other households either indoors or out, nonessential shops are shut and restaurants and bars can only offer takeout.
Pune city reported 175 new cases, taking its count to 1,88,477 with one Covid-related death on Monday, putting the death toll at 4,379.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)
Pune city reported 175 new cases, taking its count to 1,88,477 with one Covid-related death on Monday, putting the death toll at 4,379.(Pratham Gokhale/HT Photo)

Pune dist reports 362 fresh Covid-19 cases, 5 deaths

Hindustan Times, Pune | By HT Correspondent
PUBLISHED ON DEC 22, 2020 04:42 PM IST
The district has reported 3.67 lakh Covid-19 cases, of which 3.42 lakh have recovered
A health worker collects a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection, at Old Civil Hospital, Near Bus Stand, in Gurugram, India, on Friday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)
A health worker collects a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection, at Old Civil Hospital, Near Bus Stand, in Gurugram, India, on Friday. (Photo by Parveen Kumar/Hindustan Times)

India records 30,006 new Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, total tally crosses 9.8 million

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON DEC 12, 2020 10:00 AM IST
The number of fresh cases saw a marginal increase on Saturday, a day after India achieved the landmark of bringing active caseload to 3.63 lakh after 146 days.
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Goregaon on Wednesday.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for fifth day in a row

By Faisal Malik, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON DEC 10, 2020 04:51 PM IST
Maharashtra reported fewer than 5,000 Covid-19 cases for the fifth consecutive day, taking the state’s tally to 1,864,348, with 4,981 fresh infections recorded on Wednesday
A health care worker in PPE kit collects swab sample from travellers at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) for coronavirus screening, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)
A health care worker in PPE kit collects swab sample from travellers at New Delhi Railway Station (NDLS) for coronavirus screening, in New Delhi.(Vipin Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Active Covid-19 cases down to 20,000, lowest in 2 months

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Anonna Dutt
UPDATED ON DEC 10, 2020 06:07 AM IST
According to the government’s health bulletin on Wednesday, there were 20,546 active cases in Delhi, which is the lowest in almost two months.
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
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%
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.
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
A health worker takes a swab sample of a resident in Govandi on Saturday.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Maharashtra reports 5,965 fresh Covid-19 cases; tally now 1,814,515

By Swapnil Rawal, Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON NOV 28, 2020 10:16 PM IST
The state’s death toll is now within a touching distance of 47,000 after 75 fatalities took the toll to 46,986
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

Hindustan Times | By Swapnil Rawal, 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
Four national capital region (NCR) districts abutting Delhi – Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Rohtak – contributed to 53% of the 10,576 new infections reported last week. In fact, Gurugram (2,912) and Faridabad (1,692) alone accounted for 43% of the new infections.(HT file photo)
Four national capital region (NCR) districts abutting Delhi – Gurugram, Faridabad, Sonepat and Rohtak – contributed to 53% of the 10,576 new infections reported last week. In fact, Gurugram (2,912) and Faridabad (1,692) alone accounted for 43% of the new infections.(HT file photo)

Surge in Covid-19 cases in Haryana amid festive season

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By Hitender Rao, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON NOV 02, 2020 09:09 PM IST
Most of the over 2,000 new cases detected last week are in districts bordering Delhi but experts anticipate coronavirus infection to spread to other parts of the state by November-end amid festivities, increasing air pollution and reopening of institutions
Despite taking Covid-19 in its stride initially, Kerala witnessed a number of political protests, which made is believed to have worsen the Coronavirus situation in the state.(PTI)
Despite taking Covid-19 in its stride initially, Kerala witnessed a number of political protests, which made is believed to have worsen the Coronavirus situation in the state.(PTI)

Maharashtra not highest in new Covid-19 cases, Kerala is, reveals 7-day data

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 05:43 PM IST
Daily cases have been on the high in Kerala in October. But between October 24 and October 30, it has surpassed Maharashtra.
Representative image(Reuters file photo)
Representative image(Reuters file photo)

Mizoram to shut reopened schools due to rising number of locally transmitted Covid-19 cases

Aizawl | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Akhilesh Nagari
UPDATED ON OCT 25, 2020 10:19 AM IST
The schools, that were reopened for the students of the two classes on October 16, besides hostels, will remain closed from Monday as the state will observe ‘COVID-19 no tolerance fortnight’, he said.
The US recorded 71,671 new cases Thursday, with several states setting records across the Midwest and West(AP)
The US recorded 71,671 new cases Thursday, with several states setting records across the Midwest and West(AP)

Some hospitals in crisis as US nears high for Covid-19 cases

Boise | By Associated Press| Posted by Ayshee Bhaduri
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 09:26 AM IST
The surge in the United States mirrors a similarly widespread spike in Europe,the head of WHO warned that countries in the Northern Hemisphere are at a “critical juncture” as cases and deaths continue to rise
Several officials who attended Friday’s meeting told HT the L-G emphasised on the concerns about the festive season, the winters and awareness campaigns.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)
Several officials who attended Friday’s meeting told HT the L-G emphasised on the concerns about the festive season, the winters and awareness campaigns.(Sanchit Khanna/HT PHOTO)

Delhi L-G asks officials to remain alert to increase in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON OCT 24, 2020 06:28 AM IST
Earlier this month, a committee led by Dr Paul and the National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC), which is helping DDMA draft a revised Covid-19 strategy, had warned that the Capital could witness 15,000 new Covid-19 cases every day in the winters.
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
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.
Experts have warned that Covid-19 cases might rise in India in November-December.(PTI)
Experts have warned that Covid-19 cases might rise in India in November-December.(PTI)

Why Covid-19 cases in India may increase in winter. All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 18, 2020 03:50 PM IST
The pollution level in India’s major cities, festivals, more unlocking measures, which will all coincide with the onset of winter in India, might take the Covid-19 tally higher.
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)
Higher doubling time suggests slowdown in spread of infection .(Representational photo)

From 17 to 130 days, doubling time of Covid-19 cases slows down in Chandigarh

Hindustan Times, Chandigarh | By HT Correspondent, Chandigarh
PUBLISHED ON OCT 17, 2020 11:40 PM IST
‘Doubling rate has increased manifold in comparison to last month. This is the trend in the whole country, though it’s more pronounced in Chandigarh as the decline is steeper,’ said Arun Gupta, health secretary.
Ahead of festive season, Kerala’s Onam has become an example to other states of what should not happen during festivities.(PTI)
Ahead of festive season, Kerala’s Onam has become an example to other states of what should not happen during festivities.(PTI)

Over 200% hike in daily Covid-19 cases in Kerala in a month

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON OCT 14, 2020 06:23 PM IST
While in early September, the state was reporting a spike of nearly 2, 000 cases daily, last week Kerala reported a single-day spike of 11,755 cases.
India is now the second worst-affected country by Covid-19.(HT Photo)
India is now the second worst-affected country by Covid-19.(HT Photo)

Where does India stand in global tally? Here’s a look at the 5 most-affected countries with highest number of Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi
UPDATED ON SEP 29, 2020 11:02 AM IST
The global death toll from Covid-19 rose past 1 million on Tuesday, a bleak milestone for the world battling with the pandemic that has devastated the global economy, overloaded health systems and changed the way people live.
Students undergo checking in front of an examination centre in Rajasthan. (File photo: PTI)(PTI)
Students undergo checking in front of an examination centre in Rajasthan. (File photo: PTI)(PTI)

For 5th consecutive day, recoveries surpass fresh Covid-19 cases in India | All you need to know

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 01:00 PM IST
In the last few days, the number of fresh daily cases has dipped and from 90,000-mark has settled in 80,000-mark.
In the past week, cases in India have seen an unprecedented drop for a country, which has seen a near-steady increase in infections.(AP PHOTO)
In the past week, cases in India have seen an unprecedented drop for a country, which has seen a near-steady increase in infections.(AP PHOTO)

Should we cheer the fall in India’s Covid-19 cases?

Hindustan Times | By Jamie Mullick
UPDATED ON SEP 23, 2020 03:34 AM IST
The seven-day average of daily cases actually dropping for the five consecutive days to Monday — something that has never happened
A health care worker poses for a photograph while walking towards a line of patients waiting outside a Covid-19 testing center at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 18.(BlOOMBERG)
A health care worker poses for a photograph while walking towards a line of patients waiting outside a Covid-19 testing center at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto, Ontario, Canada, on Sept. 18.(BlOOMBERG)

Top Opposition leaders self-isolate as Canada sees fresh spike in Covid-19 cases

Hindustan Times, Toronto | By Anirudh Bhattacharyya
UPDATED ON SEP 19, 2020 10:27 AM IST
Canada recorded 1,037 new infections on Friday, an increase of 58% compared to the situation two weeks earlier. The total number of cases has surpassed 144,000, while deaths have crossed 9,250
While all government schools will start functioning, private school authorities have been asked to take a call on their own.(Representational Image)
While all government schools will start functioning, private school authorities have been asked to take a call on their own.(Representational Image)

Amid surge in Covid-19 cases, schools in Assam to reopen from September 21

Hindustan Times, Guwahati | By Utpal Parashar
UPDATED ON SEP 18, 2020 03:34 PM IST
From Monday, classes will resume for students between Grade IX and XII for the next 15 days following which the situation will be reviewed
Residents undergo coronavirus testing in Ruili in China's southwestern Yunnan province on September 15.(AFP)
Residents undergo coronavirus testing in Ruili in China's southwestern Yunnan province on September 15.(AFP)

China locks down city on Myanmar border after fresh Covid-19 cases emerge

Hindustan Times, Beijing | By Sutirtho Patranobis
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 12:54 PM IST
‘Wartime’ anti-epidemic measures have been put in place in Ruili city with over 200,000 people in southwest China’s Yunnan province after three coronavirus infections were detected
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Arpan Rai
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.
France recorded close to 10,000 cases on Thursday, the most since the lockdown ended in May.(REUTERS)
France recorded close to 10,000 cases on Thursday, the most since the lockdown ended in May.(REUTERS)

Concern in France as Covid-19 cases soar

Paris/ Washington/ London | By Agencies
UPDATED ON SEP 12, 2020 03:00 AM IST
French President Emmanuel Macron was meeting officials on Friday to discuss how to curb the surge in infections without endangering economic recovery.
Earlier, Mumbai had seen the highest single-day rise of 1,929 cases on September 4.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Earlier, Mumbai had seen the highest single-day rise of 1,929 cases on September 4.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Mumbai sees record single-day rise of 2,227 Covid-19 cases

Mumbai | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 09, 2020 11:10 PM IST
A total of 839 patients were discharged after treatment on Wednesday, taking the number of recoveries to 1,26,745, he said.
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