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Virus claims 11 lives in Haryana, 1,650 infections surface

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 30, 2020 09:08 PM IST
The state’s recovery and fatality rates are 91.76% and 1.07%, respectively
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Healthcare workers during a Covid-19 screening and swab test of Film city staffs at Goregaon (E) in Mumba.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Healthcare workers during a Covid-19 screening and swab test of Film city staffs at Goregaon (E) in Mumba.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

Centre asks 14 states to increase RT-PCR tests, bring positivity rate below 5

By Ranjan | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 06:43 PM IST
The Centre stressed on the need to increase the number of RT-PCR (reverse transcription- polymerase chain reaction) tests to identify Covid patients in a bid to reduce TPR and fatality rates.
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Shimla records highest Covid deaths, govt anticipates rise in cases in winter

By Gaurav Bisht | Hindustan Times/Shimla, Shimla
UPDATED ON OCT 27, 2020 12:23 AM IST
Till date, Shimla has recorded 64 deaths, , its fatality rate is almost 3%
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National capital region (NCR) districts of Gurugram (255) and Faridabad (109) reported the highest number of new infections.(Representative Image/Reuters)
National capital region (NCR) districts of Gurugram (255) and Faridabad (109) reported the highest number of new infections.(Representative Image/Reuters)

Virus claims 12 lives in Haryana

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON OCT 20, 2020 09:02 PM IST
The state reported 940 new coronavirus infections, taking the tally to 1,52,174
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Himachal logs 72 Covid infections, count mounts to 14,819

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times/Dharamshala, Dharamshala
UPDATED ON OCT 01, 2020 12:44 AM IST
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Delhi health minister Satyendar Kumar Jain said Delhi recorded 3,372 fresh cases on Saturday.(PTI)
Delhi health minister Satyendar Kumar Jain said Delhi recorded 3,372 fresh cases on Saturday.(PTI)

Fatality rate lower than 1% over last 10 days: Satyendar Jain

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON SEP 28, 2020 06:58 AM IST
As on Sunday, Delhi had a total of 271,114 Covid-19 cases and 5,235 deaths due to the disease, according to the Delhi government’s daily bulletin.
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Chief minister Shivraj Singh said control command centres will be introduced in every district, doctors will also be made available in these centres for counselling of common people.(AFP)
Chief minister Shivraj Singh said control command centres will be introduced in every district, doctors will also be made available in these centres for counselling of common people.(AFP)

No door-to-door collection of samples of Covid suspects in MP

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Bhopal
UPDATED ON SEP 09, 2020 12:32 AM IST
The facility was discontinued after alleged harassment of health workers by people and difficulty in reaching every house, said Mohammad Suleman, additional chief secretary, health department.
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Civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga says self-medication is also contributing to the rising rate of deaths.(HT FILE)
Civil surgeon Dr Rajesh Bagga says self-medication is also contributing to the rising rate of deaths.(HT FILE)

Fatality rate spirals, Ludhiana district sees 111 deaths in September

By Mohit Khanna, Ludhiana
PUBLISHED ON SEP 08, 2020 10:58 PM IST
Of the 111 people who died in September, 84 were male and 27 female. Of the total deaths, 96 have been reported in the age group of 30 and beyond.
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Commuters wearing face masks walk at a Delhi metro train station, on the first day of the restart of their operations, amidst the spread of coronavirus disease in New Delhi.(REUTERS)
Commuters wearing face masks walk at a Delhi metro train station, on the first day of the restart of their operations, amidst the spread of coronavirus disease in New Delhi.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 recoveries in India cross 32 lakh, fatality rate drops to 1.7 per cent

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON SEP 07, 2020 07:03 PM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally of cases went past 42 lakh On Monday with a record 90,802 people being infected in a day, according to the Union health ministry data.
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The death toll climbed to 66,333 with 1,045 more fatalities reported in 24 hours. India has so far reported 37,69,523 cases of the viral disease, according to the data updated at 8 am.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
The death toll climbed to 66,333 with 1,045 more fatalities reported in 24 hours. India has so far reported 37,69,523 cases of the viral disease, according to the data updated at 8 am.(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

India’s Covid-19 fatality rate slides to 1.76 percent, one of the lowest globally: Health ministry

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON SEP 02, 2020 04:37 PM IST
Covid-19 deaths per million population in India is one of the lowest in the world, said the Union Health Ministry.
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A health department officer said tracing, tracking and testing in parts of the state is not up to the mark leading to the high speed of the infection spread and fatalities.(AP)
A health department officer said tracing, tracking and testing in parts of the state is not up to the mark leading to the high speed of the infection spread and fatalities.(AP)

Maharashtra sees drop in Covid-19 fatality rate

By Surendra P Gangan | Hindustan Times, Mumbai
UPDATED ON AUG 26, 2020 12:50 PM IST
Maharashtra has the second-highest CFR in the country followed by Gujarat (3.32). On July 26, the national CFR was 2.28 while it was 3.63 in Maharashtra and 4.17% in Gujarat
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Officials said they gave the best possible treatment to the patient.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Officials said they gave the best possible treatment to the patient.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Ghaziabad: Covid-related death reported after 19 days as 37-year-old dies during treatment

By Peeyush Khandelwal | Hindustan Times, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON AUG 11, 2020 01:32 AM IST
The last death was reported in the district on July 21. In Sunday’s case, which is the first Covid-related in the month for Ghaziabad, the patient was admitted to Santosh Medical, the only L3 facility here, on August 3.
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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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Fresh cases have been reported from sectors 15, 18, 26, 37, 39, 40, 45 50, 51, 55, besides the GMCH-32 campus, Bapudham colony and Raipur Khurd.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)
Fresh cases have been reported from sectors 15, 18, 26, 37, 39, 40, 45 50, 51, 55, besides the GMCH-32 campus, Bapudham colony and Raipur Khurd.(Hindustan Times/For representation only)

3 Covid-19 deaths, 28 new cases in Chandigarh

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Chandigarh, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 11:42 PM IST
Deaths of two women, aged 55 and 75 years, and a man, aged 96 years, reported; fresh cases include a resident doctor from GMCH-32
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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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Children attend a class at Adil Mohalla Pathshala in Asaisika village, Nagina district, Nuh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)
Children attend a class at Adil Mohalla Pathshala in Asaisika village, Nagina district, Nuh, on Friday.(HT PHOTO)

Haryana’s recovery rate goes past 80%

By HT Correspondents, Chandigarh
UPDATED ON AUG 01, 2020 01:26 AM IST
Friday Figures: Faridabad, Gurugram Rewari and Rohtak account for 54% of the 711 new infections
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Health workers prepare to conduct rapid-antigen methodology Covid-19 tests from a testing vehicle at a healthcare centre in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)
Health workers prepare to conduct rapid-antigen methodology Covid-19 tests from a testing vehicle at a healthcare centre in New Delhi.(Bloomberg)

India’s Covid-19 fatality rate falls to 2.25%, recovery rate crosses 64%

By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 28, 2020 05:20 PM IST
The Case Fatality Ratio (CFR) of Covid-19 patients in India has reduced from around 3.33% in mid-June to 2.25%.
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Two more Covid-19 patients died in Jharkhand on Sunday.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)
Two more Covid-19 patients died in Jharkhand on Sunday.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

457 new Covid-19 cases in Jharkhand, 2 deaths

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Prashasti Singh | Ranchi
PUBLISHED ON JUL 27, 2020 01:18 PM IST
The active cases of the coronavirus disease rose to 4,560, while 3,704 people have recovered so far, a government bulletin said.
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With 1,038 fresh cases, total went up to 15,032.(HT Photo)
With 1,038 fresh cases, total went up to 15,032.(HT Photo)

Kerala single day coronavirus count crosses 1,000 for first time

By HT Correspondent| Edited by Susmita Pakrasi | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON JUL 22, 2020 08:43 PM IST
In view of rising cases, the government has also tweaked its discharge norms. For discharge, antigen tests will be sufficient and the patient won’t have to wait for time-consuming RT-PCR tests.
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According to the USA-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are at a higher risk of developing complications due to Covid-19 infection.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
According to the USA-based Centre for Disease Control and Prevention, older people are at a higher risk of developing complications due to Covid-19 infection.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Nearly 26% Covid-19 deaths in Gurugram reported in people above 61

By Archana Mishra | Hindustan Times, Gurugram, Gurugram
UPDATED ON JUL 22, 2020 07:18 PM IST
Till Tuesday, the Covid-19 toll in Gurugram stood at 116, out of which 92 are men and 24 women. Data shows that the maximum Covid-19 toll is reported in the 61-70 age group, with 30 people succumbing to the illness.
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The recovery rate in the state is 55.67 per cent, while the fatality rate is 4 per cent, the department said.(AP)
The recovery rate in the state is 55.67 per cent, while the fatality rate is 4 per cent, the department said.(AP)

Maharashtra Covid-19 tally rises by 6,741 to 2,67,665; toll 10,695

By Press Trust of India | Mumbai
PUBLISHED ON JUL 14, 2020 09:03 PM IST
Mumbai reported 954 cases in the day, taking its total count to 95,100 while the death toll has gone up by 70 to 5,405.
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The number of Covid-19 cases in the Capital now stands at 110,921, which includes 87,692 recoveries and 3,334 deaths.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
The number of Covid-19 cases in the Capital now stands at 110,921, which includes 87,692 recoveries and 3,334 deaths.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

No deaths in home isolation in 10 days, says Delhi govt

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 12, 2020 05:15 AM IST
According to Saturday’s bulletin, 34 people died in a single day, which is the lowest number of deaths reported in a single day in a month.
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A health worker takes a nasal swab of a person for a Covid-19 test at a hospital in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 6, 2020.(AP)
A health worker takes a nasal swab of a person for a Covid-19 test at a hospital in New Delhi, India, Monday, July 6, 2020.(AP)

India’s Covid-19 case fatality rate dips to 2.72 per cent: Health Ministry

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Arpan Rai | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 10, 2020 06:25 PM IST
30 states and union territories have a fatality rate lower than the national average, the ministry said.
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New Delhi, India - July 02, 2020: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal during a digital press conference on the coronavirus situation in New Delhi, India on Thursday, July 02, 2020. (HT PHOTO)
New Delhi, India - July 02, 2020: Chief Minister of Delhi Arvind Kejriwal during a digital press conference on the coronavirus situation in New Delhi, India on Thursday, July 02, 2020. (HT PHOTO)

Arvind Kejriwal seeks report on Covid deaths

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUL 08, 2020 11:50 PM IST
According to government records, Delhi reported more than 800 Covid deaths in the last two weeks, with 397 people succumbing to the disease in the first week of July.
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Barricades placed at an entry to the Upper Indiranagar area that has been sealed in Pune, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, June 6.(Rahul Raut/HT)
Barricades placed at an entry to the Upper Indiranagar area that has been sealed in Pune, Maharashtra, India, on Saturday, June 6.(Rahul Raut/HT)

Monday Musings: Decline in active Covid-19 cases in Pune is heartening

By Abhay Vaidya | Hindustan Times, Pune, Pune
UPDATED ON JUN 09, 2020 03:57 PM IST
Even as the number of positive cases are expected to rise in the coming days, the decline in active cases and fatality rate, and the rise in the recovery of Covid-19 patients are heartening
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Volunteers in protective gear gather to clean an area of an outdoor book market set up at Red Square in Moscow on Saturday.
Volunteers in protective gear gather to clean an area of an outdoor book market set up at Red Square in Moscow on Saturday.

Coronavirus death toll hits 400,000 worldwide

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, New Delhi, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 07, 2020 01:13 AM IST
As the virus spread from China – where it first originated in December 2019 – to find a strong foothold in Europe, the number of fatalities doubled to 200,000 in another 15 days.
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Patients who were aged above 75 years old account for 12% of the deaths, the data shows.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
Patients who were aged above 75 years old account for 12% of the deaths, the data shows.(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

Fewer Covid deaths in India: Health ministry

By Rhythma Kaul | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 12:18 AM IST
People above 60 years of age,who make up 10% of the country’s population, account for 50% of the 5,598 Covid-19 deaths recorded in India.
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Unlock 1.0 is not freedom from the disease. Prepare for a difficult month ahead(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)
Unlock 1.0 is not freedom from the disease. Prepare for a difficult month ahead(Sameer Sehgal/Hindustan Times)

Covid-19: Crossing 200,000 cases

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 05:53 AM IST
Governments and citizens need to be prepared for a surge
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However, the country registered a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the ministry.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)
However, the country registered a record single-day spike of 265 deaths and 7,964 cases till Saturday 8 am, according to the ministry.(Pratik Chorge/HT Photo)

Covid-19 doubling time improves to 15.4 days: Health Ministry

By Press Trust of India | New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 07:22 PM IST
As many as 11,264 COVID-19 patients have been cured in the last 24 hours till Saturday 8 am, the highest number of recoveries recorded in one day, pushing India’s recovery rate to 47.40 per cent, it said.
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The CM said the state expected a sharp rise in cases with the return of expatriates and people stranded in other parts of the country and there was no need of panic on this count.(AFP)
The CM said the state expected a sharp rise in cases with the return of expatriates and people stranded in other parts of the country and there was no need of panic on this count.(AFP)

Kerala reports 62 new Covid-19 cases, one death

By HT Correspondent | Hindustan Times, Thiruvananthapuram
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 11:06 PM IST
A 65-year-old man, who returned from the middle-east, last week died in Kottayam on Friday taking the death toll to 9.
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