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It is widely accepted that the official figures grossly underestimate the real impact of the epidemic. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)(AP)
It is widely accepted that the official figures grossly underestimate the real impact of the epidemic. (AP Photo/Channi Anand)(AP)

India's virus cases lower but WHO expert warns positivity rate remains high

Reuters | , New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 17, 2021 12:14 PM IST
  • World Health Organization Chief Scientist Soumya Swaminathan pointed to the worryingly high national positivity rate, at about 20% of tests conducted, as a sign that there could be worse to come.
India on Tuesday recorded 329,942 new cases of Covid-19, marking a slight decline in the daily number of cases
India on Tuesday recorded 329,942 new cases of Covid-19, marking a slight decline in the daily number of cases

Covid-19: MHA details steps taken to enhance oxygen supply

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON MAY 11, 2021 05:53 PM IST
  • The ministry also announced that 5,805 metric tonnes of Liquid Medical Oxygen (LMO) will be imported into the country from countries like UAE, France, Kuwait, Singapore and Bahrain
With 42,652 samples tested on Sunday, the total number of tests conducted in Chhattisgarh went up to 65,62,553. (HT Photo/Representative image)
With 42,652 samples tested on Sunday, the total number of tests conducted in Chhattisgarh went up to 65,62,553. (HT Photo/Representative image)

Chhattisgarh records 12,345 new Covid-19 cases, 170 deaths

PTI | , Raipur
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 11:23 PM IST
  • Chhattisgarh has recorded over 2.25 lakh cases and 1,993 deaths in the last one month.
An ambulance seen near India Gate during a weekend curfew to check the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi. ( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)
An ambulance seen near India Gate during a weekend curfew to check the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi. ( Arvind Yadav/ Hindustan Times)

India records highest single-day surge in Covid-19 cases, deaths

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Shankhyaneel Sarkar, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 18, 2021 09:23 AM IST
  • Several cities, as well as rural areas, have been brought under strict lockdown-like measures. Weekend curfews have been imposed in several urban areas as the nation registered more than 190,000 Covid-19 cases on an average this week.
On March 24, the Union health ministry said the variant was found in over 200 samples sent from Maharashtra, which became the first hot spot region during the second nationwide wave that began that month. (Photo by Vijay Bate / Hindustan Times)
On March 24, the Union health ministry said the variant was found in over 200 samples sent from Maharashtra, which became the first hot spot region during the second nationwide wave that began that month. (Photo by Vijay Bate / Hindustan Times)

‘India’s double mutant could be considered a variant of concern’

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 04:35 AM IST
  • The double mutation refers to specific changes, among some others, that are denoted by E484Q (glutamate is replaced by glutamine at the 484th spot of the spike protein) and L452R (substitution of leucine with arginine at the 452nd position).
Migrant workers flock Kaushambi Bus Terminal in Ghaziabad on Wednesday (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)
Migrant workers flock Kaushambi Bus Terminal in Ghaziabad on Wednesday (Photo by Sakib Ali /Hindustan Times)

UP migrant workers head home driven by local polls, Covid fears

By Peeyush Khandelwal, Ghaziabad
UPDATED ON APR 15, 2021 12:34 AM IST
  • A few passengers admitted that the sudden travel was prompted by rumours of yet another lockdown.
Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog Member, requested the masses to get over vaccine hesitancy, adding that no other country other than India has opened up vaccination drive for those above the age of 45. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI)
Dr VK Paul, NITI Aayog Member, requested the masses to get over vaccine hesitancy, adding that no other country other than India has opened up vaccination drive for those above the age of 45. (PTI Photo/Kunal Patil)(PTI)

'Coming 4 weeks very critical': Govt says second Covid-19 wave spreading faster

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON APR 06, 2021 10:41 PM IST
  • Dr VK Paul stressed on the importance of people’s participation in combating the pandemic in the coming weeks, urging the entire country to come together and fight against the pandemic.
India recorded 72,330 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, the highest single-day spike since October 11 last year. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)
India recorded 72,330 new cases of Covid-19 on Thursday, the highest single-day spike since October 11 last year. REUTERS/Adnan Abidi(REUTERS)

8 states contribute over 84% to India’s daily tally of Covid-19 cases: Govt

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Ayshee Bhaduri, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON APR 01, 2021 01:01 PM IST
  • Maharashtra continued to be the worst affected state, reporting 39,544 new cases on Wednesday evening.
District magistrates would need to complete probe in cases of child deaths inside a child-care institution (CCI) within four weeks, according to new guidelines issued by the NCPCR.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)
District magistrates would need to complete probe in cases of child deaths inside a child-care institution (CCI) within four weeks, according to new guidelines issued by the NCPCR.(Satish Bate/HT File Photo)

Highest rise in child mortality, maternal deaths likely in India: Unicef report

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Deepali Sharma, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON MAR 18, 2021 03:53 PM IST
The 'Direct and Indirect Effects of COVID-19 Pandemic and Response in South Asia’, a report commissioned by Unicef Regional Office for South Asia (ROSA) is based on the six most populous countries of the South Asian region.
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,333. In picture - Covid-19 testing in Mumbai.(HT Photo)
Maharashtra continues to report the highest daily new cases at 8,333. In picture - Covid-19 testing in Mumbai.(HT Photo)

Six states report surge in daily new Covid-19 cases: Government

ANI | , New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:05 PM IST
India's present active caseload now stands at 1.44 percent of the country's total positive cases.
Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)
Healthcare workers arrive to screen passengers at the CSMT railway station, owing to surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, on Friday.(PTI Photo)

New variants, negligence among reasons for fresh Covid-19 spread, say experts

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:15 AM IST
From dip in testing number to negligence shown by people, experts list the main reasons why the coronavirus disease (Covid-19) pandemic has been rising after a fall in recent months.
India’s Covid-19 recoveries are inching closer to one crore. The total number of recovered cases has surged to 99,46,867, which translates to a recovery rate of 96.19%.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))
India’s Covid-19 recoveries are inching closer to one crore. The total number of recovered cases has surged to 99,46,867, which translates to a recovery rate of 96.19%.(Keshav Singh/Hindustan Times (Representative Image))

Over 300 million Indians may have contracted Covid-19: Report

Reuters |
PUBLISHED ON FEB 03, 2021 05:19 PM IST
India has confirmed 10.8 million Covid-19 infections, the most anywhere outside the United States. But the survey, whose findings are much more conservative than a private one from last week, indicates India's actual cases may have crossed 300 million.
A 'puja' was performed before the vehicles left the facility.(Delhi airport)
A 'puja' was performed before the vehicles left the facility.(Delhi airport)

First flight with Covid-19 vaccines lands in Delhi from Pune

PTI | , New Delhi, Pune
PUBLISHED ON JAN 12, 2021 10:46 AM IST
Civil Aviation Minister Hardeep Singh Puri said four airlines will operate nine flights to transport 56.5 lakh doses of Covid-19 vaccine from Pune to 13 cities across the country on Tuesday.
A healthcare worker collects swab sample from a passenger to test for Covid-19 infection, near Anand Vihar bus terminal, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)
A healthcare worker collects swab sample from a passenger to test for Covid-19 infection, near Anand Vihar bus terminal, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(Raj K Raj/HT Photo)

Daily new cases of Covid-19 remain below 50,000, million tests conducted daily: Health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Amit Chaturvedi
UPDATED ON DEC 02, 2020 07:40 AM IST
India recorded 31,118 cases of the disease on Tuesday, a snapshot of the Covid-19 situation in the country in last 24 hours showed. The health ministry data also showed that India’s active cases stood at 4,35,603, much below the 5-lakh mark.
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus disease testing from an individual, at Vijay Nagar, in Ghaziabad(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)
A health worker collects a swab sample for coronavirus disease testing from an individual, at Vijay Nagar, in Ghaziabad(Sakib Ali /HT Photo)

Only 4 states have more than 50,000 Covid-19 case, says health ministry

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Meenakshi Ray
UPDATED ON SEP 15, 2020 05:02 PM IST
India’s Covid-19 tally surged to 4,930,236 on Tuesday after 83,809 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, according to the Union health ministry. The country’s death toll now stands at 80,776.
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