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File photo: Health workers in protective gear during a large scale screening of residents in Ranchi, Jharkhand.(Diwakar Prasad/ Hindustan Times)

Nearly 2 lakh new cases in past 12 days in India, death toll crosses 60k in Brazil: Covid-19 wrap

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUL 02, 2020 08:19 AM IST
The Centre has asked state governments to step up rapid antigen tests in fight against Covid-19.
The Railways has also increased the centralised AC’s temperature from the usual 23 degrees to 25 degrees as passengers are no longer being provided linen.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)
The Railways has also increased the centralised AC’s temperature from the usual 23 degrees to 25 degrees as passengers are no longer being provided linen.(Kunal Patil/HT Photo)

New normal in AC trains, breathe in operation theratre-like fresh air

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON JUN 28, 2020 04:44 PM IST
Previously, these AC trains had air change six to eight times per hour and 80 per cent of the air that was pushed into coaches was recirculated air, while 20 per cent was fresh air.
Doctors at wearing protective covers in Gurugram, India.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
Doctors at wearing protective covers in Gurugram, India.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

Another grim milestone for Delhi as cases near 60,000, second highest in India: Covid-19 state tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 22, 2020 10:24 AM IST
Delhi has 59,746 positive cases with 33,013 recovered patients and 2,175 fatalities. With this, it has overtaken Tamil Nadu as the second worst-hit state. 
A medical worker in PPE overalls takes a swab sample for Covid-19 testing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)
A medical worker in PPE overalls takes a swab sample for Covid-19 testing in Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh.(Dheeraj Dhawan / Hindustan Times)

‘Improvement in recovery rate indicates more than 50% of Covid-19 cases have recovered’: Ministry of Health

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 16, 2020 04:03 PM IST
As many as 10,215 coronavirus patients were cured in the last 24 hours, taking that national tally of total cured patients to 180,012 patients till date.
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore surged past 40,000 on Saturday after 347 new infections were reported.(REUTERS)
The total number of Covid-19 cases in Singapore surged past 40,000 on Saturday after 347 new infections were reported.(REUTERS)

Covid-19 cases in Singapore cross 40,000

Singapore | By Press Trust of India| Posted by : Jasra Afreen
PUBLISHED ON JUN 13, 2020 05:00 PM IST
Out of the new cases, two are Singapore citizens or foreigners with permanent resident status, the Ministry of Health (MOH) said.The 345 foreign workers include three staying outside the dormitories, while the rest foreigners holding work permits are living in dorms.
In some cases where patients died due to blood clots or heart-related issues, the patients were only confirmed to have had Covid-19 after their deaths.(REUTERS)
In some cases where patients died due to blood clots or heart-related issues, the patients were only confirmed to have had Covid-19 after their deaths.(REUTERS)

Indian man in Singapore who died from heart disease later found to have Covid-19

Singapore | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON JUN 12, 2020 03:43 PM IST
The man is the eighth person in the country who had Covid-19 and died but was not added to the official toll because the death was not caused by the coronavirus.
A person is thermal screened while entering a mall in Greater Noida, India.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)
A person is thermal screened while entering a mall in Greater Noida, India.(Virendra Singh Gosain/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19 cases in Delhi cross 31,000-mark, over 90,000 patients in Maharashtra: State tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 10, 2020 10:18 AM IST
The national Covid-19 tally on Wednesday jumped to 276,583. According to the latest figures by the Ministry of Health, 7,745 have lost their lives across the country.
Image for representation: Election Commission officials have been working from the office, even during the lockdown, as per requirement.(Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Image for representation: Election Commission officials have been working from the office, even during the lockdown, as per requirement.(Ravi Kumar / Hindustan Times)

First Covid-19 case reported in Election Commission, staffer’s room sealed for sanitation

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 08, 2020 01:55 PM IST
This is the first case of coronavirus in the Election Commission. The official’s room on the second floor has been sealed for sanitisation.
In a joint press briefing with Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain earlier this week, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that thousands of Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms are being treated at home.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)
In a joint press briefing with Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain earlier this week, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that thousands of Covid-19 patients with mild symptoms are being treated at home.(Yogendra Kumar/HT PHOTO)

‘Hospitals need to discharge asymptomatic, mild Covid-19 patients within 24 hours’: Delhi health department

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by: Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 06, 2020 05:00 PM IST
According to the Ministry of Health, asymptomatic and mild cases of Covid-19 don’t need hospitalization.
The ministry also issued preventive guidelines among its staff for strict compliance that includes wearing of masks, entry of only asymptomatic people inside the premises, no loitering of employees in corridors, staggered work hours, and strictly avoiding group lunches.(Reuters)
The ministry also issued preventive guidelines among its staff for strict compliance that includes wearing of masks, entry of only asymptomatic people inside the premises, no loitering of employees in corridors, staggered work hours, and strictly avoiding group lunches.(Reuters)

Health ministry shuts down office for 2 days after around dozen test Covid-19 positive

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JUN 05, 2020 12:45 AM IST
Nirman Bhawan, which houses the ministry of health, ministry of power, and ministry of urban affairs, among others, will be disinfected on June 6 and 7.
A paramilitary officer checks the temperature of worker at the entry gate of the airport in Jammu.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)
A paramilitary officer checks the temperature of worker at the entry gate of the airport in Jammu.(Nitin Kanotra / Hindustan Times)

Amid surge in cases across India, over 1 lakh patients beat the deadly contagion: Covid-19 state tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 04, 2020 03:31 PM IST
The highest number of recovered patients come from states like Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Delhi which also top the national tally with a high incidence of coronavirus cases.
New Delhi: Medics at a government hospital check papers of coronavirus positive patients during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)
New Delhi: Medics at a government hospital check papers of coronavirus positive patients during ongoing Covid-19 lockdown.(PTI)

Gujarat, Tamil Nadu among 8 states where more than 50% of total cases have recovered: Covid-19 state tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 03, 2020 10:52 AM IST
Chandigarh, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Punjab, Rajasthan, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Andhra Pradesh are such states where more than 50% of total Covid-19 cases have made a recovery from the virus till date.  
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

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By Rhythma Kaul
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.
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh are states where the Covid-19 cases are rapidly inching toward the 10,000 mark(REUTERS)
Rajasthan, Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh are states where the Covid-19 cases are rapidly inching toward the 10,000 mark(REUTERS)

Over 1.3 lakh coronavirus cases emerge from 4 states including Delhi, Maharashtra: Covid-19 state tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By HT Correspondent
UPDATED ON JUN 02, 2020 11:05 AM IST
The national Covid-19 tally on Tuesday jumped to 198,706, Ministry of Health stated in its bulletin. 
Health workers conducting Covid-19 testing drive in Mumbai, India.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)
Health workers conducting Covid-19 testing drive in Mumbai, India.(Satyabrata Tripathy/HT Photo)

As unlock 1.0 begins, here’s a look at top states battling the coronavirus menace: Covid-19 tally

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON JUN 01, 2020 10:29 AM IST
On Monday, the country’s coronavirus tally jumped to 190,535 cases. While Covid-19 death toll in the country stands at 5,394, 91,819 people have been cured or discharged from hospitals.
Professional cricket has been suspended since March because of the pandemic, with Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa among its casualties.(Image Courtesy: SLC)
Professional cricket has been suspended since March because of the pandemic, with Sri Lanka’s home series against England and South Africa among its casualties.(Image Courtesy: SLC)

Sri Lankan cricketers to resume training Monday

By Press Trust of India
UPDATED ON MAY 31, 2020 01:59 PM IST
The coaching and support staff overseeing the training of the players will consist of a four-member unit.
Maharashtra, on Saturday reported a total of 62,228 coronavirus cases, in Tamil Nadu the figure stands at 20,246.(REUTERS)
Maharashtra, on Saturday reported a total of 62,228 coronavirus cases, in Tamil Nadu the figure stands at 20,246.(REUTERS)

These states have over 20,000 Covid-19 cases, more than 15,000 infected in Delhi and Gujarat

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 30, 2020 11:38 AM IST
Maharashtra accounts for the highest number of coronavirus cases in the country, followed by Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Gujarat. All these states have more than 15,000 coronavirus cases. 
The official further said Niti Aayog has sent a list of names of these doctors to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)
The official further said Niti Aayog has sent a list of names of these doctors to Ministry of Health and Family Welfare and National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA).(Sonu Mehta/HT PHOTO)

More than 38,000 doctors volunteer to join fight against Covid-19

New Delhi | By Press Trust of India
PUBLISHED ON MAY 29, 2020 03:19 PM IST
On March 25, the government had made an appeal to doctors, including the retired ones, to come forward and join the efforts to fight the pandemic.
Aarogya Setu mobile app should be installed by all passengers, the guidelines read.(AFP)
Aarogya Setu mobile app should be installed by all passengers, the guidelines read.(AFP)

‘States can develop their own Covid-19 quarantine, isolation protocol’: Govt’s on domestic travel

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 24, 2020 06:14 PM IST
The guidelines stated that the passengers are required to follow social distancing at all times and wear protective masks.
By Saturday evening, Maharashtra which is the worst hit state, recorded 2,608 new Covid-19 cases to take the state’s tally to 47,190.(PTI)
By Saturday evening, Maharashtra which is the worst hit state, recorded 2,608 new Covid-19 cases to take the state’s tally to 47,190.(PTI)

74% of India’s Covid-19 cases reported in May

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com| Edited by Sabir Hussain
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 10:08 PM IST
Between Monday morning and Saturday morning the number of cases has gone up by 30 per cent. This is also in line with the rate of growth when compared to the previous five days.
Thirteen men were reported positive in Sarlahi district, one women in Bara district and one male in Kathmandu.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)
Thirteen men were reported positive in Sarlahi district, one women in Bara district and one male in Kathmandu.(Photo by Waseem Andrabi/Hindustan Times)

Nepal’s nationwide Covid-19 tally reaches 548

Kathmandu | By Press Trust of India| Posted by Susmita Pakrasi
PUBLISHED ON MAY 23, 2020 03:37 PM IST
The Ministry of Health and Population said that eight people, including seven men and one women were identified as positive in Kapilavastu district.
A scientist conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the laboratories of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, California, US.(REUTERS)
A scientist conducts research on a vaccine for the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) at the laboratories of RNA medicines company Arcturus Therapeutics in San Diego, California, US.(REUTERS)

‘Over 28 lakh samples tested for Covid-19, 1,15,364 in last 24 hours’: ICMR

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 23, 2020 11:11 AM IST
Globally, coronavirus cases have breached the 5 million-mark while over 3.4 lakh people have lost their lives to the contagion worldwide.
A health worker takes samples for a swab test during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)
A health worker takes samples for a swab test during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)

Highest single-day rise in Delhi cases, tally crosses 11,000-mark: A look at state-wise Covid-19 numbers

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 21, 2020 10:49 AM IST
Maharashtra continues to lead the state tally with 39,297 coronavirus cases.
A health worker takes samples for a swab test, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)
A health worker takes samples for a swab test, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)

Covid-19 state tally: Cases breach 37,000-mark in Maharashtra, over 22,000 in Mumbai alone

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 20, 2020 09:45 AM IST
As many as 10,554 people have tested positive for coronavirus in the national capital.
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,01,139.. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)
According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, the total COVID-19 cases in the country reached 1,01,139.. (Photo by Samir Jana / Hindustan Times)

West Bengal Covid-19 tally jumps to 2,961 with 136 fresh cases

Kolkata | By Asian News International
PUBLISHED ON MAY 19, 2020 08:29 PM IST
Among 2,961 cases, 178 people have succumbed to the infection and 72 fatalities have occurred due to comorbidity till date.
An elderly man reads newspaper on a deserted Connaught Place amid the coronavirus lockdown in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)
An elderly man reads newspaper on a deserted Connaught Place amid the coronavirus lockdown in New Delhi.(Amal KS/HT PHOTO)

A grim milestone: List of states where Covid-19 cases have breached 10,000-mark

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 03:13 PM IST
The highest number Covid-19 cases come from Maharashtra where the tally has breached the 35,000-mark, nearly one-third of the national total.
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu.(ANI)
Punjab Health Minister Balbir Singh Sidhu.(ANI)

At 64%, Punjab health minister says state’s Covid-19 recovery rate is ‘best throughout country’

industan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 02:06 PM IST
The minister, however, said that the fight is not over yet as many people stranded in other parts of the country are returning to Punjab.  
New Delhi: Medics attend to patients at a government hospital during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in Delhi.(PTI)
New Delhi: Medics attend to patients at a government hospital during the ongoing coronavirus lockdown in Delhi.(PTI)

Covid-19 update: With 500 fresh cases in last 24 hours, Delhi’s tally jumps to 10,554

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 01:36 PM IST
The number of coronavirus patients who have recovered from the infection or have been discharged has gone up to 4,750 in the national capital.
Ranchi: A health worker takes samples for a swab test, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)
Ranchi: A health worker takes samples for a swab test, during the nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of coronavirus.(PTI)

Covid-19 update: India reported over 30,000 fresh coronavirus cases in the past week

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 19, 2020 12:08 PM IST
There are 101,139 coronavirus cases in the country - 30,380 more as compared to last Tuesday’s figure (70,756).
Delhi Fire Service (DFS) personnel, along with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) field workers, chemically disinfect the wholesale vegetable market during nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus at Okhla, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)
Delhi Fire Service (DFS) personnel, along with South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) field workers, chemically disinfect the wholesale vegetable market during nationwide lockdown to curb the spread of Coronavirus at Okhla, in New Delhi.(Burhaan Kinu/HT PHOTO)

Covid-19: Cases soar to 33,053 in Maharashtra, nearly one-third of national total

Hindustan Times, New Delhi | By hindustantimes.com | Edited by: Sparshita Saxena
UPDATED ON MAY 18, 2020 11:15 AM IST
In Gujarat, the second worst-affected state, the Covid-19 cases have crossed 11,379.
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