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The state government had conducted 67,484 Covid-19 tests on Saturday comprising 45,873 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 21,611 Rapid Antigen Tests.(PTI)

Delhi reports 243 new Covid-19 cases, 3 deaths; active caseload sees slight jump

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 08:59 PM IST
Active cases jumped from the 1,231 cases reported on Friday to 1,307 cases on Saturday.
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India's second phase of Covid-19 vaccination is set to begin on March 1.(Reuters)
India's second phase of Covid-19 vaccination is set to begin on March 1.(Reuters)

People with these 20 conditions will be priority customers of Covid vaccine

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 11:08 PM IST
Here is the list of 20 co-morbid conditions released by the government for Covid-19 vaccine priority.
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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.
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Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba asked the states to enforce Covid appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with any violations of such norms, to further prevent the spread of the disease.(HT Photo)
Cabinet secretary Rajiv Gauba asked the states to enforce Covid appropriate behaviour and deal firmly with any violations of such norms, to further prevent the spread of the disease.(HT Photo)

As Covid-19 cases rise, Centre asks states to deal Covid-19 violations firmly

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 27, 2021 06:58 PM IST
Cabinet secretary met the chief secretaries of Maharashtra, Punjab, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, West Bengal, Telangana and Jammu and Kashmir — states that have been reporting a surge in the active caseload or the number of cases in the past week.
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The ministry said 10,405 sessions were held till 6 pm, and that all states and union territories conducted Covid-19 vaccinations during the day.(HT Photo)
The ministry said 10,405 sessions were held till 6 pm, and that all states and union territories conducted Covid-19 vaccinations during the day.(HT Photo)

Health ministry says over 1.37 crore Covid-19 vaccine doses administered

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 09:54 PM IST
As per the provisional report till Friday 6 pm, a total of 1,37,56,940 vaccine doses have been given through 2,89,320 sessions
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Three methods of registration - advance self-registration via the CO-Win app, on-site registration and facilitated cohort registration were also explained to the states and UTs(Reuters)
Three methods of registration - advance self-registration via the CO-Win app, on-site registration and facilitated cohort registration were also explained to the states and UTs(Reuters)

Co-morbidity certificate must for Covid-19 vaccination of people above 45 years

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 26, 2021 07:20 PM IST
A new version of Co-WIN (2.0) will be unveiled which will have the option for self-registration.
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On Wednesday, the health ministry said that 19 states, UTs reported no Covid-19 related deaths. In picture - A healthworker carries RT-PCR Covid-19 samples. (AFP)
On Wednesday, the health ministry said that 19 states, UTs reported no Covid-19 related deaths. In picture - A healthworker carries RT-PCR Covid-19 samples. (AFP)

19 states, UTs reported no Covid-19 deaths in past 24 hours: Health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 24, 2021 02:01 PM IST
The ministry also confirmed that 104 deaths were recorded across India within the same time frame and five states account for nearly 82 per cent of these fatalities.
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Delhi has given the first dose to 51.59 per cent of its beneficiaries.(Reuters)
Delhi has given the first dose to 51.59 per cent of its beneficiaries.(Reuters)

Delhi reports 145 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; recovery rate hovers around 98%

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 07:53 PM IST
Active caseload in Delhi, stands at 1054 cases, which is 13 cases higher than the 1,041 cases reported on Monday.
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“As per data reported till 1700 hrs. on 22nd February, nearly 29,000 children and 5,000 pregnant women were vaccinated (data provisional),” the health ministry said in a statement.(Twitter/@MoHFW_INDIA)
“As per data reported till 1700 hrs. on 22nd February, nearly 29,000 children and 5,000 pregnant women were vaccinated (data provisional),” the health ministry said in a statement.(Twitter/@MoHFW_INDIA)

States, UTs roll out Intensified Mission Indradhanush 3.0: All you need to know

UPDATED ON FEB 23, 2021 05:01 PM IST
Here is everything you need to know about the Intensified Mission Indradhanush, India's mission to achieve full immunization converage.
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According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, a total of 2,86,826 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in Delhi, as of 6pm on Saturday.(PTI)
According to the Union ministry of health and family welfare, a total of 2,86,826 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered to beneficiaries in Delhi, as of 6pm on Saturday.(PTI)

Delhi reports 145 new Covid-19 cases, 2 deaths; active cases see slight jump

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 21, 2021 06:16 PM IST
Cumulative recovery rate stands at 98.12 per cent as the city reported 97 new recoveries taking the total recoveries to 6,25,929 patients.
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India had administered 10,188,007 Covid-19 vaccines as of 8am on Friday, according to the Union health ministry.(Reuters)
India had administered 10,188,007 Covid-19 vaccines as of 8am on Friday, according to the Union health ministry.(Reuters)

India second-fastest to complete 10 million Covid-19 vaccinations: Govt

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 19, 2021 03:28 PM IST
“India took 34 days to achieve the landmark feat of 1 crore vaccinations, the second-fastest in the world,” the health ministry tweeted.
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Chanda Kochhar, former managing director of ICICI Bank, appeared before the special PMLA court.(PTI)
Chanda Kochhar, former managing director of ICICI Bank, appeared before the special PMLA court.(PTI)

News updates from HT: Chanda Kochhar appears before special PMLA court

By hindustantimes.com, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 01:11 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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In the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme, 75,05,010 beneficiaries have been vaccinated until 8am on Friday, the ministry said.(Reuters)
In the ongoing Covid-19 vaccination programme, 75,05,010 beneficiaries have been vaccinated until 8am on Friday, the ministry said.(Reuters)

Covid-19: 4 states/UTs recorded no new Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
PUBLISHED ON FEB 12, 2021 12:55 PM IST
“No new cases reported by 4 states/UTs in the last 24 hours. These are Dadra and Nagar Haveli, Daman and Diu, Ladakh, Tripura and the Andaman and Nicobar Islands," the health ministry said.
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"As on 10th Feb, 2021 (8 AM), total of 66,11,561 beneficiaries vaccinated against #COVID19," health ministry tweeted.(Reuters)
"As on 10th Feb, 2021 (8 AM), total of 66,11,561 beneficiaries vaccinated against #COVID19," health ministry tweeted.(Reuters)

Less than 5,000 active cases in 33 state, UTs: Health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 10, 2021 02:38 PM IST
Kerala and Maharashtra, have contributed nearly 71 per cent of the total active cases in last 24 hours in the country, the ministry said.
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"We have advised states and UTs that all front line workers must be given an opportunity of mop-up rounds by March 6," Bhushan said.(ANI)
"We have advised states and UTs that all front line workers must be given an opportunity of mop-up rounds by March 6," Bhushan said.(ANI)

Covid-19: States, UTs directed to hold mop-up rounds to inoculate health workers

ANI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 09, 2021 09:03 PM IST
"States and UTs have also been advised that mop up rounds for healthcare workers must be organised by February 24," Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary, Union Health Ministry said.
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The cumulative number of healthcare workers and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 is 58,03,617 till 6:40 pm on Sunday, as per the provisional report.(Bloomberg)
The cumulative number of healthcare workers and frontline workers vaccinated against Covid-19 is 58,03,617 till 6:40 pm on Sunday, as per the provisional report.(Bloomberg)

Health ministry says over 58 lakh frontline workers received Covid-19 vaccine

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 07, 2021 09:33 PM IST
India is now the third topmost country with the highest doses of Covid-19 vaccine administered after the US and the UK, it said.
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States and UTs have been asked to increase coverage, ensure beneficiary turnout per sessions and ensure minimum vaccine wastage, health secretary Dr Manohar Agnani said.(Reuters)
States and UTs have been asked to increase coverage, ensure beneficiary turnout per sessions and ensure minimum vaccine wastage, health secretary Dr Manohar Agnani said.(Reuters)

News updates from HT: Centre asks states to ensure minimum vaccine wastage

UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 08:57 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times.
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With an overall death toll of 10,877 patients, Delhi’s case fatality rate (CFR) currently stands at 1.71 per cent.(Reuters)
With an overall death toll of 10,877 patients, Delhi’s case fatality rate (CFR) currently stands at 1.71 per cent.(Reuters)

Covid-19 positivity rate in Delhi drops to 0.19% as city reports 123 new cases

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON FEB 06, 2021 06:45 PM IST
The city reported 151 recoveries in the past 24 hours, taking the overall recoveries to 6,23,865. Also, active cases in Delhi currently stands at 1,174 patients.
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Kerala has the highest weekly positivity rate of 12%, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7%, and Maharashtra at 4.50%.(Reuters)
Kerala has the highest weekly positivity rate of 12%, followed by Chhattisgarh with 7%, and Maharashtra at 4.50%.(Reuters)

14 regions log zero Covid deaths in 24 hrs: Government

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON FEB 04, 2021 04:47 AM IST
“India’s fight against Covid-19 is bringing daily successes... Fourteen states/UTs have not reported any deaths in the last 24 hours,” said the health ministry in a statement.
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Of the 8,576 new Covid-19 cases reported on Monday, Kerala accounted for 3,459 and Maharashtra for 1,948.(Bloomberg Photo )
Of the 8,576 new Covid-19 cases reported on Monday, Kerala accounted for 3,459 and Maharashtra for 1,948.(Bloomberg Photo )

Over four million workers administered Covid-19 dose

By Rhythma Kaul, New Delhi
UPDATED ON FEB 03, 2021 06:04 AM IST
As many as 170,585 workers received the jab on Tuesday alone till 7pm, the government data stated.
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78% of the active cases are concentrated in five states - Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.(Reuters)
78% of the active cases are concentrated in five states - Kerala, Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and West Bengal.(Reuters)

Health ministry says India's Covid-19 recovery rate nearing 97%

PTI, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 28, 2021 02:33 PM IST
With 14,301 patients being discharged in a span of 24 hours, the total Covid-19 recoveries have surged to 1,03,73,606.
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"No case of serious/severe AEFI attributable to vaccination till date," said Manohar Agnani.(HT Photo)
"No case of serious/severe AEFI attributable to vaccination till date," said Manohar Agnani.(HT Photo)

3,81,305 beneficiaries received Covid-19 vaccine, says health ministry

PTI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 08:25 PM IST
Manohar Agnani, Additional Secretary in the ministry, said 1,48,266 beneficiaries were vaccinated across 25 states and Union territories till 5 pm on Monday.
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India's recovery rate has touched 96.59 per cent. In picture: Covid-19 vaccination at a government Hospital in Hyderabad, India.(AP)
India's recovery rate has touched 96.59 per cent. In picture: Covid-19 vaccination at a government Hospital in Hyderabad, India.(AP)

Health ministry says recoveries in India exceed active Covid-19 cases by 1 crore

ANI, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 18, 2021 02:25 PM IST
The total number of recoveries has touched 1,02,11,342 while the active cases in the country stand at 2,08,012 today.
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In a series of tweets, health ministry said that there has been no discrimination in the distribution of two Covid-19 vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - to the states.(ANI Photo)
In a series of tweets, health ministry said that there has been no discrimination in the distribution of two Covid-19 vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - to the states.(ANI Photo)

News updates from Hindustan Times: MoHFW denies doubts on vaccine allocation

By hindustantimes.com, New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 13, 2021 09:12 PM IST
Here are today’s top news, analysis, and opinion. Know all about the latest news and other news updates from Hindustan Times
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Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope had alleged that Maharashtra had received a lesser number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccines than what was expected to arrive.(PTI | Representational image)
Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope had alleged that Maharashtra had received a lesser number of doses of the Covid-19 vaccines than what was expected to arrive.(PTI | Representational image)

Apprehension of deficient supply of Covid-19 vaccines baseless: Health ministry

By hindustantimes.com | Written by Srivatsan K C, New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 08:49 PM IST
In a series of tweets, the ministry said that there has been no discrimination in the distribution of two Covid-19 vaccines - Covishield and Covaxin - to the states and the allocation has been made based on the priority list of healthcare workers.
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The daily Covid-19 cases in India are registering a consistent decline on a daily basis, the Union health ministry noted.(HT Photo)
The daily Covid-19 cases in India are registering a consistent decline on a daily basis, the Union health ministry noted.(HT Photo)

India's active Covid-19 caseload decline further to 2.14 lakh cases

PTI
PUBLISHED ON JAN 13, 2021 01:59 PM IST
Less than 16,000 daily new cases (15,968) were added to the national tally in a span of 24 hours while 17,817 recoveries were registered during the same period.
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Union health minister Harsh Vardhan along with Tamil Nadu health secretary J. Radhakrishnan at a Covid-19 vaccine storage and distribution centre in Chennai, on Friday.(PTI)
Union health minister Harsh Vardhan along with Tamil Nadu health secretary J. Radhakrishnan at a Covid-19 vaccine storage and distribution centre in Chennai, on Friday.(PTI)

3rd dry run conducted at 4,895 sites, says ministry ahead of vaccine roll-out

By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Srivatsan K C
UPDATED ON JAN 09, 2021 04:01 PM IST
“3rd countrywide massive dry run covers 4,895 session sites, 615 districts, 33 States/UTs,” the ministry said in a tweet.
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The situation is being closely monitored and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG laboratories.(HT Photo)
The situation is being closely monitored and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG laboratories.(HT Photo)

Government says 82 people have tested positive for new Covid-19 strain in India

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 08, 2021 01:17 PM IST
All the people who have tested positive for the new variant of the virus were kept in single-room isolation at designated healthcare facilities by the respective state governments, the ministry had earlier said.
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“The situation is under careful watch and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG labs,” the health ministry stated.(HT Photo | Representational image)
“The situation is under careful watch and regular advice is being provided to the states for enhanced surveillance, containment, testing and dispatch of samples to INSACOG labs,” the health ministry stated.(HT Photo | Representational image)

Health ministry says 38 people in India test positive for new Covid-19 strain

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
UPDATED ON JAN 04, 2021 04:58 PM IST
The positive Covid-19 samples are being tested at 10 INSACOG labs (NIBMG Kolkata, ILS Bhubaneswar, NIV Pune, NCCS Pune, CCMB Hyderabad, CDFD Hyderabad, InSTEM Bengaluru, NIMHANS Bengaluru, IGIB Delhi and NCDC Delhi) for genome sequencing.
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The ministry said that 77.61 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs.(HT Photo)
The ministry said that 77.61 per cent of the new recovered cases are observed to be concentrated in 10 states and UTs.(HT Photo)

Covid-19 active caseload drops to 2.54 lakh, lowest after 179 days says health ministry

By Press Trust of India | Posted by Srivatsan K C | New Delhi
PUBLISHED ON JAN 01, 2021 03:27 PM IST
The total active cases were 2,53,287 on July 6. India’s present active caseload consists of just 2.47 per cent of India’s total cases.
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