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Covid-19 vaccination drive: 22% fully vaccinated, 65% receive first dose

Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that the country would resume the export of Covid-19 vaccines to other nations under the Vaccine Maitri initiative from October 2021.
Updated on Sep 20, 2021 11:14 PM IST

Covid: Mandaviya lauds 6 states & UTs for vaccinating all adults with 1st dose

Goa, Himachal Pradesh, Sikkim, Dadra and Nagar Haveli and Daman and Diu, Ladakh and Lakshadweep have vaccinated all adults with at least one dose of the Covid-19 vaccine.
Published on Sep 12, 2021 09:02 PM IST

Union health ministry announces new Covid vaccine tracker: What we know so far

More than 716 million vaccine doses, including the 8,651,701 doses in the last 24 hours, have been administered in the country as of 7am on Thursday.
Published on Sep 09, 2021 07:20 PM IST

UP deaths causedby dengue, 2 other diseases: Centre

A Uttar Pradesh government official taking stock of the dengue situation in a village in Firozabad district. 
Updated on Sep 07, 2021 01:37 AM IST

1,500 oxygen plants sanctioned: Govt briefs on steps taken to meet oxygen demand

The need for medical oxygen to treat Covid-19 infections ballooned severely during the second wave of infections. In picture - Health workers carrying oxygen cylinders.
Published on Aug 26, 2021 06:56 PM IST

Over 235 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Centre

As many as 2,797,493 first doses and 307,496 second doses were administered on Monday, data from the Union health ministry showed.
Updated on Jun 07, 2021 10:50 PM IST

India administers 200 million Covid vaccine doses, 2nd-fastest country after US

The Union health ministry said that 200,662,456 doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been delivered so far, as of 7am on Wednesday.
Published on May 26, 2021 05:47 PM IST

India’s Covid-19 active caseload at over 2.9 million; 8 states contribute 69%

Karnataka, Maharashtra and Kerala witnessed a decline in their respective active caseload since Friday. In picture - Health worker directs arriving passengers towards Covid-19 testing counter outside a train station in Bengaluru.
Published on May 22, 2021 02:19 PM IST

Over 16 million Covid-19 vaccine doses available with states, UTs: Centre

"More than 1.60 crore COVID vaccine doses (1,60,13,409) are still available with the states/UTs to be administered," the Union health ministry said.
Published on May 22, 2021 02:05 PM IST

Close to 187 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far: Centre

As on day 124 of the vaccination drive (19th May, 2021), a total of 1,145,569 vaccine doses were given.
Published on May 19, 2021 11:03 PM IST

Eight states have more than 100,000 active Covid-19 cases: Centre

Between May 11 and 17, as many as 1,845,672 samples have been tested for the disease which has increased from 1,816,139 samples tested between May 4 and 10. In picture - A health worker testing a swab sample for Covid-19 infection.
Published on May 18, 2021 06:52 PM IST

Maharashtra leads list of states where active caseload declined the most

India’s active caseload fell by 31,091 cases in the last 24 hours and currently stands at 3,673,802.
Published on May 15, 2021 05:14 PM IST

Over 175 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far: Centre

The Union health ministry said 4,74,629 beneficiaries in the age group of 18-44 years received their first dose of Covid vaccine on Tuesday.
Published on May 12, 2021 12:31 AM IST

Over 170 million Covid-19 vaccine doses administered so far, says government

As many as 6,71,646 vaccine doses were administered on Sunday, the 114th day of the vaccination drive, the Union health ministry said.
Published on May 10, 2021 12:34 AM IST

Covid-19 positive report not must for hospitalisation: Centre

Doctors attend to patients at a Covid ward, in Kanpur on Saturday.
Updated on May 09, 2021 01:14 AM IST

Know if you need to get hospitalised for Covid. Health ministry lists symptoms

All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) Director Dr Randeep Guleria.
Published on May 03, 2021 09:37 PM IST

In another biggest single-day spike, India registers 386,452 new Covid-19 cases

The medical workers in the country have so far tested 286,392,086 samples for the disease, ICMR said.
Updated on Apr 30, 2021 09:44 AM IST

Covid-19 in India: 10 states account for over 71% of new cases in last 24 hours

Cumulative positivity rate of Covid-19 cases in India stands at 6.28%, the Union health ministry said.
Published on Apr 27, 2021 12:48 PM IST

How do facemasks, distancing reduce the risk of contracting coronavirus

The advisory from the ministry comes at a time when the country is reeling under the second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Published on Apr 27, 2021 08:56 AM IST

Covid-19: Govt says India fastest country to administer 140 mln vaccine doses

The cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country stands at 14,08,02,794, according to a provisional report at 8 pm.
Published on Apr 24, 2021 11:49 PM IST

Govt releases data showing severity, virulence in second wave similar to first

About those getting infected even after inoculation, ICMR's Dr Balram Bhargava said it included 0.04 per cent of the 17,37,178 people who received both doses of Covaxin and 0.03 per cent of 1,57,32,754 who took the second dose of Covishield.
Published on Apr 21, 2021 11:05 PM IST

What is breakthrough infection and how do Covid-19 vaccines fare against it

According to the Union health ministry, more than 130 million doses of the Covid-19 vaccine have been administered in the country as of 8am on the day.
Published on Apr 21, 2021 07:43 PM IST

Covid-19: 10 states account for over 77% of new cases

Maharashtra, Chhattisgarh, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka and Kerala cumulatively account for 62.07 per cent of India's total active cases.
Published on Apr 20, 2021 02:40 PM IST

Covid-19: Active caseload jumps by over 63,000, 5 states contribute 69%

The worst single day spike this month was observed on April 12 (Monday), when the number of active cases increased by 92,922 cases.
Published on Apr 13, 2021 02:26 PM IST

5 states account for over 73% of India's active caseload: Govt

Active cases spiked by 69,289 cases from the 910,319 reported on Thursday, according to data from the Union health ministry.
Published on Apr 09, 2021 02:44 PM IST

Covid-19 vaccination drive: Over 1.3 million doses given on Saturday

Gurugram, India - April 2, 2021: A health worker preparing a dose of a Covid-19 vaccine from a Covishield vaccine vial, during a camp in Sector 15 Phase II Community Centre in Gurugram, India, on Friday, April 2, 2021. (Photo by Vipin Kumar / Hindustan Times)
Published on Apr 03, 2021 10:22 PM IST

Covid-19 vaccination drive widens, 50 million set for both shots by May 15

By June 16, nearly 100 million are expected to be fully vaccinated across the country, while another 260 million will have received only a single shot.
Updated on Apr 01, 2021 07:35 AM IST

Govt warns surge in Covid-19 cases can overwhelm resources

A healthcare worker collects the swab sample for Covid-19 testing from a person at India Gate in New Delhi.
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 08:12 AM IST

Covishield shelf life extended from 6 to 9 months: Govt

Covishield, which has been developed by Oxford-AstraZeneca against Covid-19, is locally manufactured and sold by the Serum Institute of India (SII).
Updated on Mar 31, 2021 06:19 AM IST
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