Sumi Sukanya dutta

COVID wave ebbing in Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata?

An analysis of daily COVID cases and deaths in Delhi, Mumbai and Kolkata shows that the wave may have already peaked there.

18 Jan 2022

Sharp rise in Covid transmission rate in India as Omicron spread continues

There are at least 17 states,  including the most populous ones, which have an R value — the rate at which an infected person is transferring the disease to others — greater than the national average.

12 Jan 2022

Deploy med students; no need to test asymptomatic: Centre

While the advisory is aimed at conserving resources, it also means that the count of frech cases could significantly go under the radar.

11 Jan 2022

COVID-19: Centre estimates 6 crore to be eligible for booster shot by March

As the Omicron is pushing the daily infections through the roof, many health care workers feel it may already be late for administering booster jabs.

08 Jan 2022

Third wave: As Covid-19 hospitalisations rise, even the vaccinated are not spared

Vaccinated persons who get the virus are more likely to have mild symptoms, if any, since the shots trigger multiple defences in the immune system, making it more difficult for Omicron.

07 Jan 2022

Omicron effect? India's COVID TPR zooms, new cases up by more than 55 per cent

Top health authorities sounded alarm bells on increasing cases and test positivity, while saying early trends suggest hospitalisations are low as compared to that during the second wave.

06 Jan 2022

Maharashtra worst on Centre’s COVID fund utilisation; Delhi, Tamil Nadu among top five performers

So far, only five states have reported expenditure of more than 50% which include Delhi, Punjab, Haryana, Tamil Nadu and West Bengal.

05 Jan 2022

Omicron outbreak: India monitoring hospitalisation data of kids across the world

In many countries, children and adolescents, aged 5 and above, have either not received any Covid vaccine at all or have not been administered with booster doses yet. 

04 Jan 2022

Omicron dominant in Delhi, Mumbai

The country, overall, reported over 22,000 daily new infections on Saturday, marking a rise of over 35% over the previous days. 

02 Jan 2022

Data suggest Omicron impact milder; India won’t lower its guard

According to the latest data released by the Health Security Agency in the UK, where Covid cases have been skyrocketing, there have been just 668 hospital admissions among patients.

30 Dec 2021

Two more vaccines and a pill added to India's inventory to combat Covid 

DCGI on Tuesday gave emergency use authorisation (EUA) to Covid vaccines Covovax and Corbevax, apart from Covid drug molnupiravir.

29 Dec 2021

Covaxin alone for the 15-17; 39-week gap for COVID boosters

Adolescents born in 2007 or before can register on Co-WIN to book vaccine slots or can simply walk into vaccination centres, the Union health ministry said in a document.

28 Dec 2021

PM announces booster shots for frontline workers, 60-plus population; vaccination also to begin for 15-18 age group

The mega announcements by the PM come even though the country’s top advisory panel on immunization was yet to give its final recommendation on booster doses or vaccination for kids.

26 Dec 2021

Centre sends teams to 10 states of Covid concern

The states where the multi-disciplinary teams have been sent include Kerala, Maharashtra, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal, Mizoram, Karnataka, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Jharkhand and Punjab.

26 Dec 2021

DGCI nod to Covaxin for use in children above 12 years; vaccine may come in pre-filled syringes

Earlier, the Hyderabad based vaccine maker had said that it had submitted data from clinical trials in the 2-18 years age group for Covaxin to the regulator which was thoroughly reviewed by the CDSCO.

25 Dec 2021