Coronavirus Updates

Mumbai logs 500 plus COVID-19 cases for first time after February 6; active tally crosses 2,500

The daily number of infections in the metropolis crossed the 500 mark on February 6 this year when 536 cases were detected.

published on : 31st May 2022

'Har Ghar Dastak 2.0' to focus on COVID vaccination of 12-18 years age group via school-based campaign

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 193.45 crore so far.

published on : 31st May 2022

CCHFW passes resolution that we don't agree to WHO's estimate of India's COVID deaths: Mansukh Mandaviya

The resolution was passed on the second day of the three-day CCHFW or ‘Swasthya Chintab Shivir', which concluded here on Saturday.

published on : 7th May 2022

CCHFW passes resolution terming WHO's modelling for India's COVID death estimate flawed

According to the resolution, India has a robust, legally mandated, comprehensive system of death registration.

published on : 6th May 2022

Validity of models, methodology of data collection questionable: India on WHO COVID deaths report

According to the report, there were 4.7 million COVID deaths in India -- 10 times the official figures and almost a third of Covid deaths globally.

published on : 5th May 2022

Dehradun school declared micro-containment zone as 16 students test positive for COVID

Dehradun's Welham Girls' School was declared a micro-containment zone on Wednesday as 16 students tested positive for COVID-19.

published on : 4th May 2022

Coronavirus particles found in air can infect humans, experiments show

The study found viable coronavirus in air that could infect living cells, and these viruses could spread over a long range of distance.

published on : 3rd May 2022

Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury urges PM Narendra Modi to allow hybrid classes as children remain unvaccinated against COVID

Many cases of the COVID-19 infection have surfaced in the below 18 years of age category, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury claimed.

published on : 2nd May 2022

SII's COVID vaccine Covovax now available for 12-17 age group at private centres

Children aged 12 to 17 years can now get the Serum Institute's coronavirus vaccine Covovax at private centres with a provision for it being made on the CoWIN portal.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Modification of COVID vaccination policy: Supreme Court asks petitioner to approach Ministry of Health

The petitioner stated that he was vaccinated with the Sputnik-V vaccine, but, since it has not been approved by the World Health Organisation, he is unable to travel abroad.

published on : 2nd May 2022

Man administered anti-rabies vaccine instead of COVID-19 jab in Uttar Pradesh

A COVID-19 vaccination staff member at a community health centre here 'accidentally' administered anti-rabies vaccine to a person, officials said.

published on : 1st May 2022

Advisory Group recommends Covovax for 12-17 children; no decision yet on vaccinating kids below 12 

India's drug regulator had approved Covovax for restricted use in emergency situations in adults on December 28 last year and in the 12-17 age group.

published on : 29th April 2022

63 per cent parents say schools should offer online classes if district COVID TPR crosses 5 per cent: Survey

The survey was conducted by online platform Local Circles and it received 23,500 responses from citizens across 314 districts of India.

published on : 29th April 2022

Breakthrough infection with Delta, reinfection with Omicron in individual vaccinated with Covishield

The findings of the study prove the immune evasion potential of the Omicron variant, even after infection and vaccination, said the researchers.

published on : 24th April 2022

No one safe until all vaccinated for COVID, track hospitalisations: Johns Hopkins scientist

In India, Amita Gupta said, there are some hard to reach areas and there is urgent need to increase booster vaccination for those who are eligible.

published on : 22nd April 2022

Scientists allay fears of new COVID wave, say cases rising but focus on hospital admissions

Given the epidemiological and scientific evidence, the current rise in cases in Delhi is not the start of the fourth wave.

published on : 19th April 2022

Kerala government rejects reports on submission of COVID data to Centre

Kerala government would soon submit a reply to the Centre's letter attaching all the details, state Health Minister Veena George said.

published on : 19th April 2022

COVID situation stable in Odisha, mask mandate yet to be lifted

Odisha recorded 16 coronavirus cases on Tuesday, while there was no fatality for the fourth consecutive day, the health department said.

published on : 19th April 2022

Insurance scheme for over 22 lakh health workers on COVID duty extended by 180 days

So far, 1905 claims of health workers, who died while performing Covid-19 related duties, have been settled, the Union health ministry said

published on : 19th April 2022

Not need for alarm as hospitalisations low, says Satyendar Jain on COVID situation in Delhi

A crucial meeting of the Delhi Disaster Management Authority on Wednesday is expected to consider the reimposition of fine for not wearing face masks.

published on : 18th April 2022
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