Covid 19 in India

Delhi records 125 fresh Covid cases, zero deaths in 24 hours; positivity rate 0.20 per cent

Amid the Omicron scare, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said all samples that test positive for COVID-19 will now be sent for genome sequencing.

published on : 22nd December 2021

No Christmas, New Year in Delhi as national capital sees 125 COVID cases in a day, highest in six months

Delhi Disaster Management Authority ordered the district magistrates to identify potential COVID-19 superspreader areas ahead of Christmas and New Year.

published on : 22nd December 2021

29 school students test positive for Covid in West Bengal

The students found COVID-19 positive were advised home quarantine as they have symptoms of cough and cold.

published on : 22nd December 2021

Genome sequencing of samples of all Covid cases starts in Delhi to check for Omicron

The national capital is recording around 100-125 cases a day, while it has the capacity of genome sequencing of 400-500 samples daily.

published on : 22nd December 2021

All Covid positive cases to be sent for genome sequencing, says Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also appealed to the central government to allow booster dose for health workers and other citizens to fight new COVID-19 variants like Omicron.

published on : 20th December 2021

Maharashtra reports eight more Omicron infections, tally rises to 48

But 28 of these patients have already recovered or have been discharged after testing negative for COVID-19 in subsequent tests, the health department said.

published on : 18th December 2021

Cumulative Covid vaccine doses administered in India cross 137 crore: Health ministry

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

published on : 18th December 2021

Unlike other countries, PM Modi involved people in govt's fight against Covid: Amit Shah

The Union minister also said that everyone in the world had expressed concerns over India's population and the existing health infrastructure.

published on : 18th December 2021

Delhi records 86 new Covid cases, highest single-day rise in over five months

The rise in cases is being recorded amid the Omicron scare in Delhi as the total number of patients infected with the latest variant of coronavirus jumped by 12 on Friday to reach 22.

published on : 18th December 2021

Mumbai: US-returned man tests positive for Omicron, BMC says he had taken three doses of vaccine

Notably, the man, who has no symptoms, had taken three doses of Pfizer's coronavirus vaccine, it added.

published on : 17th December 2021

Scientists looking into booster dose issue, primary Covid vaccination foremost goal: Government

These interventions and measures are driven by science, local epidemiology and resources, said NITI Aayog Member (Health) V K Paul at a press conference.

published on : 17th December 2021

Covid-19: Karnataka records five more cases of Omicron, total rises to eight

One of them, a 70- year old female, whose samples were collected on December 5 at a private laboratory in Mahadevapura, had a travel history to Delhi.

published on : 16th December 2021

Four more people test positive for Omicron in Telangana; three of them not from 'at-risk' country

The three from non-risk country are from Kenya, where the vaccine levels are extremely low due to what WHO calls as vaccine inequity.

published on : 16th December 2021

Nearly 136 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Government

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the Union health ministry said.

published on : 16th December 2021

Mumbai reports 279 new Covid cases in 24 hours, highest in month

The tally of COVID-19 cases in the country's financial capital thus rose to 7,66,213, and the death toll due to the pandemic reached 16,362.

published on : 16th December 2021

Tamil Nadu reports first Covid-19 Omicron case, Nigeria returnee tests positive

The passenger, along with his family members who were asymptomatic, were admitted to The King Institute of Preventive Medicine and Research in Chennai and were 'doing fine'.

published on : 15th December 2021

Over 135 crore Covid vaccine doses administered in India: Centre

The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said.

published on : 15th December 2021

Telangana, West Bengal report first Omicron Covid variant cases

A 24-year-old woman from Kenya and a 23-year-old man from Somalia, who landed in Hyderabad on December 12, have tested positive for the variant, a Telangana health official said

published on : 15th December 2021

Three members of family returned from Uganda test positive for coronavirus in Maharashtra

Satara district civil surgeon said the samples of all the four have been sent to the National Institute of Virology in Pune to ascertain if they have been infected with the Omicron variant of Covid.

published on : 14th December 2021

Man who returned from South Africa found positive for Omicron; Gujarat tally reaches four

Earlier, three cases of the Omicron variant infection were reported from Jamnagar in Gujarat, including a 72-year-old NRI man who had returned from Zimbabwe, his wife and brother-in-law.

published on : 14th December 2021
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