Covid testing

Amid covid surge, Seven states asked to ramp up testing

During the past month, Kerala reported 2,347 cases a day on an average while Maharashtra had 2,135 cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said in his letter to these states.

published on : 7th August 2022

Chennai corporation to increase contact tracing as Covid cases increase

The Greater Chennai Corporation has also commenced an awareness drive among the 60 plus categories of people for taking the third dose of vaccine.

published on : 26th June 2022

Active COVID-19 cases in country rise to 92,576

The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 4,27,72,398 while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent.

published on : 26th June 2022

Odisha: Door-to-door Covid surveillance from today

Amid surge in new Covid cases, the State government will launch its door-to-door surveillance from Tuesday in effort to contain transmission of the virus.

published on : 21st June 2022

Negative Covid report or vaccination certificate not compulsory for Char Dham yatra: Uttarakhand govt 

However, it will be compulsory for them to register on the tourism department's portal before setting out on the pilgrimage, Chief Secretary S S Sandhu said.

published on : 30th April 2022

Delhi reports 1,094 fresh cases of COVID-19, positivity rate rises to 4.82 per cent

With the national capital witnessing a spurt in COVID-19 cases in the past few days, the number of active cases of the disease in the city has now increased to 3,705 from 601 on April 11.

published on : 23rd April 2022

New Covid infections come down below 100, only 5 cases in Northern Andhra

According to the media bulletin released by the State Command Control Room, East Godavari reported the highest of 22 new infections followed by 16 in Guntur.

published on : 1st March 2022

State lifts Covid test for patient hospitalisation

The test will be conducted only on patients with symptoms.

published on : 14th February 2022

Covid positivity rate in Delhi down to 1.5%; cases dip to 804

A total of 53,719 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the city the previous day, according to the data shared by the city health department.

published on : 14th February 2022

AIIMS discontinues routine COVID-19 testing before inpatient hospitalisations, surgeries

AIIMS medical superintendent Dr DK Sharma said that 'this is no longer required for any such routine COVID-19 testing prior to any inpatient hospitalisation'.

published on : 9th February 2022

Sweden ends COVID-19 testing as pandemic restrictions lifted

High vaccination rates in Sweden are creating optimism among health officials and a late 2020 study released Feb 8 showing antibodies present in 85% of samples.

published on : 9th February 2022

DCA officials seize Covid testing kits, fake sanitiser

The officials also seized products worth Rs 37 lakh from the store under Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940 and rules made under r/w Medical Devices Rules, 2017.

published on : 3rd February 2022

Rs 1,000 for quick results: Covid testing centres fleece public

The Collector urged the people to lodge complaints if anyone collected excess amounts for tests. 

published on : 27th January 2022

Fuel crisis arises in Uganda as it tries to stem the pandemic

Mandatory COVID-19 testing at the country's border with Kenya caused traffic congestion last week as Ugandan customs officials struggled to apply the rules

published on : 20th January 2022

Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike launches mobile COVID-19 testing unit in south zone

Launching the unit, BBMP chief commissioner Gaurav Gupta said that these units will collect samples 24x7 from any location in the south zone.

published on : 20th January 2022

Erratic testing strategy may delay third wave peak in Odisha, warns experts

The Centre has asked the State government to immediately increase the testing in a strategic manner keeping in view the trend of case positivity in specific areas.

published on : 19th January 2022

With state yet to reach peak, Centre asks Odisha to ramp up COVID-19 testing

The daily case count which witnessed a marginal drop on January 16 rose again the next day due to the fluctuation in the number of tests.

published on : 19th January 2022

Andhra Pradesh Covid Advisory: Domestic travellers, asymptomatic need not be tested

Asymptomatic patients undergoing surgical/non-surgical invasive procedures, including pregnant women, should not be tested unless warranted or symptoms develop, state health department advisory said.

published on : 14th January 2022

China's Tianjin orders more testing on 14 million residents

The city’s COVID-19 prevention and control office said all who have tested positive in the initial testing round were found to have the Omicron variant.

published on : 12th January 2022

More than 20 Covid positive cases in Bengaluru NCOE

There are at least six elite athletes who returned Covid positive during routine testing while two hockey players also joined the list.

published on : 7th January 2022
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