Saturday, June 19TRUSTED FEARLESS INTERNATIONAL & NATIONAL NEWS PORTAL

Tag: coronavirus India

Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 60,753 New Infections; Active Cases Lowest After 74 Days
Politics

Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 60,753 New Infections; Active Cases Lowest After 74 Days

New Delhi: India has reported 60,753 new cases in the last 24 hours while 1,647 people succumbed to the infection. Meanwhile, India's active caseload further declined to 7,60,019, and active cases lowest after 74 days.97,743 patients recovered during the last 24 hours taking the total recoveries across the country so far to 2,86,78,390.ALSO READ | PM Modi Likely To Chair All-Party Meeting With Prominent J&K Leaders On June 24Daily recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 37th consecutive day.Meanwhile, the recovery rate increased to 96.16 percent while the weekly positivity rate remains below 5 percent, currently at 3.58 percent.Total cases: 2,98,23,546Total discharges: 2,86,78,390Death toll: 3,85,137Active cases: 7,60,019Vaccination: 27,23,88...
‘Devastation By Second Wave Still In Memory’: Delhi HC On Overcrowding In Markets
Politics

‘Devastation By Second Wave Still In Memory’: Delhi HC On Overcrowding In Markets

New Delhi: As the national capital has reopened after a lockdown of more than a month, a huge rush is being witnessed in shops and markets. People were seen coming out of their houses in large numbers and most of them flouted the Covid guidelines. The Delhi High Court Friday took cognisance of the violation of COVID-19 protocols in various markets in the national capital and observed that such breaches will only hasten the third wave which cannot be permitted at all.The high court asked the Centre and Delhi government to take strict measures, sensitise shopkeepers and hold meetings with markets and vendors associations in this regard.Also Read|'One-Size-Fits-All Approach Untenable': Lancet Experts Recommend 8 'Urgent Actions' To Tackle Covid Resurgence In IndiaA vaca...
Lancet Experts Recommend 8 ‘Urgent Actions’ To Tackle Covid Resurgence In India
Politics

Lancet Experts Recommend 8 ‘Urgent Actions’ To Tackle Covid Resurgence In India

New Delhi: In its June 12 issue, 'The Lancet' medical journal has addressed the coronavirus crisis witnessed in India and recommended eight "urgent actions" that need to be taken to tackle the resurgence as the pandemic spreads into rural populations.The comment in 'The Lancet' journal was authored by 21 experts, including Biocon chief Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw.ALSO READ | New Covid-19 Variant 'Lambda' Identified, Know About Its Origin And Threat“India confronts an immediate emergency to save lives and reduce suffering. On behalf of the Lancet Citizens’ Commission, we propose eight recommendations for the central and state governments that share responsibility for the health of India’s people,” the comment reads.Here are the eight "urgent actions" suggested by the authors ...
Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Maharashtra Govt Warns Hospitals Not To Overcharge Covid-19 Patients
Politics

Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Maharashtra Govt Warns Hospitals Not To Overcharge Covid-19 Patients

Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS, Friday, June 18, 2021:  Over 5,000 children under the age of 14 in Meghalaya have tested Covid-19 positive and 17 of them died, health officials said on Thursday.Health officials said that since the beginning of the pandemic last year, 5,101 children up to the age of 14 tested positive but 4,344 of them have recovered and 17 succumbed. The remaining are under treatment in various hospitals. Majority of the children were infected during the past one month."As many as 2,950 children have tested positive for Covid-19 since May 15, out of whom 2,821 have recovered, while 13 children died during the same period," an official said. The latest child death was reported in East Garo Hills district where a four-year-old girl succumbed to the dreaded disease earlier ...
Coronavirus India Live Updates: India reports 67,208 new cases, 2,330 deaths
Politics

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India reports 67,208 new cases, 2,330 deaths

Dr Reddy’s in a statement Wednesday said that the soft launch of Sputnik V vaccine in India, which was initiated in Hyderabad, has been scaled up to many cities including Bengaluru, Mumbai, Kolkata, Delhi, Chennai, among others. It added that registration on CoWIN was not open to public yet, but will be open at the time of commercial launch. Meanwhile, drugs such as ivermectin, hydroxychloroquine, favipiravir and antibiotics like doxycycline and azithromycin prescribed for adult Covid patients are not recommended for treating children, stated a government guideline issued on Wednesday. The guidelines by the Union Health Ministry said the decision has been taken since most of these drugs used in adults are have not been tested on children for prevention or treatment of Covid infection am...
Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra Daily Caseload Falls Below 10,000 Mark For First Time
Politics

Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra Daily Caseload Falls Below 10,000 Mark For First Time

Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS, Thursday, June 17, 2021: Maharashtra's Covid-19 deaths remained in the higher ranges even as new infections also spurted to breach the 10,000 level, though the number of patients cured also increased, health officials said on Wednesday. Against 1,458 deaths declared on Monday, the state now revealed a lower figure of 1,236 fatalities (237 new, and 999 earlier deaths), taking the toll to 115,390. The number of fresh cases increased from 9,350 on Tuesday to 10,107, taking the tally to 59,34,880. In Mumbai, for the 20th consecutive day, the new infections remained below the 1,000 level, but shot up from 572 a day earlier to 821, sending the city tally to 717,172. Deaths dropped from 14 a day earlier to 11, to take total fatalities to 15,227. The national capi...
Coronavirus Vaccination: Do COVID-19 recovered patients need just a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what experts want you to know
Life Style

Coronavirus Vaccination: Do COVID-19 recovered patients need just a single dose of COVID-19 vaccine? Here’s what experts want you to know

Do remember that the above observations, although helpful, haven't been pushed forward as official guidelines, and will require more research as officials plan to inoculate the majority masses by the end of 2021. Therefore, if you are scheduled to get vaccinated, one may still require two full doses to be considered fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Do not delay, skip or avoid your dose, unless you have been specifically advised to do so.However, the inferences will offer some security and respite to people who have recently recovered from COVID-19.There may also be categories of people who may still need assurance of two doses, or booster shots. For example, those who have a known risk of reinfection (older in age, women, have a pre-existing illness or frail immunity), or other risk f...
Coronavirus India Live Updates: 60,471 new Covid-19 cases reported in last 24 hours, lowest in 75 days
Politics

Coronavirus India Live Updates: 60,471 new Covid-19 cases reported in last 24 hours, lowest in 75 days

Poople get the Covid vaccine at Madhyamgram Rural Health Center, North 24 Parganas, on June 11, 2021. (Express Photo by Shashi Ghosh)Coronavirus India Live Updates: India on Tuesday reported 60,471 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest in 75 days, and 2,726 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to data from the Union Health Ministry. Of the 2,726 deaths on Monday, over 1,600 were reported from Maharashtra, which has been carrying out a data cleaning exercise for the last few days. Karnataka, Tamil Nadu and Kerala were the other states with more than 100 deaths. The total number of coronavirus cases in the country now stand at 2,95,70,881 while the death toll has reached 3,77,031. There are 9,13,378 active cases at present while 2,82,80,472 people have recovered so far. As m...
Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra’s Daily Covid Toll Sees New Peak, Total Cases Cross 59 Lakh
Politics

Coronavirus LIVE: Maharashtra’s Daily Covid Toll Sees New Peak, Total Cases Cross 59 Lakh

Coronavirus LIVE, Monday, June 14, 2021: For the fourth time in a week, Maharashtra's Covid-19 death toll climbed to a new peak, while the total cases crossed the 59 lakh mark though fresh infections dropped, health officials said on Sunday.Compared with 1,966 deaths declared on Saturday, the state now revealed the highest-ever fatalities, at 2,771 (comprising 483 new and 2,288 earlier deaths), taking the toll to 111,104.The number of fresh cases remained below the 15,000 level, dipping from 10,697 on Saturday to 10,442, as the total tally zoomed to 59,08,992 now.In Mumbai, for the 17th consecutive day, new infections remained below the 1,000 level, decreasing from 749 on Saturday to 695, and the city tally rose to 715,660. Deaths increased from 18 a day earlier to 19, sending th...
Coronavirus India Live Updates: India reports 80,834 new cases, lowest since April 1
Politics

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India reports 80,834 new cases, lowest since April 1

Delhi on Saturday recorded 213 new Covid-19 cases, the lowest in over three months, and 28 fresh fatalities on Saturday, while the positivity rate dipped to 0.30 per cent, according to the health department here. The new fatalities pushed the Covid death toll to 24,800. India’s Covid-19 caseload climbed to 29,359,155 on Saturday after 84,332 new infections were logged in the last 24 hours, according to the Union ministry of health and family welfare. This is the first time in more than two months that the daily cases went below the 90,000-mark. On Friday, 91,702 Covid-19 cases were recorded across the country. Active cases have also come down to 10.80 lakh. As many as 4,002 people succumbed to the viral disease and 121,311 recovered on Saturday, taking the death toll and recoveries to 3...
Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 84,332 New Infections At 70-Day Low Along With 4,002 Fatalities
Politics

Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 84,332 New Infections At 70-Day Low Along With 4,002 Fatalities

New Delhi: India has reported 84,332 new cases in the last 24 hours, the lowest single-day infections after 70 days. 1,21,311 patients recovered during the last 24 hours while 4,002 people succumbed to the infection.India's active caseload has declined to less than 11 lakhs (10,80,690) after 63 days as active cases decreased by 40,981 in the last 24 hours.ALSO READ | PM Modi To Address Virtual G7 Summit Session Today, Likely To Talk About Pandemic Recovery & Climate Change2,79,11,384 total recoveries have been recorded across the country so far while recoveries continue to outnumber the daily new cases for the 30th consecutive day. With this, the recovery rate increased to 95.07 percent. Weekly Positivity Rate dropped to less than 5 percent, currently at 4.94 per...
Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Maharashtra Reports 10,697 New Cases, 360 Deaths; Recover Rate Crosses 95% Mark
Politics

Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS: Maharashtra Reports 10,697 New Cases, 360 Deaths; Recover Rate Crosses 95% Mark

Coronavirus HIGHLIGHTS, Saturday, June 12, 2021: In a concerning development, Maharashtra's daily Covid-19 deaths shot up to a new peak, above the 2,000 level, while new infections remained above the 11,000 mark for the second consecutive day, health officials said on Friday. Against 1,915 deaths declared on Thursday, the state now revealed a whopping 2,619 fatalities (comprising 406 new and 2,213 earlier deaths), taking the toll to 106,367. The number of fresh cases dropped from 12,207 on Thursday to 11,766, to send the tally to 58,87,853. In Mumbai, for the 15th consecutive day, the new infections remained below the 1,000 level, but went up from 655 on Thursday to 721, taking the city tally to 714,216. Deaths went up from 22 a day earlier to 24, to take total fatalities in the ...
Coronavirus India Live Updates: India records 91,702 new cases, 3,403 deaths in last 24 hours
Politics

Coronavirus India Live Updates: India records 91,702 new cases, 3,403 deaths in last 24 hours

Beneficiaries wait to get Covid-19 vaccine at ESIS Hospital vaccination centre during heavy rain, in Navi Mumbai. (PTI) Terming the low coverage of Covid vaccination among the healthcare and frontline workers a cause of "serious concern", the Centre Thursday advised the states and Union Territories to prepare effective plans for expediting the second dose coverage among these priority groups, PTI reported. At a high-level meeting chaired by Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan with the states to review vaccination progress, it was highlighted that while the national average for the first dose administration among the healthcare workers (HCWs) is 82 per cent, for the second dose, it is only 56 per cent, a statement issued by the health ministry said. Delhi on Thursday recorded 305 Covi...
UP Man Receives Both Doses Of Covid Vaccine Within 5 Mins, Accuses Nursing Staff Of Negligence
Politics

UP Man Receives Both Doses Of Covid Vaccine Within 5 Mins, Accuses Nursing Staff Of Negligence

Lalitpur: A case of shocking negligence has been reported from Uttar Pradesh's Lalitpur where a man was given both doses of the Covid-19 vaccine within five minutes.This incident took place at a vaccination center in Ravarpura locality. A person who went there to get vaccinated on Wednesday has alleged that the nursing staff was so busy talking among themselves that they administered both the doses of vaccine to him within five minutes.ALSO READ | 'Girls Keep Talking On Mobile, Elope To Marry Boys': UP Women's Commission Member On Rape, Women SafetyThe person who has levelled this allegation says that he did not know that there needs to be a gap of a few days between the two doses.When he reached home after getting vaccinated, he felt uneasy and restless so he narrat...
Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 94,052 New Infections, Highest Single-Day Spike In Death Toll With Over 6,000 Fatalities
Politics

Coronavirus Cases Today: India Reports 94,052 New Infections, Highest Single-Day Spike In Death Toll With Over 6,000 Fatalities

New Delhi: India on Thursday reports 94,052 Covid-19 cases, 1,51,367 discharges and 6,148 deaths (highest in one day) in the last 24 hours, as per Health Ministry.The Covid tally has witnessed a slight surge as India on Wednesday reported 92,596 new cases Covid-19 cases with 2,219 new deaths. ALSO READ | Coronavirus LIVE: AIIMS Study Reports 'Delta' Variant To Be Predominant Despite Complete, Partial VaccinationWith cases on the decline because of lockdown, most states have started reopening economic activities and have relaxed restrictions. However, the death toll continues to be a concern as 6,148 fatalities have been reported, highest in one day.Total cases: 2,91,83,121Total discharges: 2,76,55,493     Death toll: 3,59,676     Active cases: 11,67,952Total vaccinat...
No Remdesivir, No Self-Medication Of Steroids: Centre Issues Guidelines For Covid Management In Children
Politics

No Remdesivir, No Self-Medication Of Steroids: Centre Issues Guidelines For Covid Management In Children

New Delhi: Comprehensive guidelines have been issued by the centre for Covid-19 management among children wherein Remdesivir has not been recommended and suggestions include rational use of HRCT imaging.The Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) under the health ministry which issued the advisory also stated that use of steroids is harmful in asymptomatic and mild cases of infection.ALSO READ | After Bhutan, Now Nepal Stops Distribution Of Coronil Kits Gifted By PatanjaliThe use of steroids has only been recommended in hospitalised moderately severe and critically ill Covid-19 cases under strict supervision."Steroids should be used at the right time, in the right dose and for the right duration. Self-medication of steroids must be avoided," DGHS stated.The gui...
Gangrene, hearing loss point to Delta variant being more severe
Politics

Gangrene, hearing loss point to Delta variant being more severe

The coronavirus variant driving India’s devastating Covid-19 second wave is the most infectious to emerge so far. Doctors now want to know if it’s also more severe. Hearing impairment, severe gastric upsets and blood clots leading to gangrene, symptoms not typically seen in Covid patients, have been linked by doctors in India to the so-called delta variant. In England and Scotland, early evidence suggests the strain — which is also now dominant there — carries a higher risk of hospitalization. Delta, also known as B.1.617.2, has spread to more than 60 countries over the past six months and triggered travel curbs from Australia to the US A spike in infections, fueled by the delta variant, has put pressure on the U.K. to reconsider its plans for reopening later this month. Hi...