Category: Health

Resurgence of COVID-19 in India’s Maharastra forces fresh containment measures

Alarmed by signs that a second wave of the coronavirus epidemic is building, India’s richest state of Maharashtra ordered fresh restrictions on people’s movement and imposed night curfews in some cities, though not in the financial capital Mumbai. Maharastra alone reported nearly 7,000 new cases on Sunday, a […]

S.African variant outbreak shrinking in Britain, Hancock says

Britain believes it is getting on top of outbreaks of a South African variant of the coronavirus and is also seeing signs that hospitalisations are falling quickly following the vaccine roll-out, the health secretary said on Sunday. Hancock told the BBC there had been around 300 cases of […]

Upsurge in daily new COVID-19 cases in Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and MP: Govt

New Delhi, Feb 20: Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and Madhya Pradesh have recorded an “upsurge” in daily new cases of COVID-19, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday In a statement, the ministry said in the last seven days, Chhattisgarh has also seen a rise in daily active new […]

Air pollution led to around 54,000 premature deaths in New Delhi in 2020 -study

Air pollution caused an estimated 54,000 premature deaths in the Indian capital New Delhi last year, a higher toll than in any other big global metropolis, according to a study released on Thursday. The study by Greenpeace Southeast Asia Analysis and Swiss firm IQAir measured air quality by […]

India virus infections at 3-wk high, Mumbai hires marshals to enforce mask-wearing

India reported on Friday its biggest jump in new coronavirus infections in three weeks, with 13,193 cases, while thousands of marshals fanned out to enforce mask wearing across the financial capital of Mumbai, which is battling a recent spurt. The tally of confirmed infections is 10.96 million, the […]

India’s COVID-19 ‘human barricade’ to keep cases under control, say experts

With falling rates of COVID-19 infection in India and surveys suggesting nearly 300 million people may already have antibodies, some experts believe the worst of the disease has passed, despite a recent uptick in two hard-hit states. “There is a human barricade for the virus,” said Bhramar Mukherjee, […]

India’s dramatic fall in virus cases leaves experts stumped

NEW DELHI — When the coronavirus pandemic took hold in India, there were fears it would sink the fragile health system of the world’s second-most populous country. Infections climbed dramatically for months and at one point India looked like it might overtake the United States as the country with the […]

COVID-19: New cases fall below 10,000 second time in February

New Delhi, Feb 9: The daily new COVID-19 cases fell below 10,000 for the second time this month taking India’s tally of cases to 1,08,47,304, while fresh fatalities remained below 100 for the fourth consecutive day, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday. A total of […]

11,713 new cases take India’s coronavirus tally to 1,08,14,304

New Delhi, Feb 6: India’s COVID-19 infection tally climbed to 1,08,14,304 with 11,713 new cases in a day, while 1,05,10,796 people have recuperated so far pushing the national recovery rate to 97.19 per cent on Saturday, according to Union Health Ministry data. There are 1,48,590 active cases of coronavirus […]

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