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Modi appeals to keep Hindu festival symbolic as India’s COVID-19 infections surge

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appealed to devotees to keep a key Hindu festival symbolic, amid worries about the spread of COVID-19 infections as the country reported more than 200,000 new cases for a third straight day. Criticism has mounted over the Indian government’s handling of […]

COVID-19: India records highest single-day deaths at 1,341; 2,34,692 fresh cases

New Delhi, Apr 17: A record single-day rise of?2,34,692 cases and 1,341 fatalities have pushed India’s COVID-19 tally to 1,45,26,609 and the death toll due to the viral disease to 1,75,649, the health ministry said on Saturday The number of active coronavirus cases in the country has surpassed the […]

Virus variants inciting India’s second surge, epidemiologists say

The second surge of COVID-19 cases in India has swamped hospitals much faster than the first because mutations in the virus mean each patient is infecting many more people than before, epidemiologists and doctors say. India’s daily infections skyrocketed more than 20-fold to more than 200,000 on Thursday […]

Indian hospitals battle ‘chaotic’ surge as daily virus infections cross 200,000

Many Indian hospitals were scrambling for beds and oxygen as COVID-19 infections surged to a new daily record on Thursday, with a second wave of infections centred on the rich western state of Maharashtra. Experts blamed everything from official complacency to aggressive variants. The government blamed a widespread […]

India, big vaccine exporter, now seeks imports as COVID cases soar

India is to fast-track emergency approvals for COVID-19 vaccines that have been authorised by Western countries and Japan, paving the way for possible imports of Pfizer (PFE.N), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ.N), and Moderna (MRNA.O) shots. The move, which will drop the need for companies to do small, local safety trials for their […]

India’s coronavirus tally overtakes Brazil; thousands join ritual bath

Hundreds of thousands of Hindu devotees flocked on Monday to take a holy bath in India’s Ganges river, even as the nation racked up the world’s highest tally of new daily coronavirus infections. With 168,912 new cases, India accounts for one in six of all new infections globally, […]

COVID-19: Record rise in daily cases in India, active cases surpass 12-lakh mark

New Delhi, Apr 12: India hit a new coronavirus infection record with 1,68,912?new cases, the highest single-day rise so far, taking the total tally of cases to?1,35,27,717, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Monday The national COVID-19 recovery rate has fallen below 90 per cent The […]

India’s new COVID-19 cases hit record again amid vaccination push

New COVID-19 cases in India surged to a record of 152,879 on Sunday as the country battled a second wave of infections by pushing for faster vaccinations, with some states considering tougher restrictions to slow the spread of the virus. India leads the world in the daily average […]

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