Coronavirus LIVE Updates: An American aircraft carrying medical supplies, including ready-to-use vaccine doses, as well as raw materials for production of COVID-19 vaccines, is expected to land
Coronavirus LATEST Updates: The first consignments of medical supplies from the US and Russia are expected to reach India in the next two days and Indian missions abroad were told to focus on procurement of oxygen-related equipment and critical medicines such as Remdesivir, sources told PTI on Wednesday.
Posing another challenge to the already overburdened system tackling the covid crisis, about 3,000 infected people have gone missing in the city and many have switched off their phones, prompting the government to task the police to trace them.
Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 63,309 new coronavirus cases and 985 deaths, the state health department said.
West Bengal on Wednesday logged 17,207 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest-single day spike recorded in the state so far, pushing the tally to 7,93,552, a bulletin issued by the health department said.
In a tweet, China's Ambassador to India Sun Weidong said that India has recently ordered about 25 thousand oxygen concentrators from the country
Serum Institute of India's CEO Adar Poonawalla will get ''Y'' category security across India by the CRPF, the Union government officials said on Wednesday.
Amid surging coronavirus cases, the Bihar government on Wednesday ordered that shops/commercial establishments will close at 4 pm daily while the timing of the night curfew will now be from 6 pm to 6 am
Uttar Pradesh on Wednesday recorded the highest single-day rise in its COVID-19 death toll with 266 more people succumbing to disease, while 29,824 new cases pushed the tally to 11,82,848. The toll in the state now stands at 11,943. A total of 35,903 COVID-19 patients were discharged after recovery in the past 24 hours, reports PTI
Candidates or their agents will not be allowed inside counting halls without a negative coronavirus report or without having both COVID-19 vaccine doses, the Election Commission said Wednesday in its latest guidelines for counting of votes on May 2.
Serum Institute of India (SII) CEO Adar Poonawalla Wednesday said his firm has decided to reduce the price of its coronavirus vaccine, Covishield, to the states from Rs 400 to Rs 300 per dose as a “philanthropic gesture”.
The government will procure one lakh portable oxygen concentrators and install 500 more pressure swing adsorption oxygen plants from the PM Cares Fund, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Wednesday, asserting this will help improve access to oxygen, especially in district headquarters and tier-2 cities.
The Delhi High Court Wednesday said it appeared that the Centre wanted people to die as according to the new protocol on the use of Remdesivir for COVID-19 treatment, the drug was to be given only to those on oxygen support.
State health minister Rajesh Tope, however, urged the youth in the state to register on the Co-Win App and visit the vaccination centre only after registration and appointment.
NITI Aayog predicted that after Maharashtra, Uttar Pradesh will emerge as the next COVID-19 hotspot in the country. The state may report over 1.9 lakh daily cases by the end of April, according to Centre's policy think thank.
A two-term Lok Sabha and three-time Maharashtra Assembly member, Gaikwad was hospitalised over two weeks ago for COVID-19 treatment, party sources said.
Casinos and bars will remain shut during the lockdown period, while restaurants will only be allowed to operate their kitchens for home deliveries. Dine-ins will not be allowed, said chief minister Pramod Sawant.
The apex court observed that it was only considering shifting the journalist to Delhi for his medical treatment. SC said it was the responsibility of the state to protect him while he was under its custody.
Speaking to Guardian Australia, Fauci said the situation in India is an example of global inequality. India's COVID-19 toll crossed the 2 lakh-mark on Wednesday.
Pfizer, which developed the first authorized vaccine in the US with German drugmaker BioNTech, began in March an early stage clinical trial testing a new antiviral therapy for the disease, reported CNBC.
Speaking about the "heartbreaking news from hospitals in India that are unable to keep up with the number of patients" Trudeau said Canada's Foreign Affairs Minister Marc Garneau has spoken with the Indian government.
After registration, taking an appointment to get a COVID-19 vaccine jab would be mandatory for those aged between 18 and 44 years as walk-ins will not be allowed initially, officials said.
With the death of over 3,200 COVID-19 patients in a day, the toll due to the novel coronavirus in the country increased to 2,01,187. This takes the national fatality rate to 1.11 percent.
The Act exponentially increases powers of Delhi's nominated Lieutenant Governor while emasculating the elected government and Assembly.
Delhi logged a record 381 COVID-19 deaths on Tuesday, while the positivity rate stood at 32.72 percent, according to the latest bulletin issued by the city health department This is the sixth day on the trot that Delhi has recorded over 300 deaths due to coronavirus .
It had reported 380 deaths on Monday, 350 on Sunday, 357 deaths on Saturday, 348 on Friday and 306 on Thursday, according to government data.
The National Capital had recorded 20,201 cases on Monday, 22,933 on Sunday, 24,103 on Saturday, 24,331 on Friday, 26,169 on Thursday, and 24,638 on Wednesday.
The positivity rate was 35.02 percent on Monday, 30.21 on Sunday, 32.27 percent on Saturday, 32.43 on Friday, 36.24 on Thursday - the highest so far - 31.28 on Wednesday and 32.82 on Tuesday.
The city recorded over 24,149 fresh cases. The cumulative case count stands at 10,72,065, of which over 9.58 lakh have recovered. The toll due to the viral disease stands at 15,009, the bulletin said.
A total of 73,811 tests, including over 27,230 rapid-antigen tests, were conducted in the said period, it added.
The tally of active cases in the city was at 98,264.
Out of 20,653 beds in city hospitals, only 1,812 are vacant. A total of 54,578 patients are recovering in home isolation, the bulletin said.
A total of 57,020 vaccine doses were administered to people in the said period and the beneficiaries included 35,582 who took the first dose and 2,1438 who received the second dose, the bulletin said.
The number of containment zones in the city has jumped to 31,570 from 29,104 the previous day.