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COVID-19: India logs 796 new cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infections fall to 10,889
India

COVID-19: India logs 796 new cases, 19 deaths in last 24 hrs; active infections fall to 10,889

The active cases comprise 0.03 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate remained at 98.76 per cent, the health ministry said

DCGI grants restricted EUA to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for 12-18 age group
Health

DCGI grants restricted EUA to Biological E's COVID-19 vaccine Corbevax for 12-18 age group

This is the third vaccine to have received EUA from the DCGI for the age group of 12-18 years after Zydus Cadila's ZyCoV-D and Bharat Biotech's Covaxin

India’s COVID-19 caseload sees a rise of 2,85,914 infections; daily positivity rate stands at 16.16%
India

India’s COVID-19 caseload sees a rise of 2,85,914 infections; daily positivity rate stands at 16.16%

The health ministry in its daily bulletin stated that the active coronavirus cases have decreased to 22,23,018, while the national recovery rate has decreased to 93.23 per cent

India logs 2,55,874 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate dips; toll climbs to 4.9 lakh
India

India logs 2,55,874 new COVID-19 cases, positivity rate dips; toll climbs to 4.9 lakh

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 15.52 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 17.17 per cent, according to the health ministry.

Omicron News Updates: Schools across Maharashtra to reopen for all classes from 24 Jan, says Varsha Gaikwad
Health

Omicron News Updates: Schools across Maharashtra to reopen for all classes from 24 Jan, says Varsha Gaikwad

Omicron News LIVE Updates: The decision comes in the wake of cases rising across the state, 43,697 cases on Wednesday, and ebbing in the city of Mumbai

Omicron News LIVE Updates: Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions
India

Omicron News LIVE Updates: Govt panel recommends market approval for Covaxin, Covishield but with conditions

Omicron News LIVE Updates: The recommendations will be sent to the Drugs Controller General of India for final approval. Covishield and Covaxin were granted emergency use authorisation on 3 January, 2021

Karnataka and Telangana colleges witness COVID-19 clusters amid new threat of Omicron
India

Karnataka and Telangana colleges witness COVID-19 clusters amid new threat of Omicron

In Karnataka, 59 students and 10 staff at the Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya in Chikkamagaluru district have tested positive

From patient zero in China to over 255 crore cases worldwide: Timeline of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic
World

From patient zero in China to over 255 crore cases worldwide: Timeline of the deadly COVID-19 pandemic

The origins of the pandemic can be traced back to 17 November 2019 when a 55-year-old man contracted the virus from a wet market in Hubei province

Half of COVID-19 survivors experience lingering symptoms six months after recovery, finds study
India

Half of COVID-19 survivors experience lingering symptoms six months after recovery, finds study

The study, published in the journal JAMA Network Open, reviewed 57 reports that included data from 250,351 unvaccinated adults and children who were diagnosed with COVID-19 from December 2019 through March 2021

Scientists develop Covid vaccine using viruses from plants, bacteria that doesn't need refrigeration
India

Scientists develop Covid vaccine using viruses from plants, bacteria that doesn't need refrigeration

The researchers created two COVID-19 vaccine candidates. One is made from a plant virus, called cowpea mosaic virus. The other is developed from a bacterial virus, or bacteriophage called Q beta.

India reports lowest COVID-19 fatalities in 167 days, fatality rate dips to 1.33%
India

India reports lowest COVID-19 fatalities in 167 days, fatality rate dips to 1.33%

The active cases have declined to 4,04,874 comprising 1.23 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 97.44 per cent, the ministry said.

US averaging over one lakh new COVID-19 infections a day; hospitalisations up by 500%
World

US averaging over one lakh new COVID-19 infections a day; hospitalisations up by 500%

The influx of patients is straining hospitals and pushing health care workers to the brink as deaths have risen to an average of more than 1,000 a day for the first time since March

Life after COVID: Study shows symptoms persist in half of hospitalised patients even after a year
Science & Technology

Life after COVID: Study shows symptoms persist in half of hospitalised patients even after a year

The Lancet study shows that fatigue or muscle weakness was the most commonly reported symptom with around half of patients experiencing it at six months and one in five at one year

Home ministry asks states to act against 'blatant violation' of COVID-19 norms in hill stations, markets
India

Home ministry asks states to act against 'blatant violation' of COVID-19 norms in hill stations, markets

Any establishment and markets where COVID-appropriate behaviour is not being followed is liable for the re-imposition of restrictions, Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla said

India records over 48,000 COVID-19 cases, 1,000 deaths in 24 hours
India

India records over 48,000 COVID-19 cases, 1,000 deaths in 24 hours

Recoveries continue to outnumber daily new cases for the 49th consecutive day, while the daily positivity rate has remained under five percent for 24 days

More than 50 nations seeking CoWIN technology, India preparing to offer free help, says senior official
India

More than 50 nations seeking CoWIN technology, India preparing to offer free help, says senior official

Dr RS Sharma, the chairman of the empowered group for COVID-19 vaccine administration, said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has directed officials to create an open-source version of the platform and give it free of cost to any country that wants it

Coronavirus News Updates: 850 oxygen plants being set up from PM-CARES, says DRDO chief; Kerala sees 7,719 fresh cases
Health

Coronavirus News Updates: 850 oxygen plants being set up from PM-CARES, says DRDO chief; Kerala sees 7,719 fresh cases

Coronavirus Live News Updates: Reddy highlighted during the ''Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav Discourse Series'' by the Department of Science and Technology (DST) that the DRDO was prepared to provide all kinds of support including more "flying hospitals" when the need arises in the fight against coronavirus, a DST statement said

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all above 18 from 21 June: 5 key highlights of Modi's speech
India

Free COVID-19 vaccines for all above 18 from 21 June: 5 key highlights of Modi's speech

Modi also stated that 25 percent of work-related to COVID-19 vaccination with states will now be handled by the Centre. The arrangement will be implemented in the coming two weeks

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: Telangana reports 3,043 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths; tally now over 5.56 lakh
India

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: Telangana reports 3,043 new COVID-19 cases, 21 deaths; tally now over 5.56 lakh

Coronavirus Latest News Updates: Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) accounted for the most number of cases with 424, followed by Khammam (198) and Medchal Malkajgiri (185), as per the state's health bulletin

Now, walk-in vaccine registration for 18-44 age group allowed at govt-run centres
India

Now, walk-in vaccine registration for 18-44 age group allowed at govt-run centres

This feature will not be available for private CVCs and they will have to publish their vaccination schedules exclusively with slots for online appointments, the health ministry said