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India records 1,096 fresh COVID-19 cases; 81 deaths in last 24 hours
India

India records 1,096 fresh COVID-19 cases; 81 deaths in last 24 hours

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 ministry said.

India logs 1,270 fresh COVID-19 cases, recovery rate jumps to 98.75%
India

India logs 1,270 fresh COVID-19 cases, recovery rate jumps to 98.75%

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 0.29 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was 0.26 per cent, according to the health ministry.

India records 1,421 fresh COVID-19 cases, recovery rate jumps to 98.75%
India

India records 1,421 fresh COVID-19 cases, recovery rate jumps to 98.75%

The last 24 hours saw a total of 6,20,251 COVID-19 tests being conducted. India has so far conducted over 78.69 crore cumulative tests

Shanghai warns against 'panic' as COVID-19 cases mount in China
World

Shanghai warns against 'panic' as COVID-19 cases mount in China

Shanghai authorities have called for calm as worried citizens swamped online grocery platforms to stock up on food over fears of impending lockdowns

Why manufacturing licence of Remdesivir was not given to pharmaceutical PSUs, asks Parliamentary panel
India

Why manufacturing licence of Remdesivir was not given to pharmaceutical PSUs, asks Parliamentary panel

Since Remdesivir has been included in the National Treatment Protocol as an optional drug in curing critical coronavirus patients, the committee recommended that the Centre conduct scientific studies to check the efficacy of the drug and asked it to explore possibilities to manufacture COVID essential drugs by PSUs under it

COVID vaccination pace slowed down in India as most target beneficiaries covered, says Centre
India

COVID vaccination pace slowed down in India as most target beneficiaries covered, says Centre

States and UTs have been advised to review programme coverage and vaccine wastage on a daily basis and redistribute the vaccine stock for their optimal utilisation

Reducing gap, second Covishield dose can be given between 8-16 weeks after first dose, says NTAGI
India

Reducing gap, second Covishield dose can be given between 8-16 weeks after first dose, says NTAGI

Presently, the second dose of Covishield is given between 12-16 weeks after the first dose under the National COVID-19 Vaccination Strategy.

COVID-19 deaths: Plea in Supreme Court wants deadline for seeking ex gratia payment
India

COVID-19 deaths: Plea in Supreme Court wants deadline for seeking ex gratia payment

The government has urged the apex court to determine a deadline before which the claimants of persons who died can approach authorities raising their claims.

COVID-19: Over 3 lakh doses of Corbevax vaccine given to children aged 12-14 years on day 1
India

COVID-19: Over 3 lakh doses of Corbevax vaccine given to children aged 12-14 years on day 1

The vaccination against COVID-19 in this age group started on Wednesday with Biological E's intramuscular vaccine, two doses of which are to be administered 28 days apart

India logs 2,539 fresh COVID-19 cases, 60 fatalities in past 24 hours
India

India logs 2,539 fresh COVID-19 cases, 60 fatalities in past 24 hours

The active cases constitute 0.07 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.73 per cent, the health ministry said.

India logs 3,993 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest in 662 days
India

India logs 3,993 fresh COVID-19 cases, lowest in 662 days

For the first time, since May 2020, the number of active coronavirus cases in the country is below the 50,000 mark

India's daily COVID-19 cases drop below 20,000-mark in nearly 50 days, adds 673 new deaths
India

India's daily COVID-19 cases drop below 20,000-mark in nearly 50 days, adds 673 new deaths

The active cases comprise 0.52 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has further improved to 98.28 per cent

PM Modi in Rajya Sabha: 'If there was no Congress there would be no Emergency, no caste politics, Sikh massacre, or problems for Kashmiri Pandits'
India

PM Modi in Rajya Sabha: 'If there was no Congress there would be no Emergency, no caste politics, Sikh massacre, or problems for Kashmiri Pandits'

As Modi continued his attack on the Congress, its MPs walked out of the Rajya Sabha with Mallikarjun Kharge saying, instead of speaking on the President's Address he accused the Congress

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

India likely to witness Omicron peak by February-end; to be less severe than second wave, says COVID-19 supermodel panel
India

India likely to witness Omicron peak by February-end; to be less severe than second wave, says COVID-19 supermodel panel

Members of the panel also added that the Omicron-driven spike in COVID-19 cases in UK is irrelevant to India as the former has low sero-positivity and uses mostly mRNA vaccines that seem to offer protection only for a short duration

IMA warns of 'massive third wave' amid Omicron threat, urges public to follow COVID-19 protocols
India

IMA warns of 'massive third wave' amid Omicron threat, urges public to follow COVID-19 protocols

The medical body also urged the government to announce 'additional' doses of the jab for healthcare, frontline workers and immunocompromised individuals.

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