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India logs 3,207 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.95%
India

India logs 3,207 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate at 0.95%

India currently has 20,403 active cases of COVID-19. There has been a decrease of 232 cases in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total coronavirus cases in the country

COVID-19: India logs 3,275 new cases, 55 deaths in last 24 hours; active cases jump to 19,719
India

COVID-19: India logs 3,275 new cases, 55 deaths in last 24 hours; active cases jump to 19,719

The new COVID-19 cases reported on Thursday are marginally higher than 3,205 cases logged on Wednesday. The daily COVID-19 positivity rate is now at 0.77 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate is at 0.78 per cent

COVID-19 update: India logs 3,205 new cases in last 24 hours, up 24.80% from yesterday
India

COVID-19 update: India logs 3,205 new cases in last 24 hours, up 24.80% from yesterday

India's daily COVID-19 case positivity rate has jumped to 0.98 per cent on Wednesday. It was 0.61 per cent on Tuesday. The weekly positivity rate is at 0.71 per cent

India logs 3,377 new COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate up at 0.71%
India

India logs 3,377 new COVID-19 cases, 60 deaths in last 24 hours; positivity rate up at 0.71%

The number of COVID-19 active cases has now risen to 17,801. In a span of 24 hours there has been an increase of 821 cases recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload

India daily COVID-19 cases cross 3K mark, 3,303 test positive, 39 die in last 24 hours
India

India daily COVID-19 cases cross 3K mark, 3,303 test positive, 39 die in last 24 hours

The daily COVID-19 case positivity rate has increased to 0.66 per cent from 0.58 per cent on Wednesday. The weekly positivity rate now is at 0.61 per cent

India COVID-19 update: 1,399 deaths, 2,483 new cases reported in last 24 hours
India

India COVID-19 update: 1,399 deaths, 2,483 new cases reported in last 24 hours

There has been a decline of 2.28 per cent in the new cases of COVID-19 reported on Tuesday as compared to 2,541 new infections logged on Monday

Surge in COVID-19 cases will not lead to fourth wave, says former Chief Scientist of ICMR
India

Surge in COVID-19 cases will not lead to fourth wave, says former Chief Scientist of ICMR

Dr R Gangakhedkar said that India has sublineages of the Omicron variant but no new variant has been reported so far and the chances of the fourth wave can't be seen as of now

India reports less than 1K new COVID-19 cases after 715 days, 913 test positive in last 24 hours
India

India reports less than 1K new COVID-19 cases after 715 days, 913 test positive in last 24 hours

The health ministry in its latest COVID-19 bulletin, released on Monday morning, said the daily coronavirus positivity rate now stands at 0.29 per cent

ICMR says Molnupiravir has major safety concerns, not included in national protocol for COVID-19 treatment
India

ICMR says Molnupiravir has major safety concerns, not included in national protocol for COVID-19 treatment

Dr Balram Bhargava, director-general of ICMR, said that contraceptive methods should be used for three months if the drug is administered to women since the child may have problems

Decision on which COVID-19 vaccine to be given as 'precautionary' dose soon: Centre
Health

Decision on which COVID-19 vaccine to be given as 'precautionary' dose soon: Centre

ICMR director general Dr Balram Bhargava said the government will issue clear cut recommendations on this before 10 January

ICMR designs kit to detect new COVID-19 variant Omicron in two hours
India

ICMR designs kit to detect new COVID-19 variant Omicron in two hours

The kit developed by ICMR-RMRC Dibrugarh is now being produced on a bulk basis by a 100 percent made in India, a Kolkata-based company, GCC biotech on a public-private partnership (PPP) model.

COVID-19 vaccines may partially work on new variant Omicron, says ex-ICMR scientist Dr Gangakhedkar
India

COVID-19 vaccines may partially work on new variant Omicron, says ex-ICMR scientist Dr Gangakhedkar

Gangakhedkar said the public has an important role to play by following the basic rules of wearing masks, maintaining hand hygiene and social distancing

Making of Covaxin: How ICMR decided to collaborate with Bharat Biotech for indigenous COVID-19 vaccine
India

Making of Covaxin: How ICMR decided to collaborate with Bharat Biotech for indigenous COVID-19 vaccine

Bharat Biotech already had a track record of producing a range of vaccines for neglected diseases such as rotavirus and typhoid

Leading Indian epidemiologist among WHO's scientific advisory group for origins of novel pathogens
World

Leading Indian epidemiologist among WHO's scientific advisory group for origins of novel pathogens

Raman Gangakhedkar, the former head of epidemiology and communicable diseases at the ICMR, is the Dr CG Pandit National Chair at the ICMR

No to revenge tourism: ICMR sounds caution ahead of festive season, says increased tourist traffic could push up COVID-19 cases
India

No to revenge tourism: ICMR sounds caution ahead of festive season, says increased tourist traffic could push up COVID-19 cases

A sudden increase in population density due to incoming tourists or mass congregations due to social, political or religious reasons can worsen the third wave scenario, say experts

Schools to reopen in Delhi for Nursery to Class 8 students from 1 November; check details here
India

Schools to reopen in Delhi for Nursery to Class 8 students from 1 November; check details here

In a recent meeting, the DDMA decided to reopen schools for junior standards keeping in mind the precautions that must be maintained.

COVID-19 booster dose not central theme at the moment, double shot priority: ICMR
India

COVID-19 booster dose not central theme at the moment, double shot priority: ICMR

Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 20 percent of India's adult population have received both doses of COVID-19 vaccine and 62 percent have got at least one dose

Centre submits detailed affidavit on issuance of COVID death certificate in SC
India

Centre submits detailed affidavit on issuance of COVID death certificate in SC

As per the affidavit, deaths due to poisoning, suicide, homicide and accident, among others, will not be considered as COVID-19 deaths, even if COVID-19 is an accompanying condition

Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for 'official document' for Covid deaths: Centre to SC
India

Health ministry, ICMR have issued guidelines for 'official document' for Covid deaths: Centre to SC

According to the guidelines, those COVID-19 cases would be considered which have been diagnosed through RT-PCR test, molecular test, rapid-antigen test or clinically determined through investigations at a hospital or in-patient facility by a treating physician

Single COVID-19 vaccine shot 96.6% effective in preventing death, two doses 97.5%, says ICMR
India

Single COVID-19 vaccine shot 96.6% effective in preventing death, two doses 97.5%, says ICMR

The figures are based on data collated between 18 April and 15 August this year. ICMR chief Balram Bhargava mentioned that the vaccines have a 'protective effect against death' across age groups