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Tag: Coronavirus Cases

Total Number Of Covid-19 Cases In India Nears 20K, 50 Deaths In 24 Hours

New Delhi: With 1383 new cases and 50 fatalities in 24 hours, the total tally of novel coronavirus cases in India reached to 19,984 on Wednesday, health ministry said. In a morning update, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said, of the total cases at least 15474 are active cases of novel coronavirus, while […]

COVID19 Cases' Doubling Reduced After Lockdown, Growth Factor Down By 40%: Govt

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said that before lockdown, COVID-19 cases were doubling in 3 days but the last 7 days’ data shows that it is 6.2 days now and in 19 states and Union Territories, the case doubling rate is less than the country’s average. At the daily press briefing, Joint […]

Odisha To Start Pool Testing for Coronavirus

Bhubaneswar: In a bid to scale up testing, Odisha will soon start ‘pool testing’ of the samples of suspected Coronavirus cases. The Centre has okayed the proposal for pool testing and soon the infrastructure at Burla medical will be upgraded with necessary equipment, informed State Health and Family Welfare Minister, Naba Das after a meeting […]

Odisha appoints 6 senior officers to tackle COVID-19 in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government has appointed six senior bureaucrats for containment of COVID-19 in three zones here after the state capital emerged as a hotspot of coronavirus cases, a senior official said. Of the total 60 persons who have tested positive for COVID-19 in Odisha, Bhubaneswar alone has reported 46 cases. The senior officers will […]

COVID-19 death toll rises to 308 in Inida, positive cases at 9,152
COVID-19 death toll rises to 308 in India, positive cases at 9,152

New Delhi: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to 308 on Monday after 35 new fatalities were reported, while the number of cases climbed to 9,152, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active coronavirus cases stood at 7,987, as many as 856 people have been cured and discharged, […]

Coronavirus cases climb to 8,356 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours
Coronavirus cases climb to 8,356 in India; 34 deaths in 24 hours

New Delhi: Total number of confirmed cases of novel coronavirus in India climbed to 8,356, with 909 fresh cases and 34 new deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the data published by the health ministry on Sunday. Of the total cases in the country, there are 7,367 active cases of COVID-19, 715 individuals have […]

India could've seen 8.2L COVID-19 cases by Apr 15 sans lockdown, containment steps: Health ministry

New Delhi: The Union Health Ministry on Saturday said that the number of COVID-19 (coronavirus) cases in the country could have increased to 8.2 lakh by April 15 had India not implemented a lockdown and other containment measures. Addressing a daily briefing on the coronavirus situation of the country, Joint Secretary in the Health Ministry […]

Covid-19 positive rate in India rises to 8.8% on Mar 28 vis-a-vis 1.3% on Mar 20!

Bhubaneswar: The rising trend of novel coronavirus cases in India mirrors the worldwide trend. The Covid-19 cases posted a sharp spike in EU countries and USA during the second week of March. In India, too,  the Covid-19 cases have been on the ascent since March second week. But the major shift observed here is n-CoV […]

Coronavirus Outbreak: Ready To Tackle Any Emergency Situation, Says Bhubaneswar AIIMS Director

Bhubaneswar: Elaborate arrangements have been made at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Bhubaneswar and the hospital is all prepared to tackle any situation in the wake of coronavirus pandemic, said AIIMS Director, B. Gitanjali here on Friday. Informing about the measures to fight the COVID-19 situation in the State, the AIIMS director […]

Coronavirus outbreak: US overtakes China with most confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide
Coronavirus outbreak: US overtakes China with most confirmed COVID-19 cases worldwide

Washington: With over 16,000 confirmed cases were reported in a single day in the US on Thursday as the total number of COVID-19 patients soared to 85,088, the highest for any country, according to data compiled by Worldometer. The United States surpassed China (81,285) and Italy (80,589) in terms of number of people infected with […]

Coronavirus cases in Italy cross 74,000 with more than 7,503 fatalities
Coronavirus cases in Italy cross 74,000 with more than 7,503 fatalities

Rome: The coronavirus pandemic has claimed 7,503 lives in Italy, while the cumulative number of confirmed cases have reached 74,386, Italian authorities said. Active infections grew by 3,491 cases on the daily basis, bringing the total active infections to 57,521 since the epidemic broke out in the northern regions on February 21, the Civil Protection […]

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Coronavirus positive cases in India nearing 500, PM Modi to address nation at 8 PM today

New Delhi: Monday saw a massive spike in coronavirus positive cases in India as over 90 fresh cases were reported from across the country. With total confirmed COVID-19 cases nearing 500, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that he will address the nation today at 8 PM on the outbreak. “Will address the nation at 8 […]

Millions Stay At Home To Fight Coronavirus: Janta Curfew, Lockdown Begin In Odisha

Bhubaneswar:  Amid the rising coronavirus cases in the country, a voluntary shutdown following Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s clarion call for ‘Janta Curfew’ has begun today. All the commercial and business establishments baring essential services are closed in Odisha. Extending support to the Janta curfew, all the public transport vehicles including buses, taxis, autorickhaws have also […]

COVID-19: India sees highest spike, total cases reaches 1,251
Coronavirus Cases Rise To 283 In India; Restrictions Imposed In Many States

New Delhi: The number of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) cases in India rose to 283 on Saturday with 65 persons testing positive as several states went into battle mode to contain the pandemic, imposing restrictions on people’s movement and gatherings besides announcing a slew of precautionary measures. The country is also set to observe a janata […]

Health Ministry revises strategy for testing coronavirus
Health Ministry revises strategy for testing coronavirus

New Delhi: The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, on Saturday, issued a revised strategy of testing for COVID-19 infection. According to the revised advisory, all asymptomatic individuals who have undertaken international travel in the last 14 days, should stay in home quarantine for at least 14 days. They should be tested only if they […]

Coronavirus cases in India
Coronavirus Update: COVID-19 cases rise to 271 in India

Kolkata/Jaipur: Novel coronavirus cases in India rose to 271 individuals, informed Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Saturday. The total figure also includes four deaths reported from Delhi, Karnataka, Punjab and Maharashtra. “A total of 271 individuals have been confirmed positive among suspected cases and contacts of known positive cases,” said the IMCR release. […]

China is getting back on its feet again after the coronavirus emergency
No new local coronavirus cases for third day in row in China

Beijing/ Washington: China reported no domestically transmitted coronavirus cases for the third consecutive day even as seven more fatalities have been confirmed, taking the death toll in the country to 3255. No new domestically transmitted cases of COVID-19 were reported on the Chinese mainland for the third day in a row on Friday, China’s National […]

CISCE Postpones Class 10, 12 Board Exams   
Coronavirus Outbreak: CISCE Postpones ICSE, ISC 2020 Examinations Till March 31

Bhubaneswar: After CBSE, the Council for the Indian School Certificate Examinations (CISCE) on Thursday decided to postpone all the ICSE and ISC 2020 examinations scheduled to be conducted between March 19 and 31 in view of novel coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. The ICSE examination was scheduled to end on March 30 and ISC exam on March […]

Column: Cashing In On People’s Misery

By Sandeep Sahu For others, a disaster is something to dread. But for them, it is an opportunity of a lifetime to make a fast buck by cashing in on the people’s fear, misery and helplessness during times of calamity. We have seen it during the Super Cyclone in 1999, the worst natural calamity to […]

Coronavirus cases outside China hit 20,000: WHO

Geneva: A total of 21,114 confirmed cases of COVID-19 have been reported by 93 countries and regions outside China as of Saturday, an increase of 3,633 infections from the previous day, according to the daily situation report released by the World Health Organization (WHO) Saturday evening. The number of confirmed cases worldwide has risen by […]

Coronavirus set to derail Indian mobile industry by mid-March

New Delhi: The coronavirus outbreak which has hampered global tech giants’ 2020 plans leading to cancellation or postponement of global flagship conferences is set to hit supplies of smartphone components from China to India at least till the second quarter of this year. While smartphone manufacturing has picked up in India over the past few […]

US reports 1st COVID-19 death, imposes new travel restrictions

New York: Announcing the first coronavirus linked death in the country, US President Donald Trump has issued new travel restrictions to Iran, Italy and South Korea while maintaining that the overall risk to the US is low but can turn suddenly. US is banning travel to Iran and urging Americans not to travel to Italy […]

COVID-19 toll rises to 2,870 in China

Beijing: The death toll due to the novel coronavirus outbreak in China has increased to 2,870, health authorities said on Sunday, while the number of confirmed cases has increased to 79,824. Chinese health authorities said they have received reports of 573 new confirmed cases of novel coronavirus infection and 35 more deaths on the Chinese […]

Odisha Reports Another Case Of Coronavirus Suspect

Sundergarh: Another suspected case of novel Coronavirus (nCoV) was reported in Odisha after a youth of Sundergarh district was admitted to the isolation ward of VSS Institute of Medical Sciences and Research (VIMSAR) in Burla on Tuesday. The youth, a resident of Hemagiri area in Sundergarh district was reportedly working in a company in South […]

Air India brings back 324 Indians stranded in Wuhan

New Delhi: National carrier Air India’s special flight operated to the Chinese city of Wuhan, the epicentre of the novel coronavirus outbreak, to evacuate Indians stranded there, landed at the IGI airport here on Saturday. Accordingly, the flight ferried back 324 Indian nationals. The airline said that the special flight landed at Delhi airport at […]