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Tag: Covid 19

Coronavirus
India logs 2,628 Covid cases in a day, 18 deaths

The COVID-19 death toll climbed to 5,24,525 with 18 more fatalities.

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India sees rise in Covid count, logs 2,124 fresh cases

In the same period, 17 Covid deaths were reported taking the nationwide toll to 5,24,507.

Centre to begin Har Ghar Dastak 2.0 to accelerate Covid vax drive
India logs 1,675 Covid cases in a day, 31 deaths

The death toll has climbed to 5,24,490 with 31 fatalities reported from Kerala, the data updated at 8 am stated.

Covid-19 pandemic 'far from over': WHO chief
Covid-19 pandemic 'far from over': WHO chief

Ghebreyesus said the Covid-19 pandemic had demonstrated why the world needed the WHO

Omicron sub-variant
First case of Covid's BA.4, BA.5 variants confirmed in India

The genome sequencing body further said that the contact tracing of the BA.4 and BA.5 patients is being undertaken as a precautionary measure.

WHO
World Health Assembly to focus on Covid-19, health and peace

The seven-day WHA is expected to be one with the largest number of topics discussed and resolutions passed, including the appointment of a new WHO director-general for the next five years.

Global Covid caseload tops 518.7 mn
India records 1,829 new Covid cases, 33 deaths

The active cases comprised 0.04 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was 98.75 per cent, the health ministry said.

India reports 2,202 Covid cases, 27 deaths
India reports 2,202 Covid cases, 27 deaths

The active caseload has also marginally declined to 17,317 cases, accounting for 0.04 per cent of the country's total positive cases.

Global Covid Caseload
Global Covid caseload tops 521.4 mn

The US continues to be the worst-hit country with the world's highest number of cases and deaths at 82,468,606 and 999,602, respectively, according to the CSSE.

Akshay Kumar tests Covid-19 positive
Akshay Kumar tests positive for COVID-19 again, to miss Cannes 2022

Was really looking forward to rooting for our cinema at the India Pavilion at Cannes 2022, but have sadly tested positive for Covid, said Kumar

North Korea
North Korea reports 6 Covid deaths amid explosive spread of pandemic

North Korea has so far refused to accept millions of doses of Covid-19 vaccine proposed in the COVAX global distribution programme, as it had claimed to be coronavirus-free, with strict border controls in place over the past two years against the pandemic

WHO
WHO chief censored in China after questioning zero-Covid policy

The head of the World Health Organization (WHO) is being censored on China's internet after questioning the sustainability of the country's zero-Covid policy, CNN reported.

Odisha reports only one fresh COVID-19 case after two years
India records single-day rise of 2,897 COVID-19 cases

The active cases comprise 0.05 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has been recorded at 98.74 per cent, it said.

Odisha reports only one fresh COVID-19 case after two years
India sees significant dip in Covid cases; 2,288 cases logged in 24 hrs

In the same period, 10 Covid fatalities were recorded taking the nationwide death toll to 5,24,103.

Covid-19
64 students test COVID-19 positive in Odisha's Rayagada

71 new positive cases were reported in Odisha in the last 24 hours with the highest 64 cases from Rayagada

Odisha reports only one fresh COVID-19 case after two years
India reports 3205 new Covid cases, 31 fatalities

The data released at 8 am also showed that 31 fatalities were reported in a 24-hour span, taking the overall death toll to 5,23,920.

coronavirus
India reports 3,688 new Covid cases, 50 deaths

India on Saturday reported a marginal increase of 3,688 new Covid cases, against the 3,377 infections reported the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said.

Covid-19 graph in Odisha
Covid-19 infections may increase in Odisha in next 3 to 4 weeks: Top health official

Usually, Covid-19 cases start seeing an upward trend in Odisha within 3 to 4 weeks of the rise in the number of cases in Delhi, said Bijay Mohapatra, the State Health Services Director on Thursday.

COVID Deaths
NDMA issues guidelines for Covid-19 death compensation claims

The National Disaster Management Authority (NDMA) on Wednesday issued guidelines for filling an application for Covid-19 death compensation.

 Covid-19: Green signal to Covaxin for kids aged 6-12
Covid-19: Green signal to Covaxin for kids aged 6-12

Covaxin, one of the main vaccines administered to adults, is currently being administered to children in the age group of 15-18 years.

Odisha reports only one fresh COVID-19 case after two years
Odisha reports only one fresh COVID-19 case after two years

The development has brought some relief to the medical personnel even as Delhi and several states are reporting a spike in COVID-19 cases.

India COVID Cases
India reports 2,527 new Covid cases, 33 deaths

In the last 24 hours, India reported 2,527 new Covid-19 cases, a marginal increase against the 2,451 infections registered the previous day, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday.

UK patient
World's longest known Covid infection lasted for 505 days in UK patient

At their last follow-up in early 2022, the patient with ongoing infection had been infected for more than one year (412 days).

Moderna's new Covid vax more effective against Omicron than other shots
Moderna's new Covid vax more effective against Omicron than other shots

According to the US drug major, the new vaccine targets several mutations abd produced a stronger immune response against the major virus variants, including Omicron and Delta, than the company's current shots, CNBC reported.

Health Workers
Insurance scheme for healthcare workers fighting Covid extended for 180 days

Since the launch of the scheme, so far, 1,905 claims of health workers who died while being deployed for COVID-19 related duties have been settled, the ministry added.

Odisha Health Director allays fresh COVID surge fears, urges not to panic 
Odisha Health Director allays fresh COVID surge fears, urges not to panic 

There is no need to panic now as most of the districts in the State barring a few are not reporting any fresh Covid-19 positive cases, said Mishra. 

Shanghai lockdown
Food crisis, frayed tempers amid Shanghai lockdown

The complete lockdown in the city of 25 million has put China's Covid-Zero policy under the scanner as overwhelmed authorities try to balance economic considerations with the need to fight the surge in the number of cases

Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya
Health Minister Chairs Meeting With Experts On New 'XE' Covid Variant

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has issued a warning against XE, a new variant of Omicron, and suggested that it could be more transmissible than any other Covid strain so far.

India Logs 796 Fresh Covid Cases, 19 Deaths
India Logs 796 Fresh Covid Cases, 19 Deaths

In the same span, 19 Covid-related fatalities have occurred across the country, taking the death toll to 5,21,710.

Supreme Court, COVID19 Ex-gracia
SC Fixes Timeline For Filing Claims For Covid Ex-Gratia: Centre

As per the direction from apex court, for any future deaths, 90 days' time shall be provided from the date of death due to Covid-19 to file the claim for compensation.

Covid-19 XE In India!
New Variants BA.4, BA.5 Spotted After XE: Check New Symptoms & Vulnerable Age Group

The gender data shows the female proportion in XE infections was higher than males in UK - the only country that has detected the Omicron recombinant

Centre To Scrutinise Covid Compensation Claims
Centre To Scrutinise Covid Compensation Claims

"This is in pursuance of Hon'ble Supreme Court's Order dated 24th March 2022 passed in the Miscellaneous Application No. 1805 of 2021 in Writ Petition (Civil) No. 539 of 2021," the Union Health Ministry said in a statement.

Covid-19: Precaution Dose For 18+ Population Group From  April 10 At Private Vaccination Centres
Covid-19: Precaution Doses For 18+ Age Group From April 10 At Pvt Centres

The administration of precaution dose to those above the age of 18 years will be through private vaccination centres and the drive would start from April 10, 2022.

Covid Vaccine
Covid Vaccination Coverage Crosses 184.85 Cr

The ministry said that over 1.91 crore (1,91,47,026) vaccine doses have been administered in the 12-14 years age group so far.

Covid-19 Medicines
GST Rate For COVID-19 Medicines Pegged At Five Per Cent GST: Govt

The minister said the GST rate for health insurance is 18 percent, which is as per international standards, and similar to what it was during pre-GST days in the country.

Jungkook
BTS Member Jungkook Tests COVID-19 Positive After Landing In Las Vegas For Grammys

Jungkook's diagnosis comes almost a week after fellow member J-Hope tested COVID-19 positive and is under quarantine at home in South Korea.

Covid-19
Covid Mixed With Flu Increases Severe Illness, Death Risk: Lancet

The study, published in The Lancet journal, indicated that patients with co-infection of SARS-CoV-2, which causes Covid-19, and influenza viruses were over four times more likely to require ventilation support and 2.4 times more likely to die than if they only had Covid

Negligence To Covid Patients: HC Directs Odisha Govt To Pay Compensation To Victims
Negligence To Covid Patients: HC Directs Odisha Govt To Pay Compensation To Victims

High Court has also directed the State government to provide Rs 50,000 each to 11 more families and submit compliance report by May 2, 2022. 

Centre Revokes Disaster Management Act For Covid Containment Measures
Centre Revokes Disaster Management Act For Covid Containment Measures

Two years after the implementation of containment measures, the home ministry has decided to end all its Covid-19 containment measures. However, wearing of face mask and maintaining social distancing will continue as earlier.

coronavirus
Single-Day Rise Of 1,581 Fresh COVID-19 Cases, 33 Deaths In India

The active cases comprise 0.06 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.74 per cent, it said.

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