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  • Government extends insurance scheme for frontline health workers fighting COVID-19 for 6 months Sep 15, 2020 10:52 PM IST

    Government extends insurance scheme for frontline health workers fighting COVID-19 for 6 months

    This central scheme provides an insurance cover of Rs 50 lakh to healthcare providers, including community health workers, who may have to be in direct contact and care of COVID-19 patients and therefore at risk of being infected.

  • Harsh Vardhan stresses on investment in health with special focus on rural areas Sep 09, 2020 06:09 PM IST

    Harsh Vardhan stresses on investment in health with special focus on rural areas

    Representing India at the 73rd session of WHO South East Asia Region, he highlighted the giant strides the country made under the guidance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to protect the lives and livelihood of its citizens from the pandemic.

  • COVID-19: India reports 89,706 fresh cases; death toll rises to 73,890 with 1,115 fatalities Sep 09, 2020 11:15 AM IST

    COVID-19: India reports 89,706 fresh cases; death toll rises to 73,890 with 1,115 fatalities

    The total coronavirus cases mounted to 43,70,128, while the death toll rose to 73,890 with 1,115 people succumbing to the disease in a span of 24 hours in the country, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • COVID-19: Govt issues SOP for partial reopening of schools from September 21 Sep 08, 2020 08:25 PM IST

    COVID-19: Govt issues SOP for partial reopening of schools from September 21

    As per the guidelines, all students who wish to visit their schools will have to get written consent from their parents or guardians.

  • Single-day spike in COVID-19 cases dips to 75,809; record 1,133 fatalities push death toll to 72,775 Sep 08, 2020 12:52 PM IST

    Single-day spike in COVID-19 cases dips to 75,809; record 1,133 fatalities push death toll to 72,775

    During the same period, the number of recoveries surged to 33,23,950 pushing the recovery rate to 77.65 percent, according to the data updated at 8 am on Tuesday. The COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.7 percent.

  • Coronavirus India update: Recovery rate improves to over 77%, fatality down to 1.7% Sep 06, 2020 04:27 PM IST

    Coronavirus India update: Recovery rate improves to over 77%, fatality down to 1.7%

    There are 8,62,320 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country accounting for only 20.96 percent of the total caseload, it highlighted.

  • Record over 10.5 lakh COVID-19 tests in a day takes India's total tests past 4.14 crore Aug 30, 2020 07:59 PM IST

    Record over 10.5 lakh COVID-19 tests in a day takes India's total tests past 4.14 crore

    The exponential jump in testing capacity and the number of tests has resulted in an upsurge in Tests Per Million to 30,044 as on date, it highlighted.

  • India's COVID-19 cases, fatalities per million among the lowest in world; 81% deaths from 7 states Aug 29, 2020 05:40 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 cases, fatalities per million among the lowest in world; 81% deaths from 7 states

    The meeting was informed that as of Saturday, eight states -- Maharashtra, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh, West Bengal, Odisha and Telangana -- contribute around 73 percent of the active caseload.

  • Coronavirus India | Health Ministry recommends COVID-19 test for all tuberculosis patients Aug 27, 2020 09:42 PM IST

    Coronavirus India | Health Ministry recommends COVID-19 test for all tuberculosis patients

    In a document titled 'Guidance Note on Bi-directional TB-COVID Screening and Screening of TB Among ILI/SARI Cases', the Health Ministry noted that tuberculosis is associated with a 2.1-fold increased risk of severe coronavirus infection.

  • COVID-19: Recoveries more than 3 times the active cases; case fatality rate drops to 1.85% Aug 24, 2020 02:10 PM IST

    COVID-19: Recoveries more than 3 times the active cases; case fatality rate drops to 1.85%

    With 57,469 patients having recuperated in a day, total recoveries have surged to 23,38,035, pushing the recovery rate to 75.27 percent as on date.

  • COVID-19 caseload in India crosses 30-lakh mark Aug 23, 2020 12:25 PM IST

    COVID-19 caseload in India crosses 30-lakh mark

    There are 7,07,668 active cases of coronavirus infection in the country which comprises 23.24 percent of the total caseload, the data stated.

  • COVID-19: India crosses crucial milestone of 10 lakh tests a day Aug 22, 2020 03:15 PM IST

    COVID-19: India crosses crucial milestone of 10 lakh tests a day

    The cumulative tests conducted so far have reached 3,44,91,073 of which around 28 percent samples were tested through rapid antigen tests, sources said.

  • COVID-19 has given chance to structurally re-imagine public health infrastructure: Harsh Vardhan Aug 17, 2020 07:55 PM IST

    COVID-19 has given chance to structurally re-imagine public health infrastructure: Harsh Vardhan

    Speaking at the inaugural session of the two-day Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) Public Health Conference virtually, Vardhan expressed hope that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's goal of a tuberculosis-free India by 2025 would be achieved with the help of industry leaders and the CII.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India becomes 3rd country to register 25 lakh cases Aug 15, 2020 10:40 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India becomes 3rd country to register 25 lakh cases

    India has been reporting over 60,000 cases daily since August 7, barring August 11 when the country registered 53,601 new instances of the infection.

  • India's COVID-19 recovery rate soars past 70%, record 56,110 recuperate in one day Aug 12, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate soars past 70%, record 56,110 recuperate in one day

    The case fatality rate has further declined to 1.98 percent, it said.

  • Centre says doctors', HCWs' quarantine period to be treated as 'on duty' not 'leave': Report Aug 10, 2020 05:25 PM IST

    Centre says doctors', HCWs' quarantine period to be treated as 'on duty' not 'leave': Report

    The court had on July 31 asked the govt to also clarify on the issue of treating compulsory quarantine period of healthcare workers as leave and deduction of their salaries for the same period.

  • 62,064 new COVID-19 cases take tally past 22 lakh; recoveries surge to over 15.35 lakh Aug 10, 2020 02:55 PM IST

    62,064 new COVID-19 cases take tally past 22 lakh; recoveries surge to over 15.35 lakh

    There are 6,34,945 active cases of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19). The total coronavirus cases now stands at 22,15,074, the Health Ministry data said.

  • COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32%, fatality rate declines to 2.04%: Health Ministry Aug 08, 2020 06:56 PM IST

    COVID-19 recovery rate rises to 68.32%, fatality rate declines to 2.04%: Health Ministry

    According to the ministry, effective surveillance and improved testing network have ensured early detection of cases and consequentially leading to timely clinical management of severe and critical cases.

  • More businesses in India re-open even as COVID-19 cases surge Aug 05, 2020 04:00 PM IST

    More businesses in India re-open even as COVID-19 cases surge

    India is one of the world's hardest-hit countries, with nearly 40,000 people dead of COVID-19, the disease caused by the coronavirus.

  • COVID-19 spread reported in new areas but 82% of total cases from 10 states/UTs: Health Ministry Aug 04, 2020 07:10 PM IST

    COVID-19 spread reported in new areas but 82% of total cases from 10 states/UTs: Health Ministry

    Addressing a press briefing, Union health secretary Rajesh Bhushan said 50 districts account for 66 percent of the total caseload and the COVID-19 case fatality rate has progressively declined to 2.10 percent, the lowest since the first lockdown was imposed on March 25.

  • Coronavirus pandemic | India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 18,55,745 Aug 04, 2020 11:10 AM IST

    Coronavirus pandemic | India's COVID-19 tally climbs to 18,55,745

    The death toll due to COVID-19 climbed to 38,938 with 803 fresh fatalities being reported in 24-hours, the data updated at 8 am showed.

  • COVID-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark: ICMR Aug 03, 2020 07:58 PM IST

    COVID-19 tests in India cross 2-crore mark: ICMR

    With 3,81,027 samples tested in the last 24 hours, the number of Test Per Million (TPM) has increased to 14,640, the health ministry said in a statement.

  • COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry Jul 30, 2020 07:52 PM IST

    COVID-19: Herd immunity can't be strategic choice or option in India, says health ministry

    At a press briefing, when asked whether India was approaching herd immunity against the coronavirus infection, Officer on Special Duty in the Health Ministry Rajesh Bhushan replied that herd immunity is a kind of indirect protection from an infectious disease like COVID-19.

  • Tobacco use accelerates transmission of COVID-19: Health Ministry Jul 29, 2020 12:50 PM IST

    Tobacco use accelerates transmission of COVID-19: Health Ministry

    In its document 'COVID-19 Pandemic and Tobacco Use in India', the ministry said experts have confirmed that smokers are more likely to develop severe symptoms or die from COVID-19, as it primarily attacks the lungs and warned against use of any such products.

  • India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15-lakh mark Jul 29, 2020 12:30 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 tally crosses 15-lakh mark

    The total coronavirus cases climbed to 15,31,669, while the country's death toll due to the disease rose to 34,193 with 768 deaths being reported in a 24-hour span, the data updated at 8 am showed.

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