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  • Over 1.30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry Feb 25, 2021 09:15 PM IST

    Over 1.30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India so far: Health Ministry

    From March 1, the COVID-19 vaccination will be extended to people aged 60 years and above and those aged above 45 years with comorbidities, Health Ministry stated.

  • Centre rushes high level teams to states witnessing surge in COVID-19 cases Feb 24, 2021 01:42 PM IST

    Centre rushes high level teams to states witnessing surge in COVID-19 cases

    The central teams have been deputed to Maharashtra, Kerala, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh, Gujarat, Punjab, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, West Bengal and Jammu and Kashmir.

  • India's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs Feb 23, 2021 03:22 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 active caseload falls below 1.5 lakh; no fresh deaths in 21 states, UTs

    A total of 10,584 new infections and 13,255 recoveries were recorded in a span of 24 hours, leading to a net decline of 2,749 cases in the total active caseload, Health Ministry said.

  • COVID-19: India's positivity rate at 5.20%, says Health Ministry Feb 22, 2021 03:15 PM IST

    COVID-19: India's positivity rate at 5.20%, says Health Ministry

    Progressive countrywide expansion in testing infrastructure has played a crucial role in the steep rise of testing numbers, the health ministry underlined.

  • Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and MP witnessing upsurge in COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry Feb 20, 2021 02:10 PM IST

    Kerala, Maharashtra, Punjab, Chhattisgarh and MP witnessing upsurge in COVID-19 cases: Health Ministry

    In a statement, the ministry said in the last seven days, Chhattisgarh has also seen a rise in daily active new cases. In the last 24 hours, 259 daily new cases have been reported, it said.

  • India third on list of countries with highest cumulative vaccination numbers: Health Ministry Feb 18, 2021 01:03 PM IST

    India third on list of countries with highest cumulative vaccination numbers: Health Ministry

    A total of 94,22,228 vaccine doses have been given to beneficiaries through 1,99,305 sessions till 8 am on February 18, as per the provisional report.

  • No COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours in 18 states, UTs: Health Ministry Feb 17, 2021 02:19 PM IST

    No COVID-19 deaths in last 24 hours in 18 states, UTs: Health Ministry

    India's cumulative recoveries have been showing a progressive increment on a daily basis, the health ministry said.

  • COVID-19 vaccination | Most beneficiaries skipped second dose, reveals government data Feb 15, 2021 09:31 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | Most beneficiaries skipped second dose, reveals government data

    As of February 13, only 7,668 out of the over 1,91,000 healthcare workers who had received their first COVID-19 vaccine shot on January 16 – the first day of India’s vaccination drive - turned up for the second dose of the vaccine.

  • About 18-19 vaccine candidates against COVID-19 in pipeline: Harsh Vardhan Feb 15, 2021 06:18 PM IST

    About 18-19 vaccine candidates against COVID-19 in pipeline: Harsh Vardhan

    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan further said that India will be supplying vaccines to 20-25 other countries.

  • India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 97.31%, among highest in world: Health Ministry Feb 14, 2021 03:55 PM IST

    India's COVID-19 recovery rate at 97.31%, among highest in world: Health Ministry

    The case fatality rate, "one of the lowest in the world", is on a constant decline since October 1, 2020, the ministry stressed.

  • India's active COVID cases tally falls to 1.36 lakh, only 1 state reports over 1,000 cases: Govt Feb 12, 2021 06:03 PM IST

    India's active COVID cases tally falls to 1.36 lakh, only 1 state reports over 1,000 cases: Govt

    The distribution of daily deaths among states and union territories also reflects a significant decline with 18 states and UTs not reporting any new deaths in a span of 24 hours. Thirteen states and UTs have reported between 1-5 new deaths, it highlighted.

  • COVID-19: India records 11,067 new cases, 94 fresh fatalities Feb 10, 2021 11:30 AM IST

    COVID-19: India records 11,067 new cases, 94 fresh fatalities

    The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,05,61,608 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 97.27 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 percent.

  • COVID-19 update: India's new cases fall below 10,000 for second time in February Feb 09, 2021 12:06 PM IST

    COVID-19 update: India's new cases fall below 10,000 for second time in February

    The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 1,05,48,521 pushing the national COVID-19 recovery rate to 97.25 percent, while the COVID-19 case fatality rate stands at 1.43 percent.

  • Having COVID-19 vaccine does not mean we should be complacent: Harsh Vardhan Feb 08, 2021 06:20 PM IST

    Having COVID-19 vaccine does not mean we should be complacent: Harsh Vardhan

    Speaking on the COVID-19 situation, Harsh Vardhan said India has one of the highest recovery rates in the world.

  • More than 58 lakh healthcare, frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India: Government Feb 07, 2021 10:36 PM IST

    More than 58 lakh healthcare, frontline workers vaccinated against COVID-19 across India: Government

    India is now the third topmost country with the highest doses of COVID-19 vaccine administered after the US and the UK.

  • 3rd phase of COVID-19 vaccination covering people aged above 50 likely to begin in March: Govt Feb 05, 2021 07:28 PM IST

    3rd phase of COVID-19 vaccination covering people aged above 50 likely to begin in March: Govt

    Health Minister Harsh Vardhan added that the vaccination drive for frontline workers has begun this week.

  • About 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in 19 days: Health ministry Feb 04, 2021 02:15 PM IST

    About 4.5 million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in 19 days: Health ministry

    In a span of 24 hours, 3,10,604 people were vaccinated across 8,041 sessions, it said, adding that 84,617 sessions have been conducted so far.

  • India showing declining trend of COVID-19 cases since last 4 months: Govt Feb 02, 2021 01:33 PM IST

    India showing declining trend of COVID-19 cases since last 4 months: Govt

    Minister of State for Health Ashwini Choubey was responding to a question on the reasons for exponential multiplication of coronavirus cases in the country and whether there was a wrong approach at the initial stage by the government in focusing on testing, contact tracing, isolation and quarantine management.

  • India carried out 5th highest no of COVID vaccination till January 26: Govt Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM IST

    India carried out 5th highest no of COVID vaccination till January 26: Govt

    Addressing a press conference, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan said that India was the fastest country to reach 1 million COVID-19 vaccinations in six days, while the US took 10 days, Spain 12, Israel 14, the UK 18, Italy 19, Germany 20 and UAE 27 days.

  • COVID-19: India's active cases drop below 1.78 lakh, now just 1.60% of total caseload Jan 26, 2021 07:56 PM IST

    COVID-19: India's active cases drop below 1.78 lakh, now just 1.60% of total caseload

    In a statement, the ministry said active cases declined by 6,916 in a 24-hour period.

  • COVID-19 vaccination | Over 19.5 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated in 10 days: Health Ministry Jan 25, 2021 08:27 PM IST

    COVID-19 vaccination | Over 19.5 lakh healthcare workers vaccinated in 10 days: Health Ministry

    On the tenth day of India's coronavirus vaccination drive, 3,34,679 beneficiaries were vaccinated till 7.10 pm on January 25 across 7,171 sessions.

  • National Girl Child Day 2021 | Sex ratio at birth improves from 918 to 934 in past five years: Health Ministry Jan 24, 2021 08:13 PM IST

    National Girl Child Day 2021 | Sex ratio at birth improves from 918 to 934 in past five years: Health Ministry

    The under-five mortality rate among girls – which is a strong indicator of gender discrimination -- has also declined from 45 in 2015 to 36 in 2018.

  • One million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India in just 6 days: Health ministry Jan 24, 2021 03:06 PM IST

    One million COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in India in just 6 days: Health ministry

    India took only 6 days to roll out one million vaccine doses. This count is higher than countries like the US and the UK. The UK took 18 days whereas USA took 10 days to reach the one million mark, the ministry highlighted.

  • 56-year-old woman dies after vaccination in Gurugram; not linked to COVID-19 vaccine, says Health Ministry Jan 23, 2021 09:40 PM IST

    56-year-old woman dies after vaccination in Gurugram; not linked to COVID-19 vaccine, says Health Ministry

    So far, 11 COVID-19 vaccine beneficiaries have required hospitalisation post-vaccination; the hospitalisation percentage against vaccination is currently 0.0007 percent in India.

  • 9.99 lakh healthcare workers received vaccine shots till Thursday 6 pm: Health Ministry Jan 21, 2021 08:53 PM IST

    9.99 lakh healthcare workers received vaccine shots till Thursday 6 pm: Health Ministry

    The total number of beneficiaries who have been vaccinated on Thursday till 6 pm include 15,507 in Andhra Pradesh, 15,798 in Bihar, 10,266 in Kerala, 16,103 in Karnataka, 7,117 in Madhya Pradesh, 6,497 in Tamil Nadu, 5,128 in Delhi, 12,212 in Gujarat and 7,187 in West Bengal, according to the provisional report.

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