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HC asks AAP govt if sufficient ICU beds vacant for non-COVID patients

The queries were posed by a bench of Chief Justice D N Patel and Justice Prateek Jalan while issuing notice to the Centre and the Association of Healthcare Providers seeking their stand on Delhi government's plea challenging its single judge order staying
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Coronavirus cases in India cross 60-lakh mark, over 50-lakh covid-19 patients recover

India's coronavirus tally galloped past 60 lakh on Monday with 82,170 new cases, while the number of recoveries surged to 50.17 lakh after 74,893 more people recuperated, the Health Ministry said.

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Does Coronavirus spread during flight journeys? Here is what we know about in-flight transmission of COVID-19

Coronavirus transmission: While the risk of transmission on an aircraft is low, flyers can take additional precautions to further lower risk, said IATA.

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Delhi hospital doctor claims patient, her attendant assaulted him when asked to wear mask

The resident doctors' association at the hospital also wrote a letter to the medical superintendent, demanding action under the Disaster Management Act.

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Prepare plan to run public movement to make people follow COVID protocols: Ashok Gehlot to officials

Chairing a review meeting on the COVID-19 situation, the chief minister expressed concern over the carelessness shown by people in following COVID-19-related protocols and stressed that the situation

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How to disinfect N95 masks for reuse? Researchers find a new way!

"This is really an issue, so if you can find a way to recycle the masks a few dozen times, the shortage goes way down," said Stanford physicist Steven Chu, a senior author on the new paper.

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Coronavirus infections in Delhi rising faster than its health infra

Delhi Coronavirus cases: An FE analysis of state-wise health facilities shows the active cases have been rising faster than state’s addition to health infrastructure; while active cases have risen 2

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Covid-19: A fourth of all deaths are in rural, semi-urban India

Daily deaths in older hotspots like Mumbai, Chennai, Bengaluru and Pune are still growing faster than infections in the rest of the country.

In fact, rural and semi-urban regions accounted for 25% of India's total deaths on September 27, up from 20% a month ago and 13% on July 27.

Delhi records over 40 COVID-19 deaths for second straight day; cases rise to 2,71,114

The health authorities have conducted around 5.55 lakh tests in the last 10 days -- an average of more than 55,500 per day. The number of total tests conducted was 23,69,592 on September 17. It rose t

COVID-19: Kerala witnesses highest single-day spurt of 7,445 new cases; total cases rise to 1.74 lakh

Kozhikode district reported 956 fresh cases, the highest in the state on Sunday followed by Malappuram with 915 and  Thiruvananthapuram 853. The state also saw 21 deaths on Sunday, taking the toll

ICMR’s 2nd sero-survey shows Indians far from achieving herd immunity against COVID-19: Harsh Vardhan

The health minister also dispelled fears regarding the phased opening of schools, and advised on proper protocol to be followed while visiting salons and hair spas, the ministry said.

He asked everyone to always raise awareness regarding COVID appropriate behavior which he himself does by stopping his car and asking non-compliant people to wear their masks, the statement said.

Kolkata cinema hall owners awaiting govt notifications to resume functioning from October 1

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had announced on Saturday that movie theatres are set to reopen in the state from October 1.

The chief minister said in her tweet that there can be a maximum of 50 people during a show.

Delhi’s COVID-19 fatality rate less than 1% in last 10 days: Satyendar Jain

In the national capital, the number of containment zones has breached the 2,000-mark, which Jain said is a part of Delhi's strategy to tackle the spread of the virus.

About 46 deaths reported during the same period, which has been the highest in nearly 70 days, Jain said, "We do not look at the figures for a single day. The average fatality rate of the last 10 days has been 0.94 per cent.

Give up mindless eating, says Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu

From time immemorial, our elders thoughtfully included various health-enhancing spices and other ingredients in our meal to suit each season and region, he observed.

"A silver lining of this pandemic is the fact that more and more people are resorting to freshly cooked home-made organic food," he wrote. (Representative image)

COVID-19: British PM Boris Johnson hails India’s vaccine efforts in his UN General Assembly address

He also called for honesty to reach a joint understanding of how the pandemic began and how it was able to spread as a "moral imperative", indicating that he had no intention of finger-pointing at Chi

"And after nine months of fighting COVID-19, the very notion of the international community looks, frankly, pretty tattered. And we know that we simply can't continue in this way. Unless we get our act together," he said.

Singapore reports 15 new COVID-19 cases

All imported infections have been placed on 14-day Stay-Home-Notice (SHN), said the Ministry of Health. Rest of the new cases are migrant workers living in packed dormitories which have emerged as maj

Coronavirus in India: Travellers from Dubai, UK contributed maximum COVID-19 importations, finds IIT study

India's COVID-19 caseload neared 60 lakh with 88,600 fresh infections being reported on Sunday, while the number of people having recuperated from the disease crossed 49 lakh pushing the national reco

The total coronavirus cases mounted to 59,92,532, while the death toll climbed to 94,503.

COVID-19: New study finds antibodies may last more than 60 days

A new study has found that antibodies against novel Coronavirus infection may last more than 60 days in a human body.

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Coronavirus: India’s COVID-19 caseload nears 60 lakh; recoveries cross 49 lakh

India's COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and it went past 50 lakh on September 16.

The COVID-19 case fatality rate was recorded at 1.58 per cent.

WHO chief hails PM Modi’s assurance of India’s vaccine production prowess to help nations fight COVID-19

With the COVID-19 pandemic soon reaching the grim milestone of a million deaths, Guterres had chided those countries who are making "side deals" to have a COVID-19 vaccine exclusively for their own po

Modi told the 193-member UN General Assembly that in India and the neighbourhood, "we are moving ahead with phase 3 clinical trials in India."

Covid-19: New York records over 1,000 positive cases in single since June

The number of positive tests reported daily in the state has been steadily inching up in recent weeks, possibly because more businesses have been reopening and students have been returning to schools

Form specialist teams of doctors in govt-run hospitals for better COVID care: Jammu and Kashmir administration to officials

The advisor impressed upon the officers that oxygen supply in hospitals should be properly maintained and effectively used. 

The advisor also directed the officials that Plasma Therapy as approved by the ICMR can be started at the earliest at the GMC.

Will India have Rs 80,000 crore for Covid-19 vaccine, asks Serum’s Poonawalla

The Serum Institute is at present conducting phase-III human trials for the corona vaccine developed by Oxford University-AstraZeneca called Covishield.

Poonawalla put out a tweet on Saturday, saying this is the amount the Indian government would need to buy and distribute the vaccine to everyone in the country.

COVID-19 spread: Tiny airborne particles may pose a big coronavirus problem

The World Health Organization, which had long dismissed a danger from aerosols except in the case of certain medical procedures, later said that aerosol transmission of the coronavirus can't be ruled

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