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India's Covid-19 toll crosses 1-lakh mark, tally of infections over 64.7 lakh

New Delhi/IBNS: The Covid-19 toll in the South Asian country of India breached one-lakh mark on Saturday as 1,069 people infected with the virus died in the last 24 hours.

Herd immunity indirect protection from Covid-19, not an option in India: Centre

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Health Ministry on Thursday refused to accept herd immunity as an option to stop the spread of Covid-19 pandemic in a vast country of 1.3 billion people, calling it an "indirect protection" from the contagion.

Covid: India sees highest single-day spike of nearly 16k cases, tally now 4.56 lakh

New Delhi/UNI: Union Health Ministry on Wednesday morning reported 465 new deaths and highest single-day spike of 15,968 new Covid-19 cases during the past 24 hours across the country, taking the number of deaths to 14,476 and total cases to 4,56,183.

India not in community transmission stage: ICMR on Covid spread

New Delhi/IBNS: Despite the steady rise in Covid-19 cases, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday claimed India, the country of 1.3 billion people with a huge number of them belonging to below-poverty level, was not in the community transmission stage.

India ranks 7th worst Covid-affected country adding over 8,000 new cases

New Delhi/IBNS: Reporting more than 8,000 new cases in the last 24 hours, India on Tuesday ranked the seventh worst Covid-19-affected country in the world.

Fatality rate lowest: India less worried over Covid despite steady rise in positive cases

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Health Ministry on Tuesday sounded less worried over the pandemic Covid-19 as the fatality rate in the vast country of 1.3 billion people was among the lowest in the world despite a steady surge in positive Coronavirus cases even in the last week of lockdown 4.0.

India's Covid fatality among lowest in the world: Health Ministry

New Delhi/IBNS: The Health Ministry of India on Tuesday asserted that the fatality rate due to the pandemic Coronavirus or Covid-19 in the country was among the lowest in the world, a day after the Asian nation registered the 10th highest confirmed cases worldwide.

1,718 fresh Covid cases reported in last 24 hours, says Health Ministry; tally crosses 33,000

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Health Ministry on Thursday said 1,718 fresh Coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours as the tally in India crossed 33,000 mark.

Plasma therapy in experimental stage, not yet for COVID-19 treatment unless ICMR approves it: Health Ministry

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Tuesday said using plasma therapy for COVID-19 treatment is currently in an experimental stage and there is 'no evidence to support that it can be used in treatment'.

Centre allows mild or pre-symptomatic Covid patients to seek home isolation

New Delhi/IBNS: The central government on Tuesday issued a new guideline to allow mild or pre-symptomatic Covid-19 patients to remain isolated at their homes, a system which is now widely followed by the developed nations.

India reports 1,684 new COVID cases in last 24 hrs, no new infection in 15 districts for last 28 days

New Delhi/IBNS: The Union Health Ministry on Friday said 1,684 new Coronavirus cases were reported in the last 24 hours while 15 districts across the country remained infection-free for the last 28 days.

COVID-19: India registers 13,387 confirmed cases, 437 deaths; 1,748 cured

New Delhi/UNI: The Novel Coronavirus cases on Friday morning crossed 13,000-mark in the country with the figure now standing at 13,387, Union Health Ministry said on Friday.

Centre identifies 170 hotspots across country, Coronavirus deaths mount up to 377

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian Government has identified 170 districts as coronavirus hotspots and 207 others as potential ones as the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country mounted to 11,439.

There are 81 confirmed coronavirus cases in India at present: Govt

New Delhi/IBNS: The Indian government on Friday confirmed that there are 81 people suffering from coronavirus in the country at present.

Cabinet Secretary reviews preparedness on Novel Coronavirus

New Delhi/IBNS: The Ministry of Health and Cabinet Secretariat has been constantly reviewing the situation arising out of Novel Coronavirus outbreak in China, an official state informed on Tuesday.