Uttar Pradesh recorded 77 fresh coronavirus cases and one death on Thursday, taking the total number of infections and fatalities to 17,07,656 and 22,705 respectively, the health bulletin said.
Twenty children hailing from Puducherry were hospitalized on Thursday after testing positive for COVID-19, Director of Health and Family Welfare services S Mohan Kumar said.
A woman medico, who was India's first COVID-19 case, has tested positive again for the virus, health authorities said here on Tuesday.
Delta variant is expected to soon be the dominant COVID-19 strain circulating worldwide, says WHO chief Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus.
Covid-19 cases rose in more than 40 US states over the past week as the vaccination rate has slowed down and the highly transmissible Delta variant continues to spread.
More than 1.54 crore balance and unutilised COVID-19 vaccine doses are still available with the states, UTs and private hospitals to be administered.
India's economy is expected to see a swift recovery from the impact of the second wave of COVID-19 as lockdowns were largely designed to limit social gatherings and did not affect economic activities much.
Despite several warnings from experts about a possible third COVID-19 wave, a large number of tourists have reached Kasauli to recover from lockdown blues.
Earlier in the day, Referring to the massive footfall of people in hill stations, Health Ministry stated that gross violations of Covid-19 appropriate behaviour can nullify the gains so far
The first phase of Prime Minister Scott Morrison’s four-stage “pathway out of the COVID-19 pandemic”, announced on Friday, focuses on vaccinating as many Australians as possible.
The Delhi government is likely to allow further relaxations such as reopening of stadiums and sports complexes from July 5
A possible third wave of coronavirus infection can hit its peak between October-November if Covid-appropriate behaviour is not followed.
Antibiotic sales soared during the first COVID-19 wave in India last year, according to a study which suggests that the drugs were used to treat mild and moderate cases of the viral disease.
Talking about the active number of COVID-19 cases in the country, Dr Guleria suggested that there are some areas where case positivity is high and needs to be aggressively addressed so as to contain the spread furthermore.
According to the ICMR, 41,20,21,494 samples have been tested up to June 30 for Covid-19. Of these 19,21,450 samples were tested on Wednesday.
The top health research institute said that an adjuvant developed with funding from the NIH has contributed to the success of the "highly efficacious" COVAXIN COVID-19 vaccine, which roughly 25 million people have received to date in India and elsewhere.
The Uttar Pradesh government has intensified preparations to foil a possible third wave.
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Speaking to reporters on Saturday, he said a pediatric intensive care unit and a neonatal intensive care unit have already been established with trained staff, while the task force headed by him was ready to purchase equipment as and when required.
"This is the variant that caused, initially, a massive epidemic in India and seems to increase very fast in frequency and dominating the infections in South Africa," a senior scientist said