Covid-19

Flouting COVID Rules Escalates Bengal’s Positivity Rate

KOLKATA: Bengal reported 3029 fresh COVID cases in the last 24 hours, reported to the state’s health bulletin. The state also saw five deaths. With the state’s active caseload reaching 28856, there is a visible concern in every sphere. Health experts warn that flouting COVID-appropriate behaviours is one of the major reasons behind the rising …

COVID Rising: Docs Say People Are ‘Self Doctoring’

NEW DELHI: While Union health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya directed officials to focus on surveillance and Genome Sequencing and to monitor hospitalisation amid rising cases of COVID-19 in the country, health experts feel that the actual numbers may be much more as people are self-doctoring. Dr Mandaviya held a high-level review meeting following an escalation …

Eng Tour: COVID Hits India’s Preparations

BENGALURU: The preparations of the Indian team for the rescheduled fifth Test against England at Edgbaston have been thrown out of gear as a few prominent players are struck by COVID-19. Former Indian skipper Virat Kohli contracted the virus after the team reached England. Though he has recovered now, he can’t take on too much …

Covaxin Safe, Highly Immunogenic In Children, Says Study

NEW DELHI: Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has proven to be ‘safe, well-tolerated, and highly immunogenic’ in children in Phase II/III studies, the results of which are published in the prestigious Lancet journal. The study said that the data from over 50 million doses given to children in India reveals that side effects are minimal. The trials …

Cases Of Concern: 12K New COVID Cases In 24 Hrs

NEW DELHI: In a worrying escalation of COVID cases across the country, India has recorded 12,213 new cases in the last 24 hours. In an alarming sign, this is the first time since February 26 the country had seen a single-day surge of more than 10,000 cases. On Wednesday, the Union health ministry reported 8,822 …

Covid Not Over, Warns Union Health Minister

NEW DELHI: With reports of a surge in COVID cases, Union health minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya on Monday said that the COVID is not over yet. The ministry has registered 8,084 new cases in the last 24 hours. Speaking at a review meeting with the state health ministers on the present status and progress under …

India Reports 5K COVID Cases In 24 Hrs, Experts Warn About 4th Wave

NEW DELHI: After a lull for almost three months, India recorded more than 5,000 COVID cases in the last 24 hours according to the Union Health ministry’s daily updates. On Tuesday 5,233 new cases were recorded in a single day spike in the last 24 hours. However, the trend shows an escalation in cases in …

Bharat Biotech’s BBV154- Nasal Covid Vaccine Receives Approval For Phase 3 Clinical Trials

NEW DELHI: Vaccine Manufacturer Bharat Biotech’s Nasal Covid Vaccine, BBV154 has received approval to conduct Phase-3 clinical trials. BBV154 is an intranasal booster dose for people who have received both doses of Covaxin. The Drug Controller General Of India today gave approval for the Phase-3 trials. The Trials will be conducted at nine locations in the …

One Month Old Baby Beats COVID; Discharged From Hospital

NEW DELHI: A one month old COVID positive baby, admitted to Moolchand hospital in Delhi, has been discharged after recovering from the infection. The infant was brought with an ear infection and tested positive on admission. The hospital tweeted  on January 14 that “Covis-19 Update: One month old baby, came with ear infection and tested …

No Let Up In Covid As India Reported 2.47 Lakh New Cases Today

NEW DELHI: As the third wave moves towards the peak, India reported 2.47 lakh new coronavirus cases today — the highest single-day rise in the current wave. The country’s total now stands at 3.63 crore, which includes 5,488 cases of Omicron Covid variant, across 28 states and union territories. The current active cases stand at …