Articles about Health Ministry
20 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports less than 60K cases after 81 days
India on Sunday reported over 58,419 new COVID-19 cases., the first time in the past 81 days that the daily count fell under 60,000.
18 Jun 2021
Third wave likely by October. Will it affect children harder?
Amid worries that a future third wave of COVID-19 may impact the younger population harder, the Union Health Ministry said on Friday that this may not be true.
17 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India's active cases drop to lowest in 71 days
India on Thursday reported over 67,000 new COVID-19 cases. Active infections have declined further to 8.26 lakh, the lowest in 71 days.
16 Jun 2021
Calf serum absent in COVAXIN, involved in development, government clarifies
COVAXIN, the indigenous COVID-19 vaccine produced by Bharat Biotech, does not contain calf serum, the Union Health Ministry clarified on Wednesday.
16 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: As infections decline, crowds return in major cities
India on Wednesday reported over 62,000 new COVID-19 cases. Active infections have slipped below nine lakh for the first time in 70 days.
15 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 60K new cases, lowest in 75 days
India on Tuesday reported a little over 60,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections in 75 days. The test positivity rate dipped to 3.4%.
14 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India records lowest single-day spike in 74 days
India on Monday reported over 70,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 74 days.
13 Jun 2021
4L COVID-19 vaccine doses to reach states in 3 days
The Centre on Sunday said that it has supplied over 26 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses to states/union territories so far, and an additional 4 lakh will be supplied in the coming three days.
12 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India witnesses lowest single-day spike in 70 days
India on Saturday reported over 84,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the lowest single-day spike in infections in 70 days.
11 Jun 2021
78% decline in daily COVID-19 cases over past month: Government
India has observed an almost 78% decline in daily COVID-19 cases over the past month, the government sought to highlight on Friday.
10 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 94K new cases, over 6,100 deaths
India on Thursday reported a little over 94,000 new COVID-19 cases as the daily test positivity rate stood at 4.69%.
08 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports under 1 lakh cases after 63 days
India on Tuesday reported under one lakh COVID-19 cases for the first time in 63 days. Over 60% of the new cases are concentrated in the five worst-hit states.
07 Jun 2021
Hydroxychloroquine, Ivermectin, other drugs dropped from new COVID-19 guidelines
The Indian Health Ministry has revised the COVID-19 management guidelines, dropping the use of various medicines - including Hydroxychloroquine and Ivermectin - for asymptomatic and mild coronavirus cases.
04 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 1.32L cases; Delta variant blamed for spike
Despite a slow down in India's grim second wave of COVID-19, the country continues to report a high number of infections and deaths.
03 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: As second wave recedes, intestinal gangrene worries rise
India on Thursday reported 1.34 lakh new COVID-19 cases, along with over 2,800 fresh fatalities.
03 Jun 2021
Centre enters deal with Biological E for 30cr vaccine doses
The Union Health Ministry has finalized arrangements with Hyderabad-based vaccine manufacturer Biological E to reserve 30 crore COVID-19 vaccine doses for which it will be making an advance payment of Rs. 1,500 crore.
02 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 1.32 lakh new cases, 3.2K more deaths
India on Wednesday reported 1.32 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with 3,207 more deaths.
01 Jun 2021
Coronavirus: India recorded world's highest infections, deaths in May
Despite a significant drop in coronavirus infections and deaths, May was the worst month for India.
31 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports lowest spike in cases in 50 days
India on Monday reported 1.52 lakh new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in infections in 50 days, along with over 3,100 fresh fatalities.
29 May 2021
Health Ministry thrashes reports about 'missing' COVAXIN doses
The Health Ministry has slammed news about unaccounted COVAXIN doses as "unfound media reports" adding that these reports are incorrect and not supported by full information on the matter.
28 May 2021
Coronavirus: As second wave 'downsizes', economists warn of job crisis
India on Friday reported 1.86 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with 3,660 more deaths. The number of new infections was the lowest in 44 days.
27 May 2021
Coronavirus: As second wave continues, India rushes to import vaccines
India on Thursday reported 2.11 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with over 3,800 deaths. As the second wave of COVID-19 is finally seeing a downward trend, India is rushing to import more vaccines.
26 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 2.08 lakh new infections, 4.1K deaths
India on Wednesday reported 2.08 lakh new COVID-19 cases along with over 4,100 fresh deaths due to the viral disease.
25 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 1.96 lakh cases, lowest rise since mid-April
India on Tuesday reported less than 2 lakh new COVID-19 cases, the lowest daily rise in infections since mid-April.
24 May 2021
Coronavirus: Only 3.8% vaccinated as death toll crosses 3 lakh
On Monday, India's death toll due to COVID-19 crossed the 3 lakh mark in what has been the deadliest month since the beginning of the pandemic.
23 May 2021
'Black fungus' cases complicate India's COVID-19 crisis
Even as India faces a brutal COVID-19 crisis, the country has witnessed a rise in the number of cases of mucormycosis or "black fungus."
23 May 2021
As COVID-19 batters rural India, people flock to unlicensed clinics
In a village in Uttar Pradesh, a former hospital worker has set up an unlicensed clinic to treat patients experiencing breathing difficulties, fever, etc.
21 May 2021
As COVID-19 rages, can India meet 2 billion vaccine target?
India on Friday reported over 4,200 deaths due to COVID-19 along with 2.59 lakh new cases.
20 May 2021
Centre asks states to declare 'black fungus' an epidemic
The Centre has asked state governments to declare mucormycosis or "black fungus" an epidemic.
20 May 2021
Coronavirus: India records 75,000 deaths in May alone; highest yet
As India reported over 3,800 fresh COVID-19 deaths on Thursday, the total number of fatalities in May crossed 75,000.
19 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 4,500 more deaths; deadliest day yet
On Wednesday, India reported over 4,500 more COVID-19 deaths, marking the deadliest day for the country since the pandemic began.
17 May 2021
Coronavirus: Is India's decline in infections cause for celebration?
India on Monday reported 2.81 lakh new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in nearly a month.
16 May 2021
India's COVID-19 cases decline as states impose lockdown curbs
India on Sunday reported 3.1 lakh new coronavirus infections. Notably, India has been witnessing a declining trend in infections since hitting a peak earlier in May.
14 May 2021
'Narrow politics': Health Minister criticizes states demanding more vaccines
Referring to demands by various state governments to increase their respective COVID-19 vaccines' quota amid reports of acute shortage, Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Thursday said this approach harms the "whole-of-government" approach and arouses "narrow political passion among the masses."
14 May 2021
Coronavirus: India's tally crosses 24 million; over 20 million recovered
India on Friday reported 3.43 lakh new coronavirus infections, pushing the nationwide tally past 2.4 crore.
13 May 2021
Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine to be available next week: Centre
The Union Health Ministry on Thursday announced that Russia's Sputnik V COVID-19 vaccine will be available in markets across the country from early next week.
13 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 3.62 lakh new cases, 4.1K more deaths
India on Thursday reported 3.62 lakh new coronavirus infections along with over 4,100 more fatalities.
12 May 2021
Coronavirus: India records deadliest day with 4.2K more fatalities
India on Wednesday reported over 4,200 COVID-19 deaths, marking the highest single-day spike in fatalities since the pandemic began.
11 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 3.2L cases; 7-day average hits record high
India on Tuesday saw a decline in coronavirus infections, reporting 3.2 lakh new cases days after a record spike of 4.14 lakh.
10 May 2021
Coronavirus: India reports 3.6L new cases as lockdown calls grow
India on Monday reported a dip in coronavirus infections, reporting 3.66 lakh new cases. However, Mondays usually see a decline in infections due to fewer tests on Sundays.