12 Apr 2023COVID-19
COVID-19: India logs 7,830 new cases, highest in 223 days
India on Wednesday reported 7,830 new cases of COVID-19, the highest in 223 days and a sharp rise from Tuesday's count of 5,676 infections, as per the Union Health Ministry's data.
09 Apr 2023COVID-19
India records 5,300+ COVID-19 cases, 11 deaths; positivity rate 3.39%
India recorded 5,357 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with the daily positivity rate at 3.39%, the Union Health Ministry revealed on Sunday morning.
05 Apr 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 4,500 COVID-19 cases, 15 deaths
India recorded nearly 4,500 new daily COVID-19 cases on Tuesday—the highest single-day rise in 163 days—the Union Health Ministry revealed on Wednesday.
26 Mar 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths
India recorded nearly 1,900 new daily COVID-19 cases on Saturday—the highest in 149 days—the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry revealed on Sunday.
25 Mar 2023COVID-19
India records nearly 1,600 daily COVID-19 cases—highest in 5 months
India reported nearly 1,600 new COVID-19 cases on Friday, the highest in 146 days, the Union Health and Family Welfare Ministry said on Saturday.
23 Mar 2023COVID-19
New COVID-19 variant, XBB.1.16 detected in 349 samples: Govt
The XBB.1.16 subvariant of COVID-19 has been detected in a total of 349 samples so far, according to the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), reported PTI.
20 Mar 2023COVID-19
COVID-19 subvariant XBB 1.16 cases rise in India; guidelines revised
The Centre has issued revised guidelines amid the continuous daily COVID-19 case spike in the country.
22 Dec 2022COVID-19
#NewsBytesExplainer: What is BF.7, Omicron sub-variant triggering China's COVID-19 spurt
Four cases of Omicron sub-variant BF.7, which is believed to be driving the current spurt of COVID-19 cases in China, were reported in India on Wednesday.
21 Dec 2022COVID-19
Increase genome sequencing to track COVID-19 variants: Centre tells states
Amid a resurgence of COVID-19 cases in Brazil, China, Japan, South Korea, and the US, the Union Health Ministry has asked all states and union territories to increase genome sequencing of positive cases to track variants through the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG) network.
03 May 2022COVID-19
COVID-19 Omicron XE subvariant presence confirmed in India: Details here
The country's first case of COVID-19 Omicron sub-variant XE has been confirmed by the Centre's Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Sequencing Consortium (INSACOG).
23 Jan 2022COVID-19
Omicron in community transmission stage, dominant strain in metros: INSACOG
The Omicron variant of coronavirus is in the community transmission stage in India, said the genome sequencing labs' consortium INSACOG.
15 Sep 2021SARS-CoV-2
Mu, C.1.2 variants of SARS-CoV2 not found in India: INSACOG
India has so far not seen Mu and C.1.2, the two new variants of SARS-CoV2, and the Delta variant and its sub-lineages continue to be the main Variants of Concern in the country, INSACOG, the genome sequencing consortium, has said.
17 May 2021Union Health Ministry
COVID-19: Virologist Shahid Jameel resigns from government's genome sequencing group
Eminent virologist Dr. Shahid Jameel has resigned as the head of the Indian SARS-CoV-2 Genomics Consortium (INSACOG), the scientific advisory group coordinating the country's genome sequencing work.
05 Jan 2021India
20 more people contract new coronavirus strain, tally reaches 58
On Tuesday, the Union Health Ministry said that 20 more people have tested positive for the new strain of coronavirus that was detected in the United Kingdom. With this, the tally has swelled to 58.