Articles about Union Health Ministry

COVID-19: Centre says October-November most crucial; warns against festivities

16 Sep 2021

COVID-19: Centre says October-November most crucial; warns against festivities

NITI Aayog member Dr. VK Paul Thursday said that the coming two months, October and November, are the most crucial months to contain the surge of COVID-19 infections in the country.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases, 12.4% higher than yesterday

16 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ new cases, 12.4% higher than yesterday

India on Thursday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, up by 12.4% compared to the day before.

Coronavirus: India reports 27K+ new cases; active cases at 1%

15 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 27K+ new cases; active cases at 1%

India on Wednesday reported over 27,000 new COVID-19 cases, with Kerala alone contributing nearly 60% of the total new cases.

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ new cases, over 300 more dead

14 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ new cases, over 300 more dead

India on Tuesday reported over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, roughly 60% were concentrated in Kerala alone.

Coronavirus: India reports 29K new cases, over 300 more dead

12 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 29K new cases, over 300 more dead

India on Sunday nearly 29,000 new COVID-19 cases, out of which, over 71% were reported in Kerala alone.

Coronavirus: India reports 35K new cases; 75% concentrated in Kerala

10 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 35K new cases; 75% concentrated in Kerala

India on Friday reported nearly 35,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a daily test positivity rate of 1.96%.

Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ new cases, 70% in Kerala

09 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 43K+ new cases, 70% in Kerala

India on Thursday reported over 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a 14% jump from the day before.

50% COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 18-44 age group: Government

08 Sep 2021

50% COVID-19 vaccine doses administered reached 18-44 age group: Government

As India's COVID-19 vaccination drive has been picking up the pace, government data revealed that roughly half the doses were administered among those aged 18-44 years.

Coronavirus: India reports nearly 38K new cases; 369 more dead

08 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports nearly 38K new cases; 369 more dead

India on Wednesday recorded nearly 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a daily test positivity rate of 2.16%.

Coronavirus: India reports 31K new cases; recovery rate at 97.48%

07 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 31K new cases; recovery rate at 97.48%

India on Tuesday reported over 31,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a further decrease in infections.

What is the status of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala?

07 Sep 2021

What is the status of Nipah virus outbreak in Kerala?

A 12-year-old boy died of the Nipah virus at a hospital in Kerala on Sunday, triggering alarm among the authorities and the public.

Coronavirus: India reports 39K new cases; deaths hit 167-day low

06 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 39K new cases; deaths hit 167-day low

India on Monday reported nearly 39,000 new COVID-19 cases along with a 167-day low of 219 fresh deaths.

Coronavirus: India reports 42K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

05 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 42K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

India on Sunday reported over 42,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking a slight increase compared to Saturday.

Coronavirus: India reports 47K cases, biggest spike in 2 months

02 Sep 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 47K cases, biggest spike in 2 months

India on Thursday reported over 47,000 new COVID-19 cases, marking the biggest single-day spike in roughly two months.

Coronavirus: India reports 40K+ cases for 5th straight day

30 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 40K+ cases for 5th straight day

India on Monday reported nearly 43,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth consecutive day that daily infections remained over 40,000.

Coronavirus: India reports 45K+ new cases; 460 more dead

29 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 45K+ new cases; 460 more dead

India on Sunday reported over 45,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fourth consecutive day that daily infections remained over 40,000.

Coronavirus: India reports 44K+ new cases; nearly 500 more dead

27 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 44K+ new cases; nearly 500 more dead

India on Friday reported over 44,000 new COVID-19 cases, the second consecutive day that daily infections remained above 40,000.

Coronavirus: India reports 46K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

26 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 46K+ new cases; 70% in Kerala alone

India witnessed a rise in COVID-19 cases, reporting over 46,000 fresh infections on Thursday. Nearly 70% of infections reported on the day were concentrated in Kerala, which has been leading the latest surge.

Coronavirus: India reports 37K+ cases; daily infections surpass recoveries again

25 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 37K+ cases; daily infections surpass recoveries again

India on Wednesday reported roughly 37,600 new COVID-19 cases, surpassing the number of daily recoveries (over 34,000).

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ cases; active infections drop under 1%

24 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 25K+ cases; active infections drop under 1%

India on Tuesday reported over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, along with over 350 fresh deaths.

Coronavirus: India reports 25K cases; third wave likely by October

23 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 25K cases; third wave likely by October

India on Monday reported a little over 25,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 160 days.

COVID-19 third wave by October; panel says pediatric facilities inadequate

23 Aug 2021

COVID-19 third wave by October; panel says pediatric facilities inadequate

An expert committee set up on the direction of the Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) has said that the third wave of COVID-19 may hit the country by October.

After second wave, COVID-19 group suggests preparing for 23% hospitalizations

22 Aug 2021

After second wave, COVID-19 group suggests preparing for 23% hospitalizations

A government COVID-19 task force has recommended preparing for a 23% hospitalization rate in the event of a surge in infections.

Coronavirus: India reports 31K new cases; 55% in Kerala alone

22 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 31K new cases; 55% in Kerala alone

India on Sunday reported nearly 31,000 new COVID-19 cases, with around 55% of the daily infections concentrated in Kerala alone.

Convalescent plasma therapy doesn't stop COVID-19 progression: NIH

19 Aug 2021

Convalescent plasma therapy doesn't stop COVID-19 progression: NIH

The results of a clinical trial showed that convalescent plasma therapy is not effective against high-risk COVID-19 patients.

Coronavirus: India reports 36K+ cases; active infections hit 149-day low

19 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 36K+ cases; active infections hit 149-day low

India on Thursday reported over 36,000 new COVID-19 cases, with Kerala contributing nearly 60% of the day's total fresh infections.

Coronavirus: India reports 35K+ new cases; 60% concentrated in Kerala

18 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 35K+ new cases; 60% concentrated in Kerala

India on Wednesday reported over 35,000 new COVID-19 cases. However, over 37,000 fresh recoveries pushed the number of active infections further down to 3.67 lakh, the lowest in 148 days. The recovery rate peaked at 97.52%.

Coronavirus: India reports over 41K new cases; 57% in Kerala

12 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 41K new cases; 57% in Kerala

India on Thursday reported over 41,000 new COVID-19 cases, up by 7.41% compared to the previous day.

Over 40K 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases in Kerala; Centre flags concern

11 Aug 2021

Over 40K 'breakthrough' COVID-19 cases in Kerala; Centre flags concern

Kerala has reported more than 40,000 "breakthrough" COVID-19 cases. Breakthrough infections involve cases where individuals contracted the pathogen for a second time or after being vaccinated against it.

Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases, nearly 500 more dead

11 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 38K+ new cases, nearly 500 more dead

India on Wednesday reported over 38,000 new COVID-19 cases, notably 36% higher than the number of fresh infections reported the day before.

Coronavirus: India reports 28K new cases, lowest in 147 days

10 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 28K new cases, lowest in 147 days

India on Tuesday reported over 28,000 new COVID-19 cases, the lowest single-day spike in 147 days.

Coronavirus: India asks states to consider local curbs during festivals

05 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India asks states to consider local curbs during festivals

The Indian government has urged its states to impose local curbs ahead of festivals as there has been a marginal increase in the transmission factor of COVID-19.

Coronavirus: India reports 42K+ new cases, up 40% from yesterday

04 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 42K+ new cases, up 40% from yesterday

India on Wednesday reported over 42,000 new COVID-19 cases, a near 40% rise from the single-day infections reported on Tuesday.

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; infections rise in 13 states

03 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports 30K+ cases; infections rise in 13 states

India on Tuesday reported over 30,000 new COVID-19 cases, recording a significant drop in infections.

Coronavirus: India reports over 40K cases for 5th straight day

01 Aug 2021

Coronavirus: India reports over 40K cases for 5th straight day

India on Sunday reported nearly 42,000 new COVID-19 cases, the fifth consecutive day that infections stayed above 40,000.

Coronavirus: India's 7-day average COVID-19 cases cross 40,000

31 Jul 2021

Coronavirus: India's 7-day average COVID-19 cases cross 40,000

The seven-day average of COVID-19 cases in India has crossed 40,000 once again.

Kerala has least COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR's national serosurvey

29 Jul 2021

Kerala has least COVID-19 antibodies: ICMR's national serosurvey

The fourth national COVID-19 serosurvey conducted by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) found that at least two-thirds of India's population above the age of six years have antibodies against the virus causing COVID-19: SARS-CoV-2.

Kerala student, India's first COVID-19 patient, reinfected with virus

13 Jul 2021

Kerala student, India's first COVID-19 patient, reinfected with virus

A medical student from Kerala's Thrissur district, who was the first COVID-19 case in India last January, has contracted the virus again, reports said on Tuesday.

Kerala reports 19 Zika virus cases: Cause, symptoms, and treatment

12 Jul 2021

Kerala reports 19 Zika virus cases: Cause, symptoms, and treatment

Kerala has confirmed 19 cases of the Zika virus, triggering concerns for authorities and people there as well as neighboring states.

COVID-19 gripping Northeast, 45 districts have over 10% positivity rate

07 Jul 2021

COVID-19 gripping Northeast, 45 districts have over 10% positivity rate

As many as 45 of the 73 districts that reported more than 10% coronavirus positivity rate in the previous week are from the Northeast region of the country, the Union Health Ministry said.