Is India’s second wave of Covid-19 setting in?

Just when the country thought the worst was over, India seems to be experiencing a second wave of the Covid infection, with active cases increasing by the day. Continue Reading

Expert panel okays Covishield, puts Covaxin on hold

In a huge step towards controlling the spread of the Coronavirus, India on Friday saw an expert panel clearing the Oxford Covid-19 vaccine, manufactured by the Serum Institute of India, even as a dry run of the inoculation programme is to be carried out in the country today. Continue Reading

Editorial: Countries and cases

South Korea’s Health Minister said Monday that the Seoul metropolitan area is now a Covid-19 war zone, as the country reported another 615 new infections and the virus appeared to be spreading faster. Continue Reading

India had estimated 74 mn corona cases by August: Report

Around seven per cent of India’s population aged ten and above was exposed to SARS-CoV-2, amounting to an estimated 74.3 million infections by August, with the seroprevalence being highest in urban slum areas followed by urban non-slum and rural areas, as per the findings of ICMR’s second national serosurvey. Continue Reading

Difference between recovered and active Coronavirus cases increases in India

India has reported less than 50,000 daily new cases in the last 24 hours with 45,674 persons having tested positive for Covid-19. New daily cases have been trending downward since 15 October, according to Union Health Ministry. Continue Reading

Sharpest weekly drop in India’s Covid cases, recovery rate crosses 90%

Fresh Covid-19 infections recorded last week (19-25 October) in India were nearly 16 per cent less than the previous week’s tally while deaths from the virus fell by 19 per cent during this period. Continue Reading

India’s Covid-19 doubling time is now nearly 73 days

India is reporting an increase in the Covid-19 recoveries and a persistent decline in the percentage active cases. As a result, the doubling time of the infection has sharply improved. It is now almost 73 days (72.8 days). Continue Reading