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Prevention Still The Best Antidote To Covid-19

May 24, 2022 Dr. Deepak Gupta

While vaccinations offer a partial respite from serious morbidities, prevention is still the most effective weapon against the coronavirus and pandemic related food emergencies

Puducherry Adds 1,471 New COVID-19 Cases, Test Positivity Rate Also Spikes

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

The Health department Director said 82 patients recovered and were discharged during the last 24 hours and the overall recoveries stood at 1,27,795. The test positivity rate rose to 28.47 percent while fatality and recovery rates were 1.39 per cent and 94.43 per cent respectively.


COVID-19: Gujarat Logs Over 11,000 New Cases, Highest In Nearly Eight Months; Five Die

With the new cases, the state's caseload reached 8,96,894, while the death of five patients - one each in Ahmedabad, Surat, Valsad, Rajkot and Bhavnagar - took the toll to 10,142, it said in a release.

Bengal Prepared To Tackle Rise In Covid Cases, Says Mamata At Meeting With PM

Jan 14, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Banerjee was speaking at a virtual meeting chaired by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, where chief ministers and lieutenant governors of states and Union Territories were present to review the COVID-19 situation in the country.


Maha Logs 46,723 Cases, Up 27 Pc From Day Ago, 32 Deaths; Overall Tally Tops 70 Lakh

The new cases included 86 infections of the highly contagious Omicron strain, pushing their cumulative count in the state to 1,367, the health department said in a bulletin.

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13 January, 2022

Delhi Logs 27,561 Cases, Second Highest Daily Rise So Far

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According to government data, the city's positivity rate has increased to 26.22 per cent, the highest since May 4 when it was at 26.7 per cent.


12 January, 2022

Labs Pull Out All Stops To Cope With Omicron Rush Of Tests

Outlook Web Desk

As India copes with an Omicron driven explosion in numbers, the spotlight is on laboratories that are pulling out all the stops to ensure they are able to conduct the maximum number of tests, deliver results on time and also keep their own staff safe from the contagion.


12 January, 2022

COVID-19 Hospitalisation Rate Has Stabilised, Cases May Decline: Delhi Health Minister

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While sharing that Delhi is expected to report 25,000 cases on Wednesday, he said it is difficult to conclude if a wave has peaked by looking at the positivity rate or the number of cases.


12 January, 2022

Covid Tally: India Logs 1.9 Lakh Fresh Infections, Active Cases Highest In 211 Days

PTI

The active Covid-19 cases have increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 fresh fatalities recorded in the last 24 hours.


12 January, 2022

Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Highest In 211 Days

Outlook Web Desk

The active cases have increased to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, while the death toll has climbed to 4,84,655 with 442 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.


12 January, 2022

New COVID-19 Cases Drop In Mumbai For 4th Day At 11,647; 2 More Die

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According to a BMC bulletin, with new additions, the COVID-19 tally jumped to 9,39,867, while the death toll climbed to 16,413. This was the fourth day in a row when the city has witnessed a dip in daily COVID-19 infections.


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12 January, 2022

Bihar Reports 5,908 Fresh Covid Cases, Highest Tally Since Jan 1

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On Monday, the state capital had logged 2,566 fresh cases. The state's overall active coronavirus count jumped to 25,051 on Tuesday. Among other prominent personalities, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar tested positive for Covid-19 on Monday.


12 January, 2022

TN Adds Over 15,000 New Covid-19 Cases; Active Infections Top 75k Mark

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The sharpest increase in fresh infections was reported from Chennai with 6,484 cases, followed by Chengalpet 1,665, Tiruvallur 893, Coimbatore 863 and Madurai 512, while the remaining was spread across other districts.


12 January, 2022

How Soon Can A Covid-Patient Get Re-infected With Omicron? What Experts Said

Jeevan Prakash Sharma

Scientific evidence shows that once a person recovers from any variant of Sars_Cov_2, be it Alpha, Beta, or Delta, the possibility of reinfection is extremely low and that too after six to nine months. So far as Omicron is concerned, the rate of reinfection is not known in India yet.


11 January, 2022

Covid-19 Curbs Will Be Imposed Across Delhi-NCR: Centre Assures Delhi Government

PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed that the centre has assured his government, Covid-19 curbs will be implemented across the National Capital Region (NCR).


11 January, 2022

Covid-19 Third Wave To Hurt Loan Collections By Non-Banks, Impact Securitisation: ICRA

Press Trust of India

The overall volumes of securitisation--where a non-bank lender passes on future receivables against loans or a bunch of loans to another entity for upfront cash– will come at Rs 1-1.1 lakh crore in FY22.


11 January, 2022

Active COVID-19 Cases In Country Highest In 208 Days

Outlook Web Desk

The active cases rose to 8,21,446, the highest in 208 days, while the death toll climbed to 4,84,213 with 277 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated.


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11 January, 2022

4,737 Fresh COVID-19 Cases In Bihar, 6-Yr-Old Among 5 Dead

Outlook Web Desk

With the fresh cases, the state’s overall active coronavirus count jumped to 20,938, while the toll increased to 12,106, the bulletin said. The number of infections on Monday was less than 5022 cases reported in the state on Sunday, the bulletin said.


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A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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