COVID-19 Tests in India

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Delhi Reports Over 1,000 COVID-19 Cases In 24 Hrs

Delhi reported 1,204 new COVID-19 cases in 24 hours, confirmed the Health Department on the night of April 26. Furthermore, this is the fifth consecutive day, Delhi witnessed a rise in the daily cases and reported over 1,000 cases. With this, the national capital currently has 4,508 active cases in the State, and death toll stood at 26,169 with one new death. Amid the COVID-19 rise, face-masks have been mandated.

Wed, 27 Apr 2022 - 09:25 AM / by Varsha Joshi

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Heatwave

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Heatwave Alert In Maharashtra After Heatstroke Kills 4 People

Maharashtra Health Department expressed concern over surge in temperature, and heatwaves, which killed four people in the state. State surveillance officer Dr Pradip Awate said they have issued guidelines on drawing up a heat action plan and circulated amongst people to follow. Furthermore, the cooling rooms were also set up in the State, which reported highest temperature in March itself. The officials also advised people to be cautious.

Tue, 05 Apr 2022 - 01:50 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mumbai Heatwave, Maharashtra(95, ) Temperature surge, heat stroke, health department

COVID-19 Cases In Maharashtra

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Maharashtra Reports 33,914 New COVID-19 Cases, 86 Deaths In 24 Hours

The Maharashtra Health Department confirmed 33,914 new COVID-19 cases including 13 Omicron cases and 86 deaths on January 25. The current positivity rate in the state stands at 94.07%. The total number of cases in the state has gone up to 75,69,425 while the active caseload stands at 3,02,923. Notably, Maharashtra's Omicron tally has climbed to 2,858. Meanwhile, Mumbai reported 1,815 cases, and 16,20,371 people are home quarantined. 

Wed, 26 Jan 2022 - 02:36 PM / by Madhvi Jha

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Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur

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'The Peak Of Covid-19 Is Yet To Come', Says Himachal CM Jai Ram Thakur

Himachal Pradesh CM Jai Ram Thakur on January 21, said, there are high chances of an increase in the number of Covid-19 cases in the state. All the big events during the winter have been postponed and the peak is yet to come, he added. "People should follow the guidelines issued by the health department," CM said. Himachal Pradesh on January 20, reported 2,368 new Covid-19 cases and seven deaths.

Fri, 21 Jan 2022 - 08:10 PM / by Madhvi Jha

Tags: Himachal Pradesh, CM Jai Ram Thakur, Covid-19, covid news, health department

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COVID-19 Cases In Mizoram

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Mizoram Logs 984 New COVID-19 Cases; Positivity Rate Stands At 15.08%

The state health department on January 20, said that Mizoram reported 984 new COVID-19 cases, no fatalities and no recoveries in the last 24 hours. The current positivity rate in the state stands at 15.08%. The total number of cases in the state has gone up to 1,56,054, while the active caseload stands at 9,075. Notably, COVID-19 death toll in the state stands at 576.  

Thu, 20 Jan 2022 - 09:26 AM / by Madhvi Jha

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Kerala Health Minister Veena George

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Kerala Reports 29 New Omicron Cases, Tally At 181: Veena George

Omicron, new variant of COVID-19, continues to rise in Kerala, with 29 new cases, on January 3. The Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, "Among those found infected today, 25 came from low-risk countries, two from high-risk countries and two in Alappuzha contracted the disease from their contacts, taking the overall tally to 181. In addition, 42 people were discharged, taking the active Omicron tally to 139 in Kerala. 

Mon, 03 Jan 2022 - 06:54 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Kerala, Omicron Strain, Veena George, health department, Covid-19

Personnel collecting sample for COVID-19 Test

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Andhra Pradesh Reports 2 New Omicron Cases, Confirms Health Dept: COVID Update

Andhra Pradesh Health Department on December 26, confirmed two new cases of Omicron in the state. The cases were reported from Anantpur and Prakasam districts. After a 48-year-old man and 51-year-old man reported COVID-19 positive, their samples were sent for genome sequencing. The Director of Public Health stated that the results have come out positive for Omicron. With this, the state now has six cases of Omicron.

Sun, 26 Dec 2021 - 03:20 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Omicron Strain, Covid-19, Andhra Pradesh, health department, Foreign Returnee

COVID-19 blood sample collection

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Andhra Pradesh Confirms Another Omicron Case, Tally Reaches 2

Andhra Pradesh reported its second case of COVID-19's Omicron variant. The State Health Department in a notice said that the variant was found in a 39-year-old woman of Kenya who come to Tirupati by car. She tested positive for COVID-19 at Tirupati, following which her sample was sent for genome sequencing to Hyderabad. The results came on December 22, taking the total Omicron tally in AP to two. 

Wed, 22 Dec 2021 - 03:18 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: omicron, Covid-19, Andhra Pradesh, health department, Kenya Returnee

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya

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Omicron Cases Increase To 161 In India: Mansukh Mandaviya

Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya, on December 20, confirmed a 161 cases of COVID-19's variant Omicron in India. "We are monitoring the situation daily with experts," said Mandaviya, during the Rajya Sabha proceedings. He also ensured that the State Government has buffer stock of important medicines, required to handle the COVID-19 and Omicron situation in the country. He also said, states and UTs have 17 crores vaccine doses available… read-more

Mon, 20 Dec 2021 - 07:48 PM / by Varsha Joshi

Tags: Mansukh Mandaviya, health department, Covid-19 Vaccine, omicron threat, Indian States And UTs

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Covid Assitants

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Bengal: Workers-Turned-Assistants At COVID Ward Protest Over Job Security

Discontented migrant workers hired at COVID-19 wards in West Bengal to assist patients staged a protest outside the state health department. They gathered on January 25 after some of their co-workers were released from duty following fall in active cases. Fearing job loss after March 31, the assistants now seek job security from the state government. The COVID-19 warriors also submitted a memorandum to the health department and await a reply… read-more

Tue, 26 Jan 2021 - 09:30 AM / by Sakshi Teresa Emmanuel

Tags: West Bengal, Unemployment, Migrant Workers, health department, covid 19, Corona Warriors

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