Up to 3,980 people died of Covid in India the past 24 hours, the highest in a day so far, pushing total fatalities to 2,30,168.The country also set a new grim record in its daily Covid numbers with 4.12 lakh infections. Assam, West Bengal, Odisha, Bihar, and Jharkhand have seen a rise in both the number of daily cases and… Continue reading "In a new high 3,980 people die of Covid in India"
The Supreme Court on Sunday issued a slew of directions to the Central and state governments on the COVID-19 situation and directed that no patient shall be denied hospitalisation or essential drugs in any State or Union Territory for lack of local residential or identity proof. A Bench headed by Justice DY Chandrachud directed the Central government to formulate a… Continue reading "Supreme Court asks Centre to formulate a national policy in the fight against Covid"
A little solace in the gloom spread by the second wave of COVID is that the number of recoveries has crossed 3 lakhs now. In a positive sign the growth rate in some of the areas is also coming down in the city. According to Chennai Corporation data, as many as 3,03,531 persons have recovered in the city, which is… Continue reading "3,03,531 people recover in Chennai"
Covid has infected over 3.86 lakh more people in India in yet another worrying daily high and killed 3,498 in the last 24 hours. The record number comes even as a huge international aid operation has been launched with many countries promising help. This morning, a US military plane brought the first emergency coronavirus supplies from America to help India… Continue reading "With 3.87 lakh new cases, India records a new high"
The World Health Organization said Tuesday that a variant of Covid-19 feared to be contributing to a surge in coronavirus cases in India has been found in over a dozen countries. The UN health agency said the B.1.617 variant of Covid-19 first found in India had as of Tuesday been detected in over 1,200 sequences uploaded to the GISAID open-access… Continue reading "Covid variant from India found in 17 countries: WHO"
Tamilnadu reported 15,830 new cases of coronavirus on Tuesday, the third day the state’s fresh covid numbers hovered in the 15,000 plus range, showing a seemingly slower growth trajectory. Health Secretary J Radhakrishnan, citing the figures on Sunday when a full lockdown was clamped, and Monday when new restrictions kicked in, said a “slight break” was visible in the pace… Continue reading "TN reports 15,830 new cases and 77 casualties"
The Tamil Nadu Government on Saturday announced fresh restrictions effective from Monday (April 26) to curb the spread of the second wave of COVID-19. Public worship is not allowed in the religious places, while daily rituals/prayers shall go on with staff alone. Temple events and congregations have already been prohibited since April 10. Permission was granted to allow pre-scheduled events… Continue reading "TN announces new restrictions, theatres & malls to be shut"
The ongoing second wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in India may peak between May 11-15 with 33-35 lakh total ”active” cases and decline steeply by the end of May, according to a mathematical module devised by IIT scientists. In predicting that the active cases would go up by about 10 lakh by mid-May before sliding, scientists from the Indian Institute… Continue reading "Scientists say second wave in India will peak in mid May"
Chief Minister Edappadi K Palaniswami has requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to send 20 lakh doses of vaccine for the state to ensure that the vaccination drive is not affected. In a letter to the Prime Minister, a copy of which was released to media, he said that the state had administered 47.31 lakh doses of vaccine and is expected… Continue reading "TN CM requests PM to send 20 lakh doses of vaccine"
Tamilnadu continued to witness a sharp rise on the new COVID-19 infections by adding 13,776 new cases to the caseload of 10,51,487 while 78 fatalities took the toll to 13,395, the Health Department said. The State saw 95,048 active infections while recoveries mounted to 9,43,044 today with 8,078 patients being discharged. The State capital continued to constitute the bulk of… Continue reading "Active cases in Tamilnadu nears the one lakh mark"