INDIA, May 7: Hopes that India’s rampaging second wave of COVID-19 is peaking were set back on Thursday as record daily infections and deaths were reported and as the virus spread from cities to villages that were poorly equipped to cope.

INDIA, May 6: A top scientific adviser to the Indian government warned on Wednesday the country would inevitably face further waves of the coronavirus pandemic, as almost 4,000 people died in the space of a day.

INDIA, May 4: India postponed exams for trainee doctors and nurses on Monday, freeing them up to fight the world’s biggest surge in coronavirus infections, as the health system crumbles under the weight of new cases and hospitals run out of beds and oxygen.

INDIA, May 2: India recorded more than 400,000 new COVID-19 cases for the first time on Saturday as it battles a devastating second wave, and the country’s massive new vaccination drive was hampered in some areas by shortages of the shots.

DHANGADHI, April 30: With the rapid spread of coronavirus in India, the number of Nepali migrant workers returning home in Nepal has increased.

NEW DELHI, April 29: India set another global record in new virus cases Thursday, with another 375,000 people infected, as the country gears up to open its vaccination rollout to all adults Saturday.

NEW DELHI, April 29: Three days after his coronavirus symptoms appeared, Rajendra Karan struggled to breathe. Instead of waiting for an ambulance, his son drove him to a government hospital in Lucknow, the capital of India’s largest state.

INDIA, April 27: India ordered its armed forces on Monday to help tackle surging new coronavirus infections, as nations including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged urgent medical aid to try to contain an emergency overwhelming the country’s hospitals.

INDIA, April 26: India's new coronavirus infections hit a record peak for a fifth day on Monday as countries including Britain, Germany and the United States pledged to send urgent medical aid to fight the crisis overwhelming its hospitals.

NEW DELHI, April 26: With life-saving oxygen in short supply, family members in India are left on their own to ferry coronavirus patients from hospital to hospital in search of treatment as the country is engulfed in a devastating new surge of infections. Too often their efforts end in mourning.

USA, April 25: The United States is deeply concerned by a massive surge in coronavirus cases in India and plans to quickly deploy additional support to the Indian government and health care workers, a White House spokeswoman said on Saturday.

INDIA, April 24: People across India scrambled for life-saving oxygen supplies on Friday and patients lay dying outside hospitals as the capital recorded the equivalent of one death from COVID-19 every five minutes.

INDIA, April 23: India recorded the world's highest daily tally of coronavirus cases for a second day in a row on Friday, while daily deaths from COVID-19 also jumped by a record.

NEW DELHI, April 21: Seema Gandotra, sick with the coronavirus, gasped for breath in an ambulance for 10 hours as it tried unsuccessfully to find an open bed at six hospitals in India’s sprawling capital. By the time she was admitted, it was too late, and the 51-year-old died hours later.

TEHRAN, April 16: Iran has finalized a deal with Russia to purchase 60 million doses of Sputnik V coronavirus vaccine, the state-run IRNA news agency reported Thursday.

BRAZIL, April 16: Brazil's hospitals were running out of drugs needed to sedate COVID-19 patients on Thursday, with the government urgently seeking to import supplies amid reports of the seriously ill being tied down and intubated without effective sedatives.

Kathmandu, April 15: India’s national capital, New Delhi, has enforced weekend curfew after it registered a new high daily COVID-19 tally of 17, 282 cases on Wednesday.

NEW DELHI, April 15: India reported a record 200,739 COVID-19 cases over the last 24 hours, according to data issued by the health ministry on Thursday.

BENGALURU, April 14: India’s new coronavirus infections reached a record of 184,372 in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed on Wednesday, as most of the south Asian nation battles a second surge in cases.

KATHMANDU, April 13: Eight people have died of COVID-19 in a single day in Nepal. This is the highest death toll due to coronavirus since the second wave of COVID-19 started in Nepal.

NEW DELHI, April 13: The Indian city of Pune is running out of ventilators as gasping coronavirus patients crowd its hospitals. Social media is full of people searching for beds, while relatives throng pharmacies looking for antiviral medicines that hospitals ran out of long ago.

Doctors warn that situation could get worse if precautionary measures are not adopted before it is too late

NEW DELHI, April 12: India reported a record 168,912 COVID-19 infections overnight, data from the health ministry showed on Monday, overtaking Brazil to become the second-most affected country globally by the coronavirus.

KATHMANDU, April 4:  The government has not been working to diagnose and tackle the new variants of COVID-19 though the number of COVID-19 infections is increasing in the recent weeks.

KATHMANDU, April 4: With the sudden rise in COVID-19 cases in India, the number of infections has also been rising in Nepal since the last two weeks.

KANCHANPUR, April 3: Twenty-four people, who had recently returned home from India, have tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19).

DHANGADHI, March 30: Districts adjoining the neighboring country India are witnessing a sharp rise in new cases of the novel coronavirus disease (COVID-19).

KATHMANDU, March 25: Amid sudden spike in the cases of COVID-19, local administration in Kathmandu Valley as well as other parts of the country have announced  various measures to check possible spread of this pandemic.

KARNALI, Feb 10: Active cases of COVID-19 infection in seven districts in Karnali Province have dropped to nil, according to the Health Service Division under the Ministry of Social Development of the province. Those districts that have recorded zero active cases of COVID-19 are Dailekh, Jajarkot, Salyan, Rukum West, Kalikot, Humla and Mugu.

LONDON, Jan 25: The United Kingdom recorded 30,004 new cases of COVID-19 on Sunday, with the total for the past seven days at 251,504, down 22% on the previous seven days, official figures showed.

MUMBAI, Dec 22: India has recorded 19,556 new cases of the coronavirus, according to health ministry data on Tuesday, its lowest daily increase since July 3.

MUMBAI, Dec 21: India has recorded 24,337 new cases of the novel coronavirus, health ministry data showed on Monday, taking its tally to 10.06 million infections.

ROME, Nov 12: Italy, one of the European countries hit hardest by COVID-19, surpassed the one-million infections mark on Wednesday, leap-frogging Mexico to become one of the top 10 worst-affected countries globally, according to a Reuters tally.

The metropolis has recorded 50 COVID-19 related deaths so far

Republica Morning Brief: October 15

October 15, 2020 06:20 am

In case you missed them, here are the major news stories that Republica covered in the past 24 hours.

BENGALURU, Oct 12: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 66,732 in the last 24 hours to 7.12 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

NEW DELHI, Oct 11: India’s confirmed coronavirus toll crossed 7 million on Sunday with a number of new cases dipping in recent weeks, even as health experts warn of mask and distancing fatigue setting in.

BENGALURU, Oct 7: India’s tally of coronavirus infections stood at 6.76 million on Wednesday, rising by 72,049 cases in the last 24 hours, health ministry data showed, while the death toll was up 986 at 104,555.

BENGALURU, Oct 6: India’s total coronavirus cases rose by 61,267 in the last 24 hours to 6.69 million on Tuesday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

BENGALURU, Oct 5:  India’s coronavirus case tally rose by 74,442 in the last 24 hours to 6.63 million on Monday morning, data from the health ministry showed.

BENGALURU, Sept 30: India’s coronavirus case tally surged to 6.23 million after it reported 80,472 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Wednesday.

BENGALURU, Sept 28: India’s coronavirus case tally topped 6 million after it reported 82,170 new infections in the last 24 hours, data from the health ministry showed on Monday.

BENGALURU, Sept 16: India’s coronavirus cases surged past 5 million on Wednesday with a single-day jump of 90,123 infections in the last 24 hours, data from the federal health ministry showed.

ITAHARI, Aug 31: According to the Corona Information Desk of Province-1 under the Office of Chief Minister and Council of Ministers, out of total infected, 2,438 are males and 873 are females. Among them, 1534 patients - 1240 males and 294 females - have been discharged after recovery.

MUMBAI, Aug 31: India reported 78,512 new novel coronavirus infections on Monday, slightly fewer than its record set the previous day when it posted the biggest, single-day tally of infections of any country in the pandemic.

NEW DELHI, Aug 30: India’s single day tally of 78,761 coronavirus infections on Sunday was the highest reported by any nation since the pandemic began.

KATHMANDU, Aug 26: The Ministry of Health and Population (MoHP) has said that 885 persons tested positive for coronavirus across the country in the past 24 hours.

Total COVID-19 count in Valley stands at 3,262

MUMBAI, Aug 24: India reported 61,408 coronavirus infections in the last 24 hours, taking its total caseload past 3.1 million, data from the federal health ministry showed.

India hits 2.5 Million COVID-19 cases

August 15, 2020 12:00 pm

DELHI, Aug 15: India’s confirmed coronavirus cases have crossed 2.5 million with another biggest single-day spike of 65,002 in the past 24 hours.