Wednesday, 8 December, 2021


India now has more than 3.1 crore total reported cases and the world's highest number of recoveries. Worldwide, there are over 20 crore cases, with US recording the highest caseload.

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Delhi has overcome Delta variant detected in over 80% of Covid samples, says Satyendar Jain

Delhi Health Minister Jain also said Centre has not yet asked for data on deaths due to shortage of oxygen and that a new sero survey will be undertaken in the national capital soon.

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Economic impact of Covid second wave likely to be muted, says finance ministry

The latest Monthly Economic Review, released by the ministry, stated that there are visible signs of economic rejuvenation since the second half of May.

Delhi hasn’t got letter from Centre inquiring about deaths due to oxygen shortage: Sisodia

Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said the state govt has decided to share all the details with the Central and has accused it of not showing seriousness towards the oxygen crisis.

QR code-based passes to be issued to fully vaccinated people in 65 train stations in Mumbai

CM Uddhav Thackeray said that fully vaccinated citizens can travel in local trains from 15 August, but a gap of 14 days from second dose of vaccine is necessary to avail the facility.

With 28,204 new Covid cases, India registers lowest daily count in 147 days

According to the health ministry data, the active coronavirus cases dropped to 3,88,508 and comprise 1.21% of the total case tally, the lowest since March 2020.

Why India can’t figure out what a third wave of Covid will look like

The stuttering vaccination program and a lack of clarity on how & where the second wave was virulent are making it difficult to figure out what a third will look like.

No clarity on India launch of single-dose J&J Covid jab as talks focus on indemnity hurdle

US pharmaceutical companies like Moderna, Pfizer and Johnson & Johnson have asked for indemnity against legal liability but the Government of India has not been inclined to give it.

Govt allows foreign nationals to register for Covid vaccine in India through CoWin

Foreigners can use their passports as identity proof for registration. Govt said the initiative will counter possibility of Covid spread in metropolitan areas, where foreigners reside.

Treatment of diseases like cancer, diabetes significantly hit by Covid in Odisha, study says

A study published in IJMR says routine treatment of non-communicable diseases was hindered due to the pandemic and patients in urban areas faced more difficulty than those in rural areas.

About 90% Indians want govt policy on travel booking cancellations during Covid, survey finds

LocalCircles survey finds that only about 12% of people who cancelled flight and stay bookings due to second Covid wave received a refund.

SC issues notice to Centre, others on plea for disclosure of data on Covid vaccines’ trials

The SC bench asked advocate Prashant Bhushan whether entertaining the plea would create doubt over vaccines. Bhushan said the disclosure of data will rather clear all the doubts.

India records 35,499 new Covid cases, recovery rate at 97.39%

As of Monday 8am, India's number of active cases declined to 4,02,188, its total Covid burden was 3,19,69,954 cases while death toll was 4,28,309, according to the health ministry.

Delta variant detected in 80% samples sent for genome sequencing in Delhi in last 3 months

The official data also showed that the Delta variant has been found in 1,689 and the Alpha variant has been detected in 947 of the 5,752 samples from Delhi processed so far.

Delhi govt allows class 10-12 students to visit school for admission, board exam related work

The Delhi Disaster Management Authority, however, specified that schools, coaching centres and colleges will remain closed for teaching purposes.

45 PSA oxygen plants commissioned in Delhi’s govt hospitals, says health dept

According to the health officials, around 160 PSA oxygen generation plants with a total capacity of 148.11 metric tonnes are being installed at govt & private hospitals in Delhi.

Citizens can now obtain Covid vaccination through WhatsApp: Health ministry

Save contact number: +91 9013151515. Type & send 'covid certificate' on WhatsApp. Enter OTP. Get your certificate in seconds," Mandaviya's office tweeted.