COVID-19 deaths

WHO sounds fresh alarm, reports 'sharp' increase in global COVID-19 deaths between July 19-25

Most of the new deaths were reported from the Americas and South-East Asia Regions, the WHO said in its report. The world health body said that with over 69,000 fatalities, the number of COVID-19 deaths reported during the period increased by 21% week-on-week.

Jul 29, 2021, 13:54 PM IST

Exclusive: How to cope with the death of a loved one during COVID-19 pandemic

The shock of losing someone close to you, your family, friend, relative, exacerbated with the pain of not being able to participate in their last rites often puts individuals in a situation where their mental health is affected severely. 

Jul 22, 2021, 14:13 PM IST

Centre is lying, many patients died due to oxygen shortage during 2nd COVID wave: Delhi govt demands probe

Sisodia alleged that after the Centre reformed its oxygen supply policy on April 13, "oxygen supply in many non-BJP ruled states were disrupted. It was a complete mismanagement of oxygen supply from the Centre".

Jul 21, 2021, 14:36 PM IST

Congress to move privilege motion against Centre over 'no deaths due to oxygen shortage' claim

Earlier on Tuesday, the Central government informed the Rajya Sabha that no deaths due to lack of oxygen have been specifically reported by states/Union territories during the second wave of COVID-19.

Jul 21, 2021, 09:50 AM IST

India records 38,079 COVID-19 cases, 560 deaths in the last 24 hours

The Union health ministry said that active COVID-19 cases have decreased by 6,397 in a span of 24 hours. The weekly positivity rate stands at 2.10 percent.

Jul 17, 2021, 10:06 AM IST

Media reports claiming higher COVID-19 mortality figures incorrect: Centre

The Centre junked reports which compared data from National Health Mission’s Health Management Information System (HMIS) and Civil Registration System (CRS) to claim higher fatality figures.

Jul 14, 2021, 15:57 PM IST

Assam rolls out scheme to provide Rs 2.5 lakh to COVID-19 widows

Under the new 'Chief Minister's COVID-19 Widows Support Scheme', Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma handed over cheques to 176 eligible beneficiaries from eight districts.

Jul 11, 2021, 14:56 PM IST

COVID-19 scare: Overwhelmed Indonesian coffin maker warns of increasing cases

Indonesia is battling one of Asia`s worst coronavirus outbreaks, fuelled by the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. Authorities on Monday (July 5) reported 558 new deaths, the second day of record fatalities, and 29,745 new infections, the 10th day of record-high cases in the past 15 days.

Jul 06, 2021, 13:42 PM IST

Kerala health minister directs officials to clear backlog of COVID-19 deaths, decides to publish names of deceased

Kerala government has decided to publish the names of those who died due to COVID-19 in the state. The decision comes after the opposition raised issue that the Kerala government’s COVID death toll lacks transparency.

Jul 05, 2021, 07:47 AM IST

Chandigarh tricity area records zero COVID-19 deaths after more than 100 days

Chandigarh recorded 18 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday taking the infection tally to 61,718, while with no new deaths, the toll remained at 808. 

Jul 04, 2021, 10:48 AM IST

Delta variant: America's Surgeon General terms it 'more dangerous'; France, Germany on alert

America's Surgeon General Dr Vivek Murthy, "I'm quite worried about the Delta variant. It is more transmissible, significantly more transmissible. It also may be more dangerous in terms of severity of illness that it causes."

Jun 24, 2021, 07:52 AM IST

A worrying leap: Bihar's COVID toll mounts to 9,429 after govt revises data

The Nitish Kumar-led government issued the revised official data on Wednesday which stated that the cumulative fatalities in the state, as of June 9, stood at 9,429 as compared to the figure of 5,458 earlier on Tuesday (June 8, 2021).

Jun 10, 2021, 12:51 PM IST

2 held in UP for dumping COVID-19 patient’s body in river after video goes viral

A viral video showing a COVID-19 patient’s body being dumped from a bridge into the Rapti river in Uttar Pradesh’s Balrampur district, led to arrest of two people, the police said.

May 31, 2021, 11:33 AM IST

Goa announces Rs 2 lakh compensation for COVID-orphans, increases age limit in childcare institutions

The Goa government on Sunday (May 30, 2021) announced a compensation of Rs 2 lakh each for the kin of COVID-19 victims who were either breadwinners of the family or hailed from poor backgrounds.

May 30, 2021, 14:57 PM IST

Isha crematoriums offer dignity in death for COVID-19 victims

 With the coronavirus pandemic raging in its second wave, states across India are struggling with a heart-rending reality: An acute shortage of space and resources is preventing families from according a dignified farewell to COVID victims and posing a critical challenge for administrations.

May 26, 2021, 12:59 PM IST

Begin vaccination programme across the country on war footing: Saurabh Bhardwaj urges Centre

Aam Aadmi Party chief spokesperson Saurabh Bhardwaj has said that most of the COVID-19 deaths in India have occurred among people under 45 -- who have not yet received even a single dose of the vaccine. 

May 25, 2021, 16:44 PM IST

This well-paid nurse in Odisha quits job to cremate unclaimed COVID-19 infected bodies

Madhusmita Prusty, who quit her nursing job some time back, began to help her husband in cremating COVID-19 infected and unclaimed dead bodies in Bhubaneswar.

May 24, 2021, 08:00 AM IST

UP minister Vijay Kashyap dies of COVID-19, PM Narendra Modi, CM Yogi Adityanath express grief

Uttar Pradesh Minister of State for Revenue and Flood Control Vijay Kashyap is the fifth BJP legislator who has died in the second coronavirus wave.

May 19, 2021, 06:34 AM IST

Efficacy of plasma therapy for COVID-19 patients under question, here's why

With the COVID cases surging in the country, there has been a spur in the demand for plasma donors, even as experts raised concerns over the efficacy of plasma therapy for coronavirus patients.

May 18, 2021, 14:56 PM IST

Entire medical system 'Ram bharose' in small cities, villages of UP: Allahabad HC on COVID-19 situation

The Allahabad High Court has said that the entire medical system in villages and small cities of Uttar Pradesh is at God's mercy ("Ram bharose"). The court made this observation on Monday while hearing a PIL over the surge in coronavirus cases and the condition of quarantine centres in the state.

May 18, 2021, 10:11 AM IST