ICMR warns 'Cat Que Virus' from China that could spread disease in India

ICMR scientists have flagged the presence of another Chinese virus called `Cat Que Virus`, which has a "potential" to cause disease in India, even as it grapples with the Covidpandemic. CQV can cause febrile illnesses, meningitis and paediatric encephalitis in humans.

Sep 29, 2020, 15:07 PM IST

Home Ministry statement gives statement on corona in Parliament

In the Parliament Ministry of Home Affairs has given a statement that one of the reasons for the spread of corona in Delhi is the Tablighi Jamaat.

Sep 21, 2020, 11:52 AM IST

Second round of countrywide COVID-19 Sero survey completed: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Sunday (September 20, 2020) informed that second countrywide serosurvey for COVID-19 has been successfully completed and the final phase analysis of the survey is now underway.

Sep 20, 2020, 21:04 PM IST

With 93,337 new cases, India's coronavirus COVID-19 tally crosses 53 lakh

India's coronavirus COVID-19 tally raced past 53 lakh with 93,337 people testing positive in a day, while the number of people who have recuperated from the disease rose to more than 42 lakhs.

Sep 19, 2020, 10:36 AM IST

India reports 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in past 24 hours, COVID-19 tally crosses 53-lakh mark

India`s COVID-19 case tally crossed the 53-lakh mark with a spike of 93,337 new cases and 1,247 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Saturday. Single-day spike of 93,337 infections, 1,247 fatalities pushes India's COVID-19 caseload to 53,08,014, death toll to 85,619, the Health Ministry said.

Sep 19, 2020, 10:29 AM IST

6,05,65,728 samples tested to detect COVID-19 infections till September 15, says ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Thursday (September 17, 2020) said that nearly 6,05,65,728 samples were tested to detect cases of coronavirus infection till September 15. Of these, 11,36,613 samples were tested on Wednesday, the ICMR said.

Sep 17, 2020, 09:30 AM IST

Coronavirus cases in India cross 50 lakh mark

Coronavirus cases in India crossed 50 lakh mark with 90,123 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Sep 16, 2020, 10:40 AM IST

Coronavirus cases in India cross 49 lakh mark

Coronavirus cases in India crossed 49 lakh mark on Tuesday (September 15) with 83,809 new cases reported in the last 24 hours.

Sep 15, 2020, 11:10 AM IST

5,83,12,273 samples tested to detect COVID-19 cases till September 14: ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday (September 15, 2020) said that around 5,83,12,273 samples to detect the deadly coronavirus infections have been tested up to September 14. It added that out of these 10,72,845 were tested on Monday alone.

Sep 15, 2020, 09:22 AM IST

Highest single-day spike of 95735 COVID-19 cases takes India's tally past 44-lakh mark

India on Thursday (September 10, 2020) saw a record 24-hour spike of 95,735 COVID-19 infections and 1,172 fatalities taking the country's total caseload past 44 lakh. 

Sep 10, 2020, 13:18 PM IST

Five states account for 70% of COVID-19 deaths, 62% of active cases, says Union Health Ministry

The Union Health Ministry on Tuesday (September 8, 2020) said that five states - Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh and Tamil Nadu - account for nearly 70 per cent of deaths due to COVID-19 in the country.

Sep 08, 2020, 18:23 PM IST

5,06,50,128 COVID-19 samples tested till September 7, says ICMR

The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Tuesday (September 8, 2020) said that a total of 5,06,50,128 samples for detecting coronavirus COVID-19 infections have been tested till September 7. Of these, around 10,98,621 COVID-19 samples were tested on Monday alone, the ICMR added.

Sep 08, 2020, 09:38 AM IST

Tamil Nadu records 5,967 new COVID-19 cases with 97 deaths; total cases reach 3,85,352

Of the new cases, Chennai accounted for 1,278 and nearby districts of Chengelpet (306), Kancheepuram (226) and Tiruvallur (320) together logged 852 cases while the remainder was scattered across the state.

Aug 24, 2020, 21:07 PM IST

Cancer cases in India may rise to 15.7 lakh from 13.9 lakh in next five years: ICMR report

The number of cancer cases in India for the present year is estimated to be 13.9 lakh and it may increase to 15.7 lakh by 2025, according to a report released by the ICMR and the Bengaluru-based National Centre for Disease Informatics and Research.

Aug 19, 2020, 08:12 AM IST

COVID-19 tests in India cross two-crore mark; total tally at 18.03 lakh

The ICMR has now recommended that all labs/hospitals initiating testing through rapid antigen tests should ensure that symptomatic patients, who have tested negative in the rapid testing, should be referred for real-time RT-PCR testing also.

Aug 03, 2020, 11:04 AM IST

Number of coronavirus COVID-19 recoveries crosses 10 lakh mark in India: Health Ministry

The Health Ministry on Thursday (July 30, 2020) said that the number of coronavirus COVID19 recoveries has crossed the 10-lakh mark in the country. Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) today informed that the total number of COVID19 samples tested up to July 29 is 1,81,90,382, including 4,46,642 samples tested yesterday. 

Jul 30, 2020, 09:45 AM IST

PM Narendra Modi to launch 'high-throughput' COVID-19 testing facilities in three cities via video conference

 The high-throughput COVID-19 testing facilities will be able to test over 10,000 samples in a day.

Jul 27, 2020, 07:36 AM IST

ICMR to launch study to evaluate efficacy of BCG vaccine against coronavirus COVID-19 in elderly

Amid the rising coronavirus COVID-19 cases in the country, the India Council of Medical Research (ICMR) has decided to conduct a study to evaluate the effectiveness of the BCG vaccination in preventing morbidity and mortality due to the highly contagious virus in elderly individuals between 60 to 95 years of age. The ICMR teams will conduct the study on the people living in COVID-19 hotspots across the country.

Jul 19, 2020, 06:30 AM IST

Largest human trial of India's coronavirus vaccine to begin at Delhi AIIMS from Monday

Largest human trial of the coronavirus vaccine being developed by the Indian agencies will begin from Monday at Delhi’s All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS). According to reports, Delhi AIIMS has obtained the required permission from the Centre for conducting the human trail of the indigenously developed COVID-19 vaccine.

Jul 18, 2020, 21:35 PM IST

India’s coronavirus COVID-19 recoveries exceed active cases by 2.95 lakh: Health Ministry

India's actual COVID-19 caseload is 3,58,692, while close to 18,000 people have recuperated from the disease in 24 hours taking the number of recoveries to 6,53,750 which exceed active cases by 2,95,058, the Union Health Ministry said on Saturday (July 18, 2020).

Jul 18, 2020, 18:12 PM IST