Covaxin output cycle may hit Centre’s deadline

Each batch takes 4 months, says Covaxin manufacturer Bharat Biotech. Amid claims by the Centre that “all Indians” would be vaccinated by the year end, Bharat Biotech, the manufacturer of Covaxin, has disclosed that it takes 120 days — or about four months — for a manufactured batch of vaccines to be released for supply. … Read more

Turning the COVID-19 tide in Chennai

With an exponential rise in infections, Chennai quickly became a COVID-19 hotspot during the second wave. Serena Josephine M. reports on how the situation was stabilised before it could spiral out of control With the phones ringing off the hook and the queues of the sick becoming longer, S. Sangavi and S. Ramachandran knew better … Read more

Kolkata’s COVID-19 deaths in 2021 could be 4 times higher

Excess deaths data shows deaths could have been more than twice the recorded number in 2020. If data on certified deaths in Kolkata in 2021 so far are any indication, the number of excess deaths compared to previous years was as high as 4.5 times the official recorded figure of 1,371 COVID related deaths, indicating … Read more

Coronavirus | 3.28 lakh fresh cases, 3,700 deaths recorded on May 13

India recorded 3,28,435 new COVID-19 cases until 9.40 p.m. on Thursday. As many as 3,700 new deaths were also registered. The country has so far reported a total of 2,40,31,659 cases and 2,62,053 deaths. Maharashtra reported 42,582 infections, followed by Kerala (39,955) and Karnataka (35,297). Maharashtra also recorded 850 casualties, followed by Karnataka (344) and … Read more

Coronavirus updates | Pregnant women may be offered choice to take any vaccine: Govt. panel

India added 3,62,727 new coronavirus infections in a day taking the COVID-19 tally of cases to 2,37,03,665, while the death toll rose to 2,58,317 with 4,120 daily fatalities, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday. The active cases have increased to 37,10,525 comprising 15.65% of the total infections. The national COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 83.26%, the … Read more

Coronavirus | Grief, groceries, all shared in this fight

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IT hub Bengaluru and its struggle for healthcare

In Bengaluru, poor preparation for the second wave has resulted in mismanagement in the allocation of beds, delays in testing, and oxygen shortage. Afshan Yasmeen, K.V. Aditya Bharadwaj and Chitra V. Ramani report on the crisis engulfing a city once touted to be a popular medical tourism hub. On the night of May 2, Sajidunnissa, … Read more

Coronavirus | Uddhav Thackeray’s call on oxygen fails to reach Narendra Modi

Prime Minister too busy with Bengal election campaign, Maharahstra Chief Minister told. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reportedly tried to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 about the severe oxygen shortage in the State, but could not get through, because the latter was campaigning in West Bengal, sources in the Chief Minister’s … Read more

Coronavirus | Uddhav Thackeray’s call on oxygen ignored by Narendra Modi

Prime Minister too busy with Bengal election campaign, Maharahstra Chief Minister told. Maharashtra Chief Minister Uddhav Thackeray reportedly tried to speak to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 17 about the severe oxygen shortage in the State, but could not get through, because the latter was campaigning in West Bengal, sources in the Chief Minister’s … Read more

Coronavirus | Over 6,000 travellers from U.K. traced across States

Passengers testing positive moved to separate quarantine units. In line with a Health Ministry directive, several States have stepped up efforts to trace and test persons who have flown in or transited from the United Kingdom between November 25 and December 23, for a more infective version of the COVID-19 virus. Flights between India and … Read more