Delhi records 635 COVID-19 cases, two deaths; positivity rate 1.13 per cent

New Delhi, Feb 19 (PTI) Delhi on Saturday reported 635 fresh COVID-19 cases and two deaths, while the positivity rate dropped to 1.13 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. With this, the national capital’s case count increased to 18,55,409 and the death toll climbed to 26,097, the latest health bulletin… Continue reading Delhi records 635 COVID-19 cases, two deaths; positivity rate 1.13 per cent

COVID-19 ‘third wave’ seems to be waning: Maha Health Minister

Mumbai, Jan 29 (PTI) The “third wave” of the coronavirus pandemic seems to be declining in the state though in some cities cases are showing an uptick, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday. The state reported 27,971 new coronavirus cases and 61 pandemic-related deaths during the day. With the count of new daily… Continue reading COVID-19 ‘third wave’ seems to be waning: Maha Health Minister

Delta dominates COVID-19 third wave in Karnataka, shows genome sequenced samples:Minister

Bengaluru, Jan 28 (PTI) The deadly delta strain that had wreaked havoc during the second wave continues to dominate in the third wave of COVID-19 in Karnataka, according to Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar. “Which strain is dominating the third wave in Karnataka? As per the 6,000 samples that were genome sequenced, Delta and… Continue reading Delta dominates COVID-19 third wave in Karnataka, shows genome sequenced samples:Minister

Deaths significantly less in 3rd COVID-19 wave in comparison to 2nd wave: Govt

New Delhi, Jan 20 (PTI) Deaths are significantly less in the third wave of the COVID-19 pandemic in comparison to the second wave, and the current surge is not witnessing increase in severe illness or death following high vaccination uptake, the government said on Thursday. It said that 94 per cent of India’s adults have… Continue reading Deaths significantly less in 3rd COVID-19 wave in comparison to 2nd wave: Govt

Answers to key doubts of omicron variant that drives third wave of COVID-19

Since its identification, at the end of November, the Omicron variant caused an exponential growth in coronavirus cases around the world. Now, the third wave shows this reality also in India. India reported 168,063 new COVID-19 infections on Tuesday, a 20-fold rise in a month. Most infected people have recovered at home and the level… Continue reading Answers to key doubts of omicron variant that drives third wave of COVID-19

Third wave of COVID-19 to pose risk to asset quality of banks: Report

New Delhi, January 6 (PTI): The threat of third wave of COVID-19 poses high risks to banks asset quality, especially the restructured loan book, according to a report by domestic rating agency ICRA. Besides bad loans, lenders are likely to see challenges on profitability and solvency fronts due to the disruption caused by the Omicron… Continue reading Third wave of COVID-19 to pose risk to asset quality of banks: Report

Omicron driven third wave in India likely to peak in Feb: COVID-19 Supermodel Panel

By Shalini Bhardwaj New Delhi [India], December 18 (ANI): Daily COVID-19 caseload in India that is currently around 7,500 infections is expected to increase once the Omicron starts displacing Delta as the dominant variant, informed members of the National COVID-19 Supermodel Committee and predicted the third wave in India early year. Vidyasagar, who is also… Continue reading Omicron driven third wave in India likely to peak in Feb: COVID-19 Supermodel Panel

‘Hybrid’ immunity, vaccination behind low COVID-19 cases, big third wave unlikely: Experts

New Delhi, November 22 (PTI): Is the worst of the Covid crisis behind India? As cases dip three weeks after Diwali, the answer is a possible yes, say several experts, attributing the downslide to a large section of the population already exposed to the virus during the second wave and a stepped up vaccination campaign.… Continue reading ‘Hybrid’ immunity, vaccination behind low COVID-19 cases, big third wave unlikely: Experts

If there is no new variant, 3rd Covid wave will not be as devastating as 2nd, says top vaccinologist

New Delhi, Sep 17 (PTI) There will not be a third wave of COVID-19 of the size and consequence the country witnessed during the second wave unless there is a new variant of coronavirus, top vaccinologist Gagandeep Kang said Friday. She stressed the need to develop better vaccines that can deal with new variants, and… Continue reading If there is no new variant, 3rd Covid wave will not be as devastating as 2nd, says top vaccinologist

India plans 50% increase in oxygen production before third COVID-19 wave

BENGALURU, Sept 6 (Reuters) – India aims to ramp up its medical oxygen production capacity to 15,000 tonnes per day before a potential third wave of coronavirus infections that is expected to hit the country as soon as mid-September, an industry executive said. The target implies a 50% jump from the maximum output of almost… Continue reading India plans 50% increase in oxygen production before third COVID-19 wave