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India registers 10,302 new Covid-19 infections, 267 more deaths in last 24 hours

The country's active cases decreased by 1,752 in 24 hours and now comprise 0.36 per cent of the total infections, the lowest since March 2020.

India registers 15,906 new Covid cases, 561 deaths in last 24 hours

At 1,72,594, the active cases comprise 0.51% of the case tally, the lowest since March 2020. The national recovery rate stands at 98.17%, according to the Union health ministry.
A health worker checks the body temperature of a traveller as a precaution against the coronavirus before allowing her to proceed at a railway station, in Mumbai, on 30 September 2021 | PTI

India reports 18,166 fresh Covid-19 cases, 214 deaths in last 24 hours

The daily rise in new Covid-19 infections has been below 30,000 for 16 straight days while the national recovery rate was recorded at 97.99 per cent, the highest since March 2020.

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.
A BMC health worker collects a swab sample of a passenger for the Covid test, at a station in Mumbai, on 30 June 2021 | PTI

India adds 46,617 new Covid cases, recovery rate surpasses 97%

A net decline of 13,620 cases has been recorded in the total number of active Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, the health ministry report stated.
An Eli Lilly & Co. logo is seen on the cap of a pill bottle | Daniel Acker | Bloomberg

Blocked by Eli Lilly, Bajaj Healthcare moves patent office to make Covid drug Baricitinib

BHL says it can produce Baricitinib for as cheap as Rs 14 (for 1mg). US pharma giant Eli Lilly, which holds exclusive licence for the drug, manufactures it at an average cost of Rs 3,230.
Representative Image | File photo of a swab sample being collected for Covid test | PTI

Coronavirus could possibly spread through faeces of infected patients, ICMR study finds

The study by the Indian Council of Medical Research-National Institute of Virology, Pune, observed a family of four patients and found the presence of the SARS-CoV-2 virus in all their stool samples.
A medic collects samples from e-commerce and food delivery personnel for Covid-19 testing in Bengaluru, on 24 May 2021 | PTI

India records 1.32 lakh new Covid cases, recovery rate crosses 93%

According to health ministry data, daily positivity was recorded at 6.38% while active cases were below 20 lakh for the fourth consecutive day.
Health workers sanitize a patient receiving treatment at a Covid care centre in New Delhi

India adds 1.32 lakh new Covid cases, active infections stay below 20 lakh for second day

According to health ministry data, the country recorded 3,207 Covid deaths in the last 24 hours and the daily positivity rate dropped to 6.57%.
A health worker in PPE kit stand near Covid-19 patient, at Covid Care Center Rakabganj Gurudwara in New Delhi, on 25 May 2021 | PTI

India records 1.27 lakh new Covid cases, 2,795 deaths in last 24 hours

According to health ministry data, the death toll was the lowest reported in 35 days, and total active cases have gone below 20 lakh after 43 days.
Illustration: Ramandeep Kaur | ThePrint

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Jeff Bezos will travel to the edge of space in his New Shepard aircraft — more than a week after billionaire Richard Branson defeated him in a fast developing space race.