Wednesday, 30 November, 2022
TopicCovid cases India

Topic: Covid cases India

19,893 new COVID cases recorded in India in last 24 hours, recovery rate 98.5%

20,419 recoveries were reported in the last 24 hours. The total number of recoveries from the infection is now at 4,34,24,029.

India’s active Covid cases cross 1.14 lakh with over 13,000 new infections, 19 deaths

The active cases comprise 0.26 per cent of the total 4.35 crore infections, while the national Covid recovery rate was recorded at 98.53%, the Union Health Ministry said.

With over 4,000 new Covid cases, India records highest single-day tally in almost three months

The daily positivity rate, or the confirmed Covid cases as a percentage of overall tests, stands at 0.95% while the weekly positivity rate has begun inching up, the data show.

From a record low of 0.55, India’s Covid R value rises to 0.77 this month

Although the overall R remains under 1, the rate of decline has slowed down. Many states, including Assam, Kerala, Maharashtra, West Bengal and Karnataka saw a rise in R value.

40 lakh more Indians died during 2 yrs of Covid than avg, highest in world, says Lancet study

Global deaths due to Covid could be as high as 1.82 crore, about three times the official figures, according to analysis of excess deaths by University of Washington researchers.

India’s Covid R value at all-time low of 0.55, Bengal records lowest infection rate

Researchers, however, have noted that in some states like Maharashtra and Delhi, the R value has seen a marginal rise.

4th Covid wave could hit India between June & October, IIT-Kanpur preprint says

Paper uploaded on MedRxiv on 24 February used data from previous waves to forecast upcoming surge, and its approximate peak (between 15 and 31 August).

Learning from Covid, Modi govt plans big AI push for disease surveillance across India

The health ministry has signed an MoU with a private company to develop an AI-based tool that will scan media reports and track disease outbreaks.

India registers 16,051 new Covid cases in last 24 hours, recovery rate at 98.33%

The death toll climbed to 5,12,109 with 206 fresh fatalities, while the active cases comprise 0.47% of the total infections, the health ministry data showed.

India reports 25,920 fresh Covid cases, 492 deaths in last 24 hours

With a reduction of 40,826 cases, the active caseload further declined to 2,92,092. National Covid recovery rate has improved to 98.12 per cent, the health ministry says.

On Camera

YourTurn

A group picture of Supreme court judges at Supreme Court in New Delhi | Praveen Jain | ThePrint

Ambedkar rejected collegium system, said CJI supremacy on judges’ appointment is dangerous

In May 1949, the Constituent Assembly debated the Collegium system, only to reject it thrice. Now the SC is assuming that role once again.
A computer shop in Bengaluru | Representational image | Facebook

India’s laptop imports surged to $5 bn in first 9 months of 2022. Nearly 73% came from China

Since 2017, China has accounted for around 75 per cent of India’s laptop imports, but the government is now expanding its list of importing partners.

Defence

A soldier with 'Arjun', a black kite trained to down enemy drones, during the Yudh Abhyas exercise being held in Auli, Uttarakhand | Suraj Singh Bisht | ThePrint

It’s a plane, no it’s a bird! Army’s training eagles & falcons to swoop down on hostile drones

The birds are also being trained for surveillance at Remount Veterinary Corps Centre in Meerut, with cameras fitted to their heads to record videos.

A Gujarat gamble: A likely reason Rahul is not giving Modi a fight this assembly election

I'd rather not buy idea that Rahul's holding his fire until 2024. More likely, Congress believes Karnataka offers best chance of winning a Gujarat-sized state if Gujarat is too challenging.