News18 Evening Digest: Experts Say Its ‘Too Early to Declare a Third Wave’ Amid Rise of Covid & Other Top Stories

News18 Evening Digest: Experts Say Its 'Too Early to Declare a Third Wave' Amid Rise of Covid & Other Top Stories

IndiGo Announces 15th Anniversary Offers on Air Travel Between Sept 1 and March 26 To celebrate its 15 years of operations, airline major IndiGo on Wednesday announced a three-day special sale offering all-inclusive fares starting from Rs 915 on its domestic and international connections. Accordingly, the offer will be live from August 4-6, 2021 and … Read more

Experts Say Its ‘Too Early to Declare a Third Wave’ Amid Rise of Covid in Some States

The government on Tuesday also said the R-value is more than one in eight states and UTs, which is a cause of concern.

The rise in fresh Covid cases and the effective reproduction number indication of how fast an infection spreads — in many states is worrying but don’t panic. Instead, mask up and get vaccinated, say experts, stressing that it is too early to declare the beginning of a new wave. In fact, it could be that … Read more

Low Vaccinations, Strained Healthcare Infra: What Central Team Found in Kerala Amid Steep Rise in Cases

Low Vaccinations, Strained Healthcare Infra: What Central Team Found in Kerala Amid Steep Rise in Cases

Amid a steep rise in Covid-19 cases, the Union government on Tuesday updated on the six-member Central team findings that visited Kerala last week. Lav Agarwal, the Joint Secretary in the Union Health Ministry stated that a team headed by Dr Sujeet Singh, National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) and former Deputy Director-General of the … Read more

Covishield Monthly Production to Rise to 120 Mn Doses, Covaxin to 58 Mn: Govt

Covishield Monthly Production to Rise to 120 Mn Doses, Covaxin to 58 Mn: Govt

The monthly production capacity of Covishield is projected to be increased to more than 120 million doses and of Covaxin to around 58 million doses by December, the government told Rajya Sabha on Tuesday, citing information from the COVID-19 vaccine manufacturers. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya was responding to a question on the current capacity … Read more

Dr. Anthony Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise

Image Source : AP Dr. Anthony Fauci: More ‘pain and suffering’ ahead as COVID cases rise Dr. Anthony Fauci warned Sunday that more “pain and suffering” is on the horizon as COVID-19 cases climb again and officials plead with unvaccinated Americans to get their shots. Fauci, the nation’s top infectious disease expert, also said he … Read more

India Records Single-day Rise of 41,831 New Covid Cases, 541 Deaths

Potent Immune Response, Supply Shortage Have Pushed These Countries to Allow Mix and Match of Covid Vaccines

India saw a single-day rise of 41,831 new Covid-19 cases, taking the tally to 3,16,55,824, while the cumulative vaccine doses administered in the country has crossed 47 crore, according to Union Health Ministry data updated on Sunday. The death toll climbed to 4,24,351 with 541 daily fatalities. Registering an increase for the fifth consecutive cases, … Read more

Bengal Dams Almost Full Due to Heavy Rain, Water Discharge to Rise: Officials

Bengal Dams Almost Full Due to Heavy Rain, Water Discharge to Rise: Officials

Discharge of water from dams and barrages in West Bengal is set to increase as the storage facilities are almost full with heavy rainfall across the state for the last two days, officials said on Saturday. The inflow of water to these facilities is going up due to incessant rain in the state and neighbouring … Read more

New Covid-19 Cases Rise for Third Day in Tamil Nadu; CM Stalin Unveils Awareness Campaign

Report Proposes 'Mumbai Plus' Approach for Covid-19 Vaccination Planning and Unlocking

New Covid-19 infections continued to rise for the third day in a row in Tamil Nadu with 1,986 people testing positive, pushing the overall tally to 25,59,597, while 26 deaths took the toll to 34,076. Recoveries outnumbered new infections with 2,178 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 25,04,805, leaving 20,716active infections, … Read more

New Covid-19 Cases Rise in Tamil Nadu for Second Day in a Row

Kerala Govt Tightens Covid-19 Restrictions Due to Surge in Test Positivity Rate

For the second consecutive day, Tamil Nadu on Friday reported a surge in new infections with 1,947 people contracting the contagion and pushing the tally to 25,57,611 till date, said the Health Department. Deaths mounted to 34,050 with 27 succumbing to the virus. Of the deceased, there was a 15-year-old boy from Salem, a bulletin … Read more

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