Spike in missing children cases: NGOs call for sensitisation, vigilance

Child rights NGOs have flagged a sharp rise in the number of children who have gone missing in the last two years due to the social impact of COVID-19. In order to prevent the situation for worsening, the organisations have called for the immediate strengthening of child protection committees at … Read more

Data story: India logs 2,685 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,572

India reported an increase of 494 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 16,308. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 28, it added 2,685 cases to take its total caseload to 43,150,215. And, with 33 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,572, … Read more

Nearly 200 cases of monkeypox in more than 20 countries, says WHO

The World Health Organisation says nearly 200 cases of monkeypox have been reported in more than 20 countries not usually known to have outbreaks of the unusual disease, but described the epidemic as containable and proposed creating a stockpile to equitably share the limited vaccines and drugs available worldwide. During a public briefing … Read more

Delhi reports 445 new Covid cases, no fatalities; positivity rate at 2.04%

Delhi on Friday logged 445 fresh COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 2.04 per cent, while no new death was reported due the viral disease, according to data shared by the city health department here. With the new cases, Delhi’s COVID-19 tally increased to 19,05,512 while the death toll … Read more

Maharashtra records 536 Covid-19 cases, no deaths; active cases cross 2,500

Maharashtra on Friday recorded 536 new coronavirus infections — the highest one-day rise in cases since March 3 — but zero pandemic-related fatalities, the health department said. The tally of active cases crossed the 2,500-mark, it said. On March 3, the state had recorded 544 new infections. The … Read more

Data story: India logs 2,710 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,539

India reported an increase of 400 in active coronavirus cases to take its count to 15,814. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 27, it added 2,710 cases to take its total caseload to 43,147,530. And, with 14 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,539, … Read more

Data story: India logs 2,124 new Covid cases; death toll at 524,507

India reported 130 new active coronavirus cases to take its count to 14,971. The country is fifty-sixth among the most affected countries by active cases. On May 25, it added 2,124 cases to take its total caseload to 43,142,192. And, with 17 new fatalities, its Covid-19 death toll reached 524,507, or 1.22 per … Read more