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The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare is an Indian government ministry charged with health policy in India. It is also responsible for all government programs relating to family planning in India.

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COVID-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 22,771, recovery rate improved to 60.80 percent [Video]

COVID-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 22,771, recovery rate improved to 60.80 percent

On July 04, India reported 442 deaths and highest single-day spike of 22,771 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. According to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, positive cases stand at..

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India sees highest single-day spike of 16,922 COVID-19 cases [Video]

India sees highest single-day spike of 16,922 COVID-19 cases

With the highest single-day spike of 16,922 cases and 418 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,73,105 on June 25. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health..

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India sees highest single-day spike of 15,968 COVID-19 cases [Video]

India sees highest single-day spike of 15,968 COVID-19 cases

With the highest single-day spike of 15,968 cases and 465 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,56,183 on Wednesday. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of..

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With increase of 14,933 cases, India's COVID-19 count stands at 4,40,215 [Video]

With increase of 14,933 cases, India's COVID-19 count stands at 4,40,215

With an increase of 14,933 new cases and 312 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count reached 4,40,215 on Tuesday. According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health and Family..

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With 9,440 COVID-19 patients cured in last 24 hours, recovery rate increases to 55.77 percent [Video]

With 9,440 COVID-19 patients cured in last 24 hours, recovery rate increases to 55.77 percent

With 9,440 COVID-19 patients cured in the last 24 hours, the COVID-19 recovery rate of India has increased to 55.77 per cent, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said on Monday. With the..

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COVID-19: Death toll surpasses 11,000 mark in India [Video]

COVID-19: Death toll surpasses 11,000 mark in India

The cases of coronavirus are growing at a rapid speed in India. According to the reports of Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, 2,003 deaths and 10,974 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours. The..

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COVID-19: HM Shah, Harsh Vardhan hold meeting with CM Kejriwal as Delhi cases surge [Video]

COVID-19: HM Shah, Harsh Vardhan hold meeting with CM Kejriwal as Delhi cases surge

Union Home Minister Amit Shah along with Health and Family Welfare Dr Harsh Vardhan held a crucial meeting with Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Union Territory Health Minister Satyendar Jain..

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COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 11,929 cases; death toll reaches 9,195 [Video]

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike of 11,929 cases; death toll reaches 9,195

India witnessed its highest-ever spike of 11,929 new cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of COVID-19 cases in the country to 3,20,922, according to the Union Ministry of Health and..

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Coronavirus cases in India reach 2.86 lakh, ICMR says no 'community transmission' [Video]

Coronavirus cases in India reach 2.86 lakh, ICMR says no 'community transmission'

Coronavirus cases in India have crossed over 2.8 lakh. The country witnessed the highest single-day spike of 9,996 more cases in last 24 hours. In a single day, as many as 357 deaths were reported..

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India's COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 49.21%: Health Ministry [Video]

India's COVID-19 recovery rate has improved to 49.21%: Health Ministry

The Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday informed that India's recovery rate stood at 49.21 per cent and the number of patients recovered has exceeded the number of active cases. "Today, our..

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COVID-19: Preparations underway at Lucknow's mosque ahead of re-opening [Video]

COVID-19: Preparations underway at Lucknow's mosque ahead of re-opening

The central government has allowed reopening of religious places from June 08 amid coronavirus pandemic. Sanitisation work and preparations are underway in a mosque at Lucknow. The authorities of..

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COVID-19: India far from peak, says ICMR [Video]

COVID-19: India far from peak, says ICMR

Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on June 02 said that the COVID-19 spread in the country is far away from the peak right now. "Instead of the use of the word 'community transmission', we need..

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India's COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 48.07 percent : Health Ministry [Video]

India's COVID-19 recovery rate improved to 48.07 percent : Health Ministry

The recovery rate of COVID-19 patients has been continuously improving, according to the Health Ministry 95,527 COVID19 patients have been recovered as of June 02. "95,527 COVID19 patients have..

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At 2.87%, India's COVID-19 fatality rate one of the lowest in world: Health Ministry [Video]

At 2.87%, India's COVID-19 fatality rate one of the lowest in world: Health Ministry

While addressing a press conference in Delhi, Union Health Ministry Joint Secretary, Lav Agarwal on May 26 briefed the detail reports of COVID-19 pandemic in the nation. He said India's fatality rate..

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COVID-19 lockdown: Mosques remain closed on Eid in J-K for devotees [Video]

COVID-19 lockdown: Mosques remain closed on Eid in J-K for devotees

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Jammu and Kashmir on May 24 amid coronavirus pandemic. Mosques remain closed for devotees on this occasion in Jammu due to COVID-19 lockdown. Celebration of Eid will..

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COVID-19: People offer Eid prayers at home in Kerala amid lockdown [Video]

COVID-19: People offer Eid prayers at home in Kerala amid lockdown

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Kerala on May 24 amid coronavirus pandemic. People in Malapurram and Kozhikode offered Eid-ul-Fitr prayers at their homes as mosques remain closed for devotees amid..

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COVID-19: Meat, fish market closed ahead of Eid in Bengaluru [Video]

COVID-19: Meat, fish market closed ahead of Eid in Bengaluru

Bengaluru markets wore a deserted look ahead of Eid festival on May 24. A state-wide total lockdown has been imposed in Karnataka to contain the spread of COVID-19 outbreak. Shivajinagar meat market in..

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Farmers burn wheat stubble ahead of paddy plantation in Amritsar [Video]

Farmers burn wheat stubble ahead of paddy plantation in Amritsar

Farmers continued to burn wheat stubble in Punjab's Amritsar amid coronavirus pandemic on May 24. They burnt stubble in Chatiwind village to clear the fields ahead of paddy plantation. Paddy plantation..

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Businesses fail to pickup ahead of Eid in Old Delhi [Video]

Businesses fail to pickup ahead of Eid in Old Delhi

Vegetable and fruit sellers in Delhi's Daryaganj market are facing hardships ahead of Eid festival. They are suffering losses due to COVID-19 outbreak. Sellers said that there is no excitement about..

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Eid al-Fitr: People of Imphal came out for purchasing, social distancing is still a challenge [Video]

Eid al-Fitr: People of Imphal came out for purchasing, social distancing is still a challenge

People of Imphal, came out in the market to make purchases for Eid al-Fitr amid coronavirus lockdown. However, maintaining social distancing norms is still a challenge for many people. "We are trying..

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Delhiites to celebrate Eid this year under shadow of coronavirus [Video]

Delhiites to celebrate Eid this year under shadow of coronavirus

People in Jafrabad area of North-East Delhi will celebrate Eid-ul-Fitr in different way this year. They will keep in mind all guidelines and norms amid coronavirus lockdown 4.0. Locals will offer Eid..

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Ladakh celebrating Eid early after moon sighted in Kargil [Video]

Ladakh celebrating Eid early after moon sighted in Kargil

Eid-ul-Fitr is being celebrated in Ladakh on May 23 amid coronavirus pandemic. Celebration of Eid will be different this year as large gatherings are prohibited and people have been asked to maintain..

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Prices crashed to Rs 70/kg from Rs 1000: Madurai Jasmine flower sellers incurring losses amid lockdown [Video]

Prices crashed to Rs 70/kg from Rs 1000: Madurai Jasmine flower sellers incurring losses amid lockdown

The sellers of world famous 'Madurai Malli' (Jasmine Flower) are incurring losses due to coronavirus lockdown. Farmers and traders are suffering as there are fewer buyers in Mattuthavani flower market...

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Eid rush missing from Kerala's Kozhikode market as business hit by COVID-19 lockdown [Video]

Eid rush missing from Kerala's Kozhikode market as business hit by COVID-19 lockdown

The impact of coronavirus lockdown has adversely affected businesses of various shopkeepers in Kerala's Kozhikode. They are bearing losses in their business ahead of Eid festival. People in less..

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There are 1,32,912 recovered cases more than the active COVID-19 cases, according to the data provided by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
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'Make in India' COVID-19 ventilators supplied to states, complying with required provisions: MoHFW

These cost-effective, made in India ventilators have BiPAP mode and other such modes as have been prescribed in the technical specifications, the ministry said.
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Recovered Covid-19 patients exceed active cases by over 1 lakh: Health Ministry

The gap between recoveries and active cases of Covid-19 has crossed 1,00,000, the Union health ministry said on Sunday as coronavirus cases in India mounted to 5,28,859 and the death toll rose to..
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Govt includes dexamethasone in treatment protocols for coronavirus patients

An updated clinical management protocol was released by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare for managing the coronavirus cases in the country.
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Rahul targets govt, PM for having no plan to defeat virus, as Covid cases surge past 5-lakh mark

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Recovery rate of COVID-19 patients reach 58.24%, ICMR adds 11 more labs to ramp up testing

he Ministry of Health and Family Welfare said recovered cases now exceed active cases by more than 96,000.
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India sees highest single-day spike of 15,968 Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 4,56,183

According to the latest update by the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare (MoHFW), 14,476 deaths have been recorded due to the infection so far in the country. The count includes 1,83,022..
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COVID-19 recovery rate improves to 55.49%.: Ministry of Health and Family Welfare

In the last 24 hours, 1,90,730 samples were tested.
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Coronavirus deaths near 44,000 in Brazil, No.2 global hotspot

Brazil's death toll from the novel coronavirus pandemic rose to nearly 44,000 on Monday, according to Health Ministry data, as the country continued easing restrictions on circulation despite the..
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Brazil registers 627 new COVID-19 deaths, 888,271 total confirmed cases

Brazil registered 627 new deaths from COVID-19 on Monday, the Health Ministry said, with a new total of 888,271 confirmed cases of coronavirus.
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Union Health Ministry relaxes guidelines on handing over bodies of suspected Covid cases to families

The Union Health Ministry on Sunday relaxed the guidelines on handing over the bodies of suspected Covid-19 cases to relatives for cremation to ensure that they do not have to wait for laboratory..
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India's Covid-19 recovery rate now 49.95%; over 1.5 lakh patients cured

The Covid-19 recovery rate in the country is currently at 49.95 per cent with a total of 1,54,329 patients getting cured of the disease till Saturday, according to ministry of health and family welfare..
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NHRC issues notices to Centre, Delhi govt over mismanagement of COVID-19 situation

The National Human Rights Commission on Wednesday issued notices to Delhi and Union Health Ministry about the harships faced by the citizens of the natonal capital due to non-availability of beds in..
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Brazil sows further COVID-19 confusion by releasing contradictory sets of figures

After removing cumulative numbers for how many people have died in Brazil of coronavirus from a national website, the Health Ministry sowed further confusion and controversy by releasing two..
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Brazil's official coronavirus death toll passes Italy

Brazil's total COVID-19 death toll blew past that of Italy on Thursday, as the Health Ministry reported 1,437 deaths in the last 24 hours and 30,925 additional coronavirus cases.
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Brazil sets record for daily coronavirus deaths, beating Tuesday

Brazil registered a record number of daily deaths from the coronavirus for the second consecutive day, according to Health Ministry data released on Wednesday.
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India's fatality rate due to Covid-19 is 2.82%, says Centre

The Centre on Tuesday said that India's fatality rate due to coronavirus is 2.82 per cent and it is one of the lowest in the world."The fatality rate due to Covid-19 in our country is 2.82 per cent and..
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Spain's daily coronavirus death toll drops to a handful

Spain's coronavirus death toll rose by four on Saturday to 27,125, the Health Ministry said, reflecting a dramatic decline in daily fatalities in recent weeks as the country brings the outbreak under..
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India's Covid-19 count reach 1,73,763 with 7,964 new cases; 265 deaths in last 24 hours

With the highest ever spike of 7,964 coronavirus positive cases in the last 24 hours, India's total count of COVID-19 cases has reached 1,73,763, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare..
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Brazil reaches 27,878 coronavirus deaths, surpasses Spain

Coronavirus deaths in Brazil reached 27,878, the Health Ministry said on Friday, surpassing Spain to become the fifth ranking nation in the number of dead.
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Brazil registers record 26,417 coronavirus cases in a day: ministry

Brazil reported a daily record of 26,417 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, according to the Health Ministry, bringing its total tally to 438,238, second only to the United States in confirmed cases.
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India's Covid-19 count mounts to 1,58,333, recovery rate improves to 42.75 pc

The number of active coronavirus cases stands at 86,110, while 67,692 people have recovered and one patient has migrated. The death toll due to the infection has reached 4,531 in the country, said the..
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Brazil coronavirus death toll above 25,000, more than 410,000 cases

Brazil's death toll from COVID-19 surpassed 25,000 people on Wednesday, at 25,598, the Health Ministry said. Deaths from the disease caused by the coronavirus over the last 24 hours were 1,086.
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COVID-19 fatality rate in India among the lowest in world: Govt

According to the Union Health Ministry, India has 1,45,380 total confirmed cases while the death toll is 4,167.
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Coronavirus Outbreak: India's COVID-19 case tally crosses 1.45 lakh-mark; death toll tops 4,100

The recovery rate this morning stands at 41.60%, the Health Ministry informed.
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Rajasthan's Covid-19 count surges to 7,173 with 73 news cases on Monday

With 6,977 new cases, India has now 1,38,845 confirmed cases of COVID-19. So far 57,721 persons have recovered or migrated, said the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Monday.
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Indonesia reports 479 new coronavirus cases

Indonesia reported 479 new cases of the novel coronavirus on Monday, taking the total in the Southeast Asian nation to 22,750, Health Ministry official Achmad Yurianto said.
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Yogi Adityanath holds meeting with 'Covid-19 management Team-11'

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, there are 6,268 COVID-19 cases in Uttar Pradesh, including 3,538 cured/discharged/migrated and 161 deaths.
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Nicaraguan government says coronavirus deaths rise to 17

Nicaragua's Health Ministry on Tuesday confirmed a total of 17 people had died in the country from the novel coronavirus, while there were 254 cases in the past week, compared with a previously..
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India has about 7.1 confirmed Covid-19 cases per lakh population: Health ministry

India has about 7.1 Covid-19 positive cases per lakh population, much lower than the global average of 60, the Union ministry of health and family welfare (MoHFW) said on Monday."In terms of confirmed..
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ICMR, NCDC to start serosurvey to monitor COVID-19 prevalence at district level

Two government research bodies at the forefront of the fight against the coronavirus are in the process of initiating a population-based serosurvey to monitor the trend in prevalence of the infection..
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: 13 more CISF personnel test positive for COVID-19

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Coronavirus in India LIVE: COVID-19 tally in Delhi mounts to 6,318 cases; death toll 68

Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India's recovery rate from the COVID-19 disease is around 29.36%
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: No new cases in Ghaziabad in last 24 hours, 56 active cases in district

Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India's recovery rate from the COVID-19 disease is around 29.36%
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Coronavirus in India LIVE: With 57 new cases, COVID-19 tally in Rajasthan mounts to 3,636

Meanwhile, the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Friday said that India's recovery rate from the COVID-19 disease is around 29.36%
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Only 1.15% of hospitalised COVID-19 patients need ventilator support, 4.7% in ICU: Health Ministry

According to Health Ministry data obtained till Thursday, 4.7% patients are in ICU, 1.15% has ventilator support and 3.2% patients require oxygen support.
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Death toll due to Covid-19 rises to 1,373; number of cases climb to 42,533

The death toll due to Covid-19 rose to 1,373 and the number of cases climbed to 42,533 in the country on Monday, according to the Union Health Ministry. The number of active Covid-19 cases stood at..
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India's COVID-19 tally crosses 37,000, highest single-day case count; death toll tops 1,200-mark

According to the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, as many as 2,293 cases and 71 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. This is the highest number of cases in a single day yet.
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Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: 583 new cases take Maharashtra's tally to 10,498, mortality rate at 4.37%

The death toll due to COVID-19 touched 1,075 on Thursday with the number of infected cases rising above 33,000 in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry.
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Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: Death toll reached 1075 as total count approaches 34,000

The death toll due to COVID-19 touched 1,075 on Thursday with the number of infected cases rising above 33,000 in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry.
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Coronavirus in India LIVE updates: MHA allows movement of stranded people by special trains

The death toll due to COVID-19 touched 1,075 on Thursday with the number of infected cases rising above 33,000 in the country, according to the Union Health Ministry.
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Only RT-PCR test to be used for coronavirus detection, capacity scaled up to 389 labs: Centre

There are 292 government labs and 97 private laboratories for COVID-19 testing across the country, the Union Health Ministry said.
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