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The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), the apex body in India for the formulation, coordination and promotion of biomedical research, is one of the oldest and largest medical research bodies in the world. The ICMR is funded by the Government of India through the Department of Health Research, Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

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COVID-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 26,506 cases [Video]

COVID-19: India reports highest single-day spike of 26,506 cases

India reported 475 deaths and the highest single-day spike of 26,506 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours. Positive cases stand at 7,93,802 including 2,76,685 active cases, 4,95,513..

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COVID-19: India reports 22,752 cases, 482 deaths in last 24 hours [Video]

COVID-19: India reports 22,752 cases, 482 deaths in last 24 hours

India reported a spike of 22,752 new cases of COVID-19 and 482 deaths in the last 24 hours. The number of positive cases stand at 7,42,417 including 2,64,944 active cases, 4,56,831..

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COVID-19 tests in India cross 1 crore mark [Video]

COVID-19 tests in India cross 1 crore mark

With a spike of 22,252 cases, India's COVID-19 case count crossed seven lakh on Tuesday while 467 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. According to the Union Health Ministry, the total count of..

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With 22,252 new COVID cases, India crosses 7-lakh mark [Video]

With 22,252 new COVID cases, India crosses 7-lakh mark

India's COVID-19 case tally crossed 7 lakh mark with 22,252 new cases and 467 deaths in the last 24 hours. Total positive cases stand at 7,19,665 including 2,59,557 active cases, 4,39,948..

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India sees spike of 24,248 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 6,97,413 [Video]

India sees spike of 24,248 COVID-19 cases, tally reaches 6,97,413

India's COVID-19 tally neared the 7 lakh mark with 6,97,413 cases after 24,248 new cases were reported in the last 24 hours, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. As per the Health..

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COVID-19: India reports the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new cases [Video]

COVID-19: India reports the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new cases

On July 05, India reported the highest single-day spike of 24,850 new COVID-19 cases and 613 deaths in the last 24 hours. As of now, positive cases stand at 6,73,165 including 2,44,814 active cases,..

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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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COVID-19: India reports 18, 653 new cases, 507 deaths [Video]

COVID-19: India reports 18, 653 new cases, 507 deaths

India reported marginal dip in fresh COVID-19 cases on July 1. 18,653 new COVID-19 cases and 507 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours. The death toll has risen to 17,400 in the country. Positive..

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COVID-19: Death toll in country continues to rise, soon to cross 17,000 mark [Video]

COVID-19: Death toll in country continues to rise, soon to cross 17,000 mark

People continue to lose battle against the global pandemic, coronavirus. At least 418 people have lost their lives in the last 24 hours taking the total death toll to 16,893. Comparatively there was a..

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COVID-19: Positive cases to cross 5.5 lakh mark in India [Video]

COVID-19: Positive cases to cross 5.5 lakh mark in India

COVID-19 cases continue to speed up in the country. In the last 24 hours 19,459 people tested positive for novel coronavirus and 380 people lost the battle in the fight against the virus. Positive..

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COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike with 19,906 cases [Video]

COVID-19: India records highest single-day spike with 19,906 cases

COVID-19 cases continue to surge in India. 410 deaths and highest single-day spike of 19,906 new COVID19 cases were reported in last 24 hours. Positive cases in India stand at 5,28,859 including..

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Antigen test will begin soon in Rajasthan: CM Gehlot [Video]

Antigen test will begin soon in Rajasthan: CM Gehlot

During Discussion with the faculties of medical colleges, renowned doctors from across the state through a video conference, Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot announced that antigen test will start..

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COVID-19: India crosses 5 lakh mark, reports highest single day spike [Video]

COVID-19: India crosses 5 lakh mark, reports highest single day spike

India crossed the 5 lakh mark as COVID-19 cases continue to increase. The country reported highest single day spike of 18552 COVID-19 cases followed by 384 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positive cases..

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Maharashtra reports highest 5204 COVID cases in 24 hours, nationwide tally set to cross 5 lakh [Video]

Maharashtra reports highest 5204 COVID cases in 24 hours, nationwide tally set to cross 5 lakh

With 5,024 fresh cases in the last 24 hours, Maharashtra has reported highest single day spike of COVID-19 infections on June 26. 175 deaths reported on today due to the deadly infection. Out of these..

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Maharashtra govt is not hiding COVID death toll: State Health Minister [Video]

Maharashtra govt is not hiding COVID death toll: State Health Minister

Maharashtra Minister of Public Health and Family Welfare Rajesh Tope on June 26 said that the state government is not hiding death cases and counts of testing. "We're strictly following ICMR guidelines..

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Maharashtra, TN see highest COVID cases in 24 hrs as nationwide tally approaches 5 lakh [Video]

Maharashtra, TN see highest COVID cases in 24 hrs as nationwide tally approaches 5 lakh

4,841 new cases of COVID-19 reported in Maharashtra on June 25. 192 people lost their lives due to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours. On the plus side, 3,661 people recovered from the coronavirus..

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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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COVID-19 cases reach 3.95 lakh in India with highest single-day spike [Video]

COVID-19 cases reach 3.95 lakh in India with highest single-day spike

India on June 20 yet again recorded highest single-day spike of coronavirus cases (14,516) taking the tally to 3,95,048. Death toll has crossed 12,500 mark. Maharashtra remains the worst affected state..

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14,516 COVID-19 cases reported in highest single day spike, total infections near 4 lakh [Video]

14,516 COVID-19 cases reported in highest single day spike, total infections near 4 lakh

India on June 20 reported the highest single day spike of 14,516 new positive cases of coronavirus. The total number of COVID infections has risen to 3,95,048. The death toll has also seen a jump,..

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Record 13,856 new cases take COVID tally to 3.8 lakh, toll crosses 12,500 mark [Video]

Record 13,856 new cases take COVID tally to 3.8 lakh, toll crosses 12,500 mark

India on June 19 continued to record new highs in reporting coronavirus cases in single day as 13,856 new infections were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the total to 3,80,532. Death toll has..

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