The number of daily COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra plunged below the 30,000-mark on Monday with the state reporting 26,616 new infections, taking the count to 54,05,068, the health department said.
The Gujarat High Court on Monday said it was concerned about cases of mucormycosis, also known as black fungus, emerging in the state and asked the government to prepare for the new challenge.
The Jammu and Kashmir High Court on Monday decided to release jail inmates in the union territory on 90 days interim bail in view of the Supreme Court directions.
Three people were killed on Monday in an exchange of fire between security forces and Maoists in front of a newly built camp in Chhattisgarh's Sukma district, police said.
The entire medical system in villages and small cities of Uttar Pradesh is at God's mercy ("Ram Bharose"), the Allahabad High Court said on Monday while hearing a PIL over the coronavirus spread and the condition of quarantine centres in the state.
The Delhi High Court Monday asked the Centre why it can't fix a formula to determine the MRP of oxygen concentrators which are in demand for COVID-19 treatment as people were being charged exorbitantly.
China, which is actively pursuing vaccine diplomacy, said on Monday that it is "supportive" of India and South Africa's proposal for a temporary waiver of Trade-Related Aspects of Intellectual Property Rights (TRIPS) for coronavirus vaccines.
The Uttarakhand government on Monday extended the coronavirus curfew in the state by another week, making it mandatory for people attending marriage functions to bring their negative COVID report to the programme.
Noting that the strategy of starting the COVID-19 vaccination programme with frontline warriors has paid rich dividends in the second wave, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said on Monday that the vaccines have ensured the safety of most of the doctors.
A group of US lawmakers has introduced a resolution in the House of Representatives, urging the Biden administration to continue to ramp up efforts to assist India in its fight against COVID19.
The MLA brother of a Union minister has claimed he was given fake Remdesivir injections in a hospital in Jabalpur in Madhya Pradesh and demanded a high-level probe into what he said was a racket in the district.
The Delhi High Court on Monday said political leaders have no business to "hoard" stocks of COVID-19 medicines already in shortage and the drugs must be surrendered.
A 27-year-old gym instructor's kidnapping and subsequent death sparked tension in Haryana's Nuh district. The police had to baton-charge mobs angry over the killing and fire in the air to disperse them.
The CoWIN portal will be made available in Hindi and 14 regional languages by next week, while 17 more laboratories will be added to the INSACOG network to monitor the variants of COVID-19, the health ministry said on Monday.
Convalescent plasma therapy, widely used in hospitals for treating moderate and serious coronavirus patients, has been dropped from the centre's list of recommended lines of treatment for COVID-19.