Dharavi Adds to Maharashtra's Covid Woes With 107 Cases, Highest Since Onset of Pandemic

India on Thursday recorded an exponential rise as it registered 90,928 new cases of coronavirus and 4,82,876 fatalities. The country on Wednesday had recorded 58,097 Covid cases.

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Last Updated: January 06, 2022, 23:30 IST

The BMC on Jan 5 ruled out lockdown even as Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Mumbai. (File photo: PTI)

Ambulances were sighted waiting outside the Amritsar airport after 125 Returnees from Italy tested positive for Covid-19 on arrival.

India on Thursday recorded an exponential rise as it registered 90,928 new cases of coronavirus and 4,82,876 fatalities. The country on Wednesday had recorded 58,097 Covid cases.

Delhi is expected to record 14,000 fresh Covid cases on Thursday, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said. Speaking to Read More

Jan 06, 2022 22:30 IST

West Bengal reports 15,421 new cases, 7,343 recoveries and, 19 deaths today. Active cases 41,101 (+8,059)

Jan 06, 2022 22:06 IST

Christmas, New Year Booking Cancellations Result in Rs 200 Crore Loss for Hospitality Sector

Booking cancellations for Christmas and New Year celebrations, along with those of weddings and planned events, due to a surge in COVID-19 cases have so far resulted in a loss of around Rs 200 crore in the hospitality industry, the Federation of Hotel & Restaurant Associations of India (FHRAI) said on Thursday.

Jan 06, 2022 21:59 IST

Assam reports 844 new cases, 2 deaths, & 132 recoveries today

Jan 06, 2022 21:49 IST

In A First, Mumbai Reports 33% Hike in Daily Cases With Over 20,000 Infections, 85% Asymptomatic

In a worrying record, Mumbai on Thursday recorded a 33 per cent hike in daily cases compared to a day ago with over 20,000 Covid-19 infections in 24 hours for the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic. Four related deaths were also recorded in the same period.

Jan 06, 2022 21:21 IST

'Go to Hospital Only if Symptoms are Severe': Delhi Health Minister Issues Guidelines as Cases Skyrocket

Health Minister Satyendar Jain while addressing a press conference in Delhi urged people to avoid panicking and said that the Omicron variant of Covid is less lethal and can be treated at home. He also asked the people to avail of hospital services only if they are exhibiting severe Covid symptoms.

Jan 06, 2022 21:19 IST

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 149.57 crores

Jan 06, 2022 20:54 IST

Want to Hold Gangasagar Mela with Strict Covid Norms in Place, West Bengal Govt Tells Calcutta HC

On behalf the West Bengal government, advocate general SN Mookherjee on Thursday informed the Calcutta High Court that they wanted to go ahead with Gangasagar Mela by implementing strict Covid-19 safety measures. READ MORE 

Jan 06, 2022 20:16 IST

Rajasthan CM Ashok Gehlot Tests Positive for Coronavirus for 2nd Time, Says Has Mild Symptoms

“This evening I got my Covid test done which came positive. I have very mild symptoms and no other problems. All the people who came in contact with me are requested to isolate themselves and get their Covid test done,” Gehlot tweeted.

Jan 06, 2022 20:04 IST

After Rajasthan CM, Patiala MP Preneet Kaur Also Tests Positive for Corona

Patiala MP Preneet Kaur tested Positive for Covid19.

Jan 06, 2022 19:55 IST

63 Crew Members on Cordelia Cruise Test Covid Positive, Civic Body Blames Lack of Social Isolation

Afew hours after the last passenger on the Mumbai-Goa Cordelia was allowed to disembark on Thursday, it was revealed that of the 139 who had tested positive, 63 were crew members while the rest 67 belonged from Mumbai.

Jan 06, 2022 19:30 IST

Daily Covid-19 Cases Up Five Times Since December 31; Active Caseload Jumped Three Times in 7 Days: Data

India is witnessing a sudden outburst of coronavirus infections with daily cases going up by five times since December 31, and the active caseload increased by three times in the last seven days, official data shows, The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare data analysed by CNN-News18 shows that the cases of the Omicron variant have also doubled since December 31. READ MORE 

Jan 06, 2022 19:00 IST

Puducherry Govt Issues Fresh Curbs Amid Spike in Covid Cases

Restrictions imposed up to January 31 (midnight) with malls/markets allowed to operate at not more than 50% capactiy. Intra & inter district public transport, cinemas, gyms/salons/parlours/auditoriums to operate at 50% seating too

Puducherry Govt Issues Fresh Curbs Amid Spike in Covid Cases

Jan 06, 2022 18:35 IST

Delhi Breaches 15K Mark in Covid Cases

Delhi reports 15,097 fresh cases, 6 deaths in the last 24 hours; Active cases rise to 31,498. Positivity rate reaches 15.34%

Jan 06, 2022 18:10 IST

PM Modi to Virtually Interact With Health Care Workers Tomorrow

PM Modi will interact virtually with health care workers tomorrow about the vaccination drive. India is likely to achieve the target of 150 crore vaccines, say sources.

Jan 06, 2022 17:54 IST

21 More BEST Bus Workers Test Positive For Covid

21 more Brihanmumbai Electric Supply and Transport (BEST) bus workers test positive for COVID. Total 87 positives, of which 22 discharged

Jan 06, 2022 17:39 IST

‘All Ventilators Being Used by Covid Patients’: What Doctors Say About Omicron that ‘Spreads Like Wildfire’

India is currently witnessing an exponential rise in COVID-19 cases, triggered in part by the new variant Omicron and on Wednesday it recorded the country’s first death due to the new variant after the samples of a man who had died in Rajasthan’s Udaipur last week showed the presence of the strain. READ MORE 

Jan 06, 2022 17:22 IST

2 Markets in Delhi Shut Amid Covid Surge

North East District authority shuts two markets-Sonia Vihar 2nd Pushta Market and Mukund Vihar Market in Karawal Nagar- due to violation of Covid19 appropriate behaviour in these market areas

Jan 06, 2022 17:11 IST

'Dont Panic, It's a Mild Disease' Says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

COVID appropriate behaviour, including proper masking, washing hands, avoiding crowds & vaccination is crucial. Don’t panic, it’s a mild disease, but stay alert says AIIMS Director Dr Randeep Guleria

Jan 06, 2022 16:46 IST

Repeat of RAT Test on 5th Day of Training, Says Sports Authority of India

A repeat of RAT would take place on 5th day. Those getting a positive result would undergo a RTPCR test & be treated in isolation, while athletes testing negative would continue normal training.Guidelines from State Govts shall be superseding these SOPs in those particular States

Jan 06, 2022 16:36 IST

Sports Authority of India Issues Fresh SOPs to Combat Covid Cases

Sports Authority of India issues fresh SOPs to combat rising Covid cases. Upon arrival to the training centres, all athletes will undergo mandatory Rapid Antigen Test (RAT). Measures to be implemented at the various National Centres of Excellence, ongoing national coaching camps

reporters, Jain also mentioned that the city is in a comfortable position in terms of hospital bed occupancy and there is no need for a lockdown right now.

In the wake of a record number of COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra, the state health ministry will hold a review meeting on “augmented restrictions” and vaccine situation in the state, a day after it ruled out 100% lockdown imposition. Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Wednesday said that there will not be lockdown-like restrictions unless 20,000 hospital beds are occupied, even as Covid-19 cases surge in the city.

Further, in a new order issued by the BMC, all private hospitals will have to take permission of the Mumbai corporation body before admitting any covid-19 patient.

Maharashtra late on Wednesday saw a record jump in daily cases as the state’s tally climbed to 26,538 and Mumbai registered highest single-day hike with 15,166.

A total of 230 resident doctors from various hospitals in Mumbai have tested positive for COVID-19 in the last 3 days, said Ganesh Solunke, president of JJ Hospital, Maharashtra Association of Resident Doctors.

Meanwhile, another 139 of total 1,827 passengers onboard the Cordelia cruise ship, which has returned from Goa, tested positive for coronavirus infection on Wednesday, said an official of the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC). These 139 patients were in addition to 66 passengers who were found to have contracted COVID19 earlier.

The Indian Medical Association on Wednesday requested the Centre and states to ensure that Covid duty of resident doctors do not exceed eight hours a day and after a week there should be a quarantine 10 to 14 day quarantine period in accommodation prescribed by the hospital. In the event of a Covid duty doctor falling ill, they should be hospitalised at the earliest. In a statement, the doctors’ body said in case of untimely death, the status of Covid martyr and compensation as well as casewise assistance should be arranged.

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