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Delhi Reports 4,483 New Covid-19 Cases, 28 Deaths; Positivity Rate Dips to 7.41%

India's weekly positivity rate stood at 16.89% with an active caseload of 200,04,333.

News18.com | January 29, 2022, 22:34 IST
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Delhi on Saturday reported 4,483 new Covid-19 cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate is currently at 7.41 per cent. India reported 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases, 871 deaths and 3,35,939 recoveries in the last 24 hours. The country’s weekly positivity rate stood at 16.89% with an active caseload of 200,04,333.

Meanwhile, during an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath Read More

Jan 29, 2022 21:29 IST

Gujarat Reports 11,794 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, 33 Deaths

Gujarat reports 11,794 fresh Covid-19 cases, 21,655 recoveries, and 33 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases at 98,021 and death toll at 10,408.

Jan 29, 2022 21:27 IST

Why Didn’t Omicron-led Wave Turn Delta-Deadly? Top Virologist Gagandeep Kang Answers

Dr Gagandeep Kang, a leading virologist and NTAGI member, on Saturday said that even though there is now consistent evidence that Omicron spreads significantly faster than the Delta variant, it did not increase in severity like Delta due to a phenomenon called epistasis where the background of mutations influences how genes actually work. READ MORE

Jan 29, 2022 20:52 IST

Karnataka Records 33,337 Fresh Cases, 70 Deaths

Karnataka records 33,337 fresh COVID cases, 69,902 recoveries, and 70 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases are at 2,52,132 and positivity rate at 19.37%.

Jan 29, 2022 19:55 IST

Tamil Nadu Reports 24,418 Fresh Covid-19 Cases

Tamil Nadu reported 24,418 fresh Covid-19 cases, 27,885 recoveries, and 46 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases is at 2,08,350.

Jan 29, 2022 19:00 IST

Mansukh Mandaviya Holds Covid Review Meeting With Eastern States

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya virtually held a meeting with eastern states on the Covid-19 situation.

Jan 29, 2022 17:45 IST

Delhi Reports 4,483 New Covid-19 Cases, 28 Deaths

Delhi reports 4,483 new Covid-19 cases and 28 deaths in the last 24 hours. Positivity rate is at 7.41 per cent.

Jan 29, 2022 16:37 IST

Tripura Allows all Schools and Madrassas to Open

Tripura allows all schools and Madrassas in the State (pre-primary to class 12) to function normally with strict maintenance of Covid-19 from January 31.

Jan 29, 2022 16:11 IST

Austria to Begin Easing Restrictions on Feb 5

Austria will begin easing Covid-19 related restrictions next week, Chancellor Karl Nehammer told a news conference on Saturday, as the Omicron variant leads to reduced hospitalisations despite high infection numbers. From February 5, Austria will extend the opening hours of restaurants and shops until midnight, Nehammer said, while it will increase the number of people able to participate in events to 50 people from 25.

Jan 29, 2022 15:44 IST

Come Lockdown or Curfew, Liquor Sales in Bengal Touched All-time High During Pandemic

Liquor sales in West Bengal have reached an all-time high and have surpassed all previous records since the Covid-19 pandemic struck. Data from the excise department shows that sale of liquor shot up, especially in the last 18 months. READ MORE

Jan 29, 2022 14:36 IST

No Night Curfew from Monday, Schools to Reopen: Karnataka Govt Relaxes Covid Curbs as State Sees Better Recovery

The Karnataka government on Saturday relaxed a few Covid-19 curbs, which were introduced in the first week of January as cases soaring, and announced that night curfew will be withdrawn in the state from Monday (January 31). Offline classes will also resume from Monday in the state. Read the full story here.

Jan 29, 2022 13:54 IST

Covid Patient Killed After Fire Breaks Out in Bengal Hospital

An elderly COVID-19 patient was killed after fire broke out at the Burdwan Medical College and Hospital in West Bengal on Saturday morning, officials said. The deceased, Sandhya Mondal (60), was admitted to a Covid ward of the hospital, where the blaze erupted around 4 am, they said. Other patients in the ward were safe as they were moved to another wing in time, hospital sources said. Hospital authorities doused the blaze before fire brigade personnel arrived, the sources said.

A five-member team has been constituted to investigate the cause of the fire, Hospital Superintendent Tapas Kumar Ghosh said.

Jan 29, 2022 13:52 IST

Coronavirus is Under Control, There is No Need to be Scared, Says Yogi Adityanath

During an election rally in Uttar Pradesh’s Baghpat, Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath said, “Coronavirus is under control and there is no need to be scared of it at this point. In Baghpat, almost 98% people have taken the first dose and more than 80% of people have taken the second one.”

Jan 29, 2022 13:07 IST

98% Safe Herbal Drug from Arunachal's Forests Claims to Cure Covid in 4 Days with Zero Side-effects

As Covishield and Covaxin have been cleared by India’s drugs regulator for sale in the market, an Assam firm is all set to launch their herbal medicine to treat the SARS-COV2 virus. The herbal drug has been certified by the Bio Inoculation Centre of the Indian Institute of Life Science, an autonomous institute of the Central government’s Department of Biotechnology at Bhubaneshwar, as 98% effective against coronavirus. Read the full story here.

Jan 29, 2022 12:27 IST

Single-day Recoveries Surpass Fresh COVID-19 Cases in Arunachal Pradesh

Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh as 515 more people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, while 380 new infections were reported, a health department official said on Saturday. The fresh cases pushed the COVID19 tally in the northeastern state to 61,627, he said.

Jan 29, 2022 11:38 IST

Odisha Registers 15 More COVID-19 Deaths, Over 4,800 Fresh Cases

Odisha reported 15 more COVID19 fatalities on Saturday, the highest in nearly five months, while singleday infections dipped to 4,842, the health department said in a bulletin. The death toll mounted to 8,575 and the coronavirus tally rose to 12,41,068, it said.

Jan 29, 2022 10:34 IST

Schools, Colleges to Reopen in Pune from Feb 1

Schools and colleges will reopen in Pune district from February 1. For classes 1 to 8, the school timings will be half of the regular timings, but for classes 9 to 10, the school will run as per the regular schedule. Colleges will also function as per regular time: Maharashtra Deputy CM

Jan 29, 2022 10:31 IST

Shops closed in Srinagar as complete restrictions imposed on non-essential movements during the weekend, to curb Covid-19 spread

Shops closed in Srinagar as complete restrictions imposed on non-essential movements during the weekend, to curb Covid-19 spread

Jan 29, 2022 09:43 IST

Maha: Thane District Sees 1,079 New COVID-19 Cases, Eight Deaths

Thane district of Maharashtra reported 1,079 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its infection count to 6,99,961, while the death of eight patients pushed to toll to 11,759, an official said on Saturday. These cases and fatalities were reported on Friday, he said.

Jan 29, 2022 09:03 IST

Today's Covid-19 India Highilght

India reports 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases, 871 deaths and 3,35,939 recoveries in the last 24 hours

Active case: 20,04,333 (4.91%) Daily positivity rate: 13.39%

Total Vaccination : 1,65,04,87,260

Jan 29, 2022 09:03 IST

Today's Covid-19 India Highilght

India reports 2,35,532 new COVID-19 cases, 871 deaths and 3,35,939 recoveries in the last 24 hours

Active case: 20,04,333 (4.91%) Daily positivity rate: 13.39%

Total Vaccination : 1,65,04,87,260

said, “Coronavirus
is under control and there is no need to be scared of it at this point.”

Maharashtra reported the highest number of deaths since September 1 as the fatalities rose to 103 with a jump of over 145% in a day. However, Covid-19 cases dropped to 24,948 from 25,425 in 24 hours.

With 40 deaths, while Pune circle reported the highest number of fatalities, Mumbai reported 30. The toll has remained in two digits since January 16 in Mumbai. “The deaths in Mumbai are likely to remain in two digits for another two weeks or so. These are critical patients and, as per Covid trends seen during the last two waves, daily mortality could be between 10% and 20% in ICUs,” said Dr Avinash Supe, a member of the state task force monitoring Covid deaths, told The Times of India.

The government of Haryana has given a go-ahead to cinemas and multiplexes to open with 50% seating capacity. Educational institutes such as universities, colleges, schools for classes 10-12, coaching/training institutes are allowed to open with effect from February 1 in the state.

Meanwhile, Delhi Metro services on weekends will be resumed as per regular timetable from Saturday in view of the ease in restrictions due to improvement in Covid situation in the city, officials said. Weekend curfew was imposed in Delhi from January 8 onwards, following which services had been curtailed.

Schools will open for class 1012 from February 1 in Rajasthan and for classes 69 from February 10, the government said on Friday in its new COVID guidelines. Students will continue to have the option of online education, it said. Markets, other business establishments in the state, will now be able to stay open till 10 pm, while Sunday’s public discipline curfew has been abolished.

Night curfew imposed in 27 cities in Gujarat to curb the coronavirus pandemic has been extended till February 4, an official said on Friday. The decision to extend the date of the night curfew was taken by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel during a core committee meeting in Gandhinagar, a release said, adding that though number of new coronavirus cases were declining in Gujarat, 12,131 persons were found infected during the last 24 hours. After a sudden surge in cases, the state government had, on January 21, announced night curfew in 19 cities apart from eight major ones where it was imposed much earlier.

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