Omicron LIVE Updates: Delhi on Sunday reported 3,674 new Covid cases and 30 deaths, while the city’s recoveries stand at 6,954. The capital’s positivity rate has dipped to 6.37% and its active case pool is now 21,490. Mumbai on Sunday reported 1,160 new Covid cases, 2,530 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. The city’s active cases now stand at . Read More
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 22,444 new Covid-19 cases and 50 deaths, taking the total number of cases in the state to 77,05,969 and toll to 1,42,572.
Assam reports 910 new Covid-19 cases, 20 deaths, and 7,230 recoveries, in the last 24 hours. Active cases is at 22,448.
Delhi logged 3,674 new cases with a positivity rate of 6.37 per cent, while 30 more fatalities were reported.
Kerala reported 51,570 new Covid-19 infections and 14 deaths, taking the total number of affected people to 59,83,515 and death toll to 53,666.
Mumbai reported 1,160 new Covid-19 cases, 2,530 recoveries, and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours.
Nepal on Sunday recorded 3,540 new cases of COVID-19 along with 6,359 recoveries and 32 deaths, the health ministry said. There are currently 83,999 active cases of COVID-19 across the country. Meanwhile, the district administration office in Kathmandu Valley has lifted the odd-even vehicle rationing scheme.
The UK’s National Health Service (NHS) on Sunday expanded its COVID-19 vaccination programme to cover vulnerable children aged five to 11 years. Eligible children include those with diabetes, immunosuppression, learning disabilities, and other serious conditions that place them at a high risk from Covid-19.
As India completed two years since the outbreak of COVID-19, vaccines and following COVID Appropriate Behaviour remain the most effective weapons against the deadly virus. Though a number of drugs and other methods have been tried, no definitive treatment has emerged as yet. READ MORE
Beijing recorded its highest number of new Covid-19 cases for a year and a half on Sunday, as the Chinese capital gears up to host the Winter Olympics in five days. China will hold the Games in a strict “closed-loop” bubble as part of its zero-Covid strategy of targeted lockdowns, border restrictions and lengthy quarantines.
The sub-variant of Omicron — BA.2 — feared to be even more infectious than its ancestor strain is behind one in 30 Covid-19 cases in England, according to official estimates, media reports say.
Puducherry registered a rise in the number of daily cases of coronavirus with as many as 923 people testing positive for the virus on Sunday. Puducherry and other three outlying regions of Karaikal, Mahe and Yanam together recorded the new cases, which were identified at the end of examination of 3,177 samples. With this, the overall caseload in the union territory reached 1,60,747. While Puducherry region alone accounted for 650 fresh cases out of the total 923 cases Karaikal reported 186, Yanam 72 and Mahe 15.
Odisha reported 19 more COVID-19 fatalities on Saturday, the highest in nearly five months, pushing the toll to 8,594, while the coronavirus tally mounted to 12,45,911 with 4,843 fresh cases, the health department said in a bulletin. Khurda district, where state capital Bhubaneswar is located, registered 1,023 new infections and five deaths.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday said that about 60 per cent of youths in the age group of 15 to 18 years are vaccinated. The Prime Minister also said that within 20 days, one crore people have taken the precaution dose as well. Addressing his monthly radio programme ‘Mann Ki Baat’, Prime Minister said that India is fighting with great success with the new wave of corona, “it is also a matter of pride that till now about four and a half crore children have been administered the dose of Corona Vaccine”.
Thirty-four new COVID-19 infections were detected among Olympics-related personnel, the Beijing 2022 Winter Games organising committee said on Sunday, including Poland’s short track medal hopeful Natalia Maliszewska.
“India is very successfully fighting the fresh wave of corona. It is a matter of pride that so far almost 4.5 crore children have taken COVID vaccine: PM Modi during ‘Mann Ki Baat’. The faith of our people in our nation’s vaccine is a great source of strength. Now, the number of COVID infections is declining. This is a very positive sign,” said
One person died of coronavirus in Ladakh, while 227 fresh cases pushed the overall virus tally in the Union Territory to 25,763, officials said on Sunday. The new death was reported from Leh district on Saturday, taking the overall death toll since the outbreak of the pandemic to 224, the officials said.
Single-day recoveries continued to outnumber fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh as 379 more people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, while 326 new infections were reported, a health department official said on Sunday. The fresh cases pushed the tally in the northeastern state to 61,953, he said.
Lockdown-like restrictions have been in place in Kerala today (Sunday, January 30) to curb the pace of Covid spread as the state logged in over 50,000 new infections and eight Covid-related deaths. All essential services like milk and fruits will be available from 7 am to 9 pm, while those working in such services will be allowed to travel with their employment identity cards. READ MORE
With 75 per cent of all adults fully vaccinated, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated fellow citizens for this “momentous feat” and said he is proud of all those who are making the vaccination drive a success. Tagging a tweet by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in which he stated that India has achieved its goal of vaccinating 75 per cent adult population against Covid, the prime minister said, “75% of all adults are fully vaccinated. Congratulations to our fellow citizens for this momentous feat.” “Proud of all those who are making our vaccination drive a success,” he said.
The NeoCov, a type of coronavirus that has surfaced the news recently, does not pose actual danger in its current form and is, in fact, an old virus that is closely related to MERS CoV, experts said. According to scientists from the Wuhan University and the Chinese Academy of Sciences’ Institute of Biophysics, NeoCov virus is associated with the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome coronavirus (MERS-CoV) outbreak in 2012 and 2015 and is similar to the SARS-CoV-2. READ MORE
Omicron LIVE Updates: Delhi on Sunday reported 3,674 new Covid cases and 30 deaths, while the city’s recoveries stand at 6,954. The capital’s positivity rate has dipped to 6.37% and its active case pool is now 21,490. Mumbai on Sunday reported 1,160 new Covid cases, 2,530 recoveries and 10 deaths in the last 24 hours. The city’s active cases now stand at 10,797.
With 2,34,281 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of cases increased to over 4.10 crore, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday.
The death toll climbed to 4,94,091 with 893 fatalities reported during the 24-hour period, the data updated at 8 am showed. Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated fellow citizens for the “momentous feat” of achieving 75 percent vaccination of adult population and said he is proud of all those who are making the vaccination drive a success. Tagging a tweet by Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya in which he stated that India has achieved its goal of vaccinating 75 per cent adult population against Covid, the prime minister said, “75% of all adults are fully vaccinated. Congratulations to our fellow citizens for this momentous feat.” “Proud of all those who are making our vaccination drive a success,” he said.
The second Sunday lockdown comes into force in Kerala today even as the state logged 50,812 new infections and eight COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday. Shops selling essential items such as milk, newspaper, fish, meat, fruits and vegetables and provisions are allowed to function from 7 AM to 9 PM. Most of the private vehicles kept away from the road except for those who were traveling for emergency purposes and that too after providing necessary documents proving the nature of emergency to the police.
The “third wave” of the coronavirus pandemic seems to be declining in the state though in some cities cases are showing an uptick, Maharashtra health minister Rajesh Tope said on Saturday. With the count of new daily cases dropping from the peak of 47,000 to about 25,000, “it seems the COVID-19 third wave has come down,” Tope told reporters here. “But some other cities like Pune, Nagpur and parts of rural area are reporting more and more cases, the minister noted. Mumbai, Thane, Raigad and Palghar districts were reporting “very high numbers” earlier while Nashik, Nagpur, Pune and Aurangabad are currently reporting more cases, Tope said. “People are generally getting discharged within seven-eight days even if they have mild symptoms, he said.
Maharashtra on Saturday reported 27,971 new coronavirus positive cases, including 85 Omicron infections, and 61 pandemic-related deaths, the health department said. With the new additions, the overall caseload in the state mounted to 76,83,525 and the death toll to 1,42,522. The case fatality rate stood at 1.85 per cent in Maharashtra.
Tamil Nadu inoculated 10,17,919 people against Covid-19 in the 20th mega vaccination drive on Saturday with 2,55,902 people receiving the first dose and 7,27,417 the second dose of the vaccine, the Health Department said. With the drive, the total number who got the first dose stood at 90.30 per cent and the second at 68.66 per cent, a press release said.
Punjab on Saturday reported 31 deaths and 3,325 fresh COVID cases, a daily bulletin said. With the latest addition, the overall infection tally rose to 7,38,405, it said. The deaths were reported from several districts including Amritsar, Bathinda, Faridkot, Gurdsapur and Mansa. So far, 17,190 have lost their lives to COVID in the state. The number of active cases in the state stood at 29,466. Of the fresh cases, Mohali reported 605 cases, followed by Ludhiana and Amritsar, which reported 387 and 301 cases, respectively. A total of 1,107 patients are on oxygen support while 99 critical patients are on ventilator support, the bulletin said.
Authorities on Saturday announced the end of weekend curfew in Rajasthan. The weekend curfew that begins from 11 pm Saturday to 5 am Sunday will no longer be imposed on Sunday, they said.