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January 04, 2022 / 11:08 PM IST

Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights | Karnataka imposes weekend curfew amid COVID spike

Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights | As per ministry's data, Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 510 cases, followed by Delhi with 351 cases, Kerala (156), Gujarat (136), Tamil Nadu (121) and Rajasthan (120).

Coronavirus Omicron India Highlights | A total of 1,892 cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus have been detected across 23 states and Union Territories so far, out of which 766 have recovered or migrated, according to the Union health ministry’s data updated on Tuesday. Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 568 cases, followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174), Gujarat (152), and Tamil Nadu (121).

India’s Covid tally rose to 3,49,60,261 with

37,379 new cases, while the active cases increased to 1,71,830, according to the data updated at 8 am. The death toll climbed to 4,82,017 with 124 more fatalities, the data showed. The active cases comprise 0.49 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate was recorded at 98.13 per cent, the health ministry said.

An increase of 26,248 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 3.24 per cent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 2.05 per cent, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,43,06,414, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.38 per cent.

The cumulative doses administered in the country so far under the nationwide COVID-19 vaccination drive has exceeded 146.70 crore. India’s COVID-19 tally had crossed the 20-lakh mark on August 7, 2020, 30 lakh on August 23, 40 lakh on September 5 and 50 lakh on September 16. It went past 60 lakh on September 28, 70 lakh on October 11, crossed 80 lakh on October 29, 90 lakh on November 20 and surpassed the one-crore mark on December 19. India crossed the grim milestone of two crore on May 4 and three crore on June 23.
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    Rapid RT-PCR test mandatory for all international passengers arriving at Mumbai airport## Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Rapid RT-PCR test mandatory for all international passengers arriving at Mumbai airport

    A rapid RT-PCR test will be mandatory for all international passengers arriving at the Mumbai airport, as per the modified protocol released on January 4. 

    If found positive in Rapid RT PCR, then passengers will be asked to take RT PCR test. Depending on their further test results, they would be asked to either remain in home quarantine or get admitted for medical supervision.

  • January 04, 2022 / 10:21 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Karnataka imposes weekend curfew amid COVID spike

    The Karnataka government has announced a weekend curfew, which will come into effect from Friday 10 pm and remain in force till 5 am on Monday. The state has also made it mandatory for those arriving from Goa and Maharashtra to carry negative test results certificate. The curbs have been imposed in view of the recent spike in COVID-19 cases.

  • January 04, 2022 / 10:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Bihar imposes night curfew, asks religious places, schools to temporarily close

    The Bihar government has imposed a night curfew from January 6 to January 21, the timing of which was stated as 10 m to 5 am. Between these dates, schools for classes 1 to 8 will remain shut. The state government has also asked religious places to close down.

    Malls, cinemas, clubs, swimming pools, stadiums, gyms and parks will also remain close till Jan 21, the order further reads.

  • January 04, 2022 / 09:57 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | West Bengal to allow flights from Mumbai, Delhi thrice a week

    The West Bengal government, which had last week announced that it would allow flights from Mumbai and Delhi only twice a week, informed the Ministry of Civil Aviation (MoCA) on January 4 that it would now allow flights from the two cities thrice a week. The change in norm will come into effect from January 5, it said.

    Instead of Mondays and Fridays only, the flights from Mumbai and Delhi would now be allowed on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, West Bengal Additional Chief Secretaray BP Gopalika said in a communication sent to the MoCA. The situation would be further reviewed depending on the COVID-19 cases in the state, Gopalika added.

  • January 04, 2022 / 09:46 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | BCCI puts domestic cricket on hold due to COVID spike

    The Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI) has decided to put domestic cricket on hold due to the spike in COVID-19 cases. Three major domestic tournaments including Ranji Trophy has been indefinitely postponed, reports said. Only the ongoing U-19 pre-quarterfinal will be completed, TOI reported.

  • January 04, 2022 / 09:37 PM IST

     Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Railway ministry says unvaccinated employees won't be allowed in Rail Bhawan

    The Ministry of Railways on January 4 said it "would restrict" the entry of its unvaccinated employees into the Rail Bhawan. "Such staff would avail their own leave until vaccination is complete," it said.

  • January 04, 2022 / 09:11 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | West Bengal reports 9,073 new cases in last 24 hours

    West Bengal reported 9,073 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours, with state capital Kolkata accounting for 4,759 among them. The state had conducted a total of 47,864 tests in the same period. The positivity rate has climbed to 18.96 percent.

  • January 04, 2022 / 08:59 PM IST

     Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Maharashtra reports 18,466 new cases; Omicron tally reaches 653

    Maharashtra on January 4 reported 18,46 new COVID-19 cases, with the Omicron tally climbing to 653. Mumbai, the state capital, accounted for 10,860 out of the new cases. The state also recorded 20 more deaths due to the disease in the last 24 hours.

  • January 04, 2022 / 07:20 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Mumbai reports over 10,000 new COVID cases

    The per-day infection count in Mumbai crossed 10,000 on January 4. The city reported 10,860 new infections, higher than 8,082 reported a day earlier. In the past 24 hours, two deaths due to the disease were reported.

    The active caseload has surged to 47,476.

    On January 3, Mumbai municipal body commissioner Iqbal Singh Chahal said the city may come under lockdown if the daily case count crosses 20,000.

  • January 04, 2022 / 06:58 PM IST

    Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tests COVID positive## Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Congress leader Randeep Surjewala tests COVID positive

    Congress' national spokesperson Randeep Singh Surjewala said he has tested positive for coronavirus.

    "After experiencing symptoms like mild fever and cold last night, I got myself tested and am Covid positive.I would request everyone who came in contact with me over last 24 hours to take appropriate precautions and get themselves tested," he tweeted.

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