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January 28, 2022 / 11:08 PM IST

Coronavirus Omicron Highlights | Delhi reports 4,044 new COVID cases, Kerala's daily count crosses 54,000

Coronavirus Omicron Highlights | The death toll has climbed to 4,92,327 with 627 fatalities reported during the 24-hour period, the data updated at 8 am showed.

Coronavirus Omicron Highlights | With 2,51,209 people testing positive for the coronavirus infection in a day, India’s total tally of cases increased to over 4.06 crore, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday.

The death toll has climbed to 4,92,327 with 627 fatalities reported during the 24-hour period, the data updated at 8 am showed. The active cases decreased by 96,861 to reach 21,05,611 — 5.18 per cent of the total infections — while

the country’s recovery rate stands at 93.60 per cent, the ministry said.

The daily positivity rate was recorded at 15.88 per cent, while the weekly positivity rate was 17.47 per cent, according to the health ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,80,24,771, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.21 per cent, the ministry said.

After the Friday update, the total number of infections stands at 4,06,22,709, it said. Meanwhile, the cumulative number of anti-Covid vaccine doses administered in the country so far has crossed 164.44 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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  • January 28, 2022 / 10:14 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Germany says Omicron surge 'under control' despite records

    Germany's coronavirus surge fueled by the omicron variant remains under control despite a string of new infection records, the country's health minister said Friday.

    Cases as a result of the highly contagious variant in the European Union's most populous nation shot up at a later stage than in several other countries in the region. Officials attribute that to restrictions such as curbs on private gatherings, nightclub closures and requirements for restaurant and bar patrons to have received a booster shot or to present a negative test.

    Yet infections continue to rise steeply in the country of 83 million. On Thursday, new cases reported in the previous 24 hours topped 200,000 for the first time. On Friday, the infection rate reached another record of 1,073 new cases per 100,000 residents in a week.

  • January 28, 2022 / 09:36 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Russia nears 100,000 daily infections as omicron rages

    Russian authorities on Friday reported over 98,000 new confirmed coronavirus cases, but according to the Kremlin, the actual number is likely to be much higher as the highly contagious omicron variant continues to rage through the vast country.

    Russia's state coronavirus task force on Friday registered 98,040 new infections tallied over the past 24 hours another all-time high for the country that in recent weeks has faced its biggest surge of contagions in the pandemic.

    Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters Friday that it is obvious that this number is higher and possibly much higher, because many people don't get tested and have no symptoms. Peskov noted that Russia's numbers are so far lower than in Western European countries, than in the U.S., so one can't rule out that they will grow further.

  • January 28, 2022 / 09:04 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | In Italy, COVID wards filled with unvaccinated elderly people as Omicron swept nation  

    As the Omicron variant swept Italy late last year, it was unvaccinated elderly people and those who had not had a booster dose four or more months after their initial shots who were most likely to go to hospital or die from COVID-19, according to data and doctors.

    Cases in hospitals have started to plateau, offering a sign that the current wave - which started with the emergence of Omicron in late November and pushed infections to record highs - may be close to peaking, doctors say.

    The data covering the period Nov. 19- Jan. 2 and published in recent weeks provide some of the most detailed insight into who was likely falling very ill from the newest coronavirus variant. It also highlights the risks posed by the virus even as studies have shown Omicron causes milder illness compared with previous variants.

  • January 28, 2022 / 08:35 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | 4,630 fresh Covid cases, 19 more deaths in Haryana

    Haryana on Friday reported 4,630 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 9,37,606, while 19 more fatalities pushed the death toll to 10,256, according to a health department bulletin. The worst-hit Gurgaon district reported 1,545 fresh cases, Faridabad 407, Sonipat 246, and Panchkula 359, the bulletin stated. Of the latest fatalities, three each were reported from Gurgaon, Hisar, Panipat, and Panchkula districts. The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state stands at 31,988, the bulletin said. 

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  • January 28, 2022 / 07:50 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Union Health Minister to Review Covid Situation in Five States Tomorrow

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya to review the Covid-19 situation, public health preparedness, and response measures being taken in the view of Omicron variant in Bihar, Odisha, Jharkhand. West Bengal, Chhattisgarh, via video conferencing at 3 pm tomorrow.

  • January 28, 2022 / 07:39 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Dharavi records zero new COVID-19 cases first time after latest wave began

    For the first time since the latest surge in coronavirus cases began in Mumbai, the slum-dominated Dharavi area of the metropolis on Friday recorded no new infections, a civic official said. Kiran Dighavkar, Assistant Municipal Commissioner, G- North ward, said new cases fell to zero in the densely-populated area after 39 days. It had recorded zero cases last on December 20, 2021. The area now has 43 active cases, 11 of them hospitalized, Dighavkar added. Dharavi's coronavirus caseload is 8,581, of whom 8,121 have recovered. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation does not publish the number of deaths from the area. Dharavi's coronavirus caseload is 8,581, of whom 8,121 have recovered.

  • January 28, 2022 / 07:33 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Goa records 1,322 COVID-19 cases, 20 deaths

    Goa reported 1,322 new coronavirus infections and 20 deaths on Friday. The positivity rate -- number of positive cases per 100 tests -- rose to 28.43 per cent, the state health department said. On Thursday, Goa had reported 955 new cases and 15 deaths along with 28.07 per cent positivity rate. The coastal state's caseload rose to 2,36,361, and death toll reached 3,665. As many as 2,668 patients were discharged from hospitals during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 2,20,793. The state has 11,903 active cases. With 4,649 samples tested on Friday, the total of coronavirus tests conducted in the state went up to 18,00,412. 

  • January 28, 2022 / 07:26 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Covid-19 infection rate is decreasing, says Kerala Health Minister Veena George

    Kerala Health Minister Veena George said, “The rate of Covid-19 infection is decreasing in Kerala. In the fourth week of January, it has been reduced to 71%. Out of the total positive cases in Kerala, only 3.6% is hospitalised. ICU occupancy and oxygen bed requirement is not increasing.

  • January 28, 2022 / 07:08 PM IST

    Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates | Delhi reports 4044 new COVID cases and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours

     Coronavirus Omicron LIVE Updates |  Delhi reports 4044 new COVID cases and 25 deaths in the last 24 hours