Coronavirus Highlights: 3.37 Lakh New Covid Cases In India

Coronavirus Highlights: The overall count of the highly infectious Omicron variant reached 10,050 today with 29 states reporting cases of the new strain.

Coronavirus Highlights: 3.37 Lakh New Covid Cases In India

Covid-19 Cases India: The active cases now comprise 5.43 per cent of the total infections.

New Delhi:

India's daily Covid curve showed marginal improvement today as the country reported 3.37 lakh cases, which is around 2.7 per cent lower than yesterday. The active cases now comprise 5.43 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.31 per cent. The daily positivity rate has dropped from 17.94% to 17.22% while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 16.65 per cent.

The overall count of the highly infectious Omicron variant reached 10,050 today with 29 states reporting cases of the new strain.

The cumulative COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country have crossed the 161-crore mark. 94 per cent of India's adults have received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine, while 72 per cent are fully vaccinated, according to the government.

Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:

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Jan 22, 2022 23:09 (IST)
Congress leader Bhupinder Hooda tests positive for COVID-19
Senior Congress leader and former Haryana chief minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda on Saturday said he has tested positive for COVID-19.

He said he has isolated himself at home.

"After experiencing some Covid-like symptoms, I got myself tested and am Covid positive. On the advice of doctors, I have isolated myself at home. I would request everyone who came in contact with me over the last few days to take appropriate precautions and get themselves tested," Hooda, who is the Leader of Opposition in Haryana, tweeted.
Jan 22, 2022 22:28 (IST)
85% Students Of Delhi Govt Schools Received Covid Vaccine, Manish Sisodia Hints For Reopening Of Schools
Sisodia also hinted for reopening of schools as the Covid cases are declining in the national capital. 'As most of the students in higher classes have been inoculated, a proposal may be placed before DDMA for reopening of schools,' he said.
Jan 22, 2022 21:35 (IST)
Parkash Singh Badal, who tested positive for COVID-19, develops fever
Former Punjab chief minister Prakash Singh Badal, who tested positive for COVID-19 a few days ago, developed fever on Saturday and remained under observation in the hospital.
Jan 22, 2022 20:39 (IST)
Delhi Positivity Nearly Halves In A Week, Deaths Highest In 3rd Wave
Delhi on Saturday recorded 45 deaths in the last 24 hours - highest number of deaths in a single day after June 5 which say 68 fatalities - due to COVID-19.
Jan 22, 2022 20:08 (IST)

Just in: Mumbai cases drop 28% over yesterday; positivity drops to 7% from 10%

Jan 22, 2022 19:03 (IST)
Kerala reports 45,136 new COVID-19 cases
Kerala continued to record steep rise in COVID-19 cases with 45,136 new positive cases being reported on Saturday, taking the tally to 55,74,702.

Kerala had on Friday logged 41,668 fresh coronavirus cases, a day after registering 46,387 cases on Thursday, the highest single day spike since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020.

Jan 22, 2022 18:50 (IST)
Covid Cases In India: Hospitalisation Much Lower During Third Wave: Top Delhi Hospital's Study
A comparative study of all admitted COVID-19 patients in Max Healthcare hospitals suggests that during the ongoing third wave, occupancy of ICU beds and oxygen requirement is not higher compared to the prior two waves of the coronavirus infection.
Jan 22, 2022 17:18 (IST)
Madrasas classes suspended in Lakshadweep

In view of the emerging COVID-19 situation, the Lakshadweep administration on Saturday decided to close madrasas up to Class 9 with immediate effect among other educational institutions and restrict the number of passengers in the ships to and fro the island to ensure social distancing norms.

All the passenger ships/HSC vessels under the Lakshadweep administration operating from islands to Kochi and for inter-island movement shall operate with 50 per cent passenger capacity to ensure proper social distancing until further orders, District Collector S Asker Ali said in an order.

Jan 22, 2022 15:37 (IST)
From Today 'Isolation Facility' Not Compulsory For Covid Positive Foreign Arrivals
Travellers from any country arriving in India, who test Covid positive, will not mandatorily be managed at an isolation facility from today, but have to quarantine themselves at home according to protocols, authorities said.
Jan 22, 2022 15:01 (IST)
Russia sees record virus cases second day running
The Russian government on Saturday reported a record number of new coronavirus cases after the Kremlin warned of a looming surge in cases driven by the Omicron variant.

An online portal dedicated to the coronavirus outbreak registered 57,212 new daily cases, surging past the previous record set Friday of 49,513.

Following a strict but brief national lockdown at the beginning of the pandemic, Russia has held back on curbs hoping instead to protect its struggling economy.

Russian President Vladimir Putin warned last week that the country needed to ready for an Omicron-driven surge, calling for more testing and vaccinations.
Jan 22, 2022 14:48 (IST)
Tokyo daily COVID-19 cases hit record for 4th straight day
Tokyo recorded its highest number of daily COVID-19 infections for the fourth consecutive day on Saturday as the Omicron variant continued to spread rapidly.

The capital city had 11,227 new coronavirus cases, the local government said, a day after reinstatement of curbs on mobility and business activity that are set to run until Feb. 13.

The case count jumped nearly 2.5 times from 4,561 lodged a week before and was higher than 9,699 confirmed cases on Friday.
Jan 22, 2022 13:43 (IST)
Puducherry records 2,446 new COVID-19 cases, 3 deaths
The union territory of Puducherry logged 2,446 fresh coronavirus cases during the last 24 hours taking the overall tally to 1,50,316, a senior official of the Department of Health said. Three fatalities were reported in the last 24 hours as the death count rose to 1,901, Director of Health G Sriramulu said in a release. The Puducherry region alone accounted for 1,870 of the 2,446 new infections while Karaikal logged 470 cases, followed by Yanam (83) and Mahe (23).
Jan 22, 2022 13:01 (IST)
Australia's Queensland state says peak of Omicron two weeks away
Australia reported 64 deaths from COVID-19 on Saturday, as the most populous state, New South Wales (NSW), said the Omicron COVID-19 variant would not delay the start of the school year.

NSW reported 30 deaths of patients with COVID-19, while Victoria state saw 20 deaths, and Queensland reported 10 deaths.

The national toll of 64 was down from its deadliest day since the start of the pandemic on Friday, when 86 people died.

The school year starts in just over a week for the two biggest states, NSW and Victoria, which are preparing plans for students to return to classrooms.
Jan 22, 2022 12:57 (IST)
Taiwan on COVID alert as domestic Omicron cases spike
Taiwan's government ordered a tightening of controls on Saturday after a rare spike in domestic transmission of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, saying it needed to act now to prevent being overwhelmed even though overall numbers remain quite low.

After months of no or few community infections, Taiwan has seen a small rise in local COVID-19 cases since the start of the month, almost all Omicron, mainly linked to workers at the main international airport in the northern city of Taoyuan who were infected by arriving passengers.

The infections have gradually spread although numbers remain comparatively low with a dozen or so new cases a day, but on Friday evening the government announced 60 new cases at a factory near the airport after testing 1,000 workers.
Jan 22, 2022 12:21 (IST)
Arunachal Pradesh records 532 new COVID-19 cases
Arunachal Pradesh's COVID-19 tally rose to 58,803 after 532 more people tested positive for the infection, the highest this month, a senior health department official said. The northeastern state on Friday had logged 449 new COVID-19 cases.

Of the 532 new cases, 181 were registered in the Capital Complex Region, 49 from Lower Dibang Valley, 45 from Tirap, Namsai (43), Changlang (36), Lohit (34) and Papumpare 26, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Jan 22, 2022 11:55 (IST)
Jan 22, 2022 11:47 (IST)
Odisha records 8,845 new COVID-19 cases, 7 deaths
Odisha's COVID-19 tally rose to 11,96,140 as 8,845 people, including 927 children, tested positive for the infection, a health bulletin said. The daily spike in cases is the lowest in the last 10 days, reducing by 18.5 per cent from 10,856 a week ago. The state had logged 9,833 cases and six deaths on Friday.

The state's coronavirus death count increased to 8,514 as seven more patients succumbed to the infection, it said.
Jan 22, 2022 11:16 (IST)
Amid rising cases, Gujarat imposes night curfew in 17 more towns
In view of rising COVID-19 cases in the state, the Gujarat government has imposed a night curfew in 17 more towns and extended its implementation in eight metros and two cities till January 26, informed Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel. The cities where night curfew will be imposed are Surendranagar, Dhrangradhra, Morbi, Wankaner, Dhoraji, Gondal, Jetpur, Kalawad, Godhra, Vijalpore, Navsari, Navsari, Bilimora, Vyara, Vapi Valsad, Bharuch, Ankleshwar.

A review meeting was held by Chief Minister Bhupendra Patel on Friday before announcing the reviewed guidelines.

Earlier on January 7, the government announced a night curfew between 10 pm and 6 am in Ahmedabad, Surat, Vadodara, Rajkot, Gandhinagar, Junagadh, Jamnagar, Bhavnagar, Anand, and Nadiad.
Jan 22, 2022 11:15 (IST)
Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda tests positive for COVID-19
Former Prime Minister HD Devegowda tested positive for COVID-19. He has no symptoms and his health is stable, informed his office.

Former Chief Minister of Karnataka BS Yediyurappa also confirmed the news and extended his best wishes for his speedy recovery.

In a tweet in Kannada today, he wrote, "I hope that senior leader and former Prime Minister HD Deve Gowda will soon recover from Coronavirus."
Jan 22, 2022 10:46 (IST)
How Vaccine Misinformation Left US Children Vulnerable To Omicron Variant Of Covid
The Covid-19 pandemic took a deadly toll on adults in the United States for two years while largely sparing children from adding to the dire statistics.
Jan 22, 2022 09:56 (IST)
Coronavirus: 3,37 Lakh New Covid Cases In India, Positivity Rate 17.22%: 10 Points
India's daily Covid curve showed marginal improvement today as the country reported 3.37 lakh cases, which is around 2.7 per cent lower than yesterday. With a tally of 3.89 crore cases, India is the second worst-hit country after the US.
Jan 22, 2022 05:05 (IST)
Covid Vaccines Show High Efficacy Against Severe Omicron: US Data
Covid-19 vaccines and boosters continued to have very high efficacy against severe outcomes during the Omicron wave of the virus, a large real-world study from the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showed Friday.