India's daily Covid curve showed marginal improvement today as the country reported 2.35 lakh cases, which is around 6 per cent lower than yesterday. As many as 871 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry.
The active now comprises 4.91 per cent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.89 per cent. 400 districts have logged over 10 per cent positivity rate in the week ending January 26.
The covid vaccination coverage across India has crossed 164.04 crore doses. Ninety five per cent of India's eligible adult population has been administered the first dose of Covid vaccine while 74 per cent are fully inoculated.
Here are the Highlights on coronavirus cases in India:
Uttar Pradesh today reported 25 Covid deaths and 8,338 fresh COVID cases, an official statement said. With the latest addition, the till date death count rose to 23,164 in the state. Active cases in UP stood at 59,601, while the overall tally of infection rose to 20,05,245, it said.Lucknow recorded a maximum of 1,705 fresh cases. A total of 13,910 COVID patients have recuperated from the viral infection, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,22,480 in the state, the statement said. (PTI)
Nagaland today logged 87 new COVID-19 cases, 43 less than the previous day's count, with the tally rising to 34,276, said a health department official. The death count increased to 715 as two more patients in Dimapur district succumbed to the disease. At least 65 people recovered from the disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of cured people to 31,258. Nagaland now has 907 active cases, the official said. (PTI)
Bihar today reported 1,302 new Covid-19 cases, 352 less than the previous day, taking the tally to 8,21,814, a health department bulletin said. It said that the death count increased to 12,217, as six more deaths due to coronavirus were reported during the day. The state now has 7712 active cases. Of the 1,302 new cases in the state, 228 fresh infections were reported from Patna. On Friday, the state capital had logged 221 fresh cases. A total of 80,1885 people recuperated from the disease so far, including 2,577 in the last 24 hours. (PTI)
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. The state reported 27,971 new coronavirus cases and 61 pandemic-related deaths during the day. 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," Mr Tope told reporters. "But some other cities like Pune, Nagpur and parts of rural area are reporting more and more cases," the minister noted. (PTI)
Rajasthan on Saturday reported 10,437 fresh COVID-19 cases and 22 deaths due to the infection. Of the new cases, a maximum of 2,408 cases were reported from Jaipur, followed by 999 in Jodhpur, 746 in Alwar, 572 in Kota and 567 in Udaipur. Rests of the cases were reported from other districts of the state. A total of 1,18,999 people have tested positive for coronavirus. Of them, 9,224 people have so far died and 11,05,918 recovered. The number of active cases in the state is 74,849. (PTI)
Pune district in Maharashtra today recorded 9,769 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the tally to 13,98,456. With 17 fatalities, the district's death toll mounted to 19,446, an official said. He said 5,410 infections were reported in Pune city, 2,645 in Pimpri Chinchwad and 1,375 in Pune rural and 96 in the cantonment limits. As of Saturday, the Pune district has 2,513 patients admitted in institutional isolation and 66,998 people in home isolation, the official added. (PTI)
For the first time in nearly the last two weeks, Gujarat today reported less than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases while 33 patients died, the highest during the third wave, the health department said. With 11,974 new cases, the tally of infections mounted to 11,44,585 in the state and the death count to 10,408. At 8, Ahmedabad district reported the highest number of new COVID-19 fatalities. It also reported the highest number of 4,066 cases during the day. Gujarat's tally of active cases fell below one lakh to 98,021, the department said. (PTI)
Thirteen more Covid-related deaths were reported in Haryana on Saturday as 4,445 fresh cases surfaced, pushing the state's infection count to 9,42,051, according to a health department bulletin. So far, 10,269 people have died from the infection in the state. The worst-hit Gurgaon district reported 1,338 fresh cases while Faridabad, Sonipat and Panchkula reported 475, 274 and 242 cases, respectively. There are 30,197 active Covid cases in the state. (PTI)
Tamil Nadu on Saturday added 24,418 to the list of infections and they included four infected returnees from overseas. This pushed the tally to 33,03,702 till date as the State continued to report a decline in new Covid-19 cases. As many as 46 people died due to the contagion in the last 24 hours taking the death count to 37,506 till date, said the Health Department. Recoveries eclipsed new cases with 27,885 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, a bulletin said. Chennai witnessed 4,508 infected cases followed by Coimbatore 3,309. (PTI)
The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh stood at 9,50,134 on Saturday after the detection of 8,678 cases, while the deaths of five patients in the last 24 hours took the death count to 10,607, a health department official said. The positivity rate increased to 11.74 percent on Saturday from 10.8 percent the previous day, he pointed out. The recovery count stood at 8,73,485 after 10,576 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 66,042, said the official. Bhopal and Indore reported 1,508 and 1,905 cases, respectively, during the past 24 hours, he said. (PTI)
The COVID-19 related deaths in Karnataka increased from 50 on Friday to 70 on Saturday while there were 33,337 fresh COVID-19 infections taking the caseload and fatalities to 37,57,031 and 38,874 respectively, the health department said. In its bulletin, the department said 69,902 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 34,65,995. Active cases stood at 2,52,132. Bengaluru urban district was a major contributor of the fresh COVID-19 cases, registering 16,586 infections and 13 deaths. (PTI)
India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has crossed 165.6 crore with more than 53 lakh vaccine doses administered on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late tonight, the ministry said. Cumulatively, 53,96,51,188 first doses have been given to those in the 18-44 age group and 40,19,58,479 second doses have been given in the same age group since the start of phase-3 of vaccination drive, according to health ministry data. In 15-18 age group, 4,55,48,237 doses have been administered. (PTI)
Himachal Pradesh reported 1,714 fresh COVID-19 cases on Saturday, besides eight related deaths, a daily health bulletin said. The fresh cases took the overall case tally to 2,69,291, while death count rose to 3,969, it said. Among the dead, six were men and two women, all of them between the age of 40 and 85 years. Shimla reported 492 fresh cases, the highest among all districts. "The number of active COVID-19 cases in the state decreased to 9,453 today from 9,752 on Friday," the official said. A total of 2,005 patients recovered from the infection in last one day, increasing the overall recoveries to 2,55,848. (PTI)
West Bengal's COVID-19 tally rose to 19,90,179 on Saturday as 3,512 people tested positive for the infection, 293 less than the previous day, a health bulletin said. Thirty-five more patients died due to the infection, pushing the state's coronavirus death count to 20,550, it said. The state had registered 3,805 cases and 34 fatalities on Friday. Of the 3,512 new cases, 459 were reported in Kolkata. The number of active cases dipped by 7,811 to 37,918, while 19,31,711 people recovered from the disease so far, including 11,288 in the last 24 hours. (PTI)
In view of decreasing COVID-19 cases, the Telangana government has announced the reopening of educational institutions in the state from February 1. "All education institutions will be reopened from February 1 in Telangana," said State Education Minister P Sabita Indra Reddy. The Minister said COVID-19 guidelines should be strictly followed in all the educational institutions and directed school authorities to take appropriate precautions. Schools and educational institutions in Telangana were closed from January 8, 2022. (ANI)
There is still a need to be vigilant and not lower the guard even though the active cases of COVID-19 in most of the states and the positivity rate have shown a fall in the last two weeks, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said in an interaction with five eastern states on Saturday. State health ministers, principal secretaries/ additional chief secretaries and information commissioners of Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal participated in the meeting, according to an official release. (PTI)
Mumbai today reported 1,411 new COVID-19 cases and 11 fatalities due to the coronavirus infection, taking the tally to 10,44,470 and the death count to 16,602, the city civic body said. With 3,547 patients being discharged, the total number of recoveries in Mumbai rose to 10,12,921, leaving the metropolis with 12,187 active cases, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. (PTI)
MDMK general secretary Vaiko has tested positive for COVID-19 and he has isolated himself at his residence, party sources said on Saturday. Mr Vaiko, a Rajya Sabha MP, had symptoms like fever and headache since January 24 and a test confirmed he has been infected with coronavirus. The 77-year-old has isolated himself at his home and he is being treated for the infection, sources said. Elected in 2019 to the Rajya Sabha, this is Vaiko's fourth term in the upper House. (PTI)
Sikkim's COVID-19 tally rose to 37,972 on Saturday as 156 people tested positive for the infection, nine less than the previous day, a health bulletin said. The state's death count remained unchanged at 428 as no fresh fatality was recorded in the last 24 hours. Sikkim now has 1,315 active cases, while 35,575 people have recovered from the disease and 654 patients have migrated to other states to date. (PTI)
Kerala logged 50,812 new infections and eight COVID-19-related deaths on Saturday, taking the infection count to 59,31,945 and the death count to 53,191. According to the health department, 47,649 persons recuperated from the disease, pushing the number of total cured to 55,41,834. The state has tested 1,10,970 samples in the last 24 hours and there are 3,36,202 active COVID-19 cases in the state, the department said. Yesterday, the state reported 54,537 COVID-19 cases whereas it was 51,739 on Thursday. (PTI)
Delhi reported 4,483 new coronavirus cases and 28 related deaths today. The positivity rate was 7.41 per cent. On Friday, the city had recorded 4,044 cases with a positivity rate of 8.60 per cent.
The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi has reduced significantly in the last one week from over 11,000 cases logged on January 22, but the containment zones count remains over 40,000, according to official data. According to official data shared by the Delhi health department, the number of containment zones in the city stood at 41,095 on Friday, a fall from 42,388 on Thursday. (PTI)
Andhra Pradesh's Covid-19 tally went up to 22,60,181 as 11,573 fresh cases were reported in 24 hours ending 9 AM on Saturday. The total recoveries increased to 21,30,162 after 9,445 more people got cured of the infection, a bulletin said. The overall death count rose to 14,594 with three more deaths today, the bulletin said. The active case count climbed to 1,15,425. (PTI)
Russia reported more than 100,000 daily coronavirus cases for the first time on on Saturday as the country weathers a surge of infections driven by the highly contagious Omicron variant. A government Covid-19 portal registered 113,122 new cases over 24 hours, nearly double the number of daily infections just a week ago. The number of cases across Russia continues to rise sharply, with Omicron accounting for the majority of cases. (AFP)
We've decided to open schools in Bengaluru from Monday. Night curfew to be lifted from Jan 31; have directed concerned depts to ensure that proper SOPs are followed. Marriage functions are permitted with 200 members indoors and 300 outdoors: Karnataka Minister BC Nagesh pic.twitter.com/qc4AHHXe7L- ANI (@ANI) January 29, 2022
Night curfew will be withdrawn in Karnataka from Monday and schools and colleges in Bengaluru will reopen, with hospitalisation due to Covid decreasing and the recovery rate going up.