Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 2.35 Lakh New Cases, Positivity Rate Drops To 13.39%

Coronavirus Highlights: The country also recorded 627 new deaths, taking the total number of Covid-related fatalities to 4,92,327.

Coronavirus Highlights: India Reports 2.35 Lakh New Cases, Positivity Rate Drops To 13.39%

India Covid-19 Cases: The covid vaccination coverage across India has crossed 164.04 crore doses. (File)

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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:

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Jan 30, 2022 05:15 (IST)
What WHO Said On NeoCov Coronavirus, Discovered By Chinese Scientists
The World Health Organisation on Friday said that the NeoCov coronavirus, discovered by Chinese scientists, requires further study.

A team of Wuhan researchers found a new kind of coronavirus, NeoCov, among bats in South Africa. In a study, the researchers said that the virus may pose a threat to humans in the future.

Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses that can cause diseases ranging from the common cold to Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome (SARS).
Jan 30, 2022 05:01 (IST)
Maharashtra's 3rd Covid Wave Seems To Be Declining, Says Health Minister
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 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 in Mumbai.
Jan 29, 2022 23:48 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Assam Reports 2,294 New Cases, 22 More Deaths
Maintaining a declining trend, Assam reported 2,294 new COVID-19 cases today, pushing the tally to 7,13,685, according to the bulletin issued by the National Health Mission (NHM). The state had registered 2,861 new cases on January 28, 3,677 less than the previous day.

Altogether 22 people died due to coronavirus today, taking the death count to 6,422, while 1,347 COVID patients have died due to other causes. The current death rate in the state is 0.90 per cent with Kamrup Metro district reporting five deaths and Sivasagar three. The number of active cases currently is 28,788, the bulletin said. (PTI)
Jan 29, 2022 23:22 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Uttar Pradesh Reports 8,338 New Cases, 25 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 23:21 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Nagaland Reports 87 New Cases, 2 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 23:20 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Bihar Reports 1,302 New Cases, 6 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 22:37 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Third Wave Seems To Be Waning, Says Maharashtra Minister
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)
Jan 29, 2022 22:26 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Rajasthan Reports 10,437 New Cases, 22 Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 22:01 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Maharashtra's Pune District Reports 9,769 New Cases, 17 Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 21:23 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Gujarat Sees 11,974 New Cases, 33 Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 21:18 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Haryana Reports 4,445 New Cases, 1,338 In Gurgaon
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)
Jan 29, 2022 21:16 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Tamil Nadu Reports 24,418 New Cases, 4,508 From Chennai
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)
Jan 29, 2022 21:14 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Madhya Pradesh Reports 8,678 New Cases, 5 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 21:11 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Karnataka Reports 33,337 New Cases, Half Of It From Bengaluru
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)
Jan 29, 2022 20:55 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: India's Vaccine Coverage Crosses 165.6 Crore, Says Centre
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)
Jan 29, 2022 20:43 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Himachal Pradesh Reports 1,714 New Cases, 8 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 20:41 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Bengal Reports 3,512 New Cases, 35 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 19:36 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Schools, Colleges To Reopen In Telangana From February 1
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)
Jan 29, 2022 19:31 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Cases Reducing, But Need To Be Vigilant: Health Minister To Eastern States
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)
Jan 29, 2022 19:29 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Mumbai Reports 1,411 New Cases, 11 More Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 19:23 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Vaiko, Chief Of Tamil Nadu's MDMK Party, Tests Covid Positive
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)
Jan 29, 2022 19:07 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Sikkim Reports 156 New Cases, No New Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 18:46 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Kerala Reports 50,812 New Cases, 8 Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 17:50 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Delhi Reports 4,483 New Cases, 28 Deaths
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.
Jan 29, 2022 17:48 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Delhi Cases Decline, But Containment Zones Still Over 40,000
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)
Jan 29, 2022 17:28 (IST)
COVID-19 India News: Andhra Pradesh Reports 11,573 New Covid Cases, 3 Deaths
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)
Jan 29, 2022 16:34 (IST)
COVID-19 News: Russia Sees Highest Ever 113,122 New Covid Cases In A Day
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)
Jan 29, 2022 15:23 (IST)
Jan 29, 2022 15:07 (IST)
Karnataka To Withdraw Night Curfew, Bengaluru Schools, Colleges To Open
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.
Jan 29, 2022 13:39 (IST)
Risk persists even though Covid cases starting to plateau in parts of India: WHO

Even though some cities or states in India may be beginning to see plateauing of COVID-19 cases, the risk persists and focus must be on reducing transmission and implementing situation-specific measures, senior WHO official Poonam Khetrapal Singh said.

The Health Ministry said on Thursday that early indications of Covid cases plateauing have been reported in certain geographies in the country but the trend needs to be observed.
Jan 29, 2022 13:33 (IST)
Single-day recoveries surpass fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh

Single-day recoveries outnumbered fresh COVID-19 cases in Arunachal Pradesh as 515 more people recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours, while 380 new infections were reported, a health department official said on Saturday.
The fresh cases pushed the COVID-19 tally in the northeastern state to 61,627, he said.

The state on Friday had registered 455 fresh infections.

Altogether, 58,145 people have recovered from the disease so far, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.

The COVID-19 recovery rate currently is 94.35 per cent, he said.
Jan 29, 2022 13:32 (IST)
Puducherry logs 855 new coronavirus cases

Puducherry confirmed 855 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday taking the overall case count to 1,59,824. The new cases identified at the end of examination of 3,465 samples were spread over Puducherry 570, Karaikal 172, Yanam 102 and Mahe 11.

The active cases were 12,542 of whom 182 were in hospitals taking treatment while the remaining 12,360 patients were in home quarantine, Director of Health G Sriramulu said.
Jan 29, 2022 12:42 (IST)
Jan 29, 2022 11:03 (IST)
India administers more than 56 lakh vaccine doses in last 24 hrs

The Health Ministry on Saturday stated that India has administered more than 56 lakh doses of COVID-19 vaccine in the last 24 hours with this India's COVID-19 vaccination coverage has exceeded 165.04 crores. India administered a total of 56,72,766 vaccine doses through 1,80,50,126 vaccination sessions in the last 24 hours, stated the official Health Ministry release today.

Jan 29, 2022 10:38 (IST)
2.35 Lakh New Covid Cases In India, 613 Deaths In 24 Hours

India's daily Covid curve showed marginal improvement today as the country reported 2.35 lakh cases, which is around 6% lower than yesterday. The country reported 871 deaths which included the 258 backlog deaths from Kerala and 613 fresh casualties. (Read full story here)
Jan 29, 2022 09:32 (IST)
Mizoram reports 2,143 new COVID-19 cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hours

Mizoram has recorded 2,143 new COVID-19 cases taking the active caseload to 14,608 in the last 24 hours, said the state's Department of Information and Public Relations on Saturday. 

The state also reported four deaths in the last 24 hours, stated the health bulletin.

According to the state bulletin, the number of cumulative cases in the state has mounted to 1,69,868, while the recoveries stood at 1,54,663 and deaths at 597.

The positivity rate of the state stood at 29.02 per cent, added the health bulletin.
Jan 29, 2022 09:28 (IST)
Maharashtra's Thane district sees 1,079 new COVID-19 cases, eight deaths

Thane, Jan 29 Thane district of Maharashtra reported 1,079 new coronavirus positive cases, which took its infection count to 6,99,961, while the death of eight patients pushed to toll to 11,759, an official said on Saturday. 

These cases and fatalities were reported on Friday, he said.

Thane's COVID-19 mortality rate is 1.67 per cent.

In neighbouring Palghar district, the caseload stood at 1,61,552 and the death toll at 3,369, another official said. 

Jan 29, 2022 07:55 (IST)
Jan 29, 2022 05:49 (IST)
Coronavirus: Kerala Reports 54,537 New COVID-19 Cases, 13 Related Deaths
Kerala reported 54,537 new COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths in the last 24 hours.