Coronavirus Highlights: 8,895 Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3% Higher Than Yesterday

Coronavirus Highlights: Additionally, India has now confirmed four cases of the worrisome Omicron Covid strain that has been labelled by the World Health Organisation a 'variant of concern'.

Coronavirus Highlights: 8,895 Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3% Higher Than Yesterday

Covid cases in India: Active cases reduced to 99,974. (File)

New Delhi:

India logged a daily spike of 8,895 Covid cases on Sunday, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 3,46,33,255. The country also recorded 2,796 new deaths, pushing the total death count to 4,73,326.

Active cases reduced to 99,155, according to the latest Health Ministry data.

India reported 17 new cases of the new Omicron Covid strain on Sunday, taking the total tally to 21 cases of the worrisome new variant. Countries across the world have announced restrictions to arrest the spread of the virus that has been labelled a 'Variant of Concern' by the World Health Organisation (WHO).

Here are the Highlights on Coronavirus cases:

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Coronavirus Live Updates: Assam reports 101 fresh Covid cases, 4 deaths
Assam reported 101 new COVID-19 cases and four deaths in the past 24 hours, informed the state health bulletin on Sunday.

With these new cases, the total number of cases in the state rose to 6,17,576. There are now 1,143 active cases in the state. The death count increased to 6,120 with the new fatalities.
Dec 06, 2021 01:09 (IST)
Union Health Minister Reviews RT-PCR Testing Facilities At Delhi Airport As Omicron Covid Variant Spikes
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Dec 05, 2021 23:52 (IST)
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Dec 05, 2021 23:00 (IST)
Nagaland reports zero COVID-19 cases, no deaths
Nagaland reported no COVID-19 case on Sunday, making it the second such day since the start of the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic, a health official said.

The north-eastern state had reported zero COVID-19 cases on November 20.

The COVID-19 death count in the state also remained at 699 with no reports of any new fatalities.
Nagaland's caseload now stands at 32,136, the official said.
Dec 05, 2021 18:35 (IST)
Delhi records 63 Covid cases, zero death; positivity rate increases to 0.11 per cent: Authorities
Dec 05, 2021 17:48 (IST)
COVID-19: Omicron patient in Delhi fully vaccinated, has mild symptoms
The Tanzania returnee, who tested positive for COVID-19 Omicron variant, has mild symptoms as he had taken both doses of the vaccine, informed Dr Suresh Kumar, Medical Director of LNJP Hospital on Sunday.

Speaking to ANI, Dr Kumar said: "The Tanzania returnee experienced a sore throat, weakness and body ache. His contact tracing is being done. He had taken both doses of COVID-19 vaccine due to which he had mild symptoms."

Dec 05, 2021 16:05 (IST)
Puducherry makes COVID19 vaccination compulsory
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"We have enforced compulsory COVID19 vaccination in Puducherry UT. Out of over 10 lakh eligible population, only 7.74 lakh people are vaccinated, 2 more lakh people are to be vaccinated yet", G Sriramulu, Director Health said in an order on Saturday

Those violating the vaccination will be liable to face penal action as per provisions of the law, the Director said.
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Dec 05, 2021 12:28 (IST)
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Dec 05, 2021 12:15 (IST)
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Dec 05, 2021 11:31 (IST)
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Dec 05, 2021 10:30 (IST)
US makes it mandatory for all incoming passengers to carry negative COVID-19 test report
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Dec 05, 2021 09:52 (IST)
Dec 05, 2021 09:52 (IST)
8,895 Fresh Covid Cases In India, 3% Higher Than Yesterday

127.61 cr vaccine doses have been administered so far under Nationwide Vaccination Drive

India's Active caseload currently stands at 99,155

Active cases account for less than 1% of total cases, currently at 0.29%; Lowest since March 2020

Recovery Rate currently at 98.35%

6,918 recoveries in the last 24 hours increases Total Recoveries to 3,40,60,774

8,895 new cases in the last 24 hours

Daily positivity rate (0.73%) less than 2% for last 62 days

Weekly Positivity Rate (0.80%) less than 1% for last 21 days
Dec 05, 2021 09:05 (IST)
193 new COVID-19 cases, 2 deaths in Odisha

Odisha logged 193 new coronavirus cases, taking the tally to 10,50,060 on Saturday, while the COVID-19 death toll mounted to 8,420 with two more fatalities, a health department bulletin said.
A patient each in Khurda and Jajpur districts succumbed to the disease, it said.

The state now has 2,383 active COVID-19 cases, while 10,39,204 people have recovered from the disease, including 233 in the last 24 hours, the bulletin stated.

Gajapati district has no active case for the second consecutive day, and 11 out of 30 districts in the state did not report any new cases of the contagion.
Dec 05, 2021 08:25 (IST)
Chile reports first case of Omicron variant

Chile reported on Saturday its first case of the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) after confirming that the case was discovered in a person entering the country from Ghana on November 25.

The Regional Ministry of Health of Valparaiso reported that the traveller entered Chile with a negative PCR test, but another test at the Santiago airport returned a positive result.

According to authorities, the passenger was fully vaccinated at the time and is currently in good health in isolation at a sanitary residence.  
Dec 05, 2021 08:21 (IST)
India has confirmed four total cases of the new variant, with the most recent Omicron case found near Mumbai in a 33-year-old man who was unvaccinated. Countries across the world have announced restrictions to arrest the spread of the virus that has been labelled a 'Variant of Concern' by the World Health Organisation (WHO).
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Dec 05, 2021 03:28 (IST)
Strict Quarantine Rules In Japan For Travellers From India Over Omicron Covid Variant
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Dec 05, 2021 03:19 (IST)
First Maharashtra Omicron Covid Case A Marine Engineer On Ship Since April
The 33-year-old man from Thane district in Maharashtra who was found to be infected with the Omicron variant of coronavirus is a marine engineer by profession.

Due to the odd nature of his job he couldn't get vaccinated while on the ship since April despite his efforts, a Kalyan Dombivli Municipal Corporation (KDMC) official said on Saturday.

The man tried his best to get a vaccine shot at some port but due to several restrictions and strict measures regarding the administration of jabs, he couldn't succeed, the official said.