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Omicron Highlights: Mumbai records 'alarming' rise in COVID-19 cases; Goa announces new restrictions

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Omicron Highlights: India has reported 9,195 COVID-19 cases and 302 deaths in 24 hours, the government said on Wednesday. Here are the latest updates on COVID-19:

Omicron Highlights: Mumbai records 'alarming' rise in COVID-19 cases; Goa announces new restrictions
Omicron Highlights
: India has reported 9,195 COVID-19 cases and 302 deaths in 24 hours, the government said on Wednesday. The country's Omicron tally stands at 781. Delhi has reported the most number of cases of the new variant, with a tally of 238.
Mumbai reported 2,510 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily addition since May 8, and one death, taking its tally to 7,75,808 and toll to 16,375, a civic official said. The spike in the country's financial capital has got pronounced since December 20, when just 283 cases were reported.
Here are the latest updates on COVID-19:
# Mumbai on Wednesday reported 2,510 COVID-19 cases, the highest daily addition since May 8, and one death, taking its tally to 7,75,808 and toll to 16,375, a civic official said. The spike in the country's financial capital has got pronounced since December 20, when just 283 cases were reported.
#Punjab has reported its first Omicron case with a 36-year-old man, who returned from Spain earlier this month, testing positive for the new variant of coronavirus. The man, who arrived in India on December 4,
#Goa Govt announces new restrictions
#DDMA meeting decides to take decisions regarding imposing further restrictions keeping in view the bed occupancy in hospitals of Delhi, in its next meeting
#DMRC says it has deployed 15 flying squads across Delhi Metro network to ensure that COVID safety protocol is strictly adhered to by passengers inside trains & premises
#In view of rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi, Lt Governor Anil Baijal chairs a review meeting (virtual) with Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA). Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal is also present at the meeting.
#Last week we were reporting 150 cases per day, now we are reporting around 2000 cases per day. Mumbai may cross 2000 per day cases today: Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackeray
Sourav Ganguly, BCCI president remains hemodynamically stable
NCP MP Supriya Sule, her husband test positive
Rise in active COVID-19 cases in Maharashtra alarming: Health Minister Tope
Maharashtra Health Minister Rajesh Tope on Wednesday expressed concern over the rise in the number of fresh as well as active COVID19 cases in the state, and termed it as an alarming situation. Talking to reporters here, Tope urged people and authorities to exercise caution. He said in the last 810 days, the active cases in the state stood in the range of 5,0006,000.
Rhea Kapoor, husband Karan Boolani test positive for COVID-19
Producer Rhea Kapoor on Wednesday said she and her filmmaker husband Karan Boolani have tested positive for COVID-19 and are currently under isolation. Rhea, the daughter of Bollywood veteran Anil Kapoor, took to Instagram and wrote that she contracted the virus despite being extremely careful.
COVID-19: Ladakh reports 34 new cases, 14 recoveries
Ladakh has reported 34 fresh COVID19 cases, taking the tally to 22,140, officials said on Wednesday. There are 214 active cases 159 in Leh and 55 in Kargil in the Union Territory, they said. Ladakh has recorded 219 COVID-related deaths 161 in Leh and 58 in Kargil since the outbreak of the pandemic last year, according to the officials. Fourteen patients were discharged from hospitals, taking the total number of recoveries to 20,707, they said.
MP: COVID-19 positive woman stopped from boarding Dubai-bound flight
A woman tested positive for coronavirus at the Indore airport following which she was prevented from boarding the Air India's Dubai-bound flight on Wednesday, an official said. The 44yearold Dubai resident has already taken four doses of two different vaccines against COVID19, the official said.
"As per the standard practice, rapid RTPCR tests are conducted during the weekly IndoreDubai flight and as part of it, 89 passengers were tested today. A woman among them was found infected with the coronavirus, Indore health department's medical officer Dr Priyanka Kourav told PTI.
Full vaccination or COVID-19 negative report must for going to parties, restaurants in Goa: CM
The Goa government will make it mandatory for people to be fully vaccinated or carry a COVID-19 negative report to attend parties or enter restaurants in the coastal state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday. Speaking to reporters, Sawant said district administrations will issue a notification to this effect by Wednesday evening.
K'taka CM likely to review COVID containment measures
Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai on Wednesday indicated that he is likely to review the COVID19 containment measures announced by his government, including the "night curfew", in the wake of opposition from businesses. The night Curfew announced by the government for 10 days as part of its containment measures to control further COVID spread, has come into effect across the state from Tuesday night.
Vaccines, boosters and variants: a year Covid kept world on its toes with surprises aplenty
The optimism of a year that started with the COVID19 vaccine rollout, seen as the beginning of the end of the pandemic, has petered out as 2021 winds to a close. The SARSCoV2 virus is still around, and more infectious than earlier. As the Omicron strain spreads across the globe and questions on vaccine inequity dominate discussions, scientists are still scrambling to learn more about emerging variants of the deadly virus that has claimed millions of lives and crippled economies.
I-League hit by COVID outbreak, at least seven players test positive
The continuation of I League was on Wednesday thrown into doubt after multiple COVID19 cases were reported among participating teams, staying and competing inside a biobubble. It has been learnt that more than 10 participants, including at least seven players have tested positive for the virus.
RAI dubs Delhi govt COVID curbs as partial lockdown'
Retailers Association of India (RAI) on Wednesday dubbed as 'a partial lockdown' the Delhi government's restrictions on shops, restaurants and malls amid the spread of the Omicron variant and rising COVID19 cases. The retailers' body lamented that sudden overnight restrictions such as these under the 'Yellow Alert' create uncertainty for businesses and confusion in the minds of consumers with regards to odd and even and leads to crowding, beating the purpose of such measures.
Poland reports highest daily number of COVID-related deaths in fourth wave
Poland reported 794 COVID-related deaths on Wednesday, the highest daily number in the fourth wave of the coronavirus pandemic, Deputy Minister of Health Waldemar Kraska said on private television Polsat News.
Long queues outside many stations as Delhi Metro trains run with new COVID norms
Long queues of people were seen outside various Delhi Metro stations on Wednesday morning, a day after new restrictions were put in place by authorities, including running of its trains with only 50 percent seating capacity and no provision for standing for commuters, in view of rising cases of COVID19 in Delhi. In view of the latest guidelines issued by the city government for the containment of coronavirus in Delhi, travel inside the metro will be allowed, with certain restrictions, DMRC officials said on Tuesday.
COVID-19 positivity rate around 1%: Delhi health minsiter Satyendar Jain
No new COVID-19 case in Arunachal Pradesh
Arunachal Pradesh did not report any fresh COVID19 case or death due to the disease on Wednesday, with the virus tally remaining unchanged at 55,334 and the toll at 280, a senior official said here. As many as 55,036 people have recuperated from the infection so far, with the recovery rate standing at 99.46 per cent, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
Hugh Jackman tests positive for COVID-19, cancels 'Music Man' performances
Hollywood star Hugh Jackman has said that he has tested positive for coronavirus. The 53yearold actor took to Instagram on Tuesday to share the news of his diagnosis that has forced him to cancel performances of his Broadway show "The Music Man". "I just wanted you to hear from me that I tested positive this morning for COVID. My symptoms are like a cold, I have a scratchy throat and a bit of a runny nose," the actor said in a 30second video.
7-day average for vaccinations at 56.3 lakh, highest this week so far
India records 9,195 cases in 24 hours; Omicron tally stands at 781
No fresh COVID-19 case in Andaman & Nicobar Islands
The union territory of Andaman and Nicobar Islands did not record any fresh COVID19 case in the last 24 hours, a health department official said on Wednesday. The COVID19 tally remained at 7,716, while one more person recuperated from the disease, taking the total number of coronavirus recoveries to 7,580, he said.
Mizoram reports 207 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2 new fatalities
Mizoram's COVID-19 tally surged to 1,40,955 as 207 more people tested positive for the infection on Wednesday, 23 more than the previous day, a health department official said. The COVID19 death toll rose to 541 as two more persons from Kolasib and Champhai districts succumbed to the infection in the last 24 hours, he said.
Thane logs 241 new COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths
With the addition of 241 new cases of coronavirus, the infection tally in Maharashtra's Thane district has gone up to 5,72,680, an official said on Wednesday. These new cases were reported on Tuesday, he said.
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