Kashmir reports first cases of Omicron as 2 locals, 3 tourists test positive
Kashmir recorded its first cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus on Tuesday as two locals and three tourists tested positive for the strain, officials said Tuesday. "Omicron has finally made its way to Kashmir. 05 cases detected. Stay safe stay healthy..Follow Covid appropriate Behavior, follow Sops," Kashmir Health Services Director Mir Mushtaq tweeted. While one patient was detected in Uri (Baramulla district) the other was diagnosed in Shopian district. Three tourists has also tested positive for the variant. The number of Omicron cases in Jammu and Kashmir has gone up to eight now as three cases were detected in Jammu last month.
Nashik sees 1,450 COVID-19 cases, no death; 469 recover
The COVID-19 count in Nashik touched 4,21,294 on Tuesday with the addition of 1,450 cases, while the death toll remained unchanged at 8,765, an official said. So far, 4,06,204 people have been discharged post-recovery, including 469 during the day, he said. With 8,398 samples being examined on Tuesday, the number of tests in Nashik went up to 30,79,528, he added.
Nepal imposes partial lockdown in Kathmandu Valley after COVID-19 cases surge across country: Health ministry
Nepal on Tuesday imposed a partial lockdown across the Kathmandu Valley due to the recent surge in the coronavirus cases, the health ministry said. Termed as smart lockdown, the Ministry of Health and Population said that under the new guidelines gathering of more than 25 people in public places have been banned and anyone violating it will have to face strict action.
Aurangabad sees 349 COVID-19 cases, no death; 64 recover
The COVID19 tally in Aurangabad in Maharashtra reached 1,51,532 on Tuesday after 349 people were detected with the infection, while the day also saw 64 people getting discharged, taking the recovery count to 1,46,448, an official said. The active caseload in the district stands at 1,426, the official informed, adding that the death toll remained unchanged during the day.
New COVID-19 cases drop in Mumbai for 4th day at 11,647; 2 more die
Mumbai reported 11,647 new COVID19 cases on Tuesday, a drop of 2,001 from the previous day and fourth straight day of downward trend, taking the tally to 9,39,867, while two more patients succumbed to the infection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. According to a BMC bulletin, with new additions, the COVID19 tally jumped to 9,39,867, while the death toll climbed to 16,413.
Arunachal imposes night curfew, other COVID restrictions till Jan 31
In view of an upsurge in COVID19 cases, the Arunachal Pradesh government on Tuesday imposed night curfew and other restrictions till January 31. Chief Secretary Naresh Kumar, in an order, said that night curfew will be imposed from 9 PM to 5 AM from January 12.
COVID-19: Assam logs 2,837 new cases, highest since Jun 22 last year
Assam's fresh COVID19 cases on Tuesday soared by over 29 per cent in a single day to 2,837, the highest since June 22 last year, with a positivity rate of 5.69 per cent, the National Health Mission (NHM) said. The state had reported 2,198 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 4.49 per cent on Monday against testing of 48,964 samples.
Over 22k people take 'precautionary dose' in Delhi
A total of 22,265 people, including 7,010 healthcare workers, got their "precautionary dose" of COVID19 vaccine in the national capital on Tuesday, according to government data. As many as 6,083 people aged above 60 and 9,172 frontline workers also got their third dose.
MP minister without mask claims practice of 'Agnihotra' keeps her immunity strong
Madhya Pradesh minister Usha Thakur replied to a query on not wearing a mask amid a rise in COVID19 cases by claiming her immunity was strong as she had been practicing 'Agnihotra', or 'healing fire', a ritual done to purify the air and surroundings, for the past 30 years. Speaking to reporters in Khandwa on Monday, Thakur, the state's culture minister, also said a gamchha (cotton towel) doubled up as a mask for her. "My daily routine for the last 30 years include performing Agnihotra every day at sunrise and sunset, which increases my immunity so that viral attacks don't create problems for me," she said.
Record 1,550 fresh Covid cases in HP, active ones 5,476
Himachal Pradesh on Tuesday recorded 1,550 fresh COVID19 cases, raising the tally of active cases to 5,476 from 4,186 and total number of infections till date to 2,34,835, a Health Department official said. The Covid toll, however, remained pegged at 3,867 as no death was reported on Tuesday, he added. The highest number of 325 new cases were found in Kangra, followed by 287 in Solan, 270 in Hamirpur, 153 in Shimla, 148 in Mandi, 117 in Una, 89 in Kullu, 73 in Bilaspur, 47 in Sirmaur, 27 in Chamba, 12 in Kinnaur and two in Lahaul Spiti, he added. The number of active COVID19 cases in the state climbed to 5,476 from 4,186 on Monday, the official said.
MP records 3,160 COVID-19 cases, one death
Madhya Pradesh on Tuesday reported 3,160 new coronavirus infections which took the caseload in the state to 8,06,803, health officials said. With one fatality, death toll increased to 10,539.The day before, the state had recorded 2,317 new cases and one death.
Ex-Jharkhand MLA Sanjeev Singh, 10 other Dhanbad prison inmates test COVID positive
Eleven inmates of Dhanbad Divisional Jail, including former Jharkhand MLA Sanjeev Singh, have tested positive for COVID19, an official said on Tuesday. The former BJP MLA from Jharia constituency is lodged in prison since April 2017 in connection with the murder of his cousin and former deputy mayor of Dhanbad, Neeraj Singh.
Mumbai logs 11,647 new COVID-19 cases, down 2,001 from day ago; 2 more die
Mumbai reported 11,647 new COVID19 cases on Tuesday, a drop of 2,001 from the previous day, and two fresh deaths linked to the infection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. This was the fourth day in a row when the city has witnessed a dip in daily COVID19 infections.