Omicron News Highlights: 48,905 new cases in Karnataka; Kerala logs 49,771 fresh COVID-19 cases

Omicron News Highlights: 48,905 new cases in Karnataka; Kerala logs 49,771 fresh COVID-19 cases
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Omicron News highlights: India logged 2,85,914 new coronavirus infections, taking the total tally of COVID-19 cases to 4,00,85,116, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Wednesday. The death toll has climbed to 4,91,127 with 665 fresh fatalities, the data updated at 8 am stated. The active cases have decreased to 22,23,018 and comprise 5.55 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 93.23 percent, the ministry said. A reduction of 13,824 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.16 percent while the weekly positivity rate was recorded at 17.33 percent, according to the ministry. The number of people who have recuperated from the disease surged to 3,73,70,971, while the case fatality rate was recorded at 1.23 percent.

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Jan 26, 2022 9:03 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Daily COVID-19 infections drop below 30,000 in Tamil Nadu

New COVID-19 infections dropped below 30,000 in Tamil Nadu as it added 29,976 cases on Wednesday, pushing the caseload to 32,24,236, the health department said. As many as 47 more people succumbed to the virus in the last 24 hours, mounting the death toll to 37,359 till date, a medical bulletin said. New COVID-19 infections have been hovering over 30,000 over the last few days and Tamil Nadu has been witnessing a declining trend after reaching a peak of 30,744 cases on January 22. Meanwhile, recoveries were marginally less compared to new cases with 27,507 people getting discharged in the last 24 hours, aggregating to 29,73,185 leaving 2,13,692 active infections, the bulletin said. Seven districts led by Chennai accounted for the majority of new coronavirus infections with the state capital adding 5,973 cases followed by Coimbatore 3,740, Chengalpet 1,883, Tiruppur 1,787, Salem 1,457, Erode 1,302 and Kanyakumari 1,035 with the remaining in other districts. Those who tested positive, included 18 returnees from various states. A total of 1,50,931 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, pushing the cumulative number of specimens examined to 6,10,54,111, the bulletin said.

Jan 26, 2022 8:41 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: 48,905 new cases in Karnataka, 39 deaths

Registering a surge in numbers again, Karnataka on Wednesday reported 48,905 new cases of COVID-19 and 39 fatalities, taking the tally to 36,54,413, and death toll to 38,705. The state on Tuesday had reported a dip in daily cases at 41,400. There were 41,699 discharges, taking the total number of recoveries to 32,57,769, a bulletin said. Of the new cases, 22,427 were from Bengaluru Urban that saw 18,734 people being discharged and 8 virus-related deaths. The total number of active cases across the state is now at 3,57,909. While the positivity rate for the day stood at 22.51 per cent, the case fatality rate (CFR) was 0.07 per cent. Of the 39 deaths, 8 are from Bengaluru Urban, Dakshina Kannada and Hassan (4), Mysuru (3), Chikkaballapura, Kalaburagi, Mandya, Ramanagara and Uttara Kannada (2), followed by others. Apart from Bengaluru Urban, Mysuru recorded the second highest with 2,797 new cases followed by Tumakuru 2,645, Mandya 2,186, and Hassan 2,016. Bengaluru Urban district now has a total of 16,48,758 cases, Mysuru 2,11,426 and Tumakuru 1,48,223. According to the bulletin, Bengaluru Urban tops the list among discharges with 14,16,078, followed by Mysuru 1,92,638 and Tumakuru 1,32,026.

Jan 26, 2022 8:38 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: English Premier League says minimum 4 COVID-19 cases needed for fixture postponement

Clubs can apply for a fixture postponement only if they have a minimum of four positive COVID-19 cases in their squads, the Premier League said on Wednesday following a meeting of representatives of all 20 sides. A total of 22 games have been called off this season due to COVID-19 outbreaks and the subsequent unavailability of players, with the league being criticised by some clubs for their handling of the crisis. Earlier, a match could be postponed if one of the teams did not have 13 available outfield players -- and one goalkeeper -- "either from its squad list or its appropriately experienced Under-21 players". "Following a club meeting today, the Premier League's COVID-19 match postponement guidance has been updated to include a COVID-19 impact threshold," the league said in a statement. "From now on, if a club applies to postpone a match on the grounds of insufficient players due to COVID-19, they must have a minimum of four positive cases within their squad."

Jan 26, 2022 8:26 PM
Jan 26, 2022 8:24 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: J-K records 5,606 new Covid cases, 8 deaths

Jammu and Kashmir on Wednesday recorded 5,606 fresh cases of coronavirus, raising its tally to 4,14,172, while eight more deaths pushed the toll to 4,635, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 1,353 were reported from the Jammu division and 5,253 from the Kashmir division of the union territory, they said. The officials said Srinagar district recorded the highest of 1,305 cases, followed by 803 cases in Budgam district. There are 47,969 active cases in the union territory. The number of recovered patients was 3,62,168, they said.

Jan 26, 2022 8:16 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Mumbai reports 1,858 COVID-19 cases, 13 deaths

Mumbai reported 1,858 new coronavirus infections and 13 deaths on Wednesday, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said in a release. The city has been reporting fewer than 2,000 cases for the last three days. The caseload of the financial capital of the country went up to 10,40,363, while death toll rose to 16,569.The new daily cases were hovering over 2,000 since December 29, 2021. With 1,656 patients being discharged from hospitals on Wednesday, the tally of recoveries increased to 9,98,698.There are 22,364 active patients in the city now. The civic body carried out 42,315 coronavirus tests during the day, increasing the total of tests to 1,50,88,261.The recovery rate in the city is 96 per cent, while the period taken for the caseload to double is now 185 days.

Jan 26, 2022 7:22 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Telangana clocks 3,801 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death

Telangana on Wednesday recorded 3,801 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the tally to 7,47,155, while the death toll rose to 4,078 with one more fatality. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) reported the highest number of daily cases with 1,570, followed by Rangareddy (284) and Medchal Malkajgiri (254) districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM today. The state had registered 4,559 new cases on Tuesday. A total of 2,046 people recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours. With this, the cumulative number of recoveries rose to 7,05,054. Active cases stood at 38,023, the bulletin said. A total of 88,867 samples were tested today and the total number examined till date was over 3.16 crore. The samples tested per million population were over 8.51 lakh. The case fatality and recovery rates were at 0.55 per cent and 94.37 per cent, respectively.

Jan 26, 2022 7:19 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Delhi records 7,498 new COVID-19 cases, 29 deaths; positivity rate at 10.59%

Delhi reported 7,498 fresh COVID-19 cases and 29 deaths, with the positivity rate witnessing a marginal increase to 10.59 per cent, according to data shared by the city government's health department on Wednesday. On Tuesday, the national capital had reported 6,028 new COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths. The positivity was recorded at 10.55 per cent. The health bulletin stated that 11,164 patients were discharged in a day and less than 15 per cent of the COVID-19 beds in hospitals were occupied. On Monday, the capital had logged 5,760 new COVID-19 cases with a positivity rate of 11.79 per cent and 30 deaths. The number of daily cases in Delhi has been declining after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13. The capital had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 15, the highest so far in the ongoing wave of the pandemic.

Jan 26, 2022 7:06 PM

Coronavirus News LIVE Updates: Kerala logs 49,771 fresh COVID-19 cases

Kerala logged 49,771 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday taking the caseload to 57,74,857, while the death toll rose to 52,281 with 140 COVID-19-related deaths being registered. On Tuesday, the state had recorded 55,475 fresh cases, the highest ever single day spike in the infection since the outbreak of the pandemic in 2020. The previous highest ever in a single day was recorded on January 20- 46,387. The state Health department said 1,03,553 samples were tested in the last 24 hours. There are 4,57,329 people under observation of which 10,938 are in isolation wards of various hospitals, a department release said. "Currently, there are 3,00,556 active COVID-19 cases in the state of which only 3.6 per cent are hospitalised," the release said. Among the latest fatalities, 63 were recorded over the last few days while 77 were designated as COVID-19 deaths after receiving appeals based on the new guidelines of the Centre and the directions of the Supreme Court.

Jan 26, 2022 6:43 PM

Active COVID-19 cases reduce by 50% within 2 weeks in Delhi

The number of active Covid-19 cases in Delhi has halved in just 12 days after rising to a high of 94,160 on January 13, while it took 21 days for the active caseload to drop by half during the second wave last year. The third wave of the pandemic saw the active cases peaking to 94,160 on January 13. The number dropped to 42,010 by Tuesday.

During the ferocious second wave last year, active cases had risen to a high of 99,752 on April 28 and the number reduced to 45,047 by May 19. Experts said the decline in cases is in line with their expectations.

“It was expected. The rise was very rapid. The R naught value—which indicates the spread of COVID-19—was around 4, which means a person would infect the entire family within two days. The recovery is faster. The incubation period is shorter, hardly two to three days. Hence, the sharp fall in the number of cases," said Director-Professor, Community Medicine Department, Maulana Azad Medical College, Nandini Sharma.

Jan 26, 2022 6:26 PM

AP adds 13,618 fresh Covid-19 infections

Andhra Pradesh logged 13,618 fresh cases of Covid-19, 8,687 recoveries and nine deaths in the 24 hours ending 9 am on Wednesday. The daily infection positivity rate hovered around 30 percent. The latest bulletin said the total active cases climbed to 1,06,318. The gross positive cases now went up to 22,22,573, recoveries to 21,01,685 and deaths 14,570, the bulletin said.

Jan 26, 2022 6:04 PM

Sikkim: 206 more test Covid positive

Sikkim on Wednesday reported 206 new Covid-19 cases, 31 less than the previous day's count, pushing the tally to 37,539, a health department bulletin said here. It said one fresh fatality took the death toll to 425. Sikkim currently has 1,928 active cases, while 600 patients have migrated out and 34,586 people have recovered from coronavirus. 

Jan 26, 2022 5:51 PM

COVID-19: 218 fresh cases, one fatality in Ladakh

The COVID-19 death toll in Ladakh has climbed to 223 following a fatality in Kargil, while 218 fresh cases pushed the overall tally to 25,036 in the union territory, officials said on Wednesday. The number of active cases in Ladakh has gone up to 1,317, which includes 1,023 cases in Leh district and 294 cases in Kargil district, they said. With lone death being reported from Kargil, the total death count has reached 223, that include 164 fatalities in Leh and 59 in Kargil. Of 218 new positive cases, 97 were reported in Leh and 121 from Kargil, they said. As many as 144 patients were cured and discharged from hospitals in Ladakh on Tuesday. Of these, 118 were discharged in Leh and 26 in Kargil, they said.

Jan 26, 2022 5:34 PM

Delhi traders' bodies ask L-G to lift weekend curfew during DDMA meet tomorrow

Continuing its demand to lift the weekend curfew and odd-even rule for opening shops, the traders' fraternity here on Wednesday shot a letter to the lieutenant governor, ahead of the DDMA meeting. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA), the highest decision-making body on COVID-19-related issues, is slated to meet under the leadership of Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Thursday to review the COVID-19 situation. In its letter, the Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) asked the lieutenant governor to relax COVID-19 restrictions in Delhi in view of the decreasing number of cases. CAIT, secretary general, Praveen Khandelwal said the retail trade in Delhi has suffered a loss of about 70 percent in the last 25 days due to the restrictions.

Jan 26, 2022 5:07 PM