Covid-19 Omicron India January 4 Highlights: Omicron surge could differ per country, says WHO; Delhi announces weekend curfew as single-day Covid-19 cases cross 5,000

Coronavirus Omicron Cases and Deaths in India, Covid-19 Booster Shot Vaccine Registration Latest Update, Coronavirus Third Wave in India January 4 Highlights: India on Tuesday reported 37,379 new Covid-19 cases and 124 deaths; Karnataka health minister calls Bengaluru “epicentre” of Covid outbreak in state; Delhi reports 5,481 new infections; Jharkhand makes RT-PCR test mandatory for all passengers on arrival at airport; Chhattisgarh bans public events as Covid cases spike; Maharashtra logs 18,466 new cases

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The Centre has stated that over 152.96 crore vaccine doses have been given to States/UTs so far (Image Source: Reuters)

Omicron Variant Cases and Deaths in India, Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Registration Latest Update: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today announced that he tested positive for Covid-19 and has isolated himself at home. Kejriwal urged the people who came in contact with him in the last few days to get tested.

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Amid a surge in Coronavirus infections and rapidly spreading Omicron variant, India on January 3rd started its vaccination drive for children of the age group 15 to 18. Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya had informed that over 40 lakh teens got their first dose on the first day of vaccination. The health minister took to micro-blogging site Twitter and wrote, “Well done Young India! Over 40 lakhs between 15-18 age group received their first dose of COVID-19 vaccine on the 1st day of vaccination drive for children, till 8 PM. This is another feather in the cap of India’s vaccination drive.”

During the day, Mandaviya visited the Covid vaccination site for children at the Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital and interacted with some of the beneficiaries, news agency PTI reported. “Visited RML Hospital and took stock of the vaccination campaign for children in the age group of 15-18 years. Interacted with the children and asked them to motivate their friends for the vaccine,” Mandaviya said in another tweet. Prime Minister Narendra Modi also took to Twitter to congratulate the youngsters on getting their first jab. “Today we have taken an important step forward in protecting our youth against COVID-19. Congrats to all my young friends between the age group of 15-18 who got vaccinated. Congrats to their parents as well. I would urge more youngsters to get vaccinated in the coming days!” the PM said on Twitter.

Many schools were used as vaccination centres and as per the government’s directives, only Covaxin was administered to the children aged 15-18. The Health Ministry in a tweet said, “Only Covaxin approved for less than 18 yrs. Eighteen plus (ie born in 2004 or before) are eligible for all vaccines, including Covishield. For 15-17 years (born in 2005, 2006, 2007) eligible only for Covaxin. Validations in place in Co-WIN.”

Maharashtra’s health department on Monday reported 12,160 new Covid-19 cases, 283 more than the previous day, and 11 new deaths, while the active tally crossed the 50,000 mark. With these numbers, Maharashtra’s Covid tally rose to 67,12,028, while the death toll increased to 1,41,553. 68 new cases of Omicron were also detected in the state taking the tally to 578. Delhi on Monday recorded 4,099 fresh Covid-19 cases and the positivity rate spiralled to 6.46%. Delhi’s Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the Omicron variant is behind the surge in infections in the national capital and more restrictions will be implemented if the bed occupancy rate goes up. The number of new cases and positivity rate in the city is the highest since May 18 last year when Delhi reported 4,482 infections, PTI reported. Tamil Nadu too continued to witness an increase in new Covid cases. The state on Monday recorded 1,728 new Coronavirus infections and 6 fatalities, taking the count to 27,52,856 and the death toll to 36,796.

Meanwhile, India reported 37,379 new Covid-19 cases and 124 deaths in the last 24 hours, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Tuesday morning. The Centre has stated that over 152.96 crore vaccine doses have been given to States/UTs so far through Govt of India and through direct state procurement category. More than 19.69 Cr balance & unutilized vaccine doses are still available with the States and Union Territories.

Watch out this space for latest news related to Covid-19 and Omicron variant from India and around the globe:

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10:40 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: TTFI postpones all National Championships across categories due to COVID-19 surge

The Table Tennis Federation of India on Tuesday decided to postpone events in three categories (Under-15, Under-13 and Under-11) in the ongoing National Ranking (Central Zone) Championships in the wake of a fresh COVID-19 surge in the country. The committee also decided to postpone the Senior Nationals to be held in Shillong from January 22 to 29. The Cadet and Sub-Junior Nationals that were to begin from January 11 have also been put on hold. (PTI)

10:39 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Two deaths, 1,027 fresh virus cases in Punjab

Punjab on Tuesday reported a big jump in fresh COVID-19 cases with 1,027 more people getting infected, taking the infection tally to 6,06,927 in the state, where two more people died from coronavirus. So far, the virus has claimed 16,653 lives in the state, according to a medical bulletin. Punjab has been witnessing a surge in infection numbers for the past a few days. The state's positivity rate rose from 4.47 per cent on Monday to 6.49 per cent on Tuesday. (PTI)

10:38 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rs 200 fine for not wearing mask in Bhopal

A fine of Rs 200 will be imposed for not wearing a mask in Bhopal from Wednesday. The decision was taken at a meeting of the Crisis Management Committee of the Bhopal district. “In view of rising COVID-19 cases, a campaign will start in Bhopal district from Wednesday. Those not wearing masks will be fined Rs 200 to make people aware about the prevention of pandemic,” said Urban Administration Minister Bhupendra Singh, in-charge of the district. (PTI)

10:36 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha reports highest COVID-19 cases in over 3 months

Odisha recorded the highest single-day jump in COVID-19 cases in over three months on Tuesday, as 680 more people including 31 students of a research institute near here tested positive for the virus, the Health Department said. The daily positivity rate surged to 1.31 per cent from 0.77 per cent a day ago, while 119 children, or 17.5 per cent of the fresh cases, were infected in the past 24 hours, a bulletin stated. The state had logged 424 COVID-19 cases on Monday. On September 22, there were 734 infections. (PTI)

10:16 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: 170 Maharashtra resident doctors test coronavirus positive in 2 days

Around 170 resident doctors in hospitals run by the Maharashtra government and civic corporations have tested positive for coronavirus in the last two days, an association representing them said on Tuesday. Avinash Dahiphale, president, Maharashtra Resident Doctors Association, said “About 170 resident doctors have been infected by COVID-19 till today evening.” (PTI)

10:15 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Andhra reports 7 new Omicron cases

Seven new Omicron cases were reported in Andhra Pradesh on 3rd January, taking the total number of cases to 24 in the state. One patient is mildly symptomatic and under hospital isolation. All others are healthy and are under isolation: Andhra Pradesh government (ANI)

10:13 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Wedding industry cites losses, urges Kejriwal to ease COVID protocol

The city's wedding industry has urged Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to ease covid protocols imposed on wedding-gatherings in view of rising COVID cases. Amid the peak season of weddings, the industry body called for a meeting with the government suggesting measures it could follow during gatherings. The industry body wrote the government a letter saying 99 per cent weddings are getting postponed or cancelled due to capping of guests to 20 people. Citing other industries which are allowed to function with 50 per cent capacity, such as hotels, it said no such provisions have been made for the wedding industry. (PTI)

10:12 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Odisha CM asks officials to keep dedicated COVID hospitals ready in 10 days

With a gradual increase of COVID-19 cases and detection of Omicron variant of the coronavirus in Odisha, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik Tuesday directed the officials concerned to keep dedicated COVID hospitals ready in the next 10 days. During a virtual review meeting on the prevailing coronavirus situation in the state, the chief minister also asked the authorities to strictly enforce necessary restrictions without affecting the livelihood of people. Patnaik said that general and ICU beds at government and private COVID hospitals should be kept ready like the measures taken during the peak of the second wave last year, a statement issued by the Chief Minister's Office said. (PTI)

10:11 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana records 1,132 fresh Covid cases, 2 more deaths

Haryana's Covid tally rose to 7,76,842 on Tuesday with 1,132 fresh cases, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 10,066, according to the Health Department's daily bulletin. A maximum of 634 cases were reported from Gurgaon, followed by Faridabad 141, Panchkula 94, Ambala 69 and Karnal 44. There are 4,036 Covid active cases in the state, while 7,62,717 people have recuperated from the infection. The recovery rate was 98.18 per cent, the bulletin said. (PTI)

10:11 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 37.5 lakh children receive 1st shot of Covid vaccine on Day 2

Over 37.5 lakh children received the first dose of COVID-19 vaccine Tuesday, the second day of the inoculation drive for those in the age group of 15-18 years, according to Union Health Ministry. With more than 87 lakh doses being administered till 7 pm on Tuesday, of which 37,51,524 were for children, the cumulative number of doses administered in the country has reached over 147.62 crore (1,47,62,53,454), according to the ministry's data. The daily vaccination tally is expected to increase with the compilation of the final reports for the day by late night, the ministry said. The total number of children in the age group of 15 to 18 years who have received the first shot in the two days has now gone up to 81,45,038. (PTI)

10:09 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi announces weekend curfew as COVID-19 cases cross 5,000 mark; positivity rate rises to 8.37%

The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a weekend curfew and work from home for its offices as the city recorded 5,481 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest number since May 16, with a positivity rate of 8.37 percent and three fatalities. Health Minister Satyendar Jain, however, asserted that no lockdown was being imposed in the national capital. Taking to Twitter, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal informed he had tested positive for COVID-19 and did not attend the Delhi Disaster Management Authority chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal that took the decisions on the new curbs. (PTI)

10:08 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over one-fourth of eligible teenagers get Covid jab on single day in HP

Over one-fourth of eligible teenagers in the 15-18 age group were administered the first dose of coronavirus vaccine on a single on Monday, Himachal Pradesh government data showed. Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur had told the media after launching the COVID-19 vaccination campaign in Mandi on Monday that about 3.57 lakh teenagers are eligible for vaccination in the state. Later in the evening on Monday, a spokesperson said 90,531 doses of Covaxin were administered across the state to teens in the 15-18 age group. (PTI)

9:49 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Centre asks states, UTs to review health infra preparedness amid rise in Covid cases

The Centre on Tuesday asked states and Union territories to review infrastructure preparedness, including re-establishment of field and makeshift facilities, so that they are not found wanting if there is a surge in hospital admissions due to escalation in Covid cases. To tackle a possible rise in COVID-19 cases, Union Health Secretary Rajesh Bhushan on January 1 advised states to start setting up makeshift hospitals, constitute special teams to monitor patients in home isolation as he emphasised the significance of upgrading health infrastructure timely and swiftly. Referring to the letter of Bhushan, Additional Secretary in the ministry Arti Ahuja wrote to all states, saying it is expected that the work for re-establishment and re-commissioning of field and makeshift hospital facilities would have begun. States and Union Territories must have also started the exercise to repurpose the beds in public and private hospitals for Covid cases to ensure maximum preparedness against another potential surge in cases, the officer said in the letter additional chief secretary, principal secretary and health secretary of all states. (PTI)

9:44 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka govt deploys IAS officers to handle Covid situation, Omicron related cases

Karnataka government deploys eight IAS officers to handle and manage the COVID19 situation and Omicron related cases in eight zones of Bengaluru. (ANI)

9:42 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tamil Nadu reports 2,731 new cases, 9 deaths

COVID19 | Tamil Nadu reports 2,731 new cases, 9 deaths and 674 discharges today; Active cases 12,412 (ANI)

9:41 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Assam reports 475 new cases, 3 deaths

Assam reports 475 new COVID19 cases and three deaths in the last 24 hours (ANI)

9:38 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: CAB puts on hold all local tournaments till Jan 15

Cricket Association of Bengal (CAB) on Tuesday decided to put on hold all forms of local cricket till January 15, keeping in mind the recent surge of COVID-19. The affected events include first division, second division, age group tournaments, women's cricket and all forms of cricket in the districts. (PTI)

9:37 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Ranji Trophy put on hold due to surge in COVID-19 cases

Ranji Trophy put on hold due to surge in COVID-19 cases, will not start on January 13 as scheduled. (PTI)

9:35 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: DDA suspends all physical public hearings amid rising Covid cases

The Delhi Development Authority (DDA) said on Tuesday that all physical public hearings at its offices have been suspended with immediate effect to contain the spread of the coronavirus infection. The move came on a day when Delhi reported 5,481 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest single-day spike since May 16, with a positivity rate of 8.37 per cent, and three more fatalities due to the viral disease, according to data shared by the city health department. (PTI)

9:35 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: 5 Omicron cases detected in Meghalaya

At least five cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19 have been detected in Meghalaya, a senior health official said on Tuesday. Health Services Director Aman War that three cases were detected in Shillong, and two in Ri-Bhoi district. “Three Omicron cases were detected in Happy Valley, Langkyrding and Laitumkhrah areas of Shillong, and two in Saiden village of Ri-Bhoi,” he said. (PTI)

9:22 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bihar imposes fresh curb in view of rising number of Covid-19

Bihar imposes fresh curb in view of rising number of COVID19; Pre-school& 1 to 8 classes to remain close, online classes will continue. Educational institutions of classes 9-12 will function on 50% capacity. Restrictions to remain in effect from Jan 6 to 21, reads order (ANI)

9:09 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Jammu and Kashmir record’s 199 fresh cases

Jammu and Kashmir on Tuesday recorded 199 fresh cases of the coronavirus, which took the tally to 3,42,001, while no death due to the virus was reported in the past 24 hours, officials said. Out of the fresh cases, 90 were from the Jammu division and 109 from the Kashmir division, they said. Srinagar district recorded the highest of 60 cases followed by 58 cases in Jammu district. (PTI)

9:08 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Gujarat sees 2,265 new COVID-19 cases, highest single-day rise after over 7 months

The daily COVID-19 cases in Gujarat on Tuesday crossed the 2,000-mark for the first time in over seven months with the addition of 2,265 infections, a rise of 1,006 cases than the day before, taking the state's overall tally to 8,37,293, the health department said. Gujarat had recorded 2,521 cases on May 28, 2021. With two more fatalities- one each in Navsari and Bhavnagar–the overall COVID-19 death toll in Gujarat climbed to 10,125. (PTI)

8:57 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Omicron surge could differ per country, says WHO

A top World Health Organisation official says low hospitalisation and death rates in South Africa due to the omicron variant cannot be considered a template for how the variant will fare as it surges in other countries. Dr. Abdi Mahamud, COVID-19 incident manager at the U.N. health agency, notes a “decoupling” between case counts and deaths in the country, which first announced the emergence of the fast-spreading new variant. He said Tuesday that in terms of hospitalisations South Africa remains “very low, and the death has remained very, very low.” (AP)

8:49 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nashik records 322 new COVID-19 cases; 109 recoveries

The tally of COVID-19 cases in Nashik district of Maharashtra rose to 4,14,755, after 322 people tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, an official said. At least 109 patients were discharged from hospitals while one died of the infection during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 4,04,953 and toll to 8,759, the official said. (PTI)

8:48 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: MP records 308 new COVID-19 cases, 1 death; active tally tops 1,000

he COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh rose to 7,94,769 on Tuesday with detection of 308 new cases, while the death toll increased by one to reach 10,534, an official said. The recovery count increased to 7,83,206 after 51 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 1,029, he said. With 58,044 swab samples examined during the day, the number of tests in MP went up to 2,39,31,760, the official added. (PTI)

8:46 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Agra mayor tests Covid positive, isolates himself

Agra mayor Naveen Jain has tested positive for COVID-19 and has gone into self-isolation, an official said Tuesday. The district reported 23 fresh COVID-19 cases Tuesday and the total number of active cases now stands at 113, according to data released by the Agra administration. The mayor's Public Relation Officer (PRO) said Jain tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday and is into isolation. (PTI)

8:42 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: 1,137 fresh Covid cases, one more death in Rajasthan

Rajasthan on Tuesday reported 1,137 fresh COVID-19 cases that took its tally to 9,58,570, while one more fatality pushed the death toll to 8,965, according to the health department. Of the fresh cases, 745 were reported from Jaipur, 185 from Jodhpur, 43 from Ajmer, 39 from Alwar, 31 from Kota, 21 from Bhilwara, 20 from Bharatpur and nine from Udaipur, a health department spokesperson said. (PTI)

8:40 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: At 10,860, Mumbai logs 2nd highest COVID-19 cases; active tally nears 50,000

Mumbai reported 10,860 new COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, up 34.37 per cent from a day ago and highest daily count since April 7, 2021, while two more patients succumbed to the infection, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said. With these additions, Mumbai's tally of coronavirus cases jumped to 8,18,462, while the death toll increased to 16,381, said the BMC in a bulletin. On Monday, the city had recorded 8,082 COVID-19 cases and the latest daily tally showed an increase of 2,778, or 34.37 per cent. (PTI)

8:39 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Bengal records 9,073 new Covid-19 cases

Bengal records 9,073 new Covid-19 cases, hike of 49 pc in a single day: Health Dept. (PTI)

8:04 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Maharashtra reports 18,466 new cases, 20 deaths; Omicron case tally reaches 653

COVID19 | Maharashtra reports 18,466 new cases & 20 deaths today; Active cases 66,308. Omicron case tally reaches 653, of these 259 have been discharged (ANI)

7:59 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Delhi Metro trains, buses to run with full seating capacity even as Covid cases surge

In a major relief for commuters, authorities announced on Tuesday that city buses and metro trains will return to running to their full seating capacity throughout the week in the wake of long queues witnessed at various bus stands stations of the mass rapid transit system. However, the new regulations come amid a massive surge in coronavirus cases — 5,481 cases with a positivity rate of 8.37 per cent. (PTI)

7:58 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Tata Medical and Diagnostics develops kit to detect Omicron variant in RT-PCR tests

The Tata Medical and Diagnostics has developed a kit 'OmiSure' that can detect the Omicron variant of SARS-CoV2 in nasopharyngeal/oropharyngeal specimens during the RT-PCR tests, a senior company executive said on Tuesday. The test kit is compatible with all standard Real-Time PCR Machines. The first target is based on S-gene dropout or S-gene target failure (SGTF), and the second target is based on S-gene mutation amplification (SGMA), said Ravi Vasanthapuram, the head of the research and development of TATA MD. (PTI)

7:52 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Himachal reports 260 new Covid-19 cases, zero deaths

Himachal Pradesh reports 260 new COVID positive cases, 22 recoveries and 0 deaths today; 859 active cases (ANI)

7:49 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: We are continuously reviewing preparedness in all states, says Health Minister Mandaviya on COVID19 situation

We are continuously reviewing the existing health infrastructure and preparedness in all States in the country: Union Health Minister Dr. Mansukh Mandaviya on the COVID19 situation (ANI)

7:47 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mizoram logs 347 new COVID-19 cases, 6 fresh fatalities

Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,42,248 on Monday as 347 more people, 195 more than the previous day, tested positive for the infection, a health official said. The northeastern state's coronavirus death toll rose to 552 as six more patients succumbed to the disease, he said. The single-day positivity rate dipped to 15.66 per cent from 23.40 per cent on the previous day. Mamit district registered the highest number of fresh cases at 96, followed by Aizawl (75) and Serchhip (56). Four fresh fatalities were reported in Champhai and two in Aizawl. (PTI)

7:46 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Haryana govt restricts physical attendance in govt offices at 57

In the wake of a surge in COVID-19 cases, the Haryana government on Tuesday announced more restrictions, including directing only 50 percent of government staff to physically attend offices. However, all officers of the level of Under Secretary, equivalent and above have to attend office regularly. Physical attendance of government employees below the level of Under Secretary shall be restricted to 50 percent of the actual strength and the remaining 50 percent shall work from home. A roster may be prepared accordingly by all the departments concerned, said a government order. Persons with disabilities and pregnant women employees shall be exempted from attending office but are required to work from home. The communication dated January 4 from the chief secretary was addressed to officials including all administrative secretaries to the Haryana government, all the heads of departments and Commissioners of all Divisions in the state and the Deputy Commissioners. (PTI)

7:42 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Kerala imposes restrictions on number of people attending functions

Keeping in view the rising number of cases of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, the Kerala government on Tuesday issued a slew of directions to contain its spread, including restricting the number of attendees to various cultural and social functions. The COVID-19 evaluation meeting, chaired by Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, has decided to restrict the number of people who can attend marriages, funerals, political, social and cultural events in a closed room to 75. The Chief Minister's Office said the number of people who can attend such functions in open areas have been limited to 150. (PTI)

7:41 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Over 100 cr Covishield doses given in India, abroad testimony of its safety, efficacy, says SII

Over 100 crore Covishield doses have been given in India and abroad which is a testimony of its safety and efficacy, Serum Institute has informed the DCGI which had sought more data for granting full marketing approval to the Covid vaccine, official sources said on Tuesday. Covishield is currently authorized for emergency use in the country. Serum Institute of India (SII), on October 25, had applied to the Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) seeking regular market authorization for the vaccine. The drug regulator in December sought more data and documents for it. Following this, Prakash Kumar Singh, the Director, Government and Regulatory Affairs at SII, recently submitted a response along with more data and information. (PTI)

7:39 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nagaland reports four fresh coronavirus cases, tally climbs to 32,210

Nagaland's COVID-19 tally increased to 32,210 as four more people tested positive for the infection on Tuesday, the same number as it was on the previous day, a health official said. The Northeastern state's coronavirus death toll remained unchanged at 702 as no person had succumbed to the disease in the last 10 days, he said. Nagaland now has 62 active COVID-19 cases, while 30,375 people have recovered from the disease, including three in the last 24 hours, the official said. (PTI)

7:29 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Schools in Pune district to remain shut for Classes 1 to 8 till Jan 30

Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Tuesday said the administration has decided to shut schools for Classes 1 to 8 in Pune district till January 30 due to the rise in COVID-19 cases. Speaking to reporters after attending the review meeting of the COVID-19 situation, Pawar, who is also the guardian minister of the district, said teaching in online mode will continue. The decision has come a day after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation announced that schools for Classes 1 to 9 and 11 will remain shut in Mumbai till January 31. (PTI)

7:27 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka logs 2479 new cases, 4 deaths

Karnataka COVID-19 cases: 288 recoveries, 2479 new cases and 4 deaths today. Active cases 13,532 (ANI)

7:27 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pune reports 1,104 new Covid-19 cases

1,104 COVID19 cases have been reported in Pune today, taking the positivity rate to 18%: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar

7:26 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka CM holds meeting with members of Covid Task Force as cases spike

Karnataka CM Basavaraj Bommai holds a meeting with members of the COVID19 Task Force and experts in Bengaluru (ANI)

7:25 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Mumbai reports 10,860 new cases, 2 deaths

Mumbai reports 10,860 fresh infections of COVID19 & 2 deaths; Active cases 47,476 (ANI)

7:24 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi government asks private hospitals to reserve 40% of bed capacity for Covid patients

All private hospitals and nursing homes in Delhi with 50 beds or more to reserve at least 40% of their total bed capacity for #covid19 patients: Delhi government (ANI)

7:11 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Rs 500 fine in Pune for not wearing face mask in public places

A fine of Rs 500 will be imposed for not wearing a face mask in public places and Rs 1000 for spitting in open from tomorrow in Pune: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar (ANI)

6:56 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Nepal intensifies COVID testing, vaccination amid spike in cases in Delhi

Nepal on Tuesday stepped up its COVID-19 testing and vaccination campaign across the regions bordering India following the highest number of fresh coronavirus cases reported in New Delhi since May 16. Delhi reported 5,481 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest number of such cases since May 16, with a positivity rate of 8.37 per cent, and three more fatalities due to the viral disease, according to data shared by the city health department. The national capital recorded 6,456 fresh COVID-19 cases and 262 fatalities on May 16, while the case positivity rate stood at 10.4 per cent. (PTI)

6:52 (IST) 4 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: 41 students of DMC’s nursing college in Ludhiana test Covid positive

Punjab | Around 41 students of DMC's nursing college in Ludhiana found COVID19 positive. Out of positive patients, 23 have been admitted to an adequate facility: Ludhiana CMO Dr SP Singh (ANI)