Covid-19 India Live News, New Omicron Variant Cases in India, Coronavirus Vaccine Statistics and Registration Latest Updates, February 6 Highlights: India on Sunday added 1,07,474 new coronavirus cases, as per health ministry’s updates. These new cases have taken the total COVID-19 infection tally in India to 4,21,88,138 cases. India recorded 865 deaths on Saturday, taking the death toll to 5,01,979 as per the data updated at 8 am.
The Union Health Ministry data showed that the active cases have declined to 12,25,011.
India Covid-19 Status in last 24 hours:
New COVID cases: 1,07,474;
Death recorded: 865;
Recoveries registered: 1,06,637;
Active cases: 12,25,011;
India’s Omicron-led third wave is seeing a slight improvement in certain pockets, the Narendra Modi government recently said. In terms of daily Covid cases, yes, the situation may have marginally improved. Till 10 days back, states such as Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Gujarat and Maharashtra were witnessing massive coronavirus surge. But that trend has improved drastically now, official data shows. However, Mizoram and Kerala are still in the red zone.
But the biggest aspect of the Omicron third wave in India is the silence surge in daily Covid deaths in the country. On Friday, India marked a grim record of over 5 lakh coronavirus deaths in the world. The US and Brazil are only two other countries that have seen such a staggering numbers of fatalities.
Experts say that the official death tool is just a tip of the iceberg and there are many million who died, who are not accounted for in the national records. Since January 20 last month, daily deaths have seen a marked uptick. It should also be added that the factor of backlog deaths also need to be taken into consideration. Kerala has added over 300 pervious deaths leading in the fatality inflation. But apart from that, the overall death count is definitely on the higher side with last 10 days seeing around 1000 deaths on daily basis.
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Chhattisgarh on Sunday reported 976 COVID-19 cases, taking the state's tally to 11,39,175, while nine deaths in the past 24 hours increased the toll to 13,937, an official said. The state's positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, was 4.62 per cent as on Sunday, he added. The number of recoveries reached 11,08,630 after 61 people were discharged from hospitals and 1,180 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 16,608, he said. “Durg recorded 198 cases, followed by Raipur 145, Rajnandgaon 71, Korba 57, Bilaspur 56, Balrampur 55 and Raigarh 27, among other districts. With 21,139 samples examined during the day, the number of COVID-19 tests in the state went up to 1,64,87,434,” the official informed. (PTI)
Russia is reporting a record daily count of new coronavirus infections, a tenfold spike from a month ago as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country. The figure of 189,071 new infections released by the state coronavirus task force on Sunday was about 2,800 cases more than the previous day and continued a surge that began in mid-January, when daily new cases were around 17,000. Although the number of infections has increased dramatically in recent weeks, the task force reported that daily deaths from COVID-19 are holding steady or marginally declining: 661 more deaths were recorded Sunday, compared with 796 on Jan. 6. For the entire course of the pandemic, the task force has reported 12.8 million infections and 335,414 deaths, the highest death toll by far in Europe. (PTI)
Schools in the national capital will reopen for classes 9 to 12 from Monday after a spurt in COVID-19 cases had led to their closure in December, even as stakeholders debated the continuing of hybrid teaching and learning mode. Many teachers and parents pointed out that the attendance was thin when schools were last reopened due to the online teaching option and it will be difficult to make up for the learning losses if physical classes are not completely resumed. “It was high time that schools reopen but the way they have talked about running schools both online and offline, it would've been better if they would've done it all offline just like they did for colleges. Students were waiting eagerly,” said RC Jain, President of Delhi State Public School's Management Association. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) had on Friday decided to reopen higher education institutions and coaching centres along with schools for classes 9-12 from February 7. The panel also decided to resume classes from nursery to 8 from February 14. (PTI)
Telangana on Sunday registered 1,217 fresh COVID-19 cases taking the total positives to 7,77,530 while the toll rose to 4,100 with one more fatality. The Greater Hyderabad Municipal Corporation (GHMC) recorded the highest number of cases with 383, followed by 103 in Ranga Reddy and 99 in Medchal Malkajgiri districts, a state government bulletin said, providing details as of 5.30 PM today. A total of 3,944 people recovered from the infection on Sunday taking the cumulative number of recoveries till date to 7,46,932. (PTI)
The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh reached 10,05,753 on Sunday after the detection of 5,171 new cases, while the death toll increased to 10,662 with six patients succumbing to the infection in the last 24 hours, a health department official said. The positivity rate reduced to 6.7 percent on Sunday from 7 percent the previous day, he said. The recovery count stood at 9,50,313 after 8,373 people were discharged during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 44,778, the official said. (PTI)
Karnataka on Sunday logged 8,425 fresh COVID cases and 47 deaths taking the total caseload and fatalities to 38,96,158 and 39,347 respectively. In its bulletin, the health department said 19,800 people were discharged, taking the total number of recoveries to 37,58,997 while the active cases stood at 97,781. Bengaluru urban district alone contributed 3,822 fresh cases and 17 deaths today. Other districts too saw fresh infections — Mysuru 582, Tumakuru 318, Hassan 276, Ballari 249, Mandya 241 and Belagavi 221. (PTI)
Mizoram's COVID-19 tally rose to 1,85,227 on Sunday as 1,754 more people, including a minister, tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death toll to 623, a health official said. Mizoram had reported 1,777 cases and three fatalities on Saturday. State Agriculture Minister C Lalrinsanga tested positive for the infection. He has developed mild symptoms of COVID-19, and is currently under home isolation, the official said. Aizawl district continued to register the highest number of new cases at 1,013, followed by Lunglei (126) and Mamit (132), he said, adding that the fatalities were recorded in Aizawl and Lunglei. (PTI)
Maharashtra on Sunday reported 9,666 new coronavirus positive cases, taking the state's infection tally to 78,03,700, while the death of 66 persons took the toll to 1,43,074, the health department said. A total of 25,175 patients were discharged during the day, which raised the recovery count to 75,38,611, it said. There are 1,18,076 active cases in the state now. With 1,44,755 tests conducted during the day, the overall test count rose to 7,55,54,798. (PTI)
Gujarat reports 3,897 new COVID19 cases, 10,273 recoveries, and 19 deaths in the last 24 hours. (ANI)
Assam reports 256 new COVID19 cases, 2471 recoveries, and 12 fatalities in the last 24 hours (ANI)
Meghalaya's COVID-19 tally rose to 92,301 on Sunday as 157 more people tested positive for the infection, 34 more than the previous day, a senior health official said. Four fresh fatalities pushed the northeastern state's coronavirus death toll to 1,546, Health Services Director Dr Aman War said. East Khasi Hills district, under which Shillong falls, recorded the highest number of new cases at 69, followed by 41 in West Garo Hills and 13 in Ri-Bhoi, he said. The state now has 1,462 active cases, while 89,293 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 336 in the last 24 hours. (PTI)
Mumbai on Sunday reported 536 COVID-19 cases, which took the tally in the metropolis to 10,51,373, while three deaths put the toll at 16,661, a civic official said. The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation, in a statement, informed that 82 per cent of the cases detected during the day were asymptomatic. The civic body's data showed that the number of tests carried out here had reached 1,55,49,418 after 38,082 samples were examined during the day. (PTI)
Jammu and Kashmir on Sunday recorded 1,151 new cases of coronavirus, taking the infection tally to 4,46,648 while nine more deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, officials said. Of the fresh cases, 511 were from the Jammu division and 640 from the Kashmir division, they said. Srinagar district recorded the highest of 197 cases followed by 168 cases in Jammu district. There are 17,412 active cases in the Union Territory, while the number of recovered patients is 4,24,521, they said. The death toll due to the pandemic stands at 4,715. (PTI)
Gujarat's COVID-19 tally crossed the 12 lakh-mark on Sunday after 3,897 new cases took the number of infections to 12,00,241, a state health department official said. It was also the first time since January 5 that the daily addition of cases had fallen below the 4000-mark, he pointed out. The death of 19 patients, which was the lowest in nearly two weeks, put the toll at 10,667, he said. So far, 11,44,956 people have been discharged post recovery, including 10,273 during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 44,618, which includes 225 patients on ventilator support. Ahmedabad led with 1,288 new cases, followed by Vadodara with 980, Surat 284, and Mehsana 186, among others, while the death count for the day comprised seven in Ahmedabad, five in Vadodara, three in Surat, two each in Rajkot and Bhavnagar, he said. (PTI)
Union minister Jitendra Singh has said full office attendance will be resumed for all central government employees from Monday. The decision was taken in view of a decline in the number of coronavirus cases, he said on Sunday. “A review of the pandemic situation was done today and in view of a decline in the number of Covid cases as well as a decline in the positivity rate, it has been decided that full office attendance shall be resumed from tomorrow and employees at all levels, without any exemption, shall attend office on a regular basis with effect from February 7, 2022,” the minister of state for personnel said. (PTI)
The Congress in Gujarat said it will take out a march across the state on Monday to demand Rs four lakh compensation from the government for the family members of each of those who have died due to COVID-19 in the state. The 'Nyay Padyatra' (march for justice) will be taken out across eight metros and 33 district headquarters, the party said in a statement issued on Sunday. Through this exercise, the opposition party aims to highlight the difficulties faced by the affected families in getting their applications cleared for the ex-gratia compensation of Rs 50,000, it said. The party said it will also demand special compensation for the families of coronavirus warriors, who lost their lives due to the infection. These demands will be mentioned in the memorandums that the party will submit to district collectors at the end of the Nyay Padyatra, it said. (PTI)
COVID19 | Delhi reports 1,410 new cases, 14 fatalities, and 2,506 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Active cases stand at 8,869 (ANI)
Kerala reports 26,729 new COVID19 cases, 49,261 recoveries & 22 deaths in last 24 hrs.
115 deaths which were not added due to lack of documents and 378 deaths were added to covid death list as per new guidelines of central govt: State Govt (ANI)
Andhra Pradesh added 2,690 new cases to its Covid-19 tally, taking it to 23,03,455 on Sunday. In 24 hours ending 9 am on Sunday, 11,855 infected people got cured, making it a total of 22,19,219 so far, according to the latest bulletin. Nine more deaths pushed the overall toll up to 14,664. The number of active cases came down to 69,572, the bulletin added. East Godavari district registered 518 fresh cases, the maximum in the state. (PTI)
Russia is reporting a record daily count of new coronavirus infections of 180,071, a tenfold spike from a month ago as the highly contagious omicron variant spreads through the country.
The figure released by the state coronavirus task force on Sunday was about 2,800 cases more than recorded the previous day and continued a surge that began in mid-January, when daily new cases were around 17,000.
Although the number of infections has increased dramatically in recent weeks, the task force reported that daily deaths from COVID-19 are holding steady or marginally declining: 661 deaths were recorded over the past 24 hours, compared with 796 on Jan 6.
For the entire course of the pandemic, the task force has reported 12.8 million infections and 335,414 deaths.
President Vladimir Putin said last week that his government is considering loosening some coronavirus restrictions, despite the soaring infections. (AP)
Bihar govt decides to reopen schools, lift night curfew and relax many other restrictions which have been in place for a month as coronavirus situation improves (PTI)
Puducherry witnessed a slide in the number of daily COVID-19 cases with 279 fresh infections reported on Sunday taking the total caseload in the Union Territory to 1,64,186.
On Saturday, the UT had registered 344 coronavirus cases.
In a press release, Director of Health G Sriramulu said the 279 new cases were identified at the end of examination of 2,292 samples during the the last 24 hours ending at 10 am on Sunday
These cases were spread across Puducherry (192), Karaikal (68), Yanam (14) and Mahe (five), he said.
There are 4,152 active cases in the UT with 96 patients admitted in hospitals taking treatment while the remaining 4,056 patients are recovering in home isolation.
A 51-year-old man from Puducherry succumbed to COVID-19 infection raising the overall death toll to 1,948.
Sriramulu said 756 patients recovered from the disease and were discharged during last 24 hours while the overall recoveries were 1,58,096.
He said the health department has tested 21,76,864 samples so far and has found 18,23,475 samples out of them to be negative.
The test positivity rate (TPR) was 12.17 per cent while fatality and recovery rates were 1.19 per cent and 96.28 per cent, respectively. (PTI)
Ladakh's COVID-19 caseload increased to 26,821 on Sunday as 111 more people tested positive for the viral disease, officials said.
The death toll remained unchanged at 226.
While 57 fresh cases were reported from Kargil district, 54 were from Leh district, the officials said.
Of the total 226 deaths, 167 were reported from Leh and 59 from Kargil, according to the officials.
As many as 165 patients — 134 in Leh and 31 in Kargil — were discharged from hospitals after recovering from COVID-19. With this, the total number of recoveries in Ladakh has gone up to 25,570, the officials said.
There are 1,025 active cases — 586 in Leh and 439 in Kargil — in the union territory. The positivity rate stands at 4.2 per cent, they said. (PTI)
Odisha recorded 23 more COVID-19 deaths on Sunday, while the infections were the lowest in a month as 2,106 people tested positive, the Health Department said.
The daily positivity rate dropped to 3.48 per cent as 60,483 samples were tested in the last 24 hours, a bulletin stated.
Of the 23 COVID-19 deaths, Khurda district reported nine.
The state had logged 2,603 COVID-19 cases and 21 deaths on Friday.
Khurda district of which the state capital Bhubaneswar is a part, reported the highest number of cases with 429 infections, while 324 children were among those newly infected in the state.
The toll mounted to 8,734 and these are confirmed as deaths to the disease after an audit. Fifty-three other COVID-19 patients have died due to comorbidities so far, according to data.
Odisha currently has 23,672 active COVID-19 cases, including 5,245 in Khurda, which is in the red zone. Sundargarh and Cuttack are among the four districts that are in the yellow zone with over 1,000 cases.
As many as 5,376 patients have recuperated from the disease in the last 24 hours. The COVID-19 tally rose to 12,66,811, including 12,34,352 recoveries, it said. (PTI)
Schools up to class 8th to re-open with 50% capacity and all schools for classes 9 and above, colleges and coaching institutes to open with 100% capacity. Cinema halls, clubs, gyms, stadiums, swimming pools, restaurants to operate at 50% capacity: Bihar CM Nitish Kumar (ANI)
Jharkhand's COVID-19 tally rose to 4,31,252 on Sunday as 449 more people tested positive for the infection, while two fresh fatalities pushed the state's coronavirus death toll to 5,310, a health bulletin said.
East Singhbhum district, under which industrial city Jamshedpur falls, registered the highest number of new cases at 187, followed by 90 in state capital Ranchi. The fresh fatalities were recorded in Seraikela-Kharsawan and Hazaribag districts.
The state now has 2,787 active cases, while 4,23,155 people have recovered from the disease so far, including 715 in the last 24 hours.
The administration has tested 56,625 samples for COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, it added. (PTI)
Arunachal Pradesh recorded 106 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 63,421, a senior health official said on Sunday.
Of the fresh cases, 36 were reported from the Capital Complex Region, 16 from Lohit, 11 from Namsai, 9 from Lower Subansiri and 7 from Longding, the official said.
The frontier state currently has 1,800 active COVID-19 cases.
As many as 61,330 people have recuperated from the disease so far, State Surveillance Officer (SSO) Dr Lobsang Jampa said.
The COVID-19 recovery rate marginally improved to 96.70 per cent from 96.40 per cent the previous day, he said.
The COVID-19 death toll in the northeastern state remained at 291, as no new fatality was reported in the last 24 hours, the official said.
Arunachal Pradesh had recorded 196 new COVID-19 and 407 recoveries on Saturday. (PTI)
Uttar Pradesh's COVID-19 case tally climbed to 20,41,734 on Saturday with 3,555 fresh infections being detected in the state, while the death toll mounted to 23,303 as 17 more people succumbed to the disease.
Two deaths were reported from Jaunpur, and one each from Lucknow, Jhansi, Gautam Buddh Nagar, Prayagraj, Meerut, Kanpur Nagar, Agra, Hardoi, Saharanpur, Moradabad, Aligarh, Ballia, Chandauli, Auraiya and Shrawasti, the state government said in a statement here.
As many as 7,401 more coronavirus patients recuperated from the disease in a span of 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,85,926, it said.
There are 32,514 active cases of the disease in the state, the statement said.
So far, over 10 crore samples have been tested for the coronavirus in the state, including more than 1.92 lakh on Friday, it said. (PTI)
The Haryana government further eased some COVID-19 restrictions in the state on Saturday, allowing all offices including the private ones to function at full capacity while entertainment parks and B2B exhibitions are now allowed to open at 50 per cent capacity.
“All offices are allowed to function with their full capacity while adopting regular sanitisation and COVID-19 appropriate behavioural norms,” according to an order issued by the Haryana State Disaster Management Authority (HSDMA).
Earlier, only 50 per cent of the staff was allowed to physically attend offices.
All entertainment parks and B2B exhibitions are allowed to open with 50 per cent capacity while following social distancing, ensuring regular sanitisation and Covid-appropriate behaviour, the order said.
“Gatherings of more than 100 persons are allowed with prior permission of the deputy commissioner concerned,” it added.
The government had earlier banned large gatherings, including rallies and protest demonstrations.
These guidelines shall be in force till February 15.
On January 28, the Haryana government had allowed the opening of cinema halls, theatres and multiplexes with 50 per cent seating capacity.
Various restrictions were imposed by the HSDMA in view of a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in the state.
However, relaxations were announced as the number of cases started to register a decline over a week ago.
The state government had banned people eligible for vaccination but not fully vaccinated from entering shopping malls, cinema halls, restaurants and grain markets, among other crowded places, starting January 1. (PTI)
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Chhattisgarh on Saturday reported 1,764 COVID-19 cases, taking the tally to 11,38,199, while 14 deaths in the past 24 hours increased the toll to 13,928, an official said. The state's positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, was 5.24 per cent as on Saturday, he said. The number of recoveries reached 11,07,389 after 157 people were discharged from hospitals and 3,397 completed home isolation during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 16,882, he said. (PTI)
The cumulative number of COVID-19 vaccine doses administered in the country crossed 169 crore on Saturday, the Union health ministry said. More than 40 lakh vaccine doses were administered till 7 pm on Saturday, it said, adding that the daily vaccination tally is expected to go up with the compilation of the final reports by late night. More than 1.46 crore (1,46,98,311) precaution doses have been administered to healthcare workers (HCWs), frontline workers (FLWs) and those aged 60 years and above, the ministry said. (PTI)
Assam reports 446 new #covid19 cases, 1,791 recoveries, and 16 fatalities in the last 24 hours (ANI)
Tamil Nadu reports 7,519 new #covid19 cases, 23,938 recoveries, and 37 deaths, in the last 24 hours. (ANI)
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Gujarat reports 4,710 new #covid19 cases, 11,184 recoveries, and 34 deaths in the last 24 hours. (ANI)
Sikkim registered 82 new COVID-19 cases on Saturday, 28 less than the previous day's count, taking the tally to 38,607, a health department bulletin said. The state's coronavirus death toll rose to 434 as one more person succumbed to the disease in the last 24 hours. Of the new cases, East Sikkim district registered 43, followed by 20 in South Sikkim and 19 in West Sikkim. The Himalayan state now has 645 active cases, while 36,810 people have recovered from the disease. Altogether 718 coronavirus patients have migrated to other states. Sikkim's positivity rate is 8.5 per cent, while the recovery rate is 97.2 per cent. The state has conducted 3,14,782 sample tests for COVID-19 thus far, including 963 in the last 24 hours. (PTI)
Meghalaya on Saturday recorded 123 new COVID-19 cases, 88 cases less than the previous day, which pushed the tally to 92,144, a senior official said. Four more fatalities raised the toll to 1,542, Health Services director Dr Aman War said. Of the 123 new cases detected, 54 were reported from East Khasi Hills, 27 from West Garo Hills, and 13 cases from Ri Bhoi. Meghalaya currently has 1,645 active cases, War stated. (PTI)
Karnataka reports 12,009 new #covid19 cases, 25,854 recoveries and 50 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases 1,09,203 (ANI)
With schools gearing up to reopen for classes 9 to 12 from Monday, authorities have inoculated 82 per cent adolescents in Delhi with the first dose since the exercise to vaccinate them against coronavirus commenced from January 3. According to official data, 8.33 lakh adolescents have received the first dose and 0.39 lakh have been jabbed with the second dose. Delhi has around 10.14 lakh beneficiaries in the 15-18 age group. According to officials, 95 per cent of government school students have been vaccinated, while 73 per cent students of aided school students have received at least one dose. Sixty-two per cent private school students have been inoculated with at least one dose. The maximum number of adolescents have been inoculated with the first dose in southwest district at 1,12,521 followed by northwest at 10,87,99 and west at 84,958. (PTI)
Kerala continued to witness a dip in the daily COVID-19 infection rate for the third consecutive day, with the state reporting 33,538 new positive cases on Saturday taking the caseload to 62,44,654. The health department said 46,813 persons recuperated from the disease today, taking the number of recoveries to 58,33,762. “Currently, there are 3,52,399 active COVID-19 cases in the state of which only three per cent of the patients are admitted to hospitals,” it said. Kerala had recorded 38,684 fresh infections yesterday and 42,677 COVID-19 cases on Thursday. (PTI)
COVID19 | Delhi reports 1,604 new cases, 17 fatalities and 3,324 recoveries in the last 24 hours; Active cases stand at 9,979 (ANI)
Tripura logged 52 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, 10 less than the previous day's figure, taking the tally to 1,00,637, a health department official said here. One more coronavirus patient succumbed to the disease in the past 24 hours raising the death toll to 913. Altogether 594 patients recovered from Covid-19 on Saturday. The total number of people who have been cured of the disease till now is 98,472. The North-eastern state currently has 1,184 active cases and 68 patients have migrated out. (PTI)
#covid19 | Himachal Pradesh reports 44 new cases 1,434 recoveries, and 3 deaths in the last 24 hours; Active cases stand at 6,146 (ANI)
Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Saturday said though the active coronavirus cases in Pune have come down by nearly 50 per cent, the administration will adopt a wait and watch policy. Pawar, who is also the guardian minister of Pune, was speaking to reporters after reviewing the COVID-19 situation in the district. “As far as COVID-19 cases are concerned worldwide, there has been a decline in new infections, but there is a marginal increase in daily casualties. It has been observed at the district, state, national and global levels,” the minister said. Active cases have come down by 30 per cent in the country, while in state, they have declined by 42 per cent, he said. PTI
Japan hit a record single-day number of COVID-19 cases on Saturday, public broadcaster NHK said, as the Omicron variant continued to spread.The country's daily virus cases exceeded 100,000 cases, marking a fresh high, NHK reported.Most regions in Japan are now under infection control measures to try to blunt the spread of Omicron that has exploded among a population where less than 5% have received vaccine booster shots. – Reuters