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Coronavirus Omicron Cases and Deaths in India, Covid-19 Booster Shot Vaccine Registration, Coronavirus Third Wave in India January 30 Highlights: As per the last records, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 1,65,70,60,692-mark.

Covid-19 Omicron Variant Live Updates: PM Modi congratulates citizens on full vaccination of 75% of adults in country
Covid-19 Omicron Variant Live Updates: A healthcare worker collects swab sample of a passenger for Covid-19 test, at Dadar railway station, in Mumbai. (PTI Photo)

Omicron Variant Cases and Deaths in India Live, Covid-19 Booster Vaccine Registration January 30 Highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi has congratulated all fellow citizens of India for the completion of full vaccination of 75% of all adults in the country. PM Modi called it a ‘momentous feat’ and added that he was proud of all the healthcare professionals and frontline workers who are working towards making India’s Covid-19 vaccination drive a success. As per the last records, the cumulative number of Covid-19 vaccine doses administered in the country so far has reached 1,65,70,60,692-mark.

India Covid-19 Status in last 24 hours:
New COVID cases: 2,34,281;
Death recorded: 893;
Recoveries registered: 3,52,784;
Active case: 18,84,937;
Daily positivity rate: 14.50%

As per the Union health ministry data updated on Sunday, with 2,34,281 new Coronavirus positive cases on Saturday, India’s total tally of infections has risen to over 4.10 crore. With 893 deaths reported during the 24-hour period, the total toll of fatalities has climbed to 4,94,091, the data updated at 8 am showed.

In a positive sign, the number of active cases decreased by 1,19,396 to reach 18,84,937 — standing at 4.59% of the total infections — while the country’s recovery rate stands at 93.89%. The total number of recoveries have risen to 3,87,13,494, the health bulletin said.

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22:20 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Chhattisgarh sees 3,783 new COVID-19 cases, 15 fatalities

Chhattisgarh's COVID-19 tally rose to 11,20,797 on Saturday with the addition of 3,783 infections, while the death toll mounted to 13,824 after 15 patients succumbed to the viral infection, an official said. Chhattisgarh's average positivity rate is 8.62 per cent on Saturday, he said. The rate indicates the percentage of people who test positive for the virus of those overall who have been tested. The number of recoveries reached 10,81,858 after 221 people were discharged from hospitals, while 4,555 others completed their home isolation during the day, the official said. Chhattisgarh is now left with 25,115 active cases. (PTI)

22:15 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Covid-19 tally breaches 33-lakh mark in Tamil Nadu

Tamil Nadu on Saturday added 24,418 to the list of infections and they included four infected returnees from overseas. This pushed the tally to 33,03,702 till date as the State continued to report a decline in new Covid-19 cases. (PTI)

22:06 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: J&K records 4,175 new Covid-19 cases

J&K records 4,175 fresh COVID cases, 7,107 recoveries, and five deaths in the last 24 hours Active cases: 42,219 (ANI)

21:58 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: At 33, Guj sees sharp rise in daily COVID-19 deaths, cases fall below 12,000 for first time in two weeks

For the first time in nearly the last two weeks, Gujarat on Saturday reported less than 12,000 new COVID-19 cases while 33 patients died, the highest during the third wave, the health department said. With 11,974 new cases, the tally of infections mounted to 11,44,585 in the state and the death toll to 10,408. Gujarat had reported 10,150 cases on January 16 and 12,753 the day later. At 8, Ahmedabad district reported the highest number of new COVID-19 fatalities, followed by Rajkot, Surat and Bhavnagar which recorded five deaths each. Vadodara saw three deaths due to COVID-19, Anand and Valsad two each. Kheda, Jamnagar and Botad reported one death each. Gujarat's tally of active cases fell below one lakh to 98,021, the department said. With 21,655 patients being discharged in a single day, the number of recoveries in Gujarat rose to 10,36,156, it said. (PTI)

21:49 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Madhya Pradesh sees 8,678 COVID-19 cases, 5 deaths

The COVID-19 tally in Madhya Pradesh stood at 9,50,134 on Saturday after the detection of 8,678 cases, while the deaths of five patients in the last 24 hours took the toll to 10,607, a health department official said. The positivity rate, or cases detected per 100 tests, increased to 11.74 percent on Saturday from 10.8 percent the previous day, he pointed out. The recovery count stood at 8,73,485 after 10,576 people were discharged from hospitals during the day, leaving the state with an active tally of 66,042, the official said. (PTI)

21:30 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Nashik records 2,338 COVID-19 cases; four more deaths

Maharashtra's Nashik district on Saturday recorded 2,338 fresh cases of COVID-19 that raised the tally of infections in the region to 4,64,322, an official said. As many as 2,406 patients were discharged from hospitals, while four died of the infection during the day, taking the count of recoveries to 4,38,521 and toll to 8,801, he said. The district is now left with 17,000 active cases, the official said. (PTI)

21:18 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Delhi records 4,483 Covid cases, 28 deaths

According to the data shared by Delhi's health department on Saturday, the national capital recorded 4,483 new COVID-19 cases, a positivity rate of 7.41 per cent and 28 deaths. The positivity rate recorded on Saturday was the lowest after January 3, when the corresponding figure had stood at 6.46 per cent, reported PTI.

21:01 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: West Bengal records 3,512 new Covid-19 cases

West Bengal's Covid-19 tally rose to 19,90,179 as 3,512 new cases were recorded on Saturday, according to a health bulletin. Thirty five more Covid-related deaths were recorded in the state taking the toll to 20,550, the bulletin said.

20:45 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Russia’s daily COVID-19 count soars above 110,000

The daily count of new coronavirus infections in Russia spiked above 110,000 on Saturday as the highly contagious omicron variant races through the vast country. The state coronavirus task force reported 113,122 new infections over the past 24 hours _ an all-time high and a sevenfold increase from early in the month, when daily case counts were about 15,000. The task force said 668 people died of COVID-19 in the past day, bring Russia's total fatality count for the pandemic to 330,111, by far the deadliest toll in Europe. (AP)

20:32 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Authorities raise alarm over surge in COVID-19 cases as Sri Lanka marks first anniversary of vaccination drive

Health authorities in Sri Lanka have raised alarm over the spike in COVID-19 infections with 95 per cent of them driven by the Omicron variant, as the island nation marked first anniversary of its vaccination drive on Saturday. Sri Lanka began its vaccination programme on January 29 last year after it received India's gift of 500,000 doses of Covishield. (PTI)

20:21 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Over 1 crore precaution doses administered among eligible beneficiaries

More than 1 Cr (1,16,18,975) precaution doses for the identified categories of beneficiaries for COVID vaccination administered so far. More than 53 lakh (53,47,810) vaccine doses have been administered till 7 pm today: Union Health Ministry (ANI)

20:17 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Karnataka logs 33,337 fresh Covid-19 cases

Karnataka on Saturday recorded 33,337 new COVID cases, 69,902 recoveries, and 70 deaths in the last 24 hours, as per the state health department.

20:05 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Tamil Nadu logs 24,418 new Covid-19 cases

Tamil Nadu reports 24,418 fresh COVID cases, 27,885 recoveries, and 46 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases: 2,08,350 (ANI)

19:50 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Mumbai records 1,411 new Covid-19 cases, 11 fatalities

Mumbai on Saturday recorded 1,411 new Covid-19 cases and 11 fatalities, taking the tally to 10,44,470 and the death toll to 16,602, the BMC was quoted as saying by PTI. The civic body said that the total number of recoveries in Mumbai rose to 10,12,921, leaving the metropolis with 12,187 active cases.

19:36 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Need to be vigilant even though COVID-19 cases reducing, says Mandaviya

In an interaction with five eastern states on Saturday, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said that even though the active cases of COVID-19 in most of the states and the positivity rate have shown a fall in the last two weeks, there is still a need to be vigilant and not lower the guard, reported PTI. According to an official release, state health ministers, principal secretaries/ additional chief secretaries and information commissioners of Odisha, Bihar, Chhattisgarh, Jharkhand and West Bengal participated in the meeting.

19:30 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Omicron sub-lineage BA.2 has substantial ‘growth advantage’ over original, UK finds

The BA.2 sub-lineage of the Omicron variant of COVID-19, which is classed as a variant under investigation in the UK, spreads much faster than the original BA.1 strain but it also seems to show higher vaccine protection, health authorities said. The UK Health Security Agency (UKHSA) said that BA.2 has an increased growth rate compared to BA.1 in all regions of England where there are enough cases to assess it. As of January 24, 1,072 genomically confirmed cases of BA.2 have been identified in England and all assessments remain preliminary whilst case numbers are relatively low. (PTI)

19:27 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Lata Mangeshkar taken off ventilator but still under observation, confirms doctor

The doctor treating singing legend Lata Mangeshkar has confirmed that she has been put off ventilator but is still in the Intensive Care Unit (ICU), news agency PTI reported. The 92-year-old singer tested Covid-19 positive with mild symptoms and was admitted to the Breach Candy Hospital in south Mumbai on January 8.

19:18 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Odisha logs 4,842 new COVID-19 cases, 15 fresh fatalities

Odisha on Saturday recorded 4842 new Coronavirus infections taking the state's tally to 12,41,068, a health bulletin announced. Odisha also recorded 15 fresh fatalities pushing the death toll to 8,575.

19:15 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: MDMK chief Vaiko tests positive for COVID-19

MDMK general secretary Vaiko has tested positive for COVID-19 and he has isolated himself at his residence, party sources said on Saturday.Vaiko, a Rajya Sabha MP, had symptoms like fever and headache since January 24 and a test confirmed that he has been infected with coronavirus. The 77-year-old party chief has isolated himself at his home and he is being treated for the infection, sources said. Elected in 2019 to the Rajya Sabha, this is Vaiko's fourth term in the upper House. (PTI)

19:07 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Sikkim records 156 new Covid-19 cases

Sikkim recorded 156 new Covis-19 cases on Saturday taking its total tally to 37,972, according to a health bulletin. The death toll remained unchanged at 428 as no new deaths were recorded in last 24 hours. According to the bulletin, East Sikkim reported the highest number of new cases at 87, followed by 45 in West Sikkim, 19 in South Sikkim and five in North Sikkim.

19:03 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Kerala logs 50,812 new Covid-19 cases

Kerala recorded 50,812 new Covid-19 infections and eight Covid-related deaths on Saturday, news agency PTI reported. According to the health department, 47,649 persons recuperated from the disease, pushing the number of total cured to 55,41,834. The state 3,36,202 active Covid-19 cases.

18:54 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Lung abnormalities found in long COVID patients with breathlessness

Lung abnormalities have been discovered in long COVID patients suffering from breathlessness, according to a study that raises the possibility that coronavirus may cause hidden damage to the lungs that is not detected with routine tests. Researchers used a novel xenon gas scan method to pick up lung abnormalities in coronavirus patients who have not been hospitalised but still experience breathlessness. Breathlessness is a symptom in most long COVID patients, but it has been unclear whether this is linked to other factors such as changes in breathing patterns, tiredness, or something more fundamental.The Explain study, a pilot study involving 36 patients, suggests there is significantly impaired gas transfer in the lungs to the bloodstream in long COVID patients – despite other tests including CT scans coming back normal. (PTI)

18:40 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Educational institutions to reopen in Telangana from Feb 1

All educational institutions to reopen in Telangana from February 1, says State Education Minister P Sabitha Indra Reddy (ANI)

18:31 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Health Minister holds Covid-19 review meet with eastern states

Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya held a virtual meeting today with the eastern states on the Covid-19 situation, reported ANI. The minister tweeted, “Discussions held on telemedicine, vaccination & COVID guidelines.”

18:18 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Ottawa set for ‘massive’ protest against Canada’s vaccine mandates

Canada's capital city of Ottawa is set on Saturday for a “massive” protest against Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's COVID-19 vaccine mandates with the arrival of convoys of hundreds of vehicles from across the country. The so-called “Freedom Convoy” – coming from east and west – started out as a protest against a vaccine requirement for cross-border truckers, but has turned into a demonstration against government overreach during the pandemic with a strong anti-vax streak. The convoys are scheduled to get in around noon, but already on Friday dozens of vehicles blocked the roads in front of parliament. A total of some 2,700 trucks are expected, a federal government source said. (Reuters)

18:02 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Delhi logs 4483 fresh Covid-19 cases

Delhi recorded 4483 new Covid-19 cases on Saturday, news agency ANI reported. The national capital also recorded 28 deaths and 8807 recoveries.

17:51 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Covid cases decline in Delhi, but containment zone count still over 40K

The number of COVID-19 cases reported in Delhi has reduced significantly in the last one week from over 11,000 cases logged on January 22, but the containment zones count remains over 40,000, according to official data. A containment zone is created by authorities to check the spread of infection if at least three cases of coronavirus are recorded in a household or in a neighbourhood. According to official data shared by the Delhi health department, the number of containment zones in the city stood at 41,095 on Friday, a fall from 42,388 on Thursday. The number of containment zones on January 22 was 43,457 when 11,486 Covid cases were recorded. The number of cases have dropped in the last one week, with over 4,000 cases logged on Friday. However, the number of containment zones are still in the range of over 40,000. (PTI)

17:37 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Andhra Pradesh records 11,573 new Covid-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh logged 11,573 fresh Covid-19 cases in last 24 hours ending 9 AM today, according to a health bulletin. The bulletin further stated that the total recoveries increased to 21,30,162 after 9,445 more people got cured of the infection. The state also recorded three more deaths today taking the overall toll to 14,594.

17:22 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Covid LIVE Updates: Lata Mangeshkar’s health condition improves marginally, taken off ventilator

Doctors at Mumbai's Breach Candy Hospital have said that veteran singer Lata Mangeshkar's health condition has marginally improved. Dr Pratit Samdani of the hospital was reported by ANI as saying that Lata Mangeshkar's ventilator support was removed two days ago. She, however, continues to be under observation in an ICU.

17:01 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Updates: Puducherry logs 855 new coronavirus cases

Puducherry confirmed 855 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Saturday taking the overall case count to 1,59,824.

The new cases identified at the end of examination of 3,465 samples were spread over Puducherry 570, Karaikal 172, Yanam 102 and Mahe 11.

The active cases were 12,542 of whom 182 were in hospitals taking treatment while the remaining 12,360 patients were in home quarantine, Director of Health G Sriramulu said.

He said 2,604 patients recovered and were discharged during last twenty-four hours. The overall recoveries stood at 1,45,359. (PTI)

16:41 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: All schools & Madrassas in Tripura allowed to function from 31st January

Tripura | All schools & Madrassas in the State (pre-primary to 12th class) are allowed to function normally with strict maintenance of #covid19 from 31st January, reads an official statement (ANI)

16:20 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live News Updates: Third COVID wave looms in Indonesia as omicron spreads

Indonesia is bracing for a third wave of COVID-19 infections as the highly transmissible omicron variant drives a surge in new cases, health authorities and experts said Saturday.

The country reported 9,905 new infections and seven deaths on Friday in the latest 24-hour period. It was the highest daily caseload since August last year when the country was struggling to contain a delta-driven wave.

Indonesia had recovered from last year's spike in cases and deaths that was among the worst in the region, and daily infections had fallen to about 200 by December. But cases are rising again just weeks after the country reported its first local omicron case. (AP)

15:56 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Delhi gym owners take out protest march, demand permission to reopen fitness centres

Hundreds of gym owners on Saturday took out a protest march to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here to oppose the DDMA’s decision to keep fitness centres closed even as the number of Covid cases have come down in the city. | Read More

15:12 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Karnataka eases Covid curbs, Bengaluru schools reopening Monday, night curfew to end

Karnataka Coronavirus Restrictions: The Karnataka government has decided to relax Covid-19 restrictions in state as Coronavirus cases continue to ebb. Karnataka Minister BC Nagesh told agencies that the state government has decided to lift certain Coronavirus curbs from the state. | Read More

14:52 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Schools to open in Bengaluru from Monday, night curfew to be lifted from Jan 31

We've decided to open schools in Bengaluru from Monday. Night curfew to be lifted from Jan 31; have directed concerned depts to ensure that proper SOPs are followed. Marriage functions are permitted with 200 members indoors and 300 outdoors: Karnataka Minister BC Nagesh (ANI)

14:32 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: What we know about the 53 mutations of Coronavirus

Nearly two years after the pandemic first hit the country, India acknowledged at the beginning of January 2022 that coronavirus had reached the stage of community transmission. Centre had said that the Omicron variant of the novel coronavirus was spreading in the country via community transmission, and had become the dominant strain in many metros. What sets Omicron apart from the previous strains of the novel coronavirus is the fact that while other variants had about one or two dozen mutations, the Omicron variant was found by scientists to have a whopping 53 mutations. What is more is that of these 53 mutations, 13 were rare which should have, in fact, been harmful to Omicron, according to a report in IE. | Read More

14:12 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: WHO says risk persists even though Covid cases starting to plateau in parts of India

Even though some cities or states in India may be beginning to see plateauing of COVID-19 cases, the risk persists and focus must be on reducing transmission and implementing situation-specific measures, senior WHO official Poonam Khetrapal Singh said. The Health Ministry said on Thursday that early indications of Covid cases plateauing have been reported in certain geographies in the country but the trend needs to be observed. | Read More

13:55 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live News Updates: Rajasthan Governor Kalraj Mishra tests positive for COVID-19

13:36 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Pune colleges, schools to reopen from February 1; Covid-19 vaccination for students in schools

Pune district will allow schools and colleges to reopen from February 1, Pune Guardian Minister Ajit Pawar announced on Saturday following a Covid-19 review meeting at the Council Hall. He said students of Class 9 and above (above 15 years) will be vaccinated at schools. | Read More

13:16 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: More than 56 lakh vaccine doses administered in the last 24 hours

12:38 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Singapore reports more infectious BA.2 Omicron variant; says hospitals coping well

Singapore has recently reported 198 cases of COVID-19 traced to the BA.2 Omicron sub-lineage, which appears to be more infectious than the more common BA.1, but hospitals are coping well in spite of the current wave infecting thousands of people daily, according to reports. | Read More

12:19 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Classes continue at anganwadis in Karnataka’s Shivamogga

11:52 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Consent from parents will be required to attend the school, says Maharashtra Deputy CM

Consent from parents will be required to attend the school. The further decision for classes 1 to 8 will be taken in the next meeting: Maharashtra Deputy CM Ajit Pawar (ANI)

11:14 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Schools & colleges will reopen in Pune district from Feb 1, says Maharashtra Deputy CM

Schools & colleges will reopen in Pune district from Feb 1. For classes 1 to 8, the school timings will be half of the regular timings, but for classes 9 to 10, the school will run as per the regular schedule. Colleges will also function as per regular time: Maharashtra Deputy CM (ANI)

10:50 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Daily postivity rate stands at 13.39%, weekly positivity rate at 16.89%

10:39 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: Active COVID-19 cases decline by 1,01,278

As per the latest data shared by the Union Health Ministry, India's active COVID-19 cases have declined by 1,01,278 to reach 20,04,333.

10:33 (IST) 29 Jan 2022
Coronavirus Live Tracker: India reports 2,35,532 Covid cases, 871 fatalities

India reported 2,35,532 new coronavirus infections in a day on Friday, taking the total tally of cases to over 4.08 crore, as per the latest data shared by the Union Health Ministry.

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