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Covid-19 India Update: Fresh Cases Touch 1.6 Lakh In 24 Hours. 552 New Omicron Infections

Jan 09, 2022 PTI

Coronavirus news India: As Covid-19 cases rise sharply, 1409 cases of the Omicron variant have been recorded so far. Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 1,009 cases followed by Delhi at 513, Karnataka 441, Rajasthan 373, Kerala 333 and Gujarat 204.

Covid-Spike In Haryana: Over 3k Newly Infected Including Ajay Chautala

Jan 08, 2022 Outlook Web Desk

Amid the sharp rise in Covid cases, Chief Minister Manohar Lal Khattar on Friday said the state is braced up with adequate arrangements to contain the virus spread.

Many EDMC Councillors Test Covid Positive

Several public figures, including politicians, ministers have tested positive for Covid in the span of the last few days.

Covid-19 India Update: 2,135 Omicron Cases So Far, 58,097 New Coronavirus Infections

Jan 05, 2022 PTI

Maharashtra has recorded the highest number of 653 cases of the Omicron variant of the coronavirus so far. New Covid-19 cases have been recorded at 58,097, a sharp spike.

Puducherry Reports Jump In New COVID-19 Cases

Meanwhile, Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan launched the vaccination drive for adolescents (15 to 18 years) at the Soucilabai Government Girls Higher Secondary school in the heart of the town on Tuesday.

24 December, 2021

COVID-19: Night Curfew Back In Madhya Pradesh

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The continuous increase in the number of coronavirus cases in Maharashtra, Gujarat and Delhi in the last one week is a matter of concern, Chouhan said.

24 December, 2021

Omicron Update In India: 122 Cases Recorded In 24 Hours, Active Covid-19 Cases Decline


As the Omicron is on the rise, 122 new cases of the contagious variant of Covid-19 were recorded in the last 24 hours, the highest rise ever. On the other hand, active coronavirus cases in the country declined to 77,516.

22 December, 2021

Omicron Surge In India: Government Cautions States To Take Action | 5 Points

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As the Omicron variant of the coronavirus spreads faster than its predecessor delta, the government is on its toes. In a recent Covid-19 advisory by the health ministry, states were asked to prepare themselves with a list of measures provided. Is the third wave coming?

21 December, 2021

Equipped To Handle Higher Number Of Samples For Genome Sequencing, Say Labs Amid Omicron Scare

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"We would like to know if these are cases of old variants or the new Omicron variant. Hence, all samples which test positive will be sent for genome sequencing," Arvind Kejriwal said in an online briefing.

18 December, 2021

Active COVID-19 cases in country decline to 84,565

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The daily rise in new coronavirus infections has been recorded below 15,000 for the last 51 days now.

17 December, 2021

India: Active Covid-19 Cases Continue To Dip; Daily Cases Below 15,000 For Successive 50 Days


Covid-19 active cases continue to witnesses dip in India, with Union Health Ministry data showing below 15,000 new cases are registered in the country for continuous 50 days now.


15 December, 2021

Omicron Covid-19: Two Foreigners Found Positive In India’s Telangana


Omicron: The two foreigners, officials said who have been found positive for the new Covid-19 variant are from African countries, including Kenya and Somalia.

12 December, 2021

Puducherry LG Mandates Covid-19 Vaccination, Punishment For Those Who Refuse


Puducherry Lieutenant Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan said, 'No stone was left unturned to reach the goal and vaccination was aimed at protecting the people against the pandemic.' as she mandated Covid-19 vaccination in the Union Territory.

06 December, 2021

COVID-19: Fresh cases in Puducherry dips below 10

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"The sustained efforts of the Department of Health and positive cooperation from the public are chiefly responsible for the steep fall in number of new cases,"

03 December, 2021

Two International Air Travellers Test Positive For Covid, Tamil Nadu Government Says Only Tests Will Ascertain If Omicron Variant

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Refuting social media claims that both the cases were Omicron variants, Subramanian said "We will be transparent in announcing the results"

30 November, 2021

Study Says People With A, B Blood Groups, Rh+ More Susceptible To Covid

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The researchers have also claimed that “there is no association between blood groups, and susceptibility to severity of disease as well as mortality”.

30 November, 2021

India Reports 6,990 New Covid Cases; Active Cases Decline To 1,00,543

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A decrease of 3,316 cases has been recorded in the active COVID-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours.


26 November, 2021

Lucknow: Eleven Out Of 48 IFS Officers At Training Test Positive For Covid-19

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11 out of 48 IFS officers who went for a mid-career training at Lucknow from Dehradun's Indira Gandhi National Forest Academy have tested positive for Covid-19.

Photo Gallery

A farmer sits near his red chillies at a deserted APMC market, during the weekend curfew imposed by the Karnataka government to curb the spread of COVID-19, in Hubballi.

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Delhi Chief Minister & AAP National Convenor Arvind Kejriwal being welcomed by women supporters during his door-to-door campaign ahead of the Goa Assembly elections, in Goa.

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A health worker collects swab sample of a woman for COVID-19 test, amid concerns over rising Omicron cases, in Gurugram.

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Traffic jam on a road at Shalimar Bagh during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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The Lajpat Nagar market wears a deserted look during the weekend curfew imposed by the Delhi government to curb the spread of Covid-19, in New Delhi.

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