Saturday, Dec 03, 2022

Covid-19 India LIVE Update | Bengal reports all-time high of 24,287 Covid cases

West Bengal on Sunday reported an all-time high of 24,287 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the highest since the first wave of infections in 2020.

Covid-19 India LIVE Update | Bengal reports all-time high of 24,287 Covid cases
The more contagious Omicron variant of Covid-19 is spreading at a fast pace in India
Covid-19 India LIVE Update | Bengal reports all-time high of 24,287 Covid cases
  • 7:28 PM

    Delhi Disaster Management Authority bans dine in services

    The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) Monday suspended dine-in facility at restaurants and closed bars in view of the rising Covid cases in the city, but decided against imposing a full lockdown yet.

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  • 9:10 PM

    Bengal reports all-time high of 24,287 Covid cases

    West Bengal on Sunday reported an all-time high of  24,287 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Sunday, the highest since the first wave of infections in 2020.

  • 8:27 PM

    Delhi Reports 17 Covid Deaths, Highest Since June

    Delhi reported a total of 22,751 cases on Sunday, 12 per cent higher than yesterday. The positivity rate stood at 23.53 per cent. At the same time, the national capital also reported 17 deaths in a day, the highest since June 16, 2021.

  • 5:18 PM

    PM Modi Chairs Meeting On Covid-19 Situation Via Video Conference

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi holds a high-level meeting reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the country on Sunday. According to NDTV, this is part of the regular exercise that PM Modi follows. 

  • 12:59 PM

    Fresh cases touch 1.6 lakh in 24 hours. 552 new Omicron infections

    A total of 1,59,632 new coronavirus infections were reported in a day, the highest in 224 days, while the active cases increased to 5,90,611, the highest in around 197 days, according to the data updated at 8 am. 

    The death toll climbed to 4,83,790 with 327 fresh fatalities,the data stated.

    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.

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  • 12:33 PM

    Prime Minister Narendra Modi to chair meeting on Covid-19 situation today at 4:30 PM: Sources

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  • 9:32 PM

    Delhi Logs 17,335 New Covid-19 Cases, Highest Since May 8

    Delhi on Friday recorded 17,335 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise since May 8, and nine deaths, while the positivity rate mounted to 17.73 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department.

    This is a significant rise from Thursday when the city recorded 15,097 new cases at a positivity rate of 15.34 per cent.

  • 9:30 PM

    Mumbai Logs 20,971 Coronavirus Infections, Six Deaths

    Mumbai on Friday recorded 20, 971 new coronavirus infections, the highest one-day spike to date, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said.

    The city also saw six deaths due to the pandemic, highest in a day in the last two months, said a BMC release.

    The cases went up by 790 compared to Thursday.


    The caseload of the country's financial capital rose to 8,74,780, while death toll reached 16,394.

  • 2:10 PM

    India crosses 1 lakh fresh cases in 24 hours

    1,17,100 new cases of Covid-19 were recorded on Thursday. 

    Maharashtra recorded the maximum number of 876 cases followed by Delhi at 465, Karnataka 333, Rajasthan 291, Kerala 284 and Gujarat 204.

    The active cases increased to 3,71,363, the highest in around 120 days, according to the data updated by the Ministry of Health at 8 am. 

  • 11:27 AM

    India records biggest single-day rise of 495 Omicron cases

    Of the total cases, Maharashtra has the maximum at 797, followed by Delhi at 465, Rajasthan 236, Kerala 234, Karnataka 226, Gujarat 204 and Tamil Nadu 121.

    The country reported 90,928 fresh coronavirus infections, the highest in over 200 days, that pushed its caseload to 3,51,09,286, data by the Union Ministry of Health said.

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  • 9:54 AM

    Kin of deceased Covid-19 victims to soon get additional Rs 50,000 from Delhi Disaster Response Fund

    All districts have been directed to maintain a separate database in respect of ex gratia assistance released from the DDRF. A separate window under the e-district portal will be made available for this purpose, a DDMA order said. 

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  • 8:09 PM

    Omicron Predominant Strain, Says Govt

    The Centre said upsurge of infections is happening in cities. It said Omicron is the predominant circulating strain and mass gatherings need to be avoided to reduce the speed of the spread of infection.

  • 8:01 PM

    India Records First Omicron Covid-19 Death

    India on Wednesday recorded the first death linked to the Omicron variant of the coronavirus after the samples of a man in Rajasthan's Udaipur, who died last week, showed the presence of the variant, sources in the Union health ministry said.

  • 1:55 PM

    Delhi expects 10,000 new Covid-19 cases, 10% Positivity Rate, Health Minister Satyendar Jain says.

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  • 12:23 PM

    2,135 Omicron cases detected across India

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  • 7:25 PM

    Mumbai Reports 10,860 New Covid Cases, 34% Higher Than Monday

    Mumbai Reports 10,860 New Covid Cases,  34% Higher Than Monday, which took the infection tally to 8,18,462.

    Death toll reached 16,381 as 2 more fatalities have also been reported.

  • 4:35 PM

    Delhi Logs 5,481 New Covid-19 Cases, Positivity Rate Reaches 8.37 Per Cent

    Delhi logged 5,481 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, highest since May 16, and three fatalities. Positivity rate recorded at 8.37 per cent, confirmed authorities.

  • 3:43 PM

    Cordelia Cruise Ship: A Hotspot For Covid-19 With 66 Passengers Testing Positive

    Cordelia cruise ship has become a hotspot for Covid as 66 people on the ship have tested positive. Both negative and positive passengers and crew  are stuck together.

    The ship was headed from Mumbai to Goa with 2006 people on board.

  • 3:29 PM

    Delhi Covid-19: Night Curfew Imposed As City Reports 5,500 New Covid-19 Cases

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday that the national capital has witnessed nearly 5,500 fresh cases of Covid with a positivity rate of about 8.5 per cent,  while asserting that the weekend curfew imposed in the city should not be treated as a lockdown.

  • 10:02 AM

    India Records 37,379 fresh Covid-19 cases. A total of 1,892 cases of the Omicron variant have been recorded so far.

    An increase of 26,248 cases has been recorded in the active Covid-19 caseload in a span of 24 hours. Therefore, the active Covid-19 cases in India stand at 1,71,830.

    Maharashtra has recorded the maximum number of 568 Omicron cases so far, followed by Delhi (382), Kerala (185), Rajasthan (174), Gujarat (152), and Tamil Nadu (121).

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  • 8:36 AM

    Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for the coronavirus

      Delhi Chief Minister Arvind kejriwal has been addressing political rallies in Punjab without wearing masks. (Photo screengrabbed from Aam Aadmi Party's Twitter account)

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  • 8:31 AM

    Mumbai shuts down schools for classes 1 to 9 and class 11 till 31st January; 6,115 kids get vaccine doses on day 1.

  • 8:07 AM

    India records 33,750 Covid-19 cases, 22% higher than yesterday.

  • 9:24 PM

    Covid-19 Third Wave Is On: National Covid-19 Task Force Chief

    In an exclusive interview with NDTV, the head of the country's vaccine task force Dr NK Arora said that large cities like Mumbai, Delhi and Kolkata have a combined 75 per cent share of infections of the highly transmissible coronavirus variant Omicron.

    He added that the third wave of the pandemic is very much here.


  • 5:19 PM

    Mumbai Schools To Remain Shut Till Jan 31 For Classes 1 To 9 And 11

    The Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Monday decided to shut schools of all mediums for classes 1 to 9 and 11 till January 31 amid a rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in Mumbai, including the Omicron variant.

    According to the official, that students of classes 10 and 12 are excluded from this decision which means they can attend schools in person.

  • 4:35 PM

    8/10 Covid-19 positive people in Delhi are infected with Omicron variant, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain informs

    Of the latest 187 Covid samples tested in Delhi - 

    81% had  Omicron and

    8.5% per cent had Delta, 

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain also told the assembly that none of the Omicron patients require Oxygen as of now.  

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  • 2:35 PM

    Omicron Found In 84 Per Cent Of Covid Samples: Delhi Health Minister

    Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Monday that according to genome sequencing reports of Dec 30-31, Omicron found in 84 per cent of Covid samples tested 

  • 11:42 AM

    No fresh Covid-19 cases reported in Arunachal Pradesh

    Arunachal Pradesh did not log any fresh COovid-19 case on Monday, with the tally remaining at 55,343, said a senior health department official. Read more. 

  • 9:57 AM

    33,750 new Covid-19 infections recorded

    123 fatalities push India's tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,49,22,882, death toll to 4,81,893, according to data shared by the Union Health Ministry on Monday. 

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  • 9:55 AM

    Number of active COVID-19 cases in country increases to 1,45,582: Union health ministry.

  • 8:47 PM

    Maharashtra Registers Fresh 11,877 Cases; 50 Omicron Cases

    Maharashtra reported 11,877 fresh Covid-19 cases. According to the state’s Health Department,11,877 fresh Covid-19 cases were registered in Maharashtra.

    The state's health department said Covid-19 cases registered in Maharashtra were 2,707 more than day before.

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  • 7:22 PM

    Delhi Registers 3,194 Fresh Cases, Positivity Rate Rises To 4.59 Percent

    Delhi on Sunday reported 3,194 fresh Covid-19 cases, the highest single-day rise since May 20, and one death while the positivity rate rose to 4.59 per cent, according to data shared by the city's health department.

  • 8:25 PM

    Maharashtra Records 9,170 New Coronavirus Cases, 6 Omicron Cases

    Health Deaprtment on Sunday informed that Maharashtra recorded 9,170 new Covid-19 cases, 1,103 more than yesterday, including six Omicron infections.

  • 6:58 PM

    Delhi Reports 2,716 Fresh Coronavirus Cases

    Delhi reports 2,716 fresh Covid-19 cases on Sunday, 51% higher than yesterday's tally.

  • 6:52 PM

    Mumbai Logs 6,347 New Coronavirus Cases

    Mumbai reported 6,347 new coronavirus cases on Sunday, 12% higher than yesterday.

  • 5:57 PM

    Children's Registration Begins For Covid-19 Vaccination: Union Health Minister

    Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Saturday that registration for vaccination of children in the 15-18 age group against Covid-19 is beginning on Saturday on the Co-WIN portal.

    Taking to Twitter, he requested people to register eligible children in their families for this.



  • 10:52 PM

    Delta variant is still active: 13% of the Covid-19 test samples in Maharashtra found Delta positive.

    As much as 55 per cent  out of 282 samples of coronavirus patients from Mumbai, sent for genome sequencing, have tested positive for the Omicron variant, the BMC said on Friday. 

    89 (32 per cent) of them have tested positive for Delta Derivative and

    37 (13 per cent) of them have tested positive for Delta variant.

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  • 8:18 PM

    Third wave of Covid-19 has begun in Bihar, CM Nitish Kumar Says

    "Bihar has recorded the first Omicron case. Everyone has to be alert. The state is witnessing a sharp rise in cases, with the maximum being registered in Patna and Gaya. A large number of people from other states reside in these two places, and this could be a reason behind the spike in cases in these areas," said Nitish Kumar.

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  • 2:16 PM

    Mumbai Police Prohibit People From Visiting Public Places Till January 15

    Mumbai Police on Friday issued an order under section 144 of the CrPC, prohibiting people from visiting beaches, open grounds, sea faces, promenades, gardens, parks or similar public places between 5 pm and 5 am daily till January 15 in view of the prevailing coronavirus situation. 

  • 1:46 PM

    Mizoram: Among 243 New Covid-19 Patients In Mizoram, 63 Are Children

    Mizoram's Covid-19 tally rose to 1,41,400 on Friday as 243 more people, including 63 children, tested positive for the infection, a health official said.

  • 9:57 AM

    India's Omicron Tally Reaches 1,270, Fresh 16,764 Coronavirus Cases Reported

    India logged 309 fresh Omicron infections across 23 states and UTs so far, taking the total tally of such cases in the country to 1,270, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. 


    India saw 16,764 new infections being reported in a day, while the death toll climbed to 4,81,080 with 220 daily fatalities,

  • 8:53 AM

    Maharashtra: Gatherings Capped At 50 Persons Amid Covid-19 Surge

    Maharashtra government has capped the attendance at gatherings in open or closed spaces at 50 amid surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

    The state government issued fresh guidelines on Thursday night, capping the number of attendees at these events to 50 persons.

  • 7:11 AM

    Maharashtra Records198 Fresh Omicron Cases, 3,671 Covid-19 Infections In Mumbai

    Maharashtra witnessed 198 fresh Omicron cases in last 24 hours. 5,368 new Covid-19 infections have been reported in the last 24 hours which is 37 per cent higher than the day before. 

    Mumbai also saw a massive surge with 3,671 infections , 46% higher compared to yesterday. At 190 cases, the city also registered most of the state's fresh Omicron patients.

  • 8:35 PM

    Delhi records 1,313 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, a 42 per cent rise since yesterday.

  • 8:23 PM

    Section 144 imposed in Mumbai until 7th January

    New Year's eve celebrations have been prohibited. This includes celebrations in hotels, restaurants, bars, pubs, resorts and clubs as well.

  • 5:05 PM

    Omicron Variant has doubling time of 2-3 days, Govt quotes World Health Organization

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  • 5:00 PM

    India's R naught value increasing

    R naught value indicates the spread of Covid-19. At 1.22 R naught value, India's Coronavirus cases are increasing, not decreasing, Health Ministry says. 

  • 4:57 PM

    Precautionary dose of Covid-19 vaccine is primarily to mitigate severity of infection, hospitalisation, death: Ministry of Health

  • 4:56 PM

    Durability of immunity post Covid-19 infection persists for about 9 months: Ministry of Health

  • 4:56 PM

    Maharashtra, WB, TN, Delhi, Karnataka, Gujarat emerging as states/UTs of concern on basis of weekly Covid-19 cases and positivity: Ministry of Health


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