Published on: Wednesday, December 29, 2021, 10:48 PM IST

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29 December 2021 10:48 PM IST

Goa sees 170 COVID-19 cases, no death; active tally now 657

Goa's COVID-19 tally reached 1,80,399 on Wednesday after 170 cases were detected, while the death toll remained unchanged at 3,520, an official said.

29 December 2021 10:48 PM IST

Bengal logs over 1,000 daily COVID-19 cases after nearly six months

The COVID-19 situation in West Bengal deteriorated as the state on Wednesday registered more than 1,000 daily cases after a gap of 177 days, a health bulletin said.

29 December 2021 08:32 PM IST

Telangana reports 235 new COVID-19 cases

Telangana on Wednesday reported 235 new COVID-19 cases, pushing the tally to 6,81,307, while the toll remained at 4,024 as no death was reported.

29 December 2021 07:58 PM IST

Maharashtra curbs New Year festivities as Mumbai Covid cases shoot up

The Maharashtra government on Wednesday clamped fresh restrictions on all New Year celebrations, advising people above 60 and kids below 10 to remain indoors, as Mumbai tally shot above 2,500.

29 December 2021 06:10 PM IST

Arsenal manager Arteta to miss Man City game after testing Covid-19 positive

Arsenal manager Mikel Arteta will miss Saturday's Premier League game against Manchester City after testing positive for COVID-19, the club said on Wednesday.

29 December 2021 06:10 PM IST

PM Modi's visit to UAE postponed amid rise in Omicron cases

The visit of Prime Minister Narendra Modi to UAE, expected to take place in the first week of January, has been postponed, sources said.

29 December 2021 06:10 PM IST

Andhra Pradesh logs 10 new Omicron, 162 COVID-19 cases

Andhra Pradesh on Wednesday reported 10 new Omicron variant of COVID-19 cases pushing the tally to 16.

29 December 2021 05:12 PM IST

Amid Omicron threat, CRPF reactivates its COVID care facility; precautionary dose to personnel from Jan 10

Amid the rise in cases of Omicron variant of coronavirus, Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) on Wednesday has reactivated their COVID care centre in Bawana in Delhi.

A senior CRPF officer said that an advisory has been issued to all formations of CRPF regarding Omicron. The 50-bed dedicated COVID care centre in Bawana has been reactivated. A COVID monitoring cell at CRPF headquarters and at 23 other establishments of the force has been activated.

29 December 2021 03:31 PM IST

Five more Omicron cases detected in Bengal: Official

At least five more persons in West Bengal tested positive for Omicron on Wednesday, taking the total number of patients infected by the new variant of coronavirus in the state to 11, a senior health department official said.

Of the five, one person is a returnee from abroad while the rest have no foreign travel history, he said, expressing concern that the new virus variant was fast spreading among the people of the state.

29 December 2021 01:59 PM IST

Rapid antigen tests have reduced sensitivity against Omicron: US FDA

Although rapid antigen tests can detect the Omicron variant it may be less sensitive, according to the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

The findings are based on a study conducted by the FDA in collaboration with the US National Institutes of Health (NIH).

29 December 2021 01:57 PM IST

Full vaccination or COVID-19 negative report must for going to parties, restaurants in Goa: CM

The Goa government will make it mandatory for people to be fully vaccinated or carry a COVID-19 negative report to attend parties or enter restaurants in the coastal state, Chief Minister Pramod Sawant said on Wednesday.

Speaking to reporters, Sawant said district administrations will issue a notification to this effect by Wednesday evening.

29 December 2021 01:26 PM IST

Containment zone returns in Chennai, as Omicron cases rise to 45

With the National Institute of Virology confirming 11 more cases of Omicron in Tamil Nadu, thus taking the total number to 45, State Health Minister Ma Subramanian on Wednesday said there was no need to panic as all the cases detected so far are asymptomatic.

Moreover, they all had availed two doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, he said.

29 December 2021 12:38 PM IST

Covid severely increases levels of oxidative stress, damage

US researchers have found that people hospitalised with Covid-19 infection have significantly raised levels of oxidative stress, oxidant damage and markedly reduced levels of glutathione - the most abundant physiological antioxidant.

29 December 2021 11:24 AM IST

Puducherry to allow New Year celebrations despite Omicron scare

Despite the detection of two Omicron cases in Puducherry, the administration of the Union Territory has permitted New Year celebrations to be carried out amid strict Covid-19 protocols.

Puducherry Lt. Governor Tamilisai Soundararajan has directed the administration to take strict measures in this regard

29 December 2021 09:45 AM IST

COVID-19: India reports 9,195 new cases in last 24 hours; Omicron tally stands at 781

India reported 9,195 new COVID19 cases in the last 24 hours with active caseload standing at 77,002.

India has reported 781 Omicron cases so far.

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