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Published on: Sunday, January 02, 2022, 09:45 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 Live Updates: India's Omicron tally rises to 1,525, Maharashtra tops with 460 cases

With 94 new Omicron cases detected in last 24 hours, the overall number of infections caused by the new highly-transmissible Covid-19 variant rose to 1,525 on Sunday, with Maharashtra and Delhi continuing to be the worst-hit, according to the Union Health Ministry.
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02 January 2022 09:45 PM IST

Kerala reports 45 new cases of Omicron

02 January 2022 08:58 PM IST

Gujarat logs 968 new COVID-19 cases; active tally crosses 4,000

Gujarat on Sunday reported 968 fresh COVID-19 cases, taking the tally of infections to 8,33,769, the state health department said.

With one fatality in the Valsad district, the COVID-19 death toll rose to 10,120.

02 January 2022 06:21 PM IST

Boosters raise vax effectiveness against Omicron by 88%, claims UK studies

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02 January 2022 06:06 PM IST

Partial lockdown, night curfew imposed in West Bengal

In wake of the sudden spike in Covid cases, West Bengal on Sunday announced certain restrictions on the movement of people and public transport from Monday onwards.

02 January 2022 04:57 PM IST

Pakistan confirms 594 new COVID-19 cases amid spread of Omicron

02 January 2022 03:18 PM IST

Fully vaccinated COVID-19 patients with cancer had 13 per cent mortality rate, claims Study

A new study evaluated the clinical characteristics and outcomes of fully vaccinated patients with cancer who had breakthrough COVID-19 infections indicating that they remained at high risk for hospitalization and death.

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02 January 2022 03:18 PM IST

Mizoram logs 84 new COVID cases, 2 more deaths

Mizoram on Sunday reported 84 new COVID-19 cases, 181 less than the previous day, with the tally increasing to 1,41,749, a health department official said.

02 January 2022 12:49 PM IST

Odisha withholds decision to reopen schools for Classes 1 to 5

Amid a sharp rise in COVID-19 cases, the Odisha government on Sunday said that it was withholding its decision to reopen schools for students of Classes 1 to 5 from Monday. School and mass education minister S R Dash, in a statement, said the decision was taken after officials visited various primary schools across the state and held discussions with tthe stakeholders. (ANI)

02 January 2022 12:49 PM IST

Woman found infected with Omicron after foreign travel; new COVID-19 variant cases in MP rise to 10

A 26-year-old woman, who returned to Madhya Pradesh's Chhindwara district recently from the Netherlands, has been found infected with the Omicron variant of COVID-19, an official said on Sunday. This is the first Omicron case outside Indore in MP. Earlier, nine cases of the new variant were found in Indore, the state's industrial hub. (PTI)

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02 January 2022 12:49 PM IST

India's Omicron tally reaches 1,525, Maharashtra tops with 460 cases

With 94 new Omicron cases detected in last 24 hours, the overall number of infections caused by the new highly-transmissible Covid-19 variant rose to 1,525 on Sunday, with Maharashtra and Delhi continuing to be the worst-hit, according to the Union Health Ministry. Of the total patients, 560 people have been discharged from hospitals. Among the total 23 states and UTs that have reported the Omicron variant so far, Maharashtra tops the list with 460 cases.

02 January 2022 09:27 AM IST

UAE announces travel ban on citizens unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines

UAE has announced a travel ban on citizens unvaccinated with COVID-19 vaccines from January 10 with a requirement to obtain the booster dose for the fully vaccinated. "Ban on Travel on UAE citizens unvaccinated with #Covid19 vaccine, starting Jan 10, 2022, with a requirement to obtain the booster dose for the fully vaccinated," the country's National Emergency Crisis and Disaster Management Authority (NCEMA) said in a tweet on Saturday.

02 January 2022 09:27 AM IST

138 Omicron cases at Delhi's LNJP Hospital in one month

In the last month, Delhi LNJP hospital has treated 138 Omicron cases, said Dr Suresh Kumar, MD of LNJP hospital. According to the doctor, the cases are increasing at an alarming rate. "Since December 2, we have seen 372 positive cases, out of which there were 138 Omicron cases", said Dr Kumar. "95 per cent of them have recovered and returned home", added the doctor. (ANI)

02 January 2022 09:27 AM IST

Number of coronavirus patients at New York hospitals nearly doubles in past 10 days

The number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 in the US state of New York almost doubled in the past ten days amid the spread of the Omicron variant, according to the latest data on Governor Kathy Hochul's website. There were 4,452 COVID-19 patients in New York hospitals on December 21. Updated coronavirus data released on Saturday, January 1, shows that the number of people hospitalized with COVID-19 now stands at 8,451. (ANI)

02 January 2022 09:27 AM IST

India's cumulative COVID-19 vaccination coverage exceeds 145.40 cr

With the administration of more than 22 lakh COVID-19 vaccine doses till 7 pm on Saturday, India's vaccination coverage crossed 145.40 crores, informed the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare. (ANI)

02 January 2022 09:27 AM IST

France demands masks for 11- to 6-year-olds

French authorities announced Saturday that children six and older will have to wear masks in indoor places open to the public as new cases of the highly contagious omicron variant surge past 200,000 for the fourth consecutive day. By lowering the age of children obligated to wear masks from 11 to 6, the government is hoping to avoid shutting down schools after the holiday break. (AP)

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