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Published on: Sunday, January 09, 2022, 10:30 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 Live Updates: Global coronavirus caseload tops 304.8 million

The ultra-contagious Omicron variant is pushing cases to all-time highs and causing chaos as an exhausted world struggles to stem the spread.
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09 January 2022 10:30 PM IST

Czech Republic: Thousands protest against compulsory COVID-19 vaccination for certain groups and professions

09 January 2022 08:26 PM IST

West Bengal reports highest-ever, single-day spike of 24,287 COVID-19 cases; tally jumps to 17,55,046

09 January 2022 06:50 PM IST

Mumbai Mayor visits Gateway of India, advises people to follow COVID appropriate behaviour

Amid COVID-19 restrictions, Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar on Sunday morning visited Gateway of India and requested the visitors to follow COVID-appropriate behaviour, further asking them not to feel scared.

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09 January 2022 06:50 PM IST

80-85 pc cases were Omicron, remaining delta variant of COVID-19, says Tamilnadu health minister

09 January 2022 04:48 PM IST

Cyprus detects new 'Deltacron' Covid variant

Cyprus has detected a new variant dubbed as "Deltacron", that has a similar genetic background to the Delta variant, coupled with 10 mutations from Omicron.

09 January 2022 04:48 PM IST

Himachal Pradesh: Complete ban social, religious gatherings, five-day week in govt offices

The Himachal Pradesh government on Sunday announced five-day week in its offices besides banning social and religious gatherings from January 10 to 24 to check the coronavirus spread.

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09 January 2022 02:56 PM IST

Russia confirms 16,246 new Cases of COVID-19 in past 24 hrs

Russia has confirmed 16,246 new cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours, which brings the cumulative total to 10,650,849, the federal response centre said on Sunday. On Saturday, the federal response centre detected 16,568 new cases and 796 COVID-19 deaths. (ANI)

09 January 2022 12:37 PM IST

4,714 new COVID-19 cases in Odisha, highest since June 12

Odisha recorded 4,714 new COVID-19 cases on Sunday, 28 per cent more than the previous day, and the biggest single-day spike in nearly six months, the Health Department said. The daily positivity rate jumped to 6.72 per cent from 5.15 on Saturday. As many as 416 children are among the newly-infected patients, a bulletin said.

09 January 2022 12:37 PM IST

PM Modi to chair review meeting on COVID-19 situation today

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will chair a meeting to review the COVID-19 situation in the country at 4.30 pm on Sunday, according to the sources. This meeting comes as the country reported more than 1.5 lakh new COVID-19 cases on Sunday and the case tally of the Omicron variant of the virus reached 3,623 in the country. (ANI)

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09 January 2022 12:37 PM IST

Ahead of budget session, over 400 Parliament staff test positive for COVID-19

Ahead of the Budget Session of the Parliament, more than 400 Parliament staff members were tested positive for COVID-19, according to official sources. The officials told ANI that 402 staff members were tested positive out of the 1,409 staff of Parliament for the virus from January 4 to 8 after which their samples were sent for genome sequencing to confirm the variant. (ANI)

09 January 2022 09:13 AM IST

Sunday lockdown in Chennai

09 January 2022 09:13 AM IST

Global Covid caseload tops 304.8 mn

Amid an ongoing resurgence across the world, the global coronavirus caseload has topped 304.8 million, while the deaths have surged to more than 5.48 million and vaccinations to over 9.39 billion, according to Johns Hopkins University.

In its latest update on Sunday morning, the University's Center for Systems Science and Engineering (CSSE) revealed that the current global caseload and the death toll stood at 304,857,979 and 5,484,079, respectively, while the total number of vaccine doses administered has increased to 9,397,334,435. (IANS)

09 January 2022 09:13 AM IST

Vietnam reports 16,553 new Covid-19 cases

Vietnam has reported 16,553 new Covid-19 cases, including 16,513 locally transmitted and 40 imported, according to its Ministry of Health.

The Vietnamese capital Hanoi remained the locality with highest number of infections on Saturday with 2,791 cases, followed by central Khanh Hoa province with 798 cases and northern Hai Phong city with 748 cases, Xinhua news agency reported. (IANS)

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