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Published on: Friday, December 31, 2021, 05:57 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 Live Updates: First Omicron case detected in Patna

India logged 309 fresh Omicron infections, taking the total tally of such cases in the country to 1,270, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Friday. The 1,270 cases have been detected across 23 states and UTs so far, and 374 people have recovered or migrated.
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31 December 2021 05:57 PM IST

Will impose more curbs in Jaipur as Covid situation may turn explosive, says Gehlot

Rajasthan Chief Minister Ashok Gehlot on Friday said his government will impose more curbs to check the coronavirus spread in state capital Jaipur as the situation may turn explosive and can't be taken lightly.

31 December 2021 05:04 PM IST

South Africa's Omicron peak has passed with no major spike in deaths: report

A study out of South Africa found the country may have already passed the peak of the omicron-fueled surge in cases of the fourth wave of COVID-19 infections with data suggesting the variant has not caused a corresponding jump in hospitalizations and deaths, the Hill reported.

31 December 2021 03:52 PM IST

Kerala records 44 fresh confirmed cases of Omicron, taking total cases of the coronavirus variant to 107 in the state: Kerala Health Minister Veena George

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31 December 2021 03:19 PM IST

Bihar has started recording Omicron cases: Nitish Kumar

The Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Friday said that Omicron infection has started in the state and has asked people to be careful and follow COVID-19 norms.

31 December 2021 03:19 PM IST

COVID-19 cases pass 9.59 million in Africa

A total of 9,594,088 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Africa as of Thursday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

31 December 2021 01:17 PM IST

COVID-19: Islamabad reports 32 Omicron cases so far

Pakistan's capital Islamabad has reported 32 Omicron cases of COVID-19 so far, local media reported citing officials. Officials of the capital administration on Thursday said that the cases of Omicron may increase in the coming days, Geo News reported. (ANI).

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31 December 2021 01:17 PM IST

New Zealand reports 49 new community cases of COVID-19 Delta variant

New Zealand reported 49 new Delta variant cases of COVID-19 in the community on Friday, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the country's current community outbreak to 10,825. Among the new infections, 22 were recorded in the largest city of Auckland, three in nearby Waikato, 19 in Bay of Plenty, one in Hawke's Bay and four in the Lakes, according to the Ministry of Health. (ANI)

31 December 2021 01:17 PM IST

First Omicron case detected in Patna

Amid an ongoing Covid-19 surge, the first case of the new Omicron variant has been detected in Patna on Friday. The 26-year-old patient, who had recently returned from Delhi, is a resident of Patna's upscale IAS colony in Kidwaipuri locality. (IANS)

31 December 2021 10:15 AM IST

Maharashtra: Gatherings capped at 50 persons as coronavirus cases surge

Maharashtra Government has capped the attendance at gatherings in open or closed spaces at 50, following a surge in coronavirus cases in the state.

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31 December 2021 10:15 AM IST

Number of Omicron cases in Germany continues to rise rapidly

Covid-19 infections with the Omicron variant in Germany surged by 3,619 or 28 per cent within one day to a total of 16,748, the Robert Koch Institute (RKI) for infectious diseases has said.

31 December 2021 10:15 AM IST

Spain registers record 1,61,688 new COVID-19 cases over past 24 hours

Spain has confirmed 1,61,688 new coronavirus cases within the past 24 hours, marking thus the largest daily increase since the start of the pandemic, the national Ministry of Health said.

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