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Published on: Thursday, December 23, 2021, 08:48 PM IST

LIVE COVID-19 Live updates: Maharashtra reports 23 new Omicron variant cases

Madhya Pradesh administered 10 crore COVID vaccine doses.
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23 December 2021 09:27 AM IST

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23 December 2021 09:27 AM IST

Telangana reports 14 new Omicron cases, state tally rises to 38

Telangana reported 14 new cases of the new COVID variant, Omicron in the last 24 hours, according to the state health department.

23 December 2021 09:27 AM IST

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Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the state has administered 10 crore COVID vaccine doses.

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23 December 2021 10:42 AM IST

US FDA approves 1st oral pill by Pfizer to treat Covid

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23 December 2021 10:42 AM IST

India's Omicron tally at 236

India has recorded 236 cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus across 16 states and UTs so far out of which 104 people have recovered or migrated, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated on Thursday.

23 December 2021 12:01 PM IST

Over 60 pc eligible population in India fully vaccinated against COVID: Union Health Ministry

Union Health Ministry on Thursday said that over 60 per cent of the eligible population in India has been fully vaccinated against coronavirus.

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23 December 2021 12:01 PM IST

PM Modi to chair review meeting over COVID situation today evening

Amid the concerns over the spread of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will hold a meeting at 6.30 pm today to review the pandemic situation in the country.

23 December 2021 12:01 PM IST

Mexico to apply Covid-19 booster to teachers, health workers

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23 December 2021 01:41 PM IST

Africa's Covid-19 cases exceed 9.25 mn

The number of confirmed Covid-19 cases in Africa reached 9,259,813 as of Wednesday evening, the Africa Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (Africa CDC) said.

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23 December 2021 01:41 PM IST

Hospitalisation rate lower for Omicron than Delta coronavirus variant says UK study

COVID-19 infections with the Omicron variant of coronavirus are less likely to result in hospitalisation compared to the Delta strain, according to early results from a study conducted in the UK.

23 December 2021 01:41 PM IST

Odisha reports 2 more cases of Omicron variant, tally rises to 4

23 December 2021 01:41 PM IST

Omicron: US to see 140mn new Covid infections between Jan-March shows data

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23 December 2021 02:39 PM IST

China locks down Xi'an amid COVID-19 surge

China on Thursday shut down Xi'an, the capital city of the country's Shaanxi province in a bid to tackle the COVID-19 outbreak amid the growing global threat of Omicron variant across the world, local media reported.

23 December 2021 03:24 PM IST

Oxford study supports AstraZeneca for third dose against Omicron

A third dose of AstraZeneca's Covid vaccine, named Covishield in India, produces similar neutralising antibody levels against Omicron as after two doses against the Delta variant, according to a new study led by the Oxford University who developed the vaccine

23 December 2021 03:24 PM IST

Omicron: Germany announces 4th booster dose, Britain may follow

Germany has announced the roll out of a fourth Covid booster to tackle the new vaccine evading Omicron variant of coronavirus. Britain is also mulling for the fourth dose, as cases mount.

23 December 2021 03:24 PM IST

Over 62 pc eligible population fully vaccinated in Raigad

More than 62 per cent of the eligible population in Maharashtra's Raigad district has received both the doses of vaccine against COVID-19, an official said on Thursday.

23 December 2021 04:26 PM IST

Five more cases of Omicron in Kerala; tally rises to 29

Five more cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus were detected in Kerala on Thursday, taking the total number of infected to 29, state Health Minister Veena George said.

23 December 2021 04:26 PM IST

Japan not to tighten Covid-19 curbs despite Omicron community spread

Japan will not tighten Covid-19 restrictions immediately despite the community transmission of the Omicron variant, as the government has taken full-fledged measures against it, Chief Cabinet Secretary Hirokazu Matsuno said on Thursday.

23 December 2021 04:57 PM IST

Made preparations to deal with up to 1 lakh cases daily: Kejriwal amid Omicron scare

In view of the rising Covid cases and Omicron threat, the Delhi government will increase daily test capacity to three lakh and strengthen home isolation module to handle one lakh positive cases each day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday.

23 December 2021 04:57 PM IST

Centre advises states to follow five-fold strategy amid Omicron scare

The Centre on Thursday advised states and UTs to not let their guard down and maintain their preparedness in fight against Covid pandemic and to follow five-fold strategy in view of the new variant Omicron.

23 December 2021 08:48 PM IST

With growing number of Covid-19 cases in the state, coupled with 65 Omicron infectees, the Maharashtra government on Thursday issued fresh directions for the upcoming Christmas season festival. The government has mandated simple celebrations during Christmas by following all Covid protocols and avoiding crowding both inside and outside religious venues.

23 December 2021 08:48 PM IST

Children aged 5 to 11 are three times more at risk of Covid infections as compared to the general population of England, according to a new study. The study, by Imperial College London, showed that an estimated 4.47 per cent of primary school-aged children had the virus within the period of the study in contrast with 1.41 per cent across the country overall, The Guardian reported.

23 December 2021 08:48 PM IST

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