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India administered over 9 lakh 'precaution doses' of the COVID-19 vaccine to frontline workers, healthcare workers, and senior citizens with comorbidities on Monday, 10 January, which marked Day One of the precaution dose rollout.

Meanwhile, Delhi reported 21,259 cases on Tuesday, 11 January, while Mumbai logged 11,647 cases. Late on Tuesday night, Union Minister Nitin Gadkari tested positive for COVID-19.

This comes amid a surge in daily cases, with India, on Tuesday, reporting 1,68,063 new COVID-19 cases and 277 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Earlier, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president JP Nadda had tested positive for COVID. On Monday, Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai, and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar had also tested positive for COVID-19.

Snapshot
  • The total active case tally reaches 8,21,446, while the daily positivity rate dropped to 10.64 percent.

  • Omicron case tally at 4,461.

  • Delhi reports 21,259 cases, while Mumbai logs 11,647 cases.

11:04 PM , 11 Jan

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari Tests Positive for COVID-19

Union Minister Nitin Gadkari has tested positive for COVID-19.

"I have tested positive for Covid 19 today with mild symptoms. Following all the necessary protocols, I have isolated myself and I am under home quarantine. I request all those who have come in contact with me to isolate themselves and get tested," he tweeted.

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10:19 PM , 11 Jan

Gujarat Reports 7,476 Fresh COVID cases

Gujarat reported 7,476 fresh COVID cases, 2,704 recoveries and three deaths in the last 24 hours.

Gujarat government held a core committee meeting on Tuesday, after which it decided to cap the limit for public functions and gatherings like political, social, educational, cultural, religious programs in the state with up to 50% venue capacity or a max of 150 persons.

10:17 PM , 11 Jan

TN Reports 15, 379 New Cases

Tamil Nadu reported 15,379 new cases, 3,043 recoveries, and 20 deaths, in the last 24 hours. Active cases in the state currently stand at 75,083.

9:32 PM , 11 Jan

Punjab Reports 4,593 New Cases

Punjab reports 4,593 new cases and nine deaths. The active case tally is at 23,235.

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Published: 11 Jan 2022, 8:19 AM IST
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