Amid a surge in the daily COVID-19 tally, India on Wednesday, 12 January, reported 1,94,720 new cases, 60,405 recoveries, and 442 deaths.
Compared to Tuesday, the total number of new COVID cases is up by 26,657 (15.8%) on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 27,561 new COVID-19 cases – a 29 percent rise from Tuesday – and 40 deaths on Wednesday. The positivity rate for the city stands at 26.22 percent.
The total active case tally has reached 9,55,319, while the daily positivity rate has risen to 11.05 percent on Wednesday.
Omicron case tally at 4,868.
'Request Everyone To Make Gangasagar Mela Smaller': Mamata Banerjee
"I request everyone including Sadhus to make this Mela (Gangasagar) smaller because COVID is spreading rapidly. I could do whatever I can but COVID, Omicron situation is not in my hands," West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee was quoted as saying by ANI.
'Committed To Curb COVID Spread': Karnataka Home Minister on Congress's Padayatra
"We have registered 3 FIRs. We're committed to curb the spread of COVID. Court asked them," whose permission they sought for carrying out padayatra." If they don't stop it, then we'll see what can be done," Karnataka Home Minister Araga Jnanendra was quoted as saying by ANI, alluding to Congress' Mekedatu padayatra.
The Karnataka government had prohibited the movement of vehicles and persons in inter-district (within Karnataka) and intra-district (within Ramanagara) for participating in the Nama Neeru Namma Hakku padayatra.
Kerala Records 12,742 New COVID-19 Cases
Kerala reported 12,742 new COVID cases, 2,552 recoveries, and 23 deaths on Wednesday.