COVID-19: India Records 2.68 Lakh New Cases, Positivity Rate at 16%

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Restrictions to Continue in J&K

Restrictions imposed in Jammu & Kashmir will continue to remain in force till further orders, the government said in a statement.

There shall be a complete restriction on non-essential movement during weekends, and night curfew to remain in force.

5:14 PM , 15 Jan

Those Who Aren't Fully Vaccinated Won't be Allowed in Public Space: Assam CM

Those not fully vaccinated will not be allowed to enter public places like district courts, hotels, markets etc from 16 January, Assam Chief Minister Himanta Biswa Sarma said.

"There is no situation of a lockdown in Assam yet, but wearing a mask is a must," he told reporters.

(Source: ANI)

9:19 AM , 15 Jan

Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, India reported 2,68,833 new COVID cases (4,631 more than the previous day) and 1,22,684 recoveries on Saturday, 15 January. The daily positivity rate was recorded at 16.66 percent.

The country recorded 402 COVID fatalities in the last 24 hours, taking the total death toll to 4,85,752, the Union Health Ministry said.

  • The country's active cases are at 14,17,820

  • Confirmed cases of Omicron: 6,041

  • Gujarat's COVID-19 tally surpasses 9 lakh with 10,019 new cases

  • Bihar reports 6,541 fresh COVID-19 cases, its highest single-day spike in eight months

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Published: 15 Jan 2022, 9:19 AM IST
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