COVID: Maharashtra Reports Over 24k Cases, 103 Deaths; Delhi Reports 4,044 Cases

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COVID: Maharashtra Reports Over 24k Cases, 103 Deaths; Delhi Reports 4,044 Cases

As India continues to grapple with the Omicron outbreak, the country reported 2,51,209 new COVID-19 cases – a small decline from the 2.86 lakh cases on Thursday – and 627 deaths on Friday, 28 January.

While the number of active cases stands at 21,05,611, the daily positivity rate has dropped to 15.88 percent.

Meanwhile, Union Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya is expected to hold a COVID-19 review meeting with the southern states on Friday.

  • While Delhi recorded 4,291 new coronavirus cases on Thursday, Mumbai saw 1,384 new infections

  • The weekend curfew has been lifted in Delhi, and restaurants can now open at 50 percent capacity in the national capital

  • The Health Ministry said on Thursday that the first dose vaccination coverage was at 95 percent, while the second dose coverage was at 74 percent

  • Drugs Controller General of India (DCGI) has granted conditional market approval for Covishield and Covaxin

10:32 PM , 28 Jan

Haryana Govt Issues New Guidelines: Colleges, School To Open From 1 February

Haryana government on Friday released new guidelines to curb the spread of COVID-19.

  • All cinemas/multiplexes will operate with 50 percent seating capacity.

  • Universities, colleges, schools for classes 10 to 12; coaching/training institutes both government and private are allowed to open with effect from 1 February.

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10:27 PM , 28 Jan

Assam Reports 2,861 New Cases 

Assam reported 2,861 new cases, 21 deaths, and 6,002 recoveries on Friday. Number of active cases stands at 32,013.

10:01 PM , 28 Jan

West Bengal Reports 3,805 New Cases

West Bengal reported 3,805 cases with a daily positivity rate of 6.15 percent on Friday. A total 61,883 tests were conducted.

9:40 PM , 28 Jan

67.5 Percent Omicron Cases in Karnataka: Health Minister

Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar informed on Friday, that as per thegGenome sequencing results in the state, 67.5 percent Omicron and 26 percent Delta cases in third wave of COVID-19 have been reported.

He added that 90.7 percent Delta cases were reported in the second wave.

Published: 28 Jan 2022, 9:00 AM IST
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