Covid India news live updates: India reports 2.47 lakh new Covid cases in giant leap, positivity up 13%

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Economic Times | Jan 13, 2022 | 14.15 IST

India registered 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest in 236 days, bringing the total number of COVID-19 cases to 3,63,17,927, including 5,488 cases of the Omicron variant, according to health ministry data updated Thursday. . The country saw a jump of 620 cases of the Omicron variant in one day, the highest to date, bringing the total number of such cases to 5,488, of which 2,162 have recovered or migrated so far. The number of active cases has risen to 11,17,531, the highest in 216 days, while the death toll has risen to 4,85,035 with 380 new fatalities, data updated at 8 a.m. shows. Maharashtra registered the maximum number of 1,367 cases of the Omicron variant, followed by Rajasthan at 792, Delhi 549, Kerala 486 and Karnataka 479. The active cases comprise 3.08 percent of the total infections, while the national recovery rate from COVID-19 fell to 95.59 per year. cents, the ministry said.

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India, UK to start free trade agreement negotiations

“We aim for this to be a forward-looking deal, accelerating the business we do together in cutting-edge sectors that are reshaping the global economy,” said Anne-Marie Trevelyan, UK Secretary of State for International Trade.

The Karnataka Congress has decided to temporarily suspend Mekedatu padayatra due to COVID concerns and in the interest of public health: Siddaramaiah.

Omicron milder than Delta

Cases are on the rise, people are getting serious illnesses, but the number of ICU admissions, oxygen demand and deaths are not as frenetic and psychologically disheartening as they were in the second wave last year so far, said Dr. Arvind Kumar, Senior Surgeon, Medanta Hospital. Delta variant had a higher incidence of lung involvement and causing oxygen problems. So far, the data shows that Omicron is more contagious than Delta, but also milder compared to it. Omicron shows higher vaccine non-reactivity and vaccine failure, he added.

By helping 40 percent women and 40 percent young people in UP, we hope to start a new kind of politics in the state

– Priyanka Gandhi Vadra

Congress publishes candidate list for UP elections

Congress General Secretary Priyanka Gandhi Vadra publishes the first list of 125 candidates, including 50 women, for the elections in Uttar Pradesh.

Congress today publishes its first list of 125 candidates in UP

ET Bureau reports

BJP MLA Mukesh Verma Resigns Ahead of Uttar Pradesh Assembly Elections

Mukesh Verma, BJP MLA of Shikohabad (Firozabad), resigns from primary membership of the party. “Swami Prasad Maurya is our leader. We will support every decision he makes. Many other leaders will join us in the coming days,” he said.

Tax refund issued

CBDT gives refunds of more than Rs 1,54,302 crores to more than 1.59 crore taxpayers from April 1, 2021 to January 10, 2022. Income tax refunds of Rs 53,689 crores have been issued in 1,56,57,444 cases and corporate tax refunds of Rs 1,00,612 crores have been issued in 2,21,976 cases: CBDT

An underage girl was raped on January 2 on a bus parked on VIP Road in the Harni area of ​​Vadodara. The FIR was registered yesterday and the police arrested the suspect, also a minor, but his other two accomplices are still in hiding: Bharat Rathod, ACP, Vadodara Police

Australian Open draw delayed by uncertainty about Djokovic

The Australian Open draw was postponed by at least 75 minutes on Thursday due to uncertainty over Novak Djokovic’s visa status. The draw, to determine the men’s and women’s singles brackets during the first tennis major of the year, was set to take place at 3 p.m. local time in Melbourne, but a tournament official told waiting media that the ceremony had been postponed until further notice and was called off from further comment.

Gold seized at WB airport

Customs officers intercepted 2 passengers at Kolkata airport on arrival from Dubai and seized 1.6 kg of gold paste worth about Rs 66 lakhs. The gold was hidden in the hollow of the passengers’ jeans: Kolkata Airport Customs

One-day rise of 2,47,417 new COVID-19 infections, 380 fatalities push India’s number of cases to 3.63.17,927, death toll to 4,85,035

Singer Lata Mangeshkar is still in the ICU, but her health has improved slightly: Dr. Pratit Samdanic

The BJP’s Central Election Committee (CEC) meeting is set to begin soon at the party headquarters in Delhi to finalize the party candidates for the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections. PM Narendra Modi will also participate in the meeting.

Important Covid meeting between PM Modi and key ministers on the situation in India today at 4:30 pm via video conferencing

India reports 2,47,417 new COVID cases (27% higher than yesterday) and 84,825 recoveries in the past 24 hours

Global Covid Caseload Above 315.3 Million

Amid an ongoing resurgence around the world, the global number of coronavirus cases has surpassed 315.3 million, according to Johns Hopkins University, while deaths have risen to more than 5.51 million and vaccinations to more than 9. 51 billion.

Greetings to everyone on Lohri, Makar Sankranti, Pongal, Bhogali Bihu, Uttarayan and Paush Parva. These festivals emphasize the unity in diversity that defines our country and underline our organic relationship with nature. May the festivals bring prosperity and happiness

– Chairman Kovind

West Bengal: Ganga Sagar Mela begins strict COVID protocols

West Bengal: Ganga Sagar Mela begins strict COVID protocols

India Open: seven players test positive for Covid-19

The players gave a positive result on a mandatory RT-PCR test. Doubles partners considered to be in close contact with the seven players have also been withdrawn from the tournament. The players are not replaced in the main draw and their opponents are given a walk-over to the next round.

UK to start free trade agreement negotiations with India

The British government announced the start of negotiations on a free trade agreement with India, describing it as a “golden opportunity” to put British companies “at the forefront” of the Indian economy.

Biden imposes first sanctions over North Korea weapons program

The sanctions targeted six North Koreans, a Russian and a Russian company that Washington says was responsible for purchasing goods for the programs from Russia and China.

Maharashtra Police say 265 of its staff have lost their lives to COVID-19 so far, with the Mumbai Police having the highest death toll at 126. There are 2,145 active cases of COVID-19 in State Police

S Somanath appointed as new ISRO chief

S Somanath appointed as new ISRO chief

Delhi: Air Quality Index (AQI) currently ranks 142 (overall) in the ‘moderate’ category, according to System of Air Quality and Weather Forecasting And Research (SAFAR) -India

Startups will help India transition from an assembly economy, especially in the digital world, to a knowledge economy

– Piyush Goyal, Minister of Trade and Industry, India Digital Summit 2022 via video conference

China reports 190 new mainland coronavirus cases on Jan. 12 versus 221 a day earlier

Kashmir’s Directorate of Health Services has conducted more than 40,000 COVID-19 tests in hospitals in Kashmir, the highest single-day figure during the region’s two years of pandemic

Former chief minister of Karnataka and senior congress leader M Veerappa Moily tested positive for COVID-19 on Wednesday evening and is in home quarantine

BJP MP booked for ignoring Covid standards

A case has been registered against 40 to 50 people, including BJP MP from Unnao Sakshi Maharaj, who allegedly organized a program on the occasion of his birthday at the Bhagwan Bhawan Ashram on Railway Road, Rishikesh, for violating Section 144 and the COVID-19 guidelines

BMC Commissioner Iqbal Chahal emphasized vaccines and put forward data showing that 96% of the 1,900 patients on oxygen beds in Mumbai have not taken even a single dose of Covid-19 vaccine

Niti member Dr. VK Paul has warned against Omicron, saying the variant should not be considered a cold and people should not take it lightly.

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