Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths

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Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths

21:22 IST Nandini Singh

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West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths

COVID19 | West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh cases & 33 deaths today; Active cases 1,58,623. Positivity rate at 26.43% pic.twitter.com/2YamPDbjLh

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— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2022

21:19 IST Nandini Singh

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Maharashtra logs 31,111 new Covid-19 cases, 122 fresh Omicron infections

Maharashtra on Monday reported 31,111 new Covid-19 cases along with 24 related deaths and 29,092 recoveries. 122 patients with Omicron infection were detected in the state today. Till date, a total of 1860 Omicron cases have been reported in Maharashtra.

20:24 IST Nandini Singh

Rajasthan logs 9,236 fresh Covid cases, 5 deaths

Five people died from Covid-19 in Rajasthan, and 9,236 tested positive for the infection in the last 24 hours, according to official data released on Monday.

20:22 IST Nandini Singh

Karnataka logs 27,156 new Covid-19 cases, TPR dips to 12.45%

Karnataka on Monday witnessed a significant dip in the test positivity rate as the state clocked 27,156 new Covid infection with a TPR of 12.45 per cent.

20:09 IST Nandini Singh

West Bengal govt eases Covid curbs; gyms to operate with 50% capacity till 9 pm

The West Bengal government on Monday eased the Covid-19 restrictions imposed in the state. According to the new guidelines issued, gyms can operate with 50 per cent capacity till 9 pm. Jatra will be allowed with 50 per cent capacity till 9 pm and outdoor shooting for films and TV programmes will be allowed following Covid-appropriate behaviour.

19:49 IST Nandini Singh

Manipur reports 32 new Omicron cases, tally mounts to 39

The Manipur government announced today that 32 new Omicron cases were confirmed, bringing the total number of confirmed cases in the state to 39.

19:46 IST Nandini Singh

Mumbai reports 5,956 new Covid cases, 12 deaths in last 24 hours

Mumbai has reported 5,956 new Covid-19 cases and 12 deaths in the last 24 hours.

Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths
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18:42 IST Nandini Singh

Active Covid-19 cases cross 30,000 in Andhra Pradesh

Active coronavirus cases in Andhra Pradesh crossed the 30,000 mark to reach 30,182 on Monday as 4,108 fresh positives were added in the state. In the 24 hours ending 9 am today, 22,882 samples were tested, which turned a positivity rate of about 19 per cent, a four per cent rise over Sunday.

18:18 IST Nandini Singh

Kerala logs 22,946 new Covid-19 cases, 18 deaths

Kerala on Monday recorded 22,946 new Covid-19 cases with a test positivity rate of 33.07 per cent. The state also reported 18 related deaths. The state currently has 1,21,458 active cases.

18:04 IST Nandini Singh

Single-day Covid-19 cases dip in Delhi, logs 12,527 fresh infections with TPR 28%

In a sigh of relief, Delhi on Monday logged 12,527 new Covid-19 cases with a test positivity rate of 27.99 per cent. The national capital also recorded 24 related deaths in the past 24 hours. The active number of Covid cases stands at 83,982 in Delhi.

18:04 IST Nandini Singh

Single-day Covid-19 cases dip in Delhi, logs 12,527 fresh infections with TPR 28%

In a sigh of relief, Delhi on Monday logged 12,527 new Covid-19 cases with a test positivity rate of 27.99 per cent. The national capital also recorded 24 related deaths in the past 24 hours. The active number cases of Covid cases stand at 83,982 in Delhi.

17:36 IST Nandini Singh

Puducherry govt offices to work with 50 per cent strength

With Covid-19 cases surging across the country, the Puducherry government on Monday has decided to allow only 50 per cent of its staff to work in offices, news agency PTI reported.

17:03 IST Nandini Singh

3.5 crore children between 15-18 age group received 1st dose of Covid vaccine since Jan 3

“Over 3.5 crore children between the 15-18 age group have received the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine, since 3rd January,” tweets Union Health Minister Dr Mansukh Mandaviya.

16:33 IST Nandini Singh

100% Tamil Nadu students between 15-18 years administered first dose

Tamil Nadu has vaccinated all school students between the age of 15-18 years with the first dose, state Health Minister Ma Subramanian said.

“100 per cent of school students between 15 to 18 years in Tamil Nadu have been inoculated with the first dose of the Covid-19 vaccine,” Ma Subramanian said.

16:25 IST Nandini Singh

967 schools in Kerala to be transformed into vaccination centres from January 19

“967 schools with above 500 student beneficiaries each shall be transformed into vaccination centres from January 19 for children between the age group of 15 to 18 years. A total of 8.14 lakh students will get vaccinated,” said Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty.

16:23 IST Nandini Singh

Vaccination for 12-14 age group likely from March, says top govt expert

India may begin inoculating children in the 12-14 age group against Covid-19 in March as the 15-18 population is likely to get fully vaccinated by then, Dr NK Arora, chairman of the Covid-19 working group of NTAGI, said on Monday.

15:54 IST Nandini Singh

287 new Omicron cases detected in Bengaluru; Karnataka tally rises to 766

Karnataka health minister K Sudhakar on Monday said that 287 new Omicron cases have been confirmed in Bengaluru, taking the overall tally of the new Covid-19 variant in Karnataka to 766.

16:22 IST Nandini Singh

Goa: Raj Bhavan to remain closed for visitors till Jan 23 amid Covid surge

“In view of the rising Covid-19 cases, Raj Bhavan will remain closed to visitors for 1 week, until January 23, 2022”, said Gaurish J Shankhwalker, Joint Secretary to Governor.

Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths
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15:48 IST Nandini Singh

Indore reports 1,890 new Covid-19 cases, tally reaches 10,313

Indore reported 1,890 new Covid-19 cases yesterday, with 10,313 active cases. There are no serious symptoms in these cases, majority being under home isolation. 153 patients are hospitalized, 12 cases with comorbidities needed ICU & 28 needed oxygen-beds: Indore CMHO BS Setia

15:40 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Gene variant that protects against Covid-19 identified

An international team led by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden pinpointed the gene variant that protects against severe Covid infection by studying people of different ancestries.

Identifying this variant could potentially serve as a target for medical treatment against severe Covid-19 infection, according to the researchers.

“The fact that individuals of African descent had the same protection allowed us to identify the unique variant in the DNA that actually protects from Covid-19 infection,” said the first author of study Jennifer Huffman, a researcher at the VA Boston Healthcare System in the US.

Eighty per cent of individuals of African ancestry carried the protective variant, the researchers said.

14:04 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Puducherry reports 907 fresh Covid cases, 3 deaths

17.01.2022 pic.twitter.com/Imb179KrCt

— Puducherry Health (@PdyHealthDept) January 17, 2022

14:08 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Blame game won’t end virus: Delhi CM responds to Haryana health minister’ charge

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that indulging in a blame game over the pandemic situation will not eradicate the coronavirus and it should be eliminated from the entire country.

His remarks came in response to Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij’s statement that “increasing coronavirus cases in Delhi have affected the NCR (National Capital Region) and the infection rate has increased in Gurugram, Faridabad and Sonipat districts”.

Blaming won’t end the virus. I will not step into this garbage: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal on Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij’s statement over Delhi’s contribution to Haryana’s COVID19 cases pic.twitter.com/UB2yjSjKnK

— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2022

13:05 IST Devika Bhattacharya

How Omicron spread will affect Indian students’ study abroad plans

The Omicron variant threat is looming large throughout the world, and higher education institutions in the UK, US, and all other popular destinations are recalibrating strategies and guidelines to tackle the spread of the new variant on campus. These developments will have a considerable impact on the plans of Indian students planning to study abroad in Spring 2022.

12:22 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Uttar Pradesh logs 15,622 new Covid cases in last 24 hrs

Active cases: 1,06,616

Recoveries in last 24 hrs: 12,402

Covid tests in last 24 hrs: 2.16 lakh

12:00 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Achieved 100% first dose coverage in kids aged 15-18: Tamil Nadu health minister

Tamil Nadu Health Minister Ma Subramanian said all school students in the 15-18 age group have been inoculated with the first dose of Covid-19 vaccine in the state.

12:01 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Over 1.28 lakh people given booster dose in Delhi, says Satyendar Jain

So far, booster or ‘precautionary’ doses have been administered to 1.28 lakh people. Of this, 25,000 are in the aged 60 and above category, while 60,000 are healthcare and frontline workers. There is no shortage of vaccines in Delhi, vaccines are in stock for next 10 to 12 days.

– Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain

11:31 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Expect around 14,000 Covid cases in Delhi today: Satyendar Jain

Delhi to report around 14,000-15,000 cases today, much less than y’day. Around 2.85cr doses have been administered in Delhi; 100% eligible population inoculated with 1st dose, 80% with 2nd dose, & 1.28 lakh people received precautionary dose: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain pic.twitter.com/azwOgxHI8z

— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2022

10:43 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Karnataka CM covid to review Covid restrictions in state today

Sources told India Today that Karnataka Chief Minister Basavaraj Bommai will hold a meeting with experts and health minister at 4pm today to discuss Covid restrictions in the state. Karnataka reported 34,047 new Covid cases, while 13 people succumbed to the infection, according to a health bulletin released on Sunday. Test positivity rate stood at 19.29 per cent.

10:34 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Gennova Biopharmaceuticals submits phase 2 trial data of its mRNA vaccine

Pune-based Gennova Biopharmaceuticals has submitted phase 2 data of mRNA vaccine and has also completed the recruitment of phase 3 data. Drugs Controller General of India’s (DCGI) Subject Expert Committee (SEC) is expected to review the data soon, reported ANI quoting sources.

09:49 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Haryana adversely affected due to its vicinity to Delhi: Anil Vij on Covid-19

#WATCH| Haryana Health Minister Anil Vij blamed high COVID infection rate in 3 districts of State adjoining Delhi on “uncontrolled” rise in cases in national capital. Haryana adversely affected due to its vicinity to Delhi, but there is no need to panic, he added (16.01) pic.twitter.com/Wi9eblNwwd

— ANI (@ANI) January 17, 2022

09:07 IST Devika Bhattacharya

India reports over 2,58,089 new Covid cases in last 24 hours

India’s active caseload currently stands at 16,56,341

8,209 Total Omicron cases detected so far; an increase of 6.02% since yesterday

1,51,740 recoveries in the last 24 hours

Daily positivity rate:19.65%

Weekly Positivity Rate: 14.41%

08:52 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Another state of emergency likely in Tokyo amid Covid surge

Japan’s government has started discussions to impose a quasi-state of emergency on the capital Tokyo and its surrounding areas within the week as Covid-19 cases rise.

Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike said on Thursday the capital would request such measures if the usage of beds set aside for Covid patients climbed to 20 per cent. The rate stood at 19.3 per cent as of Sunday.

08:30 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Anti-vaccine far-right rally attracts hundreds in Hungary

Over a thousand people marched in Budapest protesting against Covid-19 inoculation at a rally organised by the far-right Our Homeland Movement, which has been campaigning on a fierce anti-vaccine and anti-immigration message ahead of April 3 elections.

“Vaccines should not be mandatory! We don’t tolerate blackmail,” said the slogan of the rally where people held up banners saying: “I am unvaccinated, not a criminal” and “Enough of Covid dictatorship.”

Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths
© Provided by India Today With 10 million people and 40,237 people deaths from Covid-19 so far, Hungary has a vaccination rate of just over 60 per cent (Reuters photo)

08:28 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Malta sees biggest protest yet against Covid-19 measures

Malta saw its biggest protest yet against Covid rules on Sunday, with hundreds of people marching in the capital Valletta against new measures requiring production of a Covid certificate for entry to most venues including restaurants, gyms and bars.

Many of those at Sunday’s protest shouted “freedom”, and “no green pass”. They carried signs saying “Is it really about health?”, “the vaccine is poison” and “my body is not state-owned”.

Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths
© Provided by India Today Demonstrators hold signs and take part in a protest against Covid-19 restrictions in Valletta, Malta (Reuters photo)

08:25 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Dutch decry coronavirus measures amid record surge in Netherlands

Thousands of protesters packed Amsterdam’s streets on Sunday in opposition to the government-imposed Covid-19 measures and vaccination campaign, even as infections hit another record high above 36,000.

Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths
© Provided by India Today The protesters played music, chanted anti-government slogans and then marched along thoroughfares, blocking traffic. (Reuters photo)
Covid-19 January 17 LIVE Updates: West Bengal registers 9,385 fresh Covid cases, 33 deaths
© Provided by India Today The Netherlands had one of Europe’s toughest lockdowns for a month through the end-of-year holidays. (Reuters photo)

08:16 IST Devika Bhattacharya

French parliament approves vaccine pass

France’s parliament gave final approval on Sunday to the government’s latest measures to tackle the Covid-19 virus, including a vaccine pass contested by anti-vaccine protestors. The new law will require people to have a certificate of vaccination to enter public places like restaurants, cafes, cinemas and long-distance trains.

Currently, unvaccinated people can enter such places with the results of a recent negative Covid-19 test.

France is in the grips of its fifth Covid wave with daily new cases regularly hitting record levels over 300,000.

08:15 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Covax delivers 1 billion doses to poorer countries

The Covax global vaccine-sharing programme has delivered 1 billion Covid-19 vaccine doses, one of the organisations which manages it has said. Shipments have exponentially increased in the last quarter, allowing Covax to reach the milestone of 1 billion doses shipped to 144 countries.

Covax was launched in 2020 with the goal of delivering 2 billion doses by the end of 2021, but was slowed by wealthier states’ initial hoarding of limited shots, export restrictions and frequent changes within its organisation.

08:11 IST Devika Bhattacharya

Jharkhand reports 2,776 fresh Covid cases, 4 deaths in last 24 hrs

Active cases: 31,747

Death toll: 5,203

Recoveries in last 24 hrs: 4,114

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