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Covid Third Wave in India: Nearly 2 lakh cases registered and 4 other updates

Ishita Srivastava
Ishita SrivastavaJan 12, 2022 | 13:38

Covid Third Wave in India: Nearly 2 lakh cases registered and 4 other updates

India has registered 1,94,720 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, which is 15.9% higher than new infections reported yesterday, January 11, 2022. Also, 165 deaths were reported in the country in the last 24 hours. 

States across the country are still reluctant to impose lockdown despite India's Omicron tally reaching 4,868. 

1. INDIA REGISTERS 4,868 TOTAL OMICRON CASES 

Here's the state and UT-wise break-up:

Maharashtra – 1,281

Rajasthan - 645

Delhi – 546

Karnataka - 479

Kerala – 350

West Bengal – 294

Uttar Pradesh - 275

Gujarat - 236

Tamil Nadu – 185

Haryana - 162

Telangana – 123

Odisha - 102

Andhra Pradesh – 54

Bihar - 27

Punjab - 27

Goa – 21

Jammu and Kashmir - 13

Madhya Pradesh – 10

Assam – 9

Uttarakhand - 8

Meghalaya - 5

Chhattisgarh - 5

Chandigarh - 3

Andaman and Nicobar Islands – 3

Puducherry – 2

Himachal Pradesh - 1

Ladakh - 1

Manipur – 1

2. LAKSHADWEEP BECOMES FIRST TO VACCINATE ALL IN 15-18 AGE GROUP 

All eligible children in the age group of 15-18 years have been vaccinated against Covid-19 in Lakshadweep, making it the first among the Union Territories and the states to have achieved this goal. S Asker Ali, District Collector in Lakshadweep said, "With this, Lakshadweep has become the first among union territories and states to have achieved this feat." 

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3. DELHI HEALTH MINISTER SAYS THAT ALL COVID CURBS WILL BE REMOVED IF CASES FALL 

On January 12, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that if Covid-19 cases were to fall in the next 2-3 days, the government would remove all Covid-19 curbs in the city. Delhi logged 21,259 new Covid-19 cases on January 11 and has a total of 546 Omicron cases. 

4. NO RELIGIOUS CONGREGATION IN ODISHA ON MAKAR SANKRANTI 

The Odisha government has prohibited all religious gatherings for Makar Sankranti and Pongal on January 14, 2022. Places of worship will not be open for the public on the day. Guidelines issued by the Special Relief Commissioner read, "People are advised to perform the rituals/puja on the occasion of Makar Sankranti/Pongal at home with family members only, avoiding mass gatherings and adhering to the Covid-19 safety protocols such as physical distancing, use of face mask/covering and handwashing." 

On the other side of the world, the EU's drug watchdog on January 11 said that the 'Omicron variant is pushing Covid-19 towards being an endemic disease that humanity can live with, although it remains a pandemic for now'. 

Last updated: January 12, 2022 | 17:43
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