Global number of new COVID-19 cases increased sharply by 71% during week December 27- January 2: WHO

As of January 2, a total of nearly 289 million cases and over 5.4 million deaths have been reported globally, the update by the World Health Organisation said. United Nations/Geneva, Jan 6 (PTI) The number of new COVID-19 cases increased exponentially by 71 per cent globally during the week December 27-January 2 as compared to … Read more

Covid-19: Don’t panic, strictly follow norms, says Mumbai civic chief as city logs 8,063 fresh cases

He also appealed to all the home quarantined patients to strictly abide by guidelines to contain the spread of the coronavirus in Mumbai at the earliest. On a day Mumbai reported 8,063 fresh coronavirus positive cases, civic chief Iqbal Singh Chahal on Sunday sought to allay apprehensions of citizens, saying that 89 per cent of … Read more

Covid-19: Mumbai upsurge pushes Maharashtra tally; State logs 11,877 new cases, 50 Omicron infections

Maharashtra on Sunday reported 11,877 fresh COVID-19 cases, 2,707 more than the day before, and 50 Omicron infections, the state health department said in a bulletin. The state reported nine fatalities, which increased the overall COVID-19 toll to 1,41,542. Maharashtra is now left with 42,024 active cases, the bulletin said. Of the new 11,877 cases, … Read more

Covid-19: Civic body says 141 Mumbai residents without travel history tested positive for Omicron

The tally of Omicron-infected Mumbai residents without history of overseas travel rose to 160. The total of Omicron cases in the city rose to 290. As many as 141 Mumbai residents who had not traveled abroad  recently tested positive for the Omicron variant of coronavirus on Thursday, the civic body said. Out of 153 persons … Read more

Covid-19: Mumbai makes RT-PCR tests at airport mandatory for UAE returnees

The decision was taken after BMC Commissioner IS Chahal chaired a virtual meeting with civic officials, deans and medical superintendents of hospitals. Passengers arriving in Mumbai from the United Arab Emirates will have to undergo an RT-PCR test, depending on which a decision would be taken for 7-day home quarantine, the metropolis’ civic body said … Read more

Covid-19: Maharashtra reports 85 new Omicron cases, tally reaches 252

The 38 Omicron cases reported by IISER are from community surveillance and as per preliminary information, they do not have history of any international travel, it said. Maharashtra on Wednesday reported 85 fresh cases of the Omicron variant of coronavirus, the highest single-day tally recorded so far by any state in the country, taking the … Read more

Covid-19: Centre rings alarm over breakthrough cases as Omicron evades vaccine-induced immunity — Here’s latest advisory

Dr VK Paul, chief of India’s Covid-19 task force, warned that Omicron had a higher risk of transmission within households when compared against the Delta variant. At least 90% of all patients infected by the highly transmissible Omicron variant were fully vaccinated, a Union Health Ministry analysis of 183 cases showed. Sharing the results, the … Read more

Covid-19: Eight new Omicron cases take Maharashtra tally to 28, India count at 57

Of Maharashtra’s 28 cases, 12 are in Mumbai, 10 in Pimpri Chinchwad, two in Pune Municipal Corporation, and one each in Kalyan Dombivali, Latur, Nagpur, and Vasai Virar on the outskirts of Mumbai. Maharashtra on Tuesday reported eight new cases of the Omicron variant of Covid-19, taking the state’s tally to 28 and India’s to … Read more

New covid variant: Omicron cases only travel-related, no domestic transmission reported so far, says expert

New covid-19 variant: Omicron variant cases detected across the country so far have been travel-related and so far there is no evidence to suggest it has been transmitted domestically yet, Dr Shashak Joshi, expert member of the Maharashtra Covid-19 task force, was quoted as saying in the As per the latest reports, Maharashtra has … Read more