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Covid-19 Latest News Updates: Maharashtra records 42,462 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths

Maharashtra on Saturday recorded 42,462 new coronavirus infections, 749 less than Friday, besides 23 deaths, the state health department said. The number of recovered cases surged to 67,60,514 after 39,646 patients were discharged during the day. The overall caseload rose to 71,70,483, and death toll reached 1,41,779. Also, 125 new Omicron cases came to light in the state during the day, raising the tally of such infections to 1,730.

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  • Virat Kohli quits Test captaincy, a day after series-defeat against South Africa
  • COVID-19: Goa positivity rate at 38{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809}; logs 3,274 cases
  • Maharashtra records 42,462 new COVID-19 cases, 23 deaths
  • Sikkim logs 369 new COVID-19 cases, two fresh fatalities
  • Bengal logs 19,064 new COVID-19 cases, 39 fresh fatalities
  • 22 more coronavirus deaths in Punjab, 6,883 cases
  • Assam registers 44 pc jump in fresh COVID-19 cases in single day
  • India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 156 crore
  • Haryana reports 9,050 fresh COVID-19 cases, 7 fatalities
  • Bihar logs 6,325 new COVID-19 cases, 4 fresh fatalities

Leader of Congress party in Lok Sabha, Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury writes to Defence Minister Rajnath Singh, requesting him “to allow West Bengal tableau showing its cultural heritage & Netaji Subhas Chandra Bose’s life & contributions in our freedom struggle on Republic Day”

Night curfew: 470 booked for Covid violations in Delhi

Sikkim logs 369 new COVID-19 cases, two fresh fatalities

Corona is a unique virus as it has a very high rate of mutation. I hope as we move forward in this year probably we will come out of the pandemic very soon. We have to take vaccine, booster doses to contain its spread

– Dr Kutub Mahmood

India’s COVID-19 vaccination coverage crosses 156 crore

It’s a great achievement for India. Indian vaccines are globally used. So this is a great feat to celebrate as Indis has completed over 60{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809} of vaccination coverage

– Dr Kutub Mahmood, Scientific Director, Immunology & Microbiology, PATH, Washington DC, US

Maharashtra | 81 police personnel tested positive for COVID in the last 24 hours

Total 126 personnel died so far; Active cases 1,312: Mumbai Police

COVID19 | 42,462 new cases & 23 deaths reported in Maharashtra today

  • Active caseload stands at 2,64,441
  • 125 Omicron infections were reported in the state today, taking the case tally to 1,730.

COVID19 | Chhattisgarh reports 5,525 new cases and 8 deaths

Active caseload at 32,139

COVID19 | Goa reports 3,274 new cases & 4 deaths today

Active caseload at 20,078

14 cases of Omicron variant found in Jharkhand today

87 samples had been sent to Bhubaneswar for genome sequencing. Out of 87, 14 are confirmed cases of Omicron and 1 Delta variant detected: Arun Kumar Singh, Additional Chief Secretary

Assam COVID cases | 3,390 new cases, 4 deaths and 876 recoveries reported today

Active cases 17,777

Punjab CM Charanjit S Channi wrote to Chief Election Commissioner on Jan 13, requesting him “to postpone Feb 14 State Assembly polls for at least six days as many people from SC community from the State likely to visit Varanasi,in view of Guru Ravidas birth anniversary on Feb 16”

Samyukta Kisan Morcha calls for observing a nationwide “Day of Betrayal” on 31 January against the government’s reneging on its assurances to the farmers

31 more police personnel test COVID19 positive today in Pune city. The number of infected police personnel in the city rises to 465: Pune Police

Tsunami advisory issued for the US West Coast, Hawaii following large volcanic eruption near Tonga: US media

Uttar Pradesh assembly polls: Election Commission issues notice to Samajwadi Party over violation of Covid norms

We’ve arrested a person named Jagdish Singh Sagar (main accused of Vyapam case) yesterday under Arms Act. During screening of his bag at airport, CISF found a live cartridge and informed us. He told us that he had a license which he couldn’t renew after 2012

– Soumya Jain, Indore ACP

Maharashtra | 5,705 new cases and 2 deaths reported in the Pune Municipal Corporation area today

The total number of active cases has reached 31,907.

PV Sindhu bows out after losing the semi-final clash against Thailand’s Supanida Katethong 14-21, 21-13, 10-21 in India Open 2022

Bengal’s COVID-19 tally rises to 18,82,761 with 19,064 new cases, 3,581 less than previous day; 39 fresh fatalities push toll to 20,052: Health Dept

Jharkhand extends ongoing COVID-19 restrictions till Jan 31: Chief Secretary Sukhdev Singh

Congratulations to Virat Kohli on a tremendous tenure as Team India captain. Virat turned the team into a ruthless fit unit that performed admirably both in India and away. The Test wins in Australia & England have been special

– Jay Shah, BCCI Secretary

Central Bureau of Investigation has filed FIR against ES Ranganathan, Director (Marketing), GAIL for allegedly demanding bribes through middlemen for granting discounts on petrochemical products marketed by GAIL; further investigation underway

COVID19 | 23,989 new cases & 11 deaths in Tamil Nadu today

Active cases stand at 1,31,007

COVID19 | Mumbai reports 10,661 new cases & 11 deaths today

Active cases 73,518

I have always believed in giving 120 per cent in everything I do, and If I can’t do that, I know it’s not right thing to do

– Virat Kohli

Cricketer Virat Kohli steps down as India Test captain

Test positivity rises to 15{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809} in Karnataka with 32,793 new cases reported today

Only sick patients requiring emergency care may visit hospitals & autonomous institutions, in view of the prevailing COVID19 situation. All other patients with mild illness shouldn’t visit hospitals for the next 2 weeks or until further orders to prevent crowding

– Karnataka govt

Odisha logs 10,856 new COVID-19 cases, Omicron tally mounts to 202

Odisha’s COVID-19 caseload mounted to 11,22,735 on Saturday with 10,856 fresh infections, while two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 8,478, the Health Department said in a bulletin. The state also reported 32 new Omicron cases taking the tally of the new strain of coronavirus in Odisha to 202, a health department official said.

In today’s Covid19 review meeting, it has been decided that no changes are required in ongoing guidelines and restrictions. We have ordered medical stores to maintain a record of persons who purchase the COVID19 antigen self test kits

– Maharashtra Dy CM Ajit Pawar

Army Chief General MM Naravane released a commemorative postage stamp on ‘Permanent Commission to Women Officers’ in the Force

Chandigarh reports 1,795 new cases today

  • Active cases at 8,511
  • Positivity rate at 26.71{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809}

After Model Code of Conduct came into force in Punjab for Assembly elections, enforcement teams seized valuables, including cash, psychotropic substances & 2.72 lakh litres of liquor, worth Rs 40.31cr in violation of code till Jan 14:State Chief Electoral Officer Dr S Karuna Raju

Kerala reports 17,755 new COVID19 cases & 17 deaths today

  • Active caseload stands at 90,649
  • Death toll: 50,674

Movement of trains through the derailment affected site of Bikaner-Guwahati Express has resumed today

The restoration work started immediately after the rescue & relief operation was completed, after 9 passengers died & 36 got injured on Jan 13: CPRO, Northeast Frontier Railway

COVID19 | Delhi reports 20,718 new cases & 30 deaths in last 24 hours

  • Active cases rise to 93,407
  • Positivity rate remains at 30.64{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809}

GoI’s position on the India-Nepal boundary has been communicated to the Nepal Govt

Till now, Centre has neither formed a committee on MSP nor approached us on it. Govt hasn’t removed the MoS whose son is involved in Lakhimpur Kheri incident. If govt doesn’t respond to our demands then we’ll celebrate ‘Virodh Diwas’ on Jan 31

– Yudhvir Singh, Bhartiya Kisan Union

Election Commission further bans poll rallies & roadshows in poll-bound states till 22nd January

COVID-19: Mizoram reports 477 new cases today; Active case tally at 8,048

Mexico sees fake molnupiravir, 1 week after drug approved

Mexico said Friday it is already seeing black market or fake versions of molnupiravir circulating for sale, just one week after authorities approved the drug to treat those at risk of severe COVID-19. The real medication is produced by US pharmaceutical company Merck. But Mexico’s health regulatory agency found versions labelled molnupiravir for sale from an array of companies like “Merit,” “Molaz” and “Azista.”

I will contest the election from the Khatima constituency. We all are together and ready to contest polls. This time, we have given a slogan ‘Abki Baar 60 Paar’. The candidates’ list will be announced soon

– Uttarakhand CM Pushkar Singh Dhami after the BJP Core Committee meeting

Unilever offered 50 billion pounds for GSK unit

Consumer goods giant Unilever made a bid towards the end of last year for pharmaceutical group Glaxosmithkline’s consumer goods business worth roughly 50 billion pounds ($68.4 billion), Britain’s Sunday Times reported. GSK and Pfizer, which owns a minority stake in the division, were understood to have rejected the offer on the basis that it was too low, the newspaper said. The approach by Unilever, which owns brands such as Dove soap and Marmite, for Glaxo’s portfolio of household brands including Panadol painkillers and Sensodyne toothpaste was understood to have been unsolicited, it added.

Olympic medallist Mirabai Chanu joins Manipur Police

COVID-19 cases rising in poll-bound Manipur

Manipur Health and Family Welfare Department’s Additional Director Khoirom Sasbeekumar Mangang said that the daily positivity rate of the Covid cases in Manipur has been fluctuating during the past one week. “During the holidays the positivity rate is little less and during the working days the Covid-19 positivity rate is increasing,” Mangang, who is the spokesperson of the Health and Family Welfare Department, told IANS.

Senior Bihar Congress leader Vijay Shankar Mishra, a two-term former MLC, has died at the age of 76 after prolonged illness. CM Nitish Kumar calls Mishra’s demise an irreparable loss, says he was an able politician and social worker.

A crematorium for animals is proposed in BMC’s budget which will be constructed in 2500 square feet space in Dahisar. There was no crematorium for pets in Mumbai. This initiative is for the animals who can’t speak for themselves: Mumbai Mayor Kishori Pednekar

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain: We can say that Delhi has reached its peak in terms of cases. Cases have started slowing down. Let’s see when the decline happens.

Congress fields Punjab deputy CMs — Sukhjinder Randhawa from Dera Baba Nanak and Om Prakash Soni from Amritsar Central for state polls.

Punjab Assembly Elections list released, here are some contestants:

  • Navjot Singh Sidhu: Amritsar East
  • Charanjit Singh Channi: Chamkaur Sahib
  • Malvika Sood: Moga
  • Pratap Singh Bajwa: Qadian
  • Sidhu Moosewala: Mansa

New combat uniform of Indian Army

10 seats for women, 44 seats for OBC candidates and 19 seats for SC, in upcoming assembly polls: BJP

HDFC Bank posts 18{cfdf3f5372635aeb15fd3e2aecc7cb5d7150695e02bd72e0a44f1581164ad809} rise in standalone net profit to Rs 10,342.20 cr in December 2021 quarter: Company filing

I appeal to the leaders party workers to abide by EC guidelines, COVID protocols whenever they come to the office…I have also heard that a notice was also put up at our office today: SP chief Akhilesh Yadav

BJP names 107 candidates for UP polls in first list; 63 of 83 sitting MLAs repeated, 20 dropped

  • Yogi Adityanath: Gorakhpur
  • Keshav Prasad Maurya: Sirathu
  • Tejendra Singh Nirwal: Shamli
  • Umesh Malik: Budhana

Deputy CM Kesav Prasad Maurya to contest UP Polls from Sirathu in Prayagraj district: BJP

CM Yogi Adityanath to contest UP Polls from Gorakhpur: BJP