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India registers over 2.8 lakh fresh COVID cases on Wednesday

Registering a spike of more than 18% on the daily COVID figures of the previous day, India reported 2,82,970 fresh cases of coronavirus on Wednesday. According to the press release issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, adding the cases detected on January 18, the active caseload of the country has now climbed to 18,31,000 cases.

Notably, this is the highest figure the country has seen in the last 232 days as 18,95,520 active cases were reported on May 31, 2021. Read on to know more about the status of coronavirus infection in India.

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Amid rising COVID cases, UP govt urges attendees of Magh Mela 2022 to follow protocols

In view of the sudden resurgence of coronavirus infection in the state, the government of Uttar Pradesh has urged the devotees to stick to all the COVID protocols as they arrive in Prayagraj for the Magh Mela. Ahead of the first official bathing day on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, the health department has made all the pre-requisite arrangements, informed an official.

With people coming from all parts of the country, this 47-day long Magh Mela can turn into a super-spreader amidst the ongoing Omicron-led third wave in India, fear experts.

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Over 2.4 lakh new COVID cases reported on Wednesday, India's active tally crosses the 11-lakh mark

Intensifying the threat of the Omicron-triggered third wave of coronavirus, a total of 2,47,417 people in India tested COVID positive on Wednesday. Witnessing a significant spurt of more than 50,000 cases as compared to the new cases detected on Tuesday, India's active caseload has crossed the 11-lakh mark now, said the Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on January 13.

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People with COVID history more prone to Omicron reinfection than Delta, reveals a new finding by WHO

According to a report by the World Health Organisation, people with a history of COVID are 3 to 5 times more prone to be reinfected with the new Omicron strain than Delta, which triggered the ghastly second wave. While the Variant of Concern has been claimed to be milder than older strains, this new piece of information seems to prove otherwise. Read on to know more about this new finding by WHO.

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With 43 new cases in Jaipur alone on Monday, Rajasthan's Omicron COVID count mounts to 174

With 53 people testing Omicron positive on Monday, Rajasthan's tally of this new variant has mounted to 174 cases now! Out of these, the highest number of cases were marked in Jaipur at 43, while 4 cases were reported in Pratapgarh as well. Moreover, 2 cases each of this highly transmissible strain were detected in Ajmer and Udaipur along with one in Bhilwara and Bharatpur as well.

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