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Covid-19 Third Wave Update: 2.69 lakh new cases of corona in a day, lakhs of devotees gathered in Gangasagar and Prayagraj on Makar Sankranti

Covid-19 Third Wave Update: Amidst the Corona epidemic, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, lakhs of people are gathering in Gangasagar and Prayagraj, flouting the rules.

Covid-19 Third Wave Update: Corona infection is spreading rapidly. In the last 24 hours, more than 2.68 lakh cases of corona infection have been reported across the country, but on the other hand, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti, lakhs of people are flouting the rules in Gangasagar and Prayagraj. The danger of the new variant Omicron of Corona is also increasing rapidly. Out of the number of new cases of corona infection that have been reported in the last 24 hours, more than 6 thousand cases are from Omicron. At the same time, more than 400 people have died due to corona in a day.

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RT-PCR report necessary for the fair

Devotees take bath in the Ganges on the occasion of Makar Sankranti. However, due to the Corona epidemic, government guidelines are being issued regarding this since last year. Regarding the fair organized in Gangasagar, West Bengal this year, the Calcutta High Court has allowed only those people to come to the fair. At the same time, RT-PCR report has been made mandatory for attending the Magh Mela to be held in Prayagraj, Uttar Pradesh. According to UP Health Minister Jai Pratap Singh, negative RTPCR report within 48 hours has been made mandatory for devotees, Kalpawasis and saints to enter the fair.

Number of active cases highest in 223 days

According to the data released by the Union Health Ministry, in the last 24 hours, 2,68,833 new cases of corona were reported in which 6041 cases were of Omicron variant. At the same time, 402 people have died due to corona in the last 24 hours. There are currently 14,17,820 active cases of corona across the country, which is the highest in the last 223 days. According to the Health Ministry, the COVID recovery rate has come down to 94.83 percent. So far 3,68,50,962 corona cases have been reported across the country and due to this 4,85,752 people have died.

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