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Covid LIVE: Maharashtra reports 26,538 new cases: Omicron tally at 797

With these additions, the state's Covid tally rose to 67,57,032, while the death toll increased to 141,581

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BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Live news updates: India reported new 58,097 new cases of Covid-19 and 534 deaths from the disease overnight, said the health ministry Wednesday, marking the biggest single-day jump in daily infections since June 20.

States in India are imposing weekend curfews, halving capacity in private offices, ordering government employees to work from home as they increase restrictions to contain cases. There was an almost 11 per cent increase in cases in the country on Tuesday against Monday, with the weekly positivity rate increasing to 2.05 per cent.

Petitions challenging reservations in the national quota of seats in postgraduate medical courses will be heard in the Supreme Court on Wednesday after the central government persuaded it to urgently list the matter. The court will hear the petitions challenging reservation for other backward classes (OBCs) and economically weaker sections (EWS) in the all-India quota NEET-PG seats. 

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First Published: Wed, January 05 2022. 06:33 IST