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Covid LIVE: Delhi, Maharashtra, Bengal see big jump in cases

Mumbai sees 12% rise in daily Covid cases while Gujarat and Karnataka also see an uptick in cases

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New Year | Coronavirus | Omicron

BS Web Team  | New Delhi 

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Live news updates: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday expressed grief over the loss of lives in the stampede that took place early this morning at Mata Vaishno Devi Bhawan in Jammu and Kashmir's Katra, in which at least 12 people were killed and several others injured. The Prime Minister also announced an ex-gratia of Rs 2 lakh each to the next of kin of the deceased and Rs 50,000 to those injured.

A shorn of mass celebrations beckoned Friday for millions around the world as the number of daily Covid infections, driven by the variant, surged through another symbolic high. (Covid-19), first detected two years ago and declared a global pandemic in March 2020, has killed more than 5.4 million people, triggered economic crises and seen societies ricochet in and out of lockdowns.

At least 20 people were injured in a stampede, triggered by heavy rush of devotees on New Year's Day, at the famous Mata Vaishno Devi shrine atop Trikuta hills in Jammu and Kashmir, officials said on Saturday. The stampede happened shortly after midnight. Senior officials and shrine board representatives are on the spot.

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First Published: Sat, January 01 2022. 07:47 IST