Daily COVID cases in Delhi cross 2,000 mark after 7 months; the positivity rate rises to 3.64%


With Delhi’s Minister of Health hinting at the possibility of community spread of the Omicron variant, the daily count of COVID cases in Delhi on Saturday recorded a massive increase in the number of new COVID-19 infections. The nation’s capital had recorded about 2,716 new cases of COVID-19 as of Saturday, the largest one-day increase since May 21 of last year. Raising the concerns of the Delhi government, the positivity rate in Delhi soared to 3.64%. One person lost their life to COVID on January 1.

Delhi’s COVID count exceeds 2,000 after 7 months

The number of new coronavirus cases reported on Saturday was 51% higher than the day before. The jump in infections is significant as Delhi had recorded 1,796 and 1,313 cases on Friday and Thursday, respectively. In contrast, the positivity rate was recorded at 1.73% and 2.44%, respectively on December 31 and 30.

The daily number of COVID cases topped 2,000 for the first time in more than seven months on the first day of the New Year. This is the largest outbreak of COVID since May 21, when 3,009 cases were reported. reported, with a positive rate of 4.76%, and 252 deaths were also reported on the same day.

The sharp rise in new cases in Delhi over the past few days coincides with a huge increase in cases of the new Omicron variant of COVID in the NCR. The total number of Omicron cases recorded in the city is 351. The death toll from the coronavirus has risen to 25,108 in Delhi. The infection has been successfully treated in over 14.19 lakh people.

In addition, the entire eligible population of Delhi has been vaccinated with the first dose and Minister of Health Satyendra Jain has stated that the Delhi government is ready to vaccinate over three lakhs of children every day, in addition to the daily vaccinations. .

COVID-19 situation in India, Omicron infections rise to 1,431

India has reported 22,775 new cases of COVID-19 and 406 deaths in the past 24 hours, the Department of Health and Family Welfare said in its latest update. The current tally of Omicron cases stands at 1,431, with Maharashtra the most affected with 454 cases, followed by Delhi at 351. According to the Ministry of Health, 8,949 people have recovered from the disease while the number of active cases stands at 1,04781, which is less than more than 1% of the total cases. The country’s recovery rate is 98.32%.

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