NEW DELHI: As the third wave moves towards the peak, India reported 2.47 lakh new coronavirus cases today — the highest single-day rise in the current wave. The country’s total now stands at 3.63 crore, which includes 5,488 cases of Omicron Covid variant, across 28 states and union territories. The current active cases stand at 3.08 percent of the total infections, while the national COVID-19 recovery rate has decreased to 95.59 per cent.
As many as 380 people have died of Covid during the past 24-hour period, according to the Health Ministry.
In a series of spikes across the nation, Mumbai logs 13,702 new Covid-19 cases & 6 deaths in the last 24 hours as per the report released by BMC. Of the deaths recorded 5 patients had comorbidity, 5 patients were male, 1 patient was female & all 6 patients were above 60 years of age. Meanwhile, Jammu and Kashmir report 10 fresh cases of omicron variant, tally climbs to 23. Major spikes come between Maharashtra (46,723), Delhi (27,561), West Bengal (22,155), Karnataka (21,390), among others. The daily death toll dialed down to 380 while the total tally rounds to 485,035. According to the Union health ministry, among the above-mentioned cities, Kolkata reported the highest Covid-19 positivity rate at 60.29% between January 5-12.
Meanwhile, on the vaccination front, the country administered 76 lakhs additional doses of Covid-19 vaccines. With this, more than 1.54 billion doses of Covid-19 vaccines have been administered in the country since last year, when the nationwide vaccination drive kicked off.
The national capital, Delhi is under a weekend and night curfew along with restrictions including a ban on dining in at restaurants and bars, work from home (WFH) for government employees except those in essential services and private employees apart from those in the exempted category. Mumbai is under a night curfew from 11 pm to 5 am. Since January 10, gyms, spas, and beauty salons have been allowed to operate at 50% capacity in the city.
Night curfew enforced in Kolkata, with offices allowed to operate at 50% capacity, local trains to run at 50% capacity. Flights from Delhi and Mumbai to operate only twice a week, on Monday and Friday started on January 5.
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