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Omicron cases in Delhi see sharp rise, tally at 351 as 31 people test positive in 24 hours

Delhi, which has been witnessing a pointy uptick in Omicron instances, recorded 31 of them within the final 24 hours, taking the entire tally to 351.

In accordance with information shared by the state authorities, Delhi has the second highest variety of Omicron instances within the nation after Maharashtra — 454.

Together with the variety of omicron instances, which have now entered the stage of neighborhood transmission, the entire variety of coronavirus instances within the metropolis has additionally shot up from lower than 500 to virtually 1,800 in three days. That is the best variety of instances town has seen since Could-end, when the second wave had hit the nationwide capital.

The positivity price, or the proportion of the entire samples that return optimistic, has additionally surged to 2.44%. A positivity price of over 2% recorded over two consecutive days results in the third stage of restrictions beneath the Graded Motion Response Plan of the federal government.

The rise in positivity price — from 1.73% a day in the past — was seen regardless of a excessive variety of checks being performed. Delhi performed over 73,590 checks on Thursday. Over 62,200 checks had been performed every day on common during the last one week.

Delhi now has over 4,000 lively instances of which 226 are in hospitals.

The rise in instances is probably going linked to the fast-spreading Omicron variant. “Covid-19 instances have elevated quickly over the previous few days. As per the genome sequencing information, 46% of those are Omicron instances, together with individuals who have journey historical past in addition to those that would not have any historical past. This implies omicron is now in Delhi,” Well being Minister Satyendar Jain had stated throughout a web-based briefing.

Nevertheless, after a gathering of the Delhi Catastrophe Administration Authority, the federal government didn’t impose even the second tier of restrictions, which ought to have kicked in at 1%, preserving migrants in thoughts.

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