India is witnessing a huge wave of Kovid cases in the country, which is believed to be triggered by the new Omicron variant. Delhi recorded 3,194 new infections today, the highest daily case since May 20, when India was in the midst of a deadly second wave.
Mumbai reported 8,063 new cases, jumping 27% since Saturday when the city registered 6,347 new infections.
With the recent rise in metro cities and some states, experts suggest that the country is seeing the onset of a third wave.
Here are all the Covid-19 updates from around the country:
-Most of the new infections in Delhi and Mumbai are asymptomatic, indicating that the recent growth has been driven by Omicron. According to BMC data, about 89% of cases in Mumbai are asymptomatic.
On the other hand, according to official data, more coronavirus cases were recorded in Delhi in the first two days of January than between August and November.
– The national capital has registered 5,910 Covid-19 cases since January 1 On Saturday, the city reported 2,716 Cowid-19 cases, while the number rose to 3,194 on Sunday, according to the Delhi State Health Bulletin.
-With the growing number of cases, the Karnataka government has said that it is almost certain that the third wave of the Kovid-19 wave is inevitable. With the growing case of Covid-19, it is becoming increasingly clear that the third wave of Covid-19 is inevitable. We will soon impose stricter restrictions in the state and urge the people to cooperate with the government which, if it fails, lockdown will be inevitable, “said Revenue Minister R Ashoka.
Karnataka received 1,187 coward cases on Sunday, bringing the total number of active cases in the state to 10,292, of which 8,671 were in the Bangalore Urban District alone.
In West Bengal, meanwhile, the daily case has reached 6,153 whereas Kolkata has a positivity rate of 33%.
Renowned virologist Shahid Jamil tells Outlook that India is in the early stages of another wave. “Both numbers, as well as the test positivity rate, have started to increase in several places, especially in big cities,” Jamil said.
-Delhi is already witnessing the ‘Omicron Wave’ as most of the new cases identified in the national capital are now new. Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain has said that 84 per cent of the total Kovid-19 cases in the national capital are now in the form of Omicron. The health minister said the positive rate in the city has reached 6 percent. The government added that the number of cases would be maximum within a week.
-Last week, a team of researchers at Cambridge University predicted that India would see a short but intense wave generated by the new Omicron variant in a few days. “India will probably see a period of explosive growth on a daily basis and the period of rapid growth will be relatively short,” said Paul Kattuman, a professor at Cambridge University who created a Covid-19 India tracker. Bloomberg.
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