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COVID-19 Omicron Updates India: Sharp Spike In Cases, Positivity Rate Up To 11.05%

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According to Health Ministry statistics, India has noted a sharp surge in COVID-19 cases with active infections crossing 9.5 lakh on Wednesday. Based on data, the case positivity rate has risen from 1.1 per cent on December 30 to 11.05 per cent on January 12.
India recorded 1,94,720 fresh COVID-19 cases and 442 deaths in the last 24 hours ending at 8 am on Wednesday. The active cases mounted to 9,55,319, the highest in 211 days, thereby taking the daily positivity rate to 11.05 per cent.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s address to the nation on Wednesday indicated that India’s youth has displayed a sense of responsibility with over two crore children in the age group 15-18 years vaccinated against Covid-19 so far. The inoculation drive for children had started on January 3.
The health ministry statistics indicate that Delhi, on Wednesday, had reported 27,561 new cases of COVID-19 and 40 deaths. The positivity rate in the capital also rose to 26.22 per cent. Meanwhile, Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that COVID cases have started coming down in Mumbai and “we will soon see the same trend” in the national capital. He added further, “Plateauing of hospital admissions is an indication that the wave may have peaked. We may see a decline in cases in two to three days.”
As of Wednesday, Mumbai had reported 16,420 new COVID-19 cases — about 41 per cent more than Tuesday — at a test positivity rate of 24 per cent and seven deaths.
Source: The Indian Express

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