Omicron Variant Live Updates: Positivity Rate Drops Below 3% in Delhi; 1,604 new cases of COVID

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Omicron Variant Live Updates: Positivity Rate Drops Below 3% in Delhi; 1,604 new cases of COVID.

Omicron Variant Live Updates:Delhi on Saturday reported 1,604 COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths, while the positivity rate fell to 2.87%, according to data shared by the health department. As of Friday, the nation’s capital had reported 2,272 new cases of COVID-19 and 20 deaths, while the positivity rate was 3.85%. With Saturday’s cases, the number of cases in the nation’s capital rose to 18,42,523 and the death toll to 25,969, according to the latest health report. The number of COVID-19 tests performed on Friday was 55,824, it said. Delhi had reported 2,668 cases on Thursday with a positivity rate of 4.3% and 13 deaths. The number of daily cases in Delhi is falling after hitting a record high of 28,867 on January 13. The city had recorded a positivity rate of 30.6% on January 14, the highest of the ongoing wave of the pandemic. It took just 10 days for daily cases to dip below 10,000. The spike in cases in Delhi during the third wave of the pandemic was due to the Omicron variant of the virus which is highly transmissible. Several families in a large number of neighborhoods had tested positive, but medical experts said that since the infection happened at the same time, recovery was also faster for the community as a whole, and there was less risk of spread. of infection as people have been largely isolated at home with very few patients requiring hospitalization this time. Meanwhile, the DDMA, in a meeting on Friday to review the COVID-19 situation, decided to reopen higher education institutions and coaching centers as well as schools for grades 9-12 from February 7. The DDMA, however, decided that the night curfew would continue. in Delhi. Gyms have also been allowed to reopen with some restrictions, officials said. There are 15,416 beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi and 1,037 (6.73%) of them were occupied. Of 1,037 hospitalized patients, 358 are on oxygen support, including 102 patients on ventilators, the bulletin said. The number of containment zones stands at 31,825. The number of active cases stands at 9979, of which 7267 are in home isolation.

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