According to India’s health ministry, 6,358 new coronavirus cases were recorded on Tuesday, bringing the total number of active cases to 75,456. The number of Omicron cases has increased to 653, with at least 186 people recovering, according to the health ministry.
In the last 24 hours, Delhi has reported 331 new Covid cases, one death, and 144 recoveries, bringing its active caseload to 1,289. According to the health ministry, the city has the most cases of Omicron in the country (142), followed by Maharashtra (141), Kerala (57), Gujarat (49), and Rajasthan (43).
The national capital has implemented the graded action plan that was put in place earlier this year to deal with virus outbreaks. It reinstated night curfews the day before yesterday.
In light of the escalating number of Covid cases in Delhi, a yellow alert has been issued and various restrictions have been placed under the Graded Response Action Plan (GRAP). When Covid positive exceeds 0.5 percent for two days in a row, a yellow alert is issued. In the last two days, the optimism rate in Delhi has been above 0.5 percent. GRAP’s new rules are as follows:
- A night curfew will be implemented from 10 p.m. to 5 a.m.
- The Delhi Metro, restaurants, and bars will be at half-capacity.
- All cinemas, spas, gyms, multiplexes, banquet halls, auditoriums, and sports complexes must close immediately.
As the highly-infectious omicron variant sweeps through the packed nation of over 1.4 billion people, India may experience a spike in Covid-19 growth rate within days, ushering in an intense but short-lived viral wave.
“It is likely that India will experience a period of explosive growth on a daily basis, with the intense growth phase lasting only a few years,” says the report “In an email, Paul Kattuman, a professor at the Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, who developed the Covid-19 India tracker, wrote. “In a few days, probably this week, new infections would start to surge,” says the report “He went on to say that it was difficult to forecast how high the daily instances would rise.