India reported 1,41,986 new COVID-19 cases, up more than 21% from the previous day’s total. The daily positive rate in the country is 9.28 percent, with 4,72,169 active cases.
The number of daily Covid cases in Delhi increased by 15% on Friday, with 17,335 new instances discovered in only 24 hours.
As the increase continues, further Covid limitations have been enforced in the national capital. A weekend curfew has also been imposed, lasting from 10 p.m. Friday until 5 a.m. Monday. During these hours, only necessary services will be permitted.
Omicron is producing unprecedented numbers of cases throughout the world, and while though it produces the less severe Covid-19, researchers worry that this wave might overwhelm healthcare systems. According to an AFP tally, Omicron infections are breaking infection records six weeks after it was first detected in southern Africa, with an average new daily case count of over two million this week.
According to the World Health Organization, the spread of Omicron was caused by a number of causes, including the make-up of the Covid-19 variety and greater social mixing.
Here’s an update on covid cases in major Indian states
Covid update in Goa
On Saturday, the Goa government’s COVID-19 Expert Committee proposed that outbreak controls be tied to hospital admissions rather than the previous practice of basing them on the positive rate (infections per 100 tests).
Covid update in Mizoram
Mizoram recorded the greatest single-day increase in COVID-19 cases since October 20, 2021, with 852 new cases, bringing the state’s total caseload to 1,44,624, according to a health department official.
He said that the increase was 32% higher than Friday’s 579 instances.
In the state, three people have died as a result of the virus. According to the official, two of the three deaths were reported from the Khawzawl area and one from the Aizawl district.
Covid update in Haryana
On Saturday, Dushyant Chautala, the Deputy Chief Politician of Haryana, and Rana Gurjeet Singh, a Punjab minister, both tested positive for COVID-19. In a tweet, Chautala stated that he had a minor fever and has secluded himself.
“I had an RT-PCR test today owing to a slight fever, and the results were positive. I’ve gone into seclusion. As a preventive step, everybody who has had contact with me in the last 48 hours is asked to undergo a Covid test “In a tweet, Mr Chautala stated.
Ajay Singh Chautala, the leader of the governing Jannayak Janta Party and father of Dushyant Chautala, tested positive for Covid on Friday.
Covid update in Uttarakhand
On Saturday, the state of Uttarakhand recorded 1,560 coronavirus infections, the largest single-day increase in infection cases since May 29 last year, when 1,687 persons tested positive.
Meanwhile, no deaths have been reported in the state, which has had 7,423 fatalities to date. There have been 3,49,472 instances registered in the state thus far.
Covid update in Himachal Pradesh
In light of the escalating number of COVID-19 cases in the state, Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur on Saturday directed the authorities to improve COVID-19 testing and cluster monitoring.
The Chief Minister was presiding over a video conference meeting with Shimla’s Deputy Commissioners, Superintendents of Police, and Chief Medical Officers to assess the COVID-19 pandemic’s position in the state.
Covid update in Maharashtra’s Mumbai
147 new cases of COVID-19 have been detected in Dharavi, Asia’s biggest slum, in the previous 24 hours.
The number of active COVID-19 cases in the region has now risen to 729.
Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said on Saturday that Mumbai has registered 20,318 new COVID-19 incidents in the previous 24 hours. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Mumbai has now reached 8,95,098.