As the third coronavirus wave in India shows a downward trend, India on Wednesday, 9 February, reported 71,365 new COVID-19 cases and 1,217 deaths.
The active cases in the country stand at 8,92,828, while the daily positivity rate has dropped to 4.54 percent.
Delhi saw 1,114 new coronavirus infections on Tuesday, while Mumbai recorded 447 cases
Over 5 crore children aged 15-18 have received their first dose of the COVID-19 vaccine, Health Minister Mansukh Mandaviya said on Tuesday
Karntaka Reports 5,339 New COVID-19 Cases
Karnataka reported 5,339 fresh coronavirus cases and 48 fatalities on Wednesday. The total infection tally rose to 39,12,100 and the death toll to 39,495.
Delhi Logs 1,317 New Cases of COVID-19
Delhi reports 1,317 fresh COVID-19 cases and 13 deaths on Wednesday. The positivity rate in the national capital stands at 2.11 percent, authorities informed, reported PTI.
Puducherry Reports 198 New COVID-19 Cases
Puducherry reported 198 fresh COVID-19 cases on Wednesday, which took its tally to 1,64,760.
Two more fatalities pushed the death toll to 1,955, a health department official said, according to PTI.
AIIMS to Discontinue COVID-19 Testing Prior to Hospitalisation, Minor Surgeries
The All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) has said that it will discontinue COVID-19 testing prior to inpatient hospitalisation, and minor surgical procedures of asymptomatic patients
“In accordance with current ICMR's national guidelines, it has been decided to discontinue with routine COVID-19 testing prior to inpatient hospitalisations (regular as well as day care) and also prior to any minor or major surgical/interventional/non- interventional procedures, and imaging in clinically asymptomatic patients, including OPD/emergency patients as well as those patients who were earlier COVID-19 positive and have since recovered and transferred to the parents department's inpatient ward for continued treatment,” it said.