COVID-19: As Third Wave Recedes, India Reports 71k New Cases & 1,217 Deaths

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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

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9:09 PM , 09 Feb

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.

8:04 PM , 09 Feb

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.

8:02 PM , 09 Feb

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.

4:55 PM , 09 Feb

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.


Published: 09 Feb 2022, 9:38 AM IST
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