COVID-19: Delhi Reports Dip With 11,684 Cases; Mumbai Climbs to 6,149 Cases
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Amid the surge in COVID-19 cases across the country, India reported 2,38,018 new infections (20,071 cases less than the previous day), 310 deaths, and 1,57,421 recoveries on Tuesday, 18 January.
Meanwhile, Delhi detected 11,684 new cases and 38 deaths in last 24 hours, taking the positivity rate in the national capital to 22.47% – 5.52% less than a day ago. Mumbai, on the other hand, detected 193 more daily COVID cases, reporting 6,149 infections.
The number of active cases in the country stands at 17,36,628, while the daily positive rate is at 14.43 percent.
Meanwhile, a total of 8,891 cases of the Omicron variant have been reported so far.
On Monday, Delhi had reported a dip in daily COVID-19 cases with 12,527 new infections.
Mumbai had traced a downward curve yesterday, with 5,956 new infections.
Delhi Govt to Monitor COVID-19 Management in Private Hospitals
Delhi government will deploy its senior nursing officers as nodal officers in private hospitals to overlook the management of Covid-19 patients, and with monitor the vaccination programme.
Govt of Karnataka Issues Order Enforcing Strict Containment Measures
Issuing an order, the Government of Karnataka directed all the Chief Commissioner BBMP, Police Commissioners, Deputy Commissioners and Superintendents of Police Commissioner to ensure the implementation of containment measures in Bengaluru.
"Officers who do not take action against the violators of the containment measures, will be liable for action as per law," the order stated.
Maharashtra Reports 39,207 Fresh COVID-19 Cases
Maharashtra reported 39,207 new COVID cases, 38,824 recoveries, and 53 deaths in the last 24 hours. Active cases in the state stand at 2,67,659. No Omicron case was detected in the state.
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