India witnesses 33750 new Covid-19 cases, 123 deaths in 24 hours

SGT Times Reporter

New Delhi, January 3

India on Monday reported new 33,750 Covid cases, 123 deaths in the last 24 hours. 

The country recorded nearly 1.3 lakh fresh cases during the week

India’s active cases currently stands at 1,45,582

The national capital on Sunday reported 3,194 fresh Covid cases, the highest single-day rise since May 20, and one death while the positivity rate rose to 4.59 per cent, according to data shared by the city’s health department.

Under Graded Response Action Plan, approved by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, if the positivity rate is over five per cent for two consecutive days a ‘Red’ alert can be announced leading to ‘total curfew’ and halting of most economic activities.

 Sunday’s tally of coronavirus cases was 17 per cent higher than the 2,716 infections registered a day before.

 Delhi had reported 3,231 cases on May 20 last year with a positivity rate of 5.50 per cent. As many as 233 deaths were recorded on that day.

On Friday and Thursday, 1,796 and 1,313 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 1.73 per cent and 2.44 per cent respectively

the huge spike in fresh cases in the last few days in Delhi is being recorded amid a significant jump in cases of new Omicron variant in the city.

The death toll due to coronavirus in the city has risen to 25,109.

 The number of cumulative cases on Sunday stood at 14,54,121.

 Over 14.19 lakhs  patients have recovered from the infection.

A total of 69650 tests — 59,897 RT-PCR tests — were conducted the previous day.

A total of 10 new cases of Omicron have been confirmed in Karnataka on Jan 2, taking the tally to 76.  COVID-19 continued to gallop across Bihar on Sunday as 352 fresh cases, 71 more than the previous day’s figure, were reported while Patna remained the worst affected district, with 17 doctors among the 142 who tested positive.

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