Delhi records 496 COVID-19 cases, highest since June 4; Maharashtra reports 2,172 cases

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India’s Covid tally seems to increase at an alarming rate. The national capital has reported 496 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day, whereas Mumbai logged 1,377 new cases and one death today when Maharashtra registered 2,172 cases.

The tally in Delhi is believed to be the highest since June 4, with the positivity rate rising to 0.89 per cent along with one fatality due to the infection, according to data shared by the health department here on Tuesday. According to BMC, 338 patients were discharged after recovery. Since yesterday, Mumbai has been contributing more than 55 per cent of the state’s Covid-19 tally.

On June 4, Delhi recorded 523 fresh COVID-19 cases and 50 fatalities, while the positivity rate stood at 0.68 per cent, official figures stated.

Yellow alert was issued in Delhi today in view of rising Covid cases amid increasing threat of new variant Omicron. Yellow alert enforces curbs such as night curfew, closure of educational institutions, halved seating capacity in transport facilities, etc., among other things.

With the yellow alert, the schools are to be shut down in the capital again. Along with schools and colleges, all academic institutions would also be closed. Apart from that, all cinema halls would also be closed while malls would be permitted to operate in a odd-even manner. Offices would fucntion as per the mandates, with maximum 50% capacity

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