Covid Cases: Decline in cases in Delhi, Mumbai, warning issued for Kerala

New Delhi: The country’s COVID-19 situation paints a mixed picture with metro cities witnessing steady growth while districts are witnessing an increase in the number of infections. In Delhi, Mumbai, there was a further decline in daily cases on Saturday.

New Delhi: The country’s COVID-19 situation paints a mixed picture with metro cities witnessing steady growth while districts are witnessing an increase in the number of infections. In Delhi, Mumbai, there was a further decline in daily cases on Saturday. A slight decrease in the number of daily cases was also registered in Kolkata.

Delhi reported 20,718 fresh infections on Saturday, though the positivity rate stood at 30.64%. The number of tests being conducted in 24 hours has come down in the last few days. Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the cases are going to decrease in the coming days. A report studying Omicron spread in Delhi said that Omicron has been spreading in the community since December.

Maharashtra on Saturday reported 42,462 fresh infections and 23 deaths. Mumbai reported 10.662 fresh infections. Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar said that no new restrictions will be imposed as of now, but a decision will be taken next week depending on the scenario. He said that the cases are increasing due to irresponsible behavior of the people.

The trend of decline in Delhi, Mumbai has also been seen in Bangalore. Although Bengaluru reported around 22,000 fresh infections, Karnataka Health Minister Dr K Sudhakar said that Bengaluru’s caseload, which accounted for nearly 75% of the state’s caseload for the past two weeks, was due to a rise in cases in the districts. Simultaneously it has fallen below 68%.

Kerala was badly affected in the first two waves of the pandemic. Kerala’s lead this time has not been surprising. But Health Minister Veena George said on Saturday that there could be a spike in the next three weeks. The number of Covid clusters is increasing in the state, warned the minister.

The minister said, “There is a possibility that within the next three weeks, the state will see a huge increase in the cases of Covid-19. The virus is likely to spread rapidly in the state. Every day, the Covid-19 cases are increasing in the state. On top of that there are Delta, Omron variants.”

(with agency input)

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