Highlights

  • India's Omicron tally inches closer to 1000
  • Amber alert to be sounded in Delhi, positivity rate at 1.29%
  • Section 144 imposed in Mumbai till Jan 7

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India's Omicron tally nears 1000-mark, Section 144 imposed in Mumbai

Delhi, where a Yellow alert is in place, is likely to impose stricter rules even as the Covid-19 positivity rate in the city jumped to 1.29 per cent from 0.19 per cent between December 23 and December 29.

India reported 13,154 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, according to data released on Thursday. The active cases stand at 82,402 cases, while the death toll has climbed to 4,80,860.

The Omicron case tally has risen to 961 as of Thursday, with 263 cases in Delhi and 252 in Maharashtra.

Of the 961 cases, 320 Omicron cases have recovered or been discharged.

Also watch: Delhi health Minister: Omicron strain gradually spreading in the community

Delhi, where a Yellow alert is in place, is likely to impose stricter rules even as the Covid-19 positivity rate in the city jumped to 1.29 per cent from 0.19 per cent between December 23 and December 29.

In Mumbai, Section 144 has been imposed in from Thursday, till January 7, 2022, in view of rising Covid-19 cases. New Year's celebrations, parties in any closed or open space including restaurants, hotels, bars, pubs, resorts and clubs have been prohibited from December 30 till January 7.

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