The center examines the health system in the surveyed states and advises to scale up immunization; K’taka announces night curfew

sudden increase in number due to low number of tests, in addition to ensuring that the appropriate behavior recommended for COVID is strictly followed and that adequate measures are taken for their effective application.

Meanwhile, a nighttime curfew was imposed in Uttarakhand on Monday due to the threat posed by the highly transmissible Omicron variant of COVID-19. The nighttime curfew that goes into effect Monday evening will remain in effect from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m. until further notice, an order issued by SS Chief Secretary Sandhu said. However, essential services such as health, movement of vehicles carrying health personnel, ambulances, postal services have been exempted from the curfew. The production, transport and distribution of gasoline, diesel, kerosene and LPG will also be exempt from the restriction.

India’s Omicron tally rose to 578 as the country reported 6,531 new Covid-19 cases and 7,141 recoveries in the past 24 hours. The National Immunization Technical Advisory Group on Monday revealed that Bharat Biotech’s Covaxin has shown a good immune response in children during trials. Meanwhile, in an alarming report, China has recorded 162 new cases of the coronavirus, the largest one-day increase in 21 months, as authorities work to contain an outbreak in Xian.

Amid the growing threat from Omicron, Delhi has reported 290 new cases of the coronavirus, the highest since June 10, and one death, while the positivity rate rose to 0.55%, according to data shared by Delhi government’s health department on Sunday. This increase is the highest since June 10, when Delhi recorded 305 cases of COVID-19 with a positivity rate of 0.41%. A total of 44 deaths were also recorded that day.

The 0.55% positivity rate is the highest since June 4, when it was 0.68%. Delhi recorded 249 cases on Saturday, the largest single-day increase since June 13 and one death, while the positivity rate rose to 0.43%. As of Friday, 180 cases were recorded with an increased positivity rate of 0.29%, according to official figures.

With Sunday’s new cases, the cumulative tally rose to 14,432,352, while the death toll rose to 25,105 in the nation’s capital. More than 14.17 lakh patients have recovered so far. As the COVID-19 positivity rate reaches 0.55%, the Delhi government has decided to reimpose the nighttime curfew from Monday, according to sources.

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