India recorded 1,68,063 new Covid-19 cases and 277 linked fatalities on Tuesday, bringing the country’s active total to 8,21,446, according to figures from the Union Ministry of Health. The positivity rate for the day was 10.64 percent. Meanwhile, the total number of Omicron cases has risen to 4,461, with Maharashtra reporting the most cases (1,247), followed by Rajasthan (645) and Delhi (642). (546).
Delhi on Tuesday ordered all private offices to shut down and ask their employees to work from home, barring those in the exempted category such as private banks, pharmacies and courier services. This comes a day after the Delhi government asked restaurants in the national capital to discontinue dine-in facilities, allowing only takeaway and delivery services.
9.68 lakh people from three priority groups— the elderly with comorbidities, healthcare workers, and frontline workers — were administered the third dose across the country on the first day of the rollout.