Satyendar Jain, the Delhi Health Minister, said on Thursday that the peak of the third Covid-19 wave appears to have passed in the national capital, which saw a record single-day increase of 28,000 cases. He cautioned, however, that the city is still in danger and that the trend must be monitored before limitations are eased.
Meanwhile, in its most recent guidelines for the treatment of Covid-19 in children and adolescents, the Union Health Ministry cautioned against the use of antivirals and monoclonal antibodies in those under the age of 18.
India reported more than 3.17 lakh (3,17,532) new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours ending at 9 am on Thursday, marking a 12 per cent increase in fresh cases since Wednesday. The country’s active caseload currently stands at 19,24,051, while the recovery rate stands at 93.69 per cent. The total tally of Omicron cases rose to 9,287 on Thursday, 3.63 per cent higher than yesterday. As many as 491 Covid patients succumbed to the deadly infection in a day.