COVID-19 Cases Increase in Maharashtra & Delhi

India continues to record a spike in daily COVID-19 cases, with Delhi and Maharashtra reporting a resounding uptick in coronavirus infections.

India continues to record an increase in daily COVID-19 cases. The country has reported many  fresh coronavirus infections over the past couple of days. Delhi, where the infection count had dropped to 0 on January 16, recorded 300 cases in the last 24 hours. Delhi government today urged citizens not to panic. After a meeting to review the situation, the Aam Aadmi Party government asked those with flu-like symptoms to visit masks when visiting hospitals.Several districts in Maharashtra such as Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Sangli have also reported a sharp rise in Covid cases. The department confirmed that the new Omicron subvariant was found in  samples of 230 patients in Maharashtra so far. Maharashtra government says that despite all their efforts, many people are not taking the Covid vaccine booster dose. Officials say that not even 1 crore people have taken the booster dose in the state yet. The rise in infections has not resulted in a rise in serious cases. 

This is because the new variant is affecting the public that is already vaccinated against COVID 19. The officials say they are trying to expand this coverage, especially among high-risk and exposed areas of the country. Because of the increase in COVID-19 cases across the country, the Central Government plans to hold a nationwide mock drill to prepare the hospitals on April 10 and 11. Both private and public health facilities in all districts will take part in the exercise to review the availability of hospital beds, medical equipment, medicines, and medical oxygen, among others. There is nothing to worry about but the Government wants all of us to be ready for anything that may come. As we all know, the cricket fever is very high from today! It is IPL’s first match day! But the country is looking at a spike in the Covid infections. And, because of the crowding in stadiums and venues of the matches, the threat of infections is higher again. 

The BCCI (The Board of Control for Cricket in India) will be following all the guidelines by the Health Ministry. BCCI has also asked all the family members of the players to be careful, and not enter any venues without masks. Any player who tests positive will be isolated immediately. They need to test negative three times on RT-PCR on the 5th day to exit the isolation. The family and teammates of the player will go through repetitive tests. Regardless, IPL will run smoothly!