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Covid cases plateauing in parts but keep guard up: Health Ministry

In metros such as Delhi and Mumbai, the positivity rate has been declining over the last week


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Ruchika ChitravanshiShine JacobVinay Umarji New Delhi/Chennai/Ahmedabad
India’s Covid trajectory in the ongoing Omicron surge seems to be on a declining trend but the high positivity rate means that the wave is yet to turn a corner, experts say. Countrywide cases have been below the 300,000-mark for the past three days and below the peak level of 414,000-plus daily reported cases during the second wave, but the daily positivity touched 19.59 per cent on Thursday.

A cautiously optimistic health ministry said on January 27 that there are early indications of a plateauing of cases in certain geographies. “The trend needs to be observed and required precautions need to

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First Published: Jan 27 2022 | 10:53 PM IST

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