On January 9, 2022, India adds 1.79 lakh COVID-19 cases.

On January 9,Infections are at an all-time high in major cities like as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Chennai.
On Sunday, the number of COVID-19 cases increased by 1,79,339, bringing the total number of active patients in India to above seven lakh. The sharp increase in the last week was mostly due to an increase in the number of cases filed in cities such as Mumbai, Delhi, Kolkata, Bengaluru, and Chennai.

More than 86,000 instances were reported in Mumbai between January 4 and 8, a 150 percent rise over the previous week. About 68,000 new cases were reported in Delhi, a 350 percent increase. Nearly 24,000 instances were reported in Bengaluru, representing a 400% rise. In the same time frame, Chennai saw 17,247 infections, up 350 percent from the previous week.

On January 9

Notably, the test positive rate in the country has surpassed 10%. That is, out of every 100 tests, 10 instances are now found to be positive.

The figures come from State bulletins published till 11.30 p.m. on Sunday. Data for the day had not yet been provided in Ladakh, Lakshadweep, or Tripura.

In the 24 hours leading up to Sunday morning, Andhra Pradesh recorded 1,257 COVID-19 illnesses and two fatalities. Since October 1, 2021, the single-day tally has surpassed 1,000 for the first time in 101 days. The optimism rate, at 3.27 percent, was likewise the highest in the previous 180 days. In only five days, the number of active cases jumped from 1,848 on January 5 to 4,774 on Sunday.

There were 12,311 active cases in Bihar as of January 8, including over 7,000 in the Patna district. More than 350 doctors and medical personnel have tested positive in the state, the majority of them are from Nalanda Medical College and Hospital. Additionally, some employees of a private airline stationed at the Patna airport were found to be positive.

The number of cases in Gujarat grew by 6,275, with 1,263 people recovering. As a result, the number of active cases surpassed 28,000, with 26 patients requiring ventilator support.

Kerala reported 6,238 new cases on Sunday, with 54,108 samples analysed in the previous 24 hours.

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