India reported 9,195 new COVID-19 cases in the last 24 hours on Wednesday, which is one of the highest one-day tallies in the last 80 days, the country’s health ministry data showed.
The data also showed that 302 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, bringing total death toll to 480,592.
While more than half of India’s adult population is fully vaccinated, hundreds of millions are still at risk. Doctors warned that if an Omicron-fueled third wave of infections hits the country, medical facilities could be overrun very quickly.
The Indian capital of New Delhi on issued a Yellow-alert on Tuesday in the wake of rising COVID-19 cases. A night curfew was introduced, and metro stations, restaurants and bars were operating at half capacity.
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