Delhi, in the past 24 hours, has seen a sharp increase in Omicron cases with 63 people testing positive for the new Covid-19 strain. That brings the nation’s capital tally to 142 cases – the highest in the country after Maharashtra (141).

Delhi’s sharp peak in Covid-19 cases is linked to the spread of the Omicron variant. The number of active cases crossed the 1,000 mark on Sunday. Of the 1,103 people currently in treatment, 230 are hospitalized, according to a health bulletin published on Sunday.

As on Monday morning, at least 265 people were hospitalized due to Covid-19. All but seven have been admitted to oxygen beds, according to the government’s live tracking Covid app.

With 290 new cases on Sunday, the positivity rate, or the proportion of samples that come back positive, crossed the 0.5% mark. If it stays above that on Monday as well, the first level of restrictions in the Graduated Response Action Plan will go into effect. At this level, cinemas, banquet halls, auditoriums, spas, gymnasiums and amusement parks, gymnasiums and yoga centers will be closed. . All shops and shopping centers with non-essential services will open on an odd-even basis from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m.

A nighttime curfew has already been imposed in the city.