Delhi Logs 22,751 New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate At 23%

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Delhi Logs 22,751 New Covid Cases, Positivity Rate At 23%

Over 300 doctors and medical professionals have tested positive in Delhi in this wave

Delhi today reported 22,751 cases, 12 per cent higher than yesterday’s number (20,181). The positivity rate stood at 23.53 per cent. The city also reported 17 deaths, most Covid deaths in a day since June 16 last year.

On Friday, Delhi reported 17,335 fresh Covid cases while on Thursday the city registered 15,097 infections.

There are 1,800 patients in the Covid dedicated hospitals in the city, said the government health bulletin. Out of these, 182 are Covid suspect while 1,618 are confirmed positive patients, it said.

Of the patients admitted, 1442 are from Delhi while 176 are from the neighbouring states. 440 among them are on Oxygen support, while 44 are on ventilator support, while another 310 are in the ICU.

The bulletin further says that 87.43 per cent beds are vacant in dedicated Covid hospitals in the the city.

There will be no Covid lockdown in Delhi if people follow protocol – wear face masks in public and maintain social distancing – Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Sunday, as the national capital scrambles to contain a frightening surge in new cases over the past few days.

The Chief Minister, who said he has recovered after a Covid infection, also urged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.

Over 300 doctors and medical professionals have tested positive in Delhi in this wave.

“Delhi government is ready to deal with the most serious situation. Delhi’s health system is fully prepared to prevent this wave and provide timely treatment to all people of the state,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said Saturday.

As part of its efforts to contain the third wave in the city, the Delhi government ordered a weekend curfew that kicked in at 10 pm on Friday and will remain in effect till 5 am tomorrow.

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