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20,000 Covid Cases In Delhi Likely Today: State Health Minister

New Delhi:

Delhi is anticipated to report round 20,000 contemporary circumstances immediately, state Well being Minister Satyendra Jain mentioned, a day after the contemporary Covid circumstances within the nationwide capital peaked to its highest in eight months. Delhi has been witnessing an enormous spike in contemporary circumstances within the span of final a number of days with the positivity charge rising to over 17 per cent.

“Delhi will report round 20,000 contemporary circumstances immediately, positivity charge to rise by 1-2%. Presently, solely 10% of hospital beds are occupied within the metropolis,” Delhi Well being Minister Satyendra Jain was quoted as saying by news company ANI.

On Friday, Delhi reported 17,335 contemporary Covid circumstances, the best single-day rise since Could 8. Delhi’s positivity charge has risen to 17.73 per cent from 15.34 per cent on Thursday when the town had logged 15,097 new infections.

This rise is the best since Could 8 when Delhi logged 17,364 circumstances with a positivity charge of 23.34 per cent, whereas 332 deaths have been additionally recorded on that day.

The sudden spike in new infections within the span of final a number of days is being recorded amid a big leap in circumstances of latest Omicron variant of Covid in Delhi. Right this moment, the town reported 48 new circumstances of Omicron to take the whole variety of circumstances of the brand new variant to 513. Solely Maharashtra, with 876 circumstances, precedes Delhi by way of the variety of whole Omicron circumstances within the nation.

Nonetheless, this time, the town has reported six occasions decrease hospital admissions as in comparison with the primary wave of infections.

In the course of the peak of the second wave of the pandemic, 28,395 circumstances, the highest-ever single-day tally, and 277 deaths have been recorded in Delhi on April 20 final 12 months, in line with official figures.

9 COVID-19 deaths have been reported right here in December final 12 months, and 7 in November, in line with official information. Delhi had recorded 4 Covid deaths in October and 5 in September.

Well being specialists have cautioned that so far as the surge in coronavirus circumstances in Delhi is worried, “it is a wildfire proper now”.

“That is anticipated to final no less than over two months, and the sufferers’ footfall in our hospital has elevated phenomenally in the previous few days. Because the variety of circumstances has seen a large leap, extra variety of deaths can also be being reported,” Dr. Suranjit Chatterjee, a senior guide at Apollo Hospitals, was quoted as saying by PTI.

With inputs from companies

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