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Delhi to report nearly 10,000 cases, 10% positivity rate today: Satyender Jain

Delhi well being minister Satyendar Jain has mentioned that the Nationwide capital will report almost 10,000 Covid-19 circumstances and the positivity will shoot as much as 10 per cent within the day by day bulletin to be launched Wednesday night. This means that the day by day tally of the viral an infection has doubled in Delhi in simply in the future from the 5,481 circumstances reported on Tuesday.

The variety of circumstances within the metropolis has been rising sharply, growing from lower than 500 day by day circumstances to almost 10,000 in simply eight days, the information exhibits. In the identical interval, the positivity price – proportion of the whole samples examined that return constructive – has additionally shot up from lower than 1% to almost 10%.

“The fifth wave of Covid-19 has began in Delhi. There might be almost 10,000 circumstances reported at present within the well being bulletin that might be launched within the night; the positivity price is near 10%. The one good factor is that the general public appear to be getting gentle illness,” mentioned Jain in a video briefing.

With the rise in variety of circumstances, Jain mentioned that it was not potential to sequence the genomes of all affected person samples as was being executed for almost 4 months. “It’s not potential to sequence all genomes anymore. When there have been 200 to 300 circumstances, we have been sequencing 100% samples. The aim of the genome sequencing is to grasp whether or not omicron was spreading. Now we all know that it’s spreading, so genome sequencing will not be related anymore. We are actually sequencing solely 300 to 400 samples a day,” he added.

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The present wave – which is the third for the nation – is being pushed by the brand new heavily-mutated and extremely immune-evasive Omicron variant of Sars-CoV-2. The well being minister had earlier this week mentioned that 81 per cent of the samples despatched for genome sequencing have been discovered to be constructive for the brand new variant. The Indian The Press Reporter reported the identical day that just about 80 per cent of the Omicron circumstances didn’t have any historical past of worldwide journey or contact with worldwide travellers.

Giving particulars of the preparation for the present wave, the well being minister mentioned that the non-public hospitals have been requested to order extra beds for the remedy of Covid-19 sufferers. “Earlier, 10 per cent beds have been earmarked at non-public hospitals for the remedy of Covid-19, we now have now ordered that 40 per cent of the beds be earmarked as circumstances are going up. Hospitalisation often goes up 4 to 5 days after the circumstances improve,” mentioned Jain.


Within the authorities sector, he mentioned, there have been over 650 beds earmarked for the remedy of Covid-19 circumstances in each Guru Teg Bahadur and Lok Nayak hospitals. Each hospitals solely have 15 to twenty sufferers admitted. “The occupancy in authorities hospitals for Covid-19 beds is simply 2 per cent to five per cent, therefore all different providers are being continued usually,” he added.

Speaking concerning the utilisation of Centre’s emergency Covid-19 funds, Jain mentioned that Delhi was among the many greatest, with the state authorities shelling out from its personal pocket to organize for the pandemic thereby utilising 138% of the funds. “Some states spent almost 0%, the typical was 17%. Delhi authorities spent from its personal pocket, our spending was 138%,” mentioned Jain. The Centre had launched Rs 6,075 crore for the ECRP II.

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