Delhi today reported 22,751 cases, 12 percent higher than yesterday’s (20,181) number. The positivity rate was 23.53 percent. The city also reported 17 deaths, the most Covid deaths in one day since June 16 last year.
On Friday, Delhi reported 17,335 new cases of Covid, while the city registered 15,097 infections on Thursday.
There are 1,800 patients in the city’s Covid hospitals, the government health bulletin said. Of these, 182 are Covid suspects, while 1,618 are confirmed positive patients, it said.
Of the admitted patients, 1442 are from Delhi and 176 from neighboring countries. 440 of them are on oxygen support while 44 are on ventilator support while another 310 are in the ICU.
The bulletin goes on to say that 87.43 percent of beds are empty in special Covid hospitals in the city.
There will be no Covid lockdown in Delhi if people follow protocol – wear face masks in public and maintain social distancing – Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Sunday as the national capital struggles to contain a terrifying surge in new cases in recent days to contain.
The Chief Minister, who said he had recovered from a Covid infection, also urged people to get vaccinated as soon as possible.
More than 300 doctors and medical professionals have tested positive in Delhi during this wave.
“The Delhi government is ready to face the most serious situation. The Delhi health system is fully prepared to prevent this wave and provide timely treatment to all the people of the state,” said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jane, Saturday.
As part of its efforts to contain the third wave in the city, the Delhi government has imposed a weekend ban that went into effect at 10 p.m. Friday and will remain in effect until 5 a.m. tomorrow.