Delhi may witness less than 25,000 Covid-19 cases today: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

Delhi may witness less than 25,000 Covid-19 cases today: Health Minister Satyendar Jain

As Delhi continues to report more than 20,000 Covid-19 cases, Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that, on Friday, Delhi may witness below 25,000 cases. “On Thursday, the national capital had recorded 28,867 new Covid-19 cases, the highest ever single-day rise since the beginning of the pandemic,” he said.

Talking to reporters on the recent Covid-19 deaths in Delhi, he said that around 75 percent of the Covid-19 patients who died were unvaccinated.

“Nearly 75 percent of the people who died due to Covid infection had not even taken a single dose of the vaccine. It is important to get vaccinated. There have also been instances where people had severe illnesses before they contracted Covid-19,” Jain noted.

Delhi has witnessed a total of 127 deaths in just 8 days from January 5 to 12 this month. Of those who succumbed, only 34 were vaccinated against Covid-19. Of all deaths, 74 were below the age of 60 in the city. Most who died were suffering from heart and liver ailments.

Jain informed that over 1300 beds are still unoccupied which accounts for 88 percent of total beds in Delhi.

Meanwhile, the positivity rate has mounted to 29.21 percent in the city, the highest since May 3. The infection rate was 29.55 percent on May 3 as per the health department. The active Covid cases have also climbed at 94,160, the highest since May 1.

According to the Health Department, Delhi had recorded the highest 96,747 active Covid cases on May 1.



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