New Delhi: Omicron, a new variant of the corona virus in India, is spreading rapidly, due to which the situation is becoming unbridled. In view of the third wave of corona virus, the central and state governments are appealing to take precautions.
Amidst the increasing pace of corona infection, 21,259 new positive cases have been reported in the national capital Delhi on Tuesday, while 23 people have lost their lives.
With this, the infection rate in the national capital has increased to 25.65 percent. This information was given in the data shared by the Health Department here on Tuesday. A total of 82,884 samples were tested, including 61,060 RT-PCR tests, on Monday, the department said.
It said that a total of 2,209 COVID patients are currently admitted in hospitals in Delhi, out of which 84 are on ventilator. The Health Department informed that at present there are 74,881 under treatment cases of COVID-19 in Delhi, out of which 50,796 people are in home isolation.
At the same time, in Delhi AIIMS alone, 430 health workers have been infected, which includes more than 80 faculty and resident doctors. Out of these, 35 health workers had to be admitted to the new private ward of AIIMS due to moderate symptoms.
A senior resident of the medical college said that more than 30 percent of the staff here have been infected. On the other hand, if more than 34 percent of the residents and faculty members of Ram Manohar Lohia Hospital have been infected. More than 160 health workers are infected here.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 8:04 p.m.