New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the hospitalization rate in the national capital has stabilized, indicating that the third wave of coronavirus cases may soon come down.
The Minister further said that Delhi is expected to report around 27,500 COVID cases even today. The hospitalization rate among COVID patients is stable for the last 4 days, which is a good sign. So far, only 15% of the beds are occupied by patients.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain further said, “There are no plans for a lockdown yet.” Jain had told earlier on Wednesday that the decline in the cases of COVID in Mumbai has started and Delhi is also to follow suit. is likely to.
He said, “However, it does not mean that the threat of COVID is over. People should strictly follow all the guidelines so that the spread can be controlled at the earliest. If the cases reduce in the next few days then The restrictions will be lifted.”
Delhi’s Principal Health Secretary Manisha Saxena cautioned people against being complacent and urged them to take extra care of senior citizens.
He said, “Omicron is probably mild, but it is a variant of COVID. We cannot be complacent. Note any symptoms, measure SPO2 levels regularly, seek medical attention. Call the COVID helpline 1031 for guidance and extra care for senior citizens.”
Meanwhile, Delhi reported 27,561 Covid cases, the second-highest single-day increase since the pandemic began and 40 deaths on Wednesday when city health minister Satyendar Jain claimed hospital admissions had stabilized. Indicates that the current wave is peaking and cases may start declining soon.
According to government data, the city’s positivity rate has risen to 26.22 per cent, the highest since May 4 at 26.7 per cent.
first published:Jan. 13, 2022, 12:20 p.m.