New Delhi: Corona virus disease (COVID-19) is proving to be fatal for the elderly in the national capital Delhi. According to an audit report on COVID-19 deaths released by the Delhi government, 46 deaths have been reported in the last five days, out of which 25 people are above 60 years of age.
The report further states that 28 of those who died due to COVID-19 during the said time period are men, while 18 are women. Another worrying aspect is that 50 per cent of the total 46 deaths occurred within 24 hours of infection. Of these 23 people, 12 died on the day they contracted the corona, while 11 died during treatment in hospitals either due to heart failure or blockage of blood flow to the veins connecting the heart and lungs.
In Delhi, 78.7 per cent of the samples tested between January 1 and January 9 were found to be infected with the heavily-mutated Omicron variant. Delta strain was found in another 17.4 percent of the samples.
After a review meeting on Monday, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) suspended dine-in facilities in the city’s restaurants and closed bars in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases, but did not impose a complete lockdown. has decided.
The DDMA meeting chaired by Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and chaired by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal also discussed ways to strictly implement the existing restrictions to check the spread of coronavirus and its Omicron variants.
Baijal said in a tweet that the authorities have also been strictly advised to ensure that people wear masks, follow social distancing norms in markets and public places to break the chain of transmission.
Delhi reported 17 more deaths in a day due to COVID-19 and 19,166 infections, according to city health department data on Monday, as the positivity rate rose to 25 per cent, the highest since May 4 last year.
first published:Jan. 11, 2022, 9:56 a.m.