New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that 75 percent of the patients who died due to COVID-19 in Delhi were not vaccinated.
According to official data, out of 97 people who died of the coronavirus in the national capital between January 9 and January 12, 70 were not vaccinated, while 19 had received the first dose and eight were fully vaccinated. went.
ANI quoted Jain as saying, “About 75 percent of the people who died due to corona virus did not take a single dose of the vaccine. Getting vaccinated is a must. There are also instances where people had serious illnesses before contracting COVID-19.
The Health Minister further said that the national capital is expected to register less than 25,000 corona virus cases today and more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.
On Thursday, Delhi reported the sharpest one-day spike since the start of the pandemic and recorded 28,867 COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths, while the positivity rate reached 29.21 per cent.
With the increase in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the number of containment zones has come down from 1,000 to around 24,000. South Delhi tops the list with 8,383 containment zones, followed by West Delhi 4,109, Central Delhi 3,493 and New Delhi 2,354. The lowest number of containment zones is 151 in East Delhi.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that the cases of COVID-19 are increasing rapidly, but there is nothing to worry. He also emphasized that hospitalization and mortality rates are low.
Urging people to be responsible, the Delhi CM assured them that the government has made all preparations and the hospital has enough beds. There’s no need to panic. Cases have increased, but hospitalizations and deaths are down. We have made all the preparations and there is no shortage of beds.
first published:Jan. 14, 2022, 3:36 p.m.