New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that the national capital may see a decline in its daily COVID-19 cases. Delhi’s health minister said the daily tally is expected to record less than 25,000 cases on Friday.
Jain told ANI news agency, “Delhi registered 28,867 COVID cases yesterday. Today, the national capital is expected to register less than 25,000 cases.”
From last two days (January 12 and 13), Delhi recorded more than 25,000 corona virus cases in a day. On January 12, the national capital saw 27,561 Covid cases, while on January 13 the number of cases reached 28,867. The union territory had registered less than 25,000 cases (21,259) on January 11.
On Thursday, Jain said that the hospitalization due to COVID-19 in the city is stable for the last four days. He said that the cases are increasing, but the rate of hospitalization has not increased in the same proportion. He expressed hope that soon the cases will start decreasing. He said the rise in cases can be attributed to the increase in the number of tests in Delhi.
On COVID-related deaths, Jain said 75% of COVID patients who died in the recent past had not been vaccinated. On Wednesday, Delhi had reported 40 deaths, the highest since June 10 last year, when 44 deaths were recorded. The city had recorded 23 deaths on Tuesday and 17 each on Monday and Sunday.
At present, Delhi has 94,160 active COVID cases, of which 62,324 are in home isolation. 2,369 COVID patients are admitted in Delhi hospitals, out of which 98 are on ventilator support. Jain said that of the 15,433 hospital beds in the capital, 2,424 are occupied and 84.29% are vacant.
He said on Thursday, “In Lok Nayak Hospital, we have 750 beds and only 130 are occupied. Similarly, in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital, out of 750 beds, only 30 are occupied. If the situation is right, we can increase this number. can increase.”
first published:Jan. 14, 2022, 12:18 p.m.