Kejriwal asks individuals to not panic as Delhi logs 24,383 contemporary COVID instances and positivity price crosses 30%
With 24,383 new instances and 34 deaths recorded, nationwide capital’s positivity price reached 30.64 p.c on Friday, the very best since Could of final yr
Delhi: Whereas COVID instances proceed to surge within the nationwide capital with the positivity price reaching 30.64 p.c, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal says that there isn’t a purpose to fret, as hospitalisation and dying charges are fairly low.
On Friday town reported 24,383 COVID-19 instances and 34 fatalities, in response to well being division information. Although the variety of new instances was lower than that of Thursday, the positivity price elevated. On Thursday, Delhi had reported 28,867 COVID-19 instances, the sharpest single-day spike for the reason that starting of the pandemic, and 31 deaths, whereas the positivity price stood at 29.21 per cent.
In line with the federal government information, 2,529 sufferers are in hospitals. As many as 815 sufferers are on oxygen assist, together with 99 who’re on ventilator.
Kejriwal mentioned requested individuals to be accountable and guaranteed them that the federal government has made all preparations and sufficient hospital beds can be found. He additionally mentioned that the restrictions imposed in view of the surge in coronavirus instances will solely be tightened if needed, “but when corona instances start to say no, we’ll loosen up the restrictions.”
“Circumstances are quickly rising and there aren’t any two methods about it. Everyone knows that the Omicron variant is sort of transmissible and infectious,” Kejriwal mentioned.
The chief minister mentioned that regardless of the rise in instances, the hospitalisation price and the variety of deaths are fairly low.
“Because of this, there isn’t a want for individuals to be involved or to panic. From the attitude of the Delhi authorities, the whole lot is so as. There isn’t any scarcity of hospital beds. There are additionally loads of ICU beds accessible. We don’t have to panic, however we should act responsibly. We’re maintaining a tally of the coronavirus scenario,” he mentioned.
Well being Minister Satyendra Jain has been saying that the hospitalisation price in Delhi has stagnated, which is a sign that the present wave of the pandemic has plateaued.
In line with him, 75 p.c of the individuals who died as a result of coronavirus had been unvaccinated and 90 p.c of them had comorbidities.
“Greater than 75 per cent of the individuals who died as a result of coronavirus had not even taken a single dose of the vaccine. Ninety per cent of the individuals had extreme comorbidities like most cancers and kidney illnesses. Even the seven sufferers under 18 years had continual points,” Jain famous.
Jain mentioned that the seven kids who contracted the coronavirus and died between January 9 and January 12 had continual points.
The minister added that greater than 13,000 hospital beds are mendacity vacant within the metropolis. “The hospitalisation price has turn out to be stagnant and the day by day admissions have diminished. It’s a matter of nice reduction,” he mentioned.
Out of 15,433 COVID beds in hospitals, 2,424 had been occupied on Thursday, in response to official information.
With inputs from PTI