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Delhi has 20,181 Covid cases, with a 19% positivity rate

The country’s R naught value, which indicates the spread of the infection, is 2.69, up from 1.69 during the pandemic’s second wave’s peak.

New Delhi: Delhi reported 20,181 new Covid cases today, the most in a single day since May 5. In the last 24 hours, seven people have died in the capital city.

The percentage of people who are optimistic has risen to 19.60 percent.

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1,02,965 tests have been completed in the last 24 hours, bringing the total number of tests to 3,33,87,074. RT-PCR tests accounted for 79,946 of the one lakh-plus tests performed, while antigen tests accounted for 23,019 of the total.

There are 1586 patients in dedicated Covid hospitals, according to the state health bulletin. There are 106 Covid suspects and 1,480 confirmed Covid patients among them.

Delhi has 20,181 Covid cases
Delhi has 20,181 Covid cases

Thirteen hundred and eighty-two of the patients admitted to these hospitals are from Delhi, while 172 are from other states. There are 375 people on oxygen and 27 people on a ventilator. In addition, there are 279 Covid patients in the ICU.

According to the bulletin, 88.76 percent of beds in Covid dedicated hospitals are unoccupied. According to Covid, 84.85% of beds in its care facilities are unoccupied.

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Covid cases have also increased exponentially across the country, with the country reporting 1,41,986 new cases of COVID-19 today, a week after the country passed the 10,000-case mark, as the virus spread at an unprecedented rate, largely due to the Omicron variant, which is now present in 27 states.

The country’s R naught value, which indicates the spread of the infection, is 2.69, up from 1.69 during the pandemic’s second wave’s peak. “The Omicron variant is the predominant circulating strain,” according to India’s top medical body, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR).

“It’s a wildfire right now,” health experts have warned, referring to the recent spike in coronavirus cases in the nation’s capital.

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