Because most international flights arrive in Delhi, according to Health Minister Satyendar Jain, the capital is the first to see an increase in infections.
On Thursday, a health worker collects a swab sample for the Covid-19 test in Anand Vihar.
(HT Photo/Sanjeev Verma)
On Friday, the national capital is expected to add nearly 17,000 new Covid-19 cases, with a positivity rate of around 17%, according to Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain.
Delhi recorded 15,097 new infections a day ago, bringing the active caseload to 31,498 and the total to 14,89,463.
Because most international flights arrive in Delhi, according to Jain, the capital is the first to see an increase in infections. “As a result, in comparison to other states, we have taken more stringent measures to control the spread of Covid-19. Some may argue that this is unnecessary, but it is preferable to repenting later “The news agency PTI quoted Jain as saying.
In response to the World Health Organization’s designation of the Omicron coronavirus variant as “mild,” the minister stated that only experts will be able to determine whether it is mild or not.
“I can provide you with the information I have. There are approximately 31,498 active cases in Delhi, but only 1,091 hospital beds are occupied. Around 7,000 beds were occupied last time we had an equal number of cases “Jain explained.
As part of the latest restrictions imposed by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) to contain the rapid resurgence of the coronavirus disease, driven by the highly transmissible Omicron variant, a weekend curfew will be implemented from Friday night and will remain in effect throughout Saturday and Sunday.
With 465 cases so far, the capital has remained the country’s second-leading contributor of Omicron cases. Only 57 of them have been released.