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Delhi reports 24,383 Covid-19 cases in 24 hours, sees a dip in cases after 4 days; positivity rate crosses 30 percent

Delhi on Friday reported 24,383 new Covid-19 cases and 34 fatalities in the last 24 hours. According to a health bulletin, the positivity rate in the national capital has climbed to 30.64 percent, a jump from 29.21 percent on Thursday. The total number of cases in Delhi has reached 16,70,966.

The capital saw a dip in Covid-19 cases after 4 days. Delhi recorded the highest single-day cases on Thursday since the beginning of the pandemic. As compared to yesterday, the number of death cases has increased from 31 to 34. The death toll in the city has reached 25,305.

26,236 people have been recovered from the Covid-19 infection in the last 24 hours thereby taking the total number of recovered patients tally to 15,53,388.

A total of 2,529 people are currently hospitalised in Delhi and barring the 2,446 Covid-19 patients, as many as 83 are suspected cases of the virus.

Covid-19 cases are increasing rapidly in the national capital, but Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier today said that there is no need to worry because hospitalisation and fatality rates are pretty low.

Kejriwal stated that there is no need to panic. Cases are rising fast and there is no two ways about it. The Omicron variant is quite transmissible and infectious. But the government has made all preparations and there are enough hospital beds.

Satyendar Jain, Health Minister of Delhi, said on Wednesday that Covid-related hospitalisation in the national capital has stabilised, and restrictions will be eased if infections decline in the coming weeks.

According to Jain, 75 percent of the people who died due to the Covid-19 virus since January 1 were unvaccinated, while 90 percent of the people had comorbidities.

The capital is witnessing a spike after the advent of the Omicron variant. The new Covid-19 variant is spreading rapidly, triggering a panic among the citizens. The Omicron tally has crossed the 5,000 mark with Delhi being one of the top three most-hit regions by Omicron variant in the country.

Currently, the Delhi government has imposed night curfews along with weekend curfews to prevent the spread of Covid-19 infection.

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