India’s Covid cases at 6 month-high


The national capital has reported 509 new Covid cases with a sudden jump in the positivity rate at 26.54 per cent…reports Asian Lite News

The Mayor of the Municipal Corporation of Delhi Shelly Oberoi on Wednesday reassured the public that MCD is fully prepared to deal with any COVID-related situation in Delhi.

The Mayor stated that all the MCD hospitals have fully equipped facilities related to COVID-19, from reserved beds to oxygen cylinders, and all arrangements are available. Moreover, RT-PCR and antigen tests are also being provided. Mayor Shelly Oberoi went for an inspection at Hindu Rao Hospital in the morning and took stock of the situation there. While the inspection, She also interacted with the doctors and patients at the hospital and enquired about the facilities being provided there.

Following the inspection, she held a meeting with all the HODs and Additional Commissioners of the MCD’s Health Department, and all of the medical superintendents and HODs of all MCD Hospitals to check the preparedness against COVID-19.

While holding a press conference on Wednesday, she emphasised that the recent cases that they have detected had very mild symptoms, and patients have recovered fully within 3-4 days of falling ill. She reassured the public that Delhi is fully prepared and that there is no need to worry at all.

However, she requested the public to follow the COVID-19 guidelines and protocols issued by the MCD. She urged the people of Delhi to wear masks and use sanitisers while going out to ensure that the number of COVID-19 cases does not increase. The MCD released an advisory on March 23 and Mayor Shelly Oberoi appealed to the public to follow the guidelines mentioned therein.

The Mayor also highlighted that the MCD hospital administration, doctors, and staff members are fully equipped and prepared to handle COVID-19 cases. She said, “We have reserved 3011 beds for covid patients in our hospitals, and out of these 1477 are oxygen beds.”

In the press conference, Dy Mayor Aaley Mohammad Iqbal assured the people of Delhi that the MCD and its hospitals are 100 per cent prepared to fight COVID-19. However, he also hoped and prayed that such an eventuality does not come to pass.

Leader of the House Mukesh Goyal also spoke at the meeting, emphasising that the MCD is increasing its preparedness with the hope that the virus will not be as fatal as it was in the last 2-3 waves. He also urged the people of Delhi to follow the Covid protocols and help in preventing an increase in cases in the city.

The national capital has reported 509 new Covid cases with a sudden jump in the positivity rate at 26.54 per cent, according to a daily bulletin issued by the Delhi Health Department on Wednesday.

It stated further that 424 Covid patients recovered from the virus in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries to 19,83,736.

Meanwhile, a total of 4,435 fresh COVID-19 infections were reported across the country in the last 24 hours, a significant jump from Tuesday’s tally of 3038 cases, according to the Union health ministry data updated on Wednesday.

It is the highest single-day rise in the last nearly six months, the ministry said. India’s active Covid caseload currently stands at 23,091 with a daily positivity rate of 3.38 per cent, the ministry said

The COVID-19 cases in India have seen an upward trend in the past few days with the daily fresh infections ranging between 2,994 on April 1 to 3,824 on April 2 and 3,641 on April 3 and 3038 on April 4.

With 2,508 recoveries in the last 24 hours, the total number of recoveries stands at 4,41,79, 712. India’s recovery rate currently is at 98.76 per cent, the union ministry further stated.

Under the Nationwide Vaccination Drive, India has so far administered 220.65 crore Covid vaccine doses of which 1,979 doses were administered in the last 24 hours.

The ministry further stated that the weekly positivity rate currently stands at 2.79 per cent. (ANI)

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