City logs 27,561 fresh corona cases

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City logs 27,561 fresh corona cases

Thursday, 13 January 2022 | Staff Reporter | NEW DELHI

Delhi on Wednesday registered 27,561 daily fresh cases of Covid 19 while the positivity rate was at 26.22 percent, according to Delhi State Health Bulletin.

Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the number of coronavirus cases has stabilized in the national Capital with 40 deaths related to coronavirus reported in one day. Surprisingly, while addressing the media he had hinted that restrictions in Delhi will be lifted, however, the health bulletin indicated Delhi is facing a tough time in dealing with active cases.

  “It seems like Covid cases have stabilised in Delhi, soon we will see a decline," Jain told reporters. "If Covid-19 cases come down in 2-3 days, restrictions will be lifted.” “Delhi is likely to see around 25,000 cases today,” Jain had told reporters earlier in the day.

Meanwhile, according to the health minister, the patient's admission rate has stabilized and 85 percent of beds are available. “Majority of patients admitted to ICU are there because of comorbidities,” “If you have no symptoms and no comorbidities, there is no need to have a Corona test,” the Minister added, urging people to follow Covid appropriate behavior.

Elaborating Covid cases trend in the city, he said that for the last few days, close to 20,000 cases have been arriving daily, and  positivity rate has consistently been around 25%. Aside from that, the number of people admitted to hospitals is not growing. Only 2,209 of the existing total 14,621 reserved beds for Corona are occupied, with the remaining 12,412 beds remaining vacant. This means that 85 percent of the beds are still available, and the Delhi Government has made plans to increase them if  necessary,” he added.

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