Delhi: Over 7K Covid cases in last 10 days in national capital; big jump in positivity rate

More than 7,100 coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 10 days as doctors and other medical experts cautioned people to not lower the guard and follow all Covid-appropriate behaviour. Amid a spike in daily cases, the positivity rate too has climbed from 1.92 per cent registered on June 7 to 7.01 … Read more

At 1,118, Delhi records 82% rise in daily Covid cases, positivity rate jumps to 6.5%

Delhi recorded 1,118 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, a rise of 82 per cent from the previous day, with a positivity rate of 6.50 per cent, according to data shared by the health department. The city also reported two fatalities due to the viral disease, the data showed. Tuesday’s tally is the highest since May … Read more

Covid-19: 40% ‘undercounting’ of daily cases in Delhi NCR in April, says survey

Nearly half of COVID positive cases covered in a survey went unreported in April as many people opted for home antigen testing, LocalCircles claimed. The survey conducted by LocalCircles claimed that 42 per cent of Delhi-NCR residents that had symptoms and took a COVID test in the last 30 days only took the self rapid … Read more

Covid-19: Delhi govt increases number of beds at two hospitals as caseload rises

Amid a rise in coronavirus cases, the Delhi government has increased the number of beds dedicated for Covid patients at two of its facilities, including 80 percent escalation in its count at the LNJP Hospital, according to an official order. LNJP Hospital has 2,000 beds and is the mainstay of the government’s fight against the … Read more

Delhi: 80% drop in Covid-19 home isolation cases in last two weeks

On February 14, the home isolation cases count stood at 2,361, registering a fall of 80 per cent in the figures in the last two weeks. Amid a decline in daily Covid cases in Delhi, the number of patients under home isolation here has gradually fallen to 2,361, a steep drop of 80 per cent … Read more

Covid-19: 82% adolescents vaccinated with first dose in Delhi

The maximum number of adolescents have received the second dose in northeast Delhi followed by southwest district at 5,716. With schools gearing up to reopen for classes 9 to 12 from Monday, authorities have inoculated 82 per cent adolescents in Delhi with the first dose since the exercise to vaccinate them against coronavirus commenced from … Read more

Covid-19: Delhi gym owners take out protest march, demand permission to reopen fitness centres

The positivity rate, which was 30.6 per cent on January 14, now, according to data released on Friday, stands at 8.6 per cent for the city. Hundreds of gym owners on Saturday took out a protest march to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s residence here to oppose the DDMA’s decision to keep fitness centres closed even … Read more

Covid-19: Delhi logs 5,481 cases, highest since May 16; Positivity rate 8.37%

The national capital had recorded 6,456 fresh COVID-19 cases and 262 fatalities on May 16, while the case positivity rate stood at 10.4 per cent. Delhi reported 5,481 fresh COVID-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest number of such cases since May 16, with a positivity rate of 8.37 per cent, and three more fatalities due … Read more

Covid-19: Delhi likely to isolate asymptomatic, mild Omicron cases at home

Similarly, genome sequencing labs have a limited capacity. They can sequence 50 to 100 samples a day, but cases are now in thousands, the official said. The Delhi government is considering isolating Omicron patients, who are asymptomatic and have mild symptoms, at home, officials said on Thursday. Also, the government will send only a limited … Read more

Covid-19: Delhi Police, district administrations step up awareness, enforcement drives

The administration has also stepped up efforts to engage with public stakeholders and brief them about the disease and seek their support. With the spike in cases of COVID-19 and its Omicron variant, the district administrations and Delhi Police have intensified their enforcement drives for strict adherence to Covid appropriate behaviour. According to government data, … Read more