Delhi with 28,867 new cases, highest single day increase, 29% positivity rate – 10 points – Bharat Times Hindi News

In the last few weeks, there has been a huge jump in the cases of Kovid in Delhi.

New Delhi:
Delhi witnessed the biggest daily spike in Covid infections with 28,867 new Covid cases today, as the positivity rate rose to 29 per cent, indicating that for every three tests conducted, one person is testing positive.

Here’s your ten-point cheat sheet on this big story:

  1. Today’s positivity rate in Delhi is the highest since May 3 last year when India was battling a second wave and hospitals across the country were struggling to arrange beds and medical oxygen for patients.

  2. In the last 24 hours, 31 people have died in the national capital. Across the city, over 62,000 patients are in home isolation.

  3. The country recorded 2.47 lakh new cases this morning – the unprecedented surge is driven by Omicron, the new variant that has brought a new wave of infections across the world.

  4. Since the start of the pandemic, Delhi has recorded over 16.46 lakh cases and over 25,000 Covid deaths. The death rate this evening was 1.53 per cent.

  5. On Wednesday, the city recorded 27,561 Covid cases and 40 deaths.

  6. Prime Minister Narendra Modi held a meeting today to review the coronavirus situation, and said that Omicron is spreading very fast but there is “no need to panic”. He said that vaccination is the only condition for testing Kovid.

  7. Due to the new version, the infection has increased in many big cities including Mumbai. In the last 24 hours, 13,702 cases were reported in the city.

  8. Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Wednesday that if cases stabilize in the city, the new restrictions may be lifted.

  9. He also told NDTV earlier this week that Delhi is expected to see a peak in a few days.

  10. Fewer hospitalizations in the third wave are the only consolation for the country as the new version brings back fears of lockdown and other restrictions. Today, PM Modi said that any COVID strategy should focus on economy and livelihood.