The Covid-19 upsurge in the nation’s capital is still going strong. Approximately 325 new cases were detected in Delhi on Thursday, an increase of 26 infections from the previous day’s total, according to the Delhi health department. In just one week, the Covid positive rate in the nation’s capital has risen from 0.5 percent to 2.39 percent, a significant increase. There have been no documented covid-related deaths in the capital.
On Wednesday, the national capital reported 299 cases, representing an almost 50 percent increase over the previous day’s total of 202 infections reported in the city.
The overall number of deaths from Covid-19 in Delhi, as well as the total number of deaths from the disease, remained at 18,67,206 and 26,158, respectively, on Thursday.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will convene a meeting on April 20 to examine methods to avoid the spread of the covid-19 virus, which has shown an increase in recent weeks. In attendance will be Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia, health minister Satyendar Jain, and other high-ranking officials from the city’s government.
Early in the day, Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated that the Delhi government is monitoring the Covid-19 issue and that there is no reason to fear because the number of hospitalizations has been kept to a minimum.
In response to the increased number of covid infections, the Delhi government has recently established recommendations for private schools.
Earlier this month, the DDMA announced that a fee for failing to wear a mask in public locations will be withdrawn. On February 28, the Delhi government announced that all restrictions would be abolished.
During the third wave of the pandemic, the number of daily Covid-19 cases in Delhi reached a record high of 28,867 cases on January 13, this year, setting a new record.
The city had recorded the highest positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14 during the third wave, which was mostly driven by the highly transmissible Omicron strain of the coronavirus, which was responsible for the city’s high rate of positivity.