The city’s health service reported 517 new covid-19 cases on April 17, 2022, 56 more than the previous day, with a 4.21 per cent positivity rate. The capital’s case count rose to 18,68,550, while the death toll remained at 26,160.
The number of daily Covid-19 instances in Delhi has risen recently. Saturday saw 461 Covid cases and two deaths. On Friday, Delhi had 366 instances, while on Thursday, it had 325.
Delhi’s hospital crisis
There were 9,662 open Covid-19 beds in Delhi hospitals on Monday morning. 9156 Covid-19 oxygen beds and 2174 ICU beds are unoccupied in the capital. In Delhi hospitals, Covid-19 patients have access to 1,246 ICU beds with ventilators.
964 Covid-19 patients are currently isolated at home in Ottawa.
DDMA meeting on April 20 may propose reimposing face masks.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) will meet on April 20 to discuss reimposing the mandatory wearing of face masks due to an increase in coronavirus infections in the national capital. Notably, the Delhi government’s health department declared on April 2 that no fines will be issued for not wearing a face mask in public.
The DDMA meeting will be chaired by Lt Governor Anil Baijal to review the current Covid issue, especially the recent increase in instances. The meeting is scheduled for April 20th at 11 a.m. This year’s immunisation campaign in the nation’s capital is also on the
The mask mandate should be reinstated.
Doctors advise anyone with coronavirus-like symptoms should be examined and authorities should make wearing masks mandatory to help stop infection spread.
“Most symptomatic patients don’t get the Covid-19.” Now, with more instances and a 5% positive rate, I urge everyone with symptoms to get tested. “Even those in home isolation should be tested,” an LNJP Hospital senior doctor told PTI.
Dr Ritu Saxena, chief of the emergency department of Delhi’s largest hospital and a key COVID-19 institution, advised avoiding large gatherings, using masks, and following COVID-appropriate protocol.
Official Meeting on increasing cases of covid-19
However, Dr. Suranjit Chatterjee of the Apollo hospital insisted that ‘logical’ and’stringent’ steps be taken to prevent infection spread. In light of the situation in Delhi, the DDMA meeting should have occurred sooner.” “The mask mandate should be reinstated,” he added.