Delhi on Friday reported 141 deaths within a span of 24 hours, the city’s highest fatality count since Covid-19 outbreak, while fresh cases surged to a new record high of 19,486.
With a new surge, the national capital on Tuesday recorded 13,468 new COVID-19 cases. The general fear of coronavirus was perceptible as Jama Masjid area witnessed a fewer number of people.
Elaborating on the arrangements that have been made, the Health Minister said the Central government has provided 1,100 beds and talks are going on to add more hospital beds.
The city government also prohibited all social, political, sports, entertainment, cultural and religious gatherings in view of the rise in COVID-19 cases.
The AAP dispensation had last week announced that students of any class will not be called to school in the new academic session.
The university observed in a statement that there are 27 active cases of COVID-19, including 24 students on the campus.
More than 34,000 applications were rejected as the applicants did not fall in the exempted categories according to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) order.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had on Friday said that Delhi was undergoing the fourth wave of COVID-19 but a lockdown was not being considered yet.
The case positivity rate also rose to 5.54 per cent amid a massive surge in cases in the last few weeks, according to a health bulletin.
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While the schools say the drive right now is for staff above the age of 45 years, in accordance with the government guidelines, they will cover their remaining staff too.
With the new infections, the number of cumulative cases rose to 6,72,381, while 10 more deaths took the toll to 11,060.
Positivity rate of COVID cases in last 2 weeks jumps from 0.93 per cent to over 3.5 per cent in Delhi
The positivity rate also had mounted to 3.57 per cent amid a massive surge in cases in the span of the last few weeks.
The Delhi Disaster Management Authority had ordered that there will be no public celebrations in the national capital on March 29 on account of Holi and Shab-e-Barat.
The meeting will be attended by the Health Secretary and other officials concerned of the health department.
Two deaths were reported due to COVID-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative death toll to 10,941.