New Delhi: The national capital on Saturday reported 20,718 new COVID-19 cases and 30 related deaths in the last 24 hours. The active cases in Delhi now stand at 93,407. The positivity rate remains at 30.64%.
Delhi on Friday recorded 24,383 COVID-19 cases, as the positivity rate rose to 30.64 per cent. Of the 164 COVID deaths recorded in the first 13 days of January, most patients had comorbidities, according to government data.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday morning had said that cases are expected to fall by 4,000 on Saturday while the positivity rate will remain around 30 per cent.
Take a look at the statistics of the state:
“Today, Delhi COVID cases are expected to be reduced by 4,000-positivity rate will be around 30 per cent; hospital admission rate hasn’t risen in past 5-6 days. This indicates that cases are going to be fewer in the coming days. 85 per cent of hospital beds are vacant,” said Jain during a press conference in New Delhi.
On being asked when will the peak of the fifth wave in Delhi arrive, he said, “Cases peak has arrived, let’s see when the decline begins…seems like cases have begun to slow down”.
The weekend curfew, imposed in the national capital to check Covid spread, kicked in from Friday night putting on hold all non-essential activities for the next 55 hours. The weekend curfew has been imposed from 10 pm of Friday till 5 am of Monday by the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) through its order on January 1.
Metro train services will continue to be regulated on the weekend (January 15 -16) in compliance with the DDMA guidelines issued last week, said an official spokesperson of the Delhi Metro.
Markets will be closed during the weekend curfew barring those dealing in essential goods and services like groceries, vegetables and fruits, medicines, milk among others.