New Delhi: Delhi on Sunday recorded 18,286 Covid-19 cases along with 27.87 per cent positivty rate. There were 65,621 Covid-19 test conducted and 28 deaths logged according to the Delhi state health bulletin. As per the data, 2591 Covid-19 positive patients were hospitalised and 21,846 patients recovered or were discharged.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said the national capital is expected to record about 17,000 Covid-19 cases and the number of cases has declined for the third consecutive day.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday sought to allay concerns over “fewer” Covid tests being conducted in the national capital, saying the city is conducting three times more diagnostic tests than the number recommended by the ICMR.
According to the Centre’s new guidelines, asymptomatic patients do not need to undergo a test. Also, contacts of laboratory confirmed Covid-19 patients need not get tested unless they have comorbidities or are aged above 60.
The city is conducting three times more Covid tests than the number recommended by the Indian Council of Medical Research, he added. Delhi conducted 67,624 tests on Friday and 79,578 on Thursday.
On Thursday, the national capital reported 28,867 Covid-19 cases, the sharpest single-day spike since the beginning of the pandemic, after 98,832 tests were conducted the day before.
“Hospital admissions have plateaued and Covid positivity rate will also come down. Restrictions by the Delhi government have impacted the spread of Covid-19. We will monitor the situation for three to four days before reviewing the curbs,” Jain said.
On the inoculation drive in Delhi, Jain said all eligible people have received their first dose of Covid vaccination, and 80 per cent of them have been fully vaccinated.
On Saturday, Jain had said it seemed that the national capital had reached its peak of Covid-19 infections and the government would think of easing restrictions when the daily cases decline to 15,000.
(With Inputs from ANI)