New Delhi: Delhi on Thursday reported 28,867 new cases of Covid-19 and 31 deaths in 24 hours. The positivity rate in the city stands at 29.21 per cent. On Wednesday, the city had detected 27,561 cases of coronavirus at a positivity rate of 26.22 per cent. On Tuesday, the city had recorded 21,259 Covid-19 cases and 23 deaths.
India added 2,47,417 new coronavirus infections, the highest single-day rise in the ongoing wave, taking the total tally of Covid-19 cases to 3,63,17,927, according to the Union Health Ministry data updated today.
The country also reported 380 new deaths, taking the total fatalities in India to 485,035, while active cases rose to 11,17,531. The active cases comprise 3.08 per cent of the total infections, while the national Covid-19 recovery rate decreased to 95.59 per cent, the ministry said.
Earlier today, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the hospital admission rate for Covid-19 has stabilised, which indicates coronavirus cases may go down soon. “We have got deaths audited & they are mostly among those with comorbidities,” he said.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said restrictions in the national capital will be lifted if Covid-19 cases decrease in the next 2-3 days. The city on Wednesday recorded no fresh Omicron cases, keeping the total number of detected cases so far at 546, which is the third-highest tally in the country after Maharashtra and Rajasthan.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said there will be no lockdown in the national capital and all restrictions will be gradually lifted as and when the cases and fatality rate decrease.
(With Inputs from ANI)