Mumbai: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday said around 25,000 new COVID-19 cases are expected to be reported in the city today, referring to over 85 per cent bed-vacation.
Talking to reporters, Jain said, “Last night, Delhi recorded 28,867 new COVID-19 cases, 31 deaths and occupied 2424 hospitals. Over 13,000 beds were vacant. In hospitals. Just over 15 per cent of the beds were occupied. We expect the city to report around 25,000 new COVID-19 cases today.”
When asked whether cases have started declining in Delhi, Jain said, “Hospitalization has stopped in the city, which is a good sign. The positivity rate varies, but the main factor is hospitalisation.”
He further added, “More than 75 per cent of the patients who die due to COVID-19 have not been vaccinated and more than 90 per cent of the deaths are of people with co-morbid conditions. Even seven teenagers from COVID-19 Those who died were also suffering from severe chronic disease.”
Jain also added that the Delhi government does not intend to impose any new restrictions or curbs ahead of the weekend curfew