Mumbai: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Sunday said the national capital had reached the peak of the third wave of COVID-19 and the number of cases indicated that it was the worst ever.
The minister said that the government has increased the number of beds for COVID-19 patients in hospitals in Delhi, but there are no plans to rope in hotels and banquet halls.
Jain said, “The third wave of COVID-19 is at its peak in Delhi. The number of cases suggests that this is the worst wave ever. But the cases will soon decline.”
The minister attributed the increase in the number of cases of invasive testing and contact-tracing.
However, he said that laxity from people has been a major reason behind the spike in new cases.
Jain said, “Some people feel that wearing a mask will do nothing. They are wrong. COVID-19 is the only drug until the vaccine develops.”
The national capital reported 41,857 active cases and 6,989 deaths while 3,89,683 people recovered from the infection now.