COVID-19 Update: Delhi has 27,561 cases, second highest daily increase so far, 40 people have died

COVID-19 Update: Delhi has 27,561 cases, second highest daily increase so far, 40 people have died

Wednesday’s single-day count of 27,561 cases is the highest since April 20, when the city saw 28,395 infections. Of the 133 Covid deaths recorded in the first 12 days of January, most were comorbid patients. Keeping in view the situation, the government on Tuesday issued an advisory asking all hospitals to ensure that patients with comorbidities are duly attended by specialists. The city currently has 87,445 active Covid cases of which 56,991 are in home isolation. Delhi reported 23 deaths due to Covid on Tuesday and 17 fatalities each on Sunday and Monday. It saw 54 fatalities in the last five months — nine in December, seven in November, four in October, five in September, and 29 in August. In July, Covid had claimed 76 lives in the national capital.

The number of deaths is the greatest since June 10 of last year, when 44 people died in the national capital. The data shows that the optimal rate is at its highest level since May 4, when it was 26.7 percent. According to data given by the health department here, Delhi reported 27,561 new Covid cases on Wednesday, the second-highest single-day increase since the epidemic began, and 40 deaths, while the positive rate jumped to 26.22 percent. The number of deaths is the greatest since June 10 of last year, when 44 people died in the national capital. The data shows that the optimal rate is at its highest level since May 4, when it was 26.7 percent.

As the authority asks private offices to shut down except those exempted under new COVID-19 safety guidelines, take a look at private offices that will remain open. All private offices in Delhi will be closed except those under exempted category in view of rising COVID-19 cases, the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) said in its revised guidelines on January 11. This comes a day after the DDMA, which formulates COVID-19 management policies for the national capital, suspended the dine-in facility at restaurants and closed bars in view of the rising coronavirus infection in the city. It was also decided to allow the operation of only one weekly market per day per zone, as per Delhi’s Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal.

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