New Delhi | Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that less than 25,000 cases may be reported in Delhi on Friday. “On Thursday, 28,867 new COVID cases were reported in the national capital, which is the highest ever increase since the start of the pandemic,” he said.
Speaking to reporters on the recent Covid deaths in Delhi, he said that around 75 percent of the Covid patients who died were not vaccinated.
“About 75 percent of the people who died due to Kovid infection did not take a single dose of the vaccine. It is important to get vaccinated. There are also instances where people had serious illnesses before contracting Covid-19,” he said.
A total of 127 deaths have occurred in Delhi this month between January 5 and 12 in just 8 days. Of those who died, only 34 were vaccinated against Covid-19. Of all the deaths, 74 were people under 60 in the city. Most of those who died were suffering from heart and liver diseases.
Jain said that more than 1300 beds are still vacant which is 88 percent of the total beds in Delhi.
Meanwhile, the positivity rate in the city has gone up to 29.21 percent, which is the highest since May 3. According to the Health Department, the infection rate on May 3 was 29.55 percent. Active Covid cases have also increased to 94,160, the highest since May 1.
According to the Health Department, Delhi recorded the highest number of 96,747 active Covid cases on May 1.