Delhi reports 10665 new Covid-19 cases


Posted on 05 January 2022


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In the last 24 hours, the number of new Covid cases in the national capital almost doubled, rising from 5481 to 10,665 in the largest single-day increase since May 12. During the third wave, which has been triggered by Omicron, a milder but extremely contagious type of coronavirus, eight people died, the most since June 26. The rate of positivity was at an all-time high of 11.88 percent, the highest since May 14. The increase in Covid cases has been paralleled by an increase in hospitalizations. All leave for Delhi government employees and workers has been cancelled, according to the Delhi Disaster Management Authority, in order to ensure adequate staffing to tackle the Covid wave. Dr Suresh Kumar, the Director of Delhi's Lok Nayak Jai prakash Narayan Hospital or LNJP, told NDTV earlier today that hospitalizations are on the rise. Only 45 of the 2,000 beds set aside for Covid patients are available, he added, noting that daily admissions have increased from two or three to 15 to 20. The third wave has arrived in India, according to Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, who also stated that 40% of beds in private hospitals had been set aside to meet the surge.


Key Points

  • In the last 24 hours, the number of new Covid cases in the national capital almost doubled, rising from 5481 to 10,665 in the largest single-day increase since May 12.

  •  The rate of positivity was at an all-time high of 11.88 percent, the highest since May 14.