Delhi sees 3,194 fresh cases, positivity 4.59%
Delhi on Sunday registered 3,194 fresh Covid cases with positivity rate increasing to 4.59 per cent, according to city government health bulletin. The number is highest since May 20 last year.
One death was also reported. Covid cases have been rising across the country. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal earlier in the day had pointed out that the cases might cross 3,000-mark on Sunday.
Omicron is a very very mild variant of Covid and data shows how oxygen beds, ventilators are lying vacant even with a high spread in cases, he said.
The CM said: “The situation is not worth panicking over. We need to maintain caution. Please wear masks, follow social distancing and regularly wash hands with soap. 99.78 per cent Covid beds are vacant in Delhi hospitals but we are still making preparations for 37,000 beds to stay ahead of the virus. Approximately 6,000 active cases have been recorded in Delhi right now but only 82 oxygen beds have been occupied. Most patients are recovering at home. The situation is significantly better than the second wave; back then 1,700 oxygen beds, 231 ventilators were occupied, today only 82 beds and 5 ventilators have been needed yet.”