5,482 new Covid cases in Delhi, positivity rate down to 8.51% from 15.26%


5,482 new Covid cases in Delhi, positivity rate down to 8.51% from 15.26%

While addressing a Press conference to update the daily Delhi Health Bulletin on Saturday, Minister of Health and Family Welfare Satyendar Jain said the positivity rate in Delhi has decreased to 8.51 per cent as opposed to 15.26 per cent on November 7 and overall more than 9,500 beds are available, out of which 1,200 ICU beds are vacant.

He said there were 5,482 new cases in Delhi on Friday. Positivity rate was down to 8.51 per cent from 15.26 per cent.

It has become less than half since November 7, 2020. At present, more than 50 per cent beds are available in hospitals. Total beds available are more than 9,500.

The occupancy rate is therefore steadily decreasing. In terms of ICU beds, more than 1,200 are available.

Commenting on the ongoing farmer agitation, the Minister said, “The farmers have legitimate concerns. They should at least be heard. The bill has been passed by Central Government. It is their responsibility to deliberate with the farmers.”

He said, “They are our providers, a fair chance should be given to them to put across their points.  Delhi Govt. refused Delhi Police’s proposal to convert stadiums into jails. There is no need to carry out arrests. Delhi Government is merely facilitating their visit. For them, all necessary amenities will be taken care of.”