Delhi cases update January 14
Delhi on Friday saw drop in cases as it registered 24,383 new Covid-19 cases on Friday. On Thursday city had recorded over 28,800 cases.
The drop in the numbers on Friday, however, was due to fewer tests being conducted in the capital, reported the IE.
The positivity rate continued to go up with 30.6 per cent on Friday which on Thursday was 29.21 per cent with 31 deaths.
On Friday the city reported 34 deaths, taking January’s total death cases to 198. Delhi on Wednesday had reported 40 deaths.
80,417 people were tested on Thursday in last 24 hours whereas on Friday 64,183 people were tested, according to data provided by health bulletin.
Friday’s 80 per cent tests were conducted using the more accurate molecular methods like RT-PCR and CBNAAT.
The reduction in the number of tests, officials say, is because of the change in the ICMR testing guidelines that no longer allows testing on demand, reported IE.
While providing detailed information on corona cases in the city on Friday, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said: “Despite new cases arriving every day for the past few days, the number of patients admitted to the hospital is currently stable. The rate of hospital admission has been low in recent days. As a result, 85 per cent of Delhi’s total beds are vacant, with over 13,000 beds remaining vacant.
“The hospitals have sufficient number of beds available and the situation is under control as of now, there is no need to panic.”
The Health Minister urged people to follow the rules related to corona, wear masks for safety and follow social distancing while going to public places.
“There is no need to panic. The only way to prevent the virus from spreading is to always wear a mask when you are going out of your home and follow all the protocols related to Covid at all times,” he said.