Delhi Chandni Chowk fire, Covid-19 Omicron Cases Live Updates 6 Jan, Delhi Weekend Curfew Guidelines, Delhi Coronavirus 3rd Wave, Lockdown Today Updates: With the latest addition, the cumulative caseload has gone up to 14,74,366 while the death toll stood at 25,121. The number of active cases in the capital stands at 23,307.
Delhi Live News: Delhi is expected to log over 14,000 cases on Thursday, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said, adding that the Covid situation in the National Capital was under control.
“Delhi in comfortable position in terms of hospital bed occupancy. No need for lockdown right now,” he said.
In other news, a massive fire broke out at Lajpat Rai Market in Chandni Chowk on Thursday morning. At least 12 fire tenders were rushed to the site. Luckily, no casualties were reported, but several shops are said to have been gutted.
According to Delhi Fire Services (DFS), the blaze started from a shop at the Lajpat Rai market opposite Red Fort. Atul Garg, DFS chief, said, “We received a call at around 4.45 am about the fire. The team rushed to the spot and 12 fire tenders were deployed. The fire spread to a few other shops which were gutted.DELHI NEWS
Delhi on Wednesday reported 10,665 fresh Covid-19 cases — highest since May 12 — and eight deaths, as the positivity rate also shot up to 11.88 per cent. With the latest addition, the cumulative caseload has gone up to 14,74,366 while the death toll stood at 25,121. The number of active cases in the capital stands at 23,307. As many as 251 hospital admissions were reported within the day, while the number of patients on ventilator support has gone up to 22 from 14 in a single day. Delhi had reported 5,481 cases of Covid-19 on Tuesday at a test positivity rate of 8.37 per cent.
Delhi reports one Omicron, 10,655 Covid-19 cases as test positivity nears 12%
The capital recorded eight deaths on Wednesday, which is the highest since June-end when the second wave of the pandemic in the country was on the wane.
Delhi has reported one fresh case of Covid-19 due to Omicron, taking the tally of the heavily mutated virus variant to 465, according to the health ministry data. Maharashtra is still in the lead with 797 Omicron cases.
Although the capital has reported fewer confirmed Omicron cases, 10,665 Covid-19 cases reported on Wednesday.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that not all samples are being sequenced now – like the previous four months when fewer cases were being reported – but only 300 to 400 of the total positive samples.
He said there was no relevance of sequencing more samples any longer because the new variant has already spread in the community. With the health minister stating that 81 per cent of the samples sequenced over the weekend are of the new variant, it seems that the variant has replaced Delta as the predominant strain of coronavirus.
With the rising Covid-19 cases and the test positivity rate that shot up to 11.8 per cent on Wednesday, Delhi has also started recording an increase in hospital admissions. The capital recorded eight deaths on Wednesday, which is the highest since June-end when the second wave of the pandemic in the country was on the wane.
It is worth noting that only four deaths were reported in Delhi for the entire month of October. The number of deaths due to the infection started to rise again during the last two weeks of December, with nine deaths reported in the month, of which seven were during the second half.
There are 23,307 active Covid cases in Delhi, according to the health bulletin. Of these patients, only 782 are in hospitals while test results of at least 69 are awaited. There are 22 persons on ventilator support and 140 on oxygen support, according to the data.DELHI NEWS
Doctors state that almost all patients have mild symptoms and the oxygen dependency is much less than that during the second wave caused by Delta.