24,383 new Covid cases & 34 deaths in Delhi

24,383 new cases and 34 deaths in Delhi

24,383 new cases and 34 deaths in Delhi

Positivity Rate shoots up to 30.64%

New Delhi, Jan. 14 (Delhi Crown): Delhi reported as many as 24,383 new cases and 34 deaths on Friday, even as the Positivity Rate shot up to 30.64%.

The Active Caseload stood at 92,273.

A total of 26,236 patients recovered from the pandemic and were discharged from various hospitals across the city.

Today’s spike in Covid cases was lower than yesterday. On Thursday the city had recorded a total of 28,867 new cases and 31 deaths, even as the Positivity Rate was at 29.21%.

Earlier in the day, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that there was no need to panic. “Cases are rising fast and there is no two ways about it. The Omicron variant is quite transmissible and infectious,” Kejriwal said at an event.

Kejriwal urged to the people to be responsible, and assured them that the government has made all preparations and there are enough hospital beds.

“There is no need to panic. Cases are rising fast and there is no two ways about it. The Omicron variant is quite transmissible and infectious,” Kejriwal told reporters on the sidelines of an event.

The chief minister said that despite the rise in cases and the increase in positivity rate, which has crossed 29 per cent, the hospitalisation rate and deaths are quite low.  

“We have made all the preparations and there is no shortage of beds,” added the Delhi CM. Meanwhile, weekend curfew will be imposed on Saturday-Sunday. This will be second consecutive weekend under curfew.

Night curfew from 10:00 p.m. till 5:00 a.m. is already in place in a bid to curb the pandemic spread in Delhi, which has been one of the worst pandemic affected places in the country over the past one-and-a-half years.

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