Home / News / India /  Covid curbs to be lifted in Delhi if cases come down in 2-3 days, says minister

Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain today said that if Covid cases come down in 2-3 days, restrictions will be lifted. Satyendar Jain also said that it seems Covid cases have stabilised in Delhi and also predicted that soon there will be a decline in covid-19 cases when asked whether the current Covid-19 wave has peaked or not in the national capital.

The minister also said that Delhi is likely to see around 25,000 cases today. 

"COVID-19 cases in the Union territory continue to be above 20,000 but the positivity rate is stable at around 25 per cent which is a good sign. The union territory has reported 21,259 COVID-19 positive cases and 23 deaths on Tuesday. Hospital admission rate has not risen in the past 4-5 days, if it continues, there will be some relief in restrictions," Jain told ANI.

Talking about deaths due to COVID-19, he said, "Most of the deaths that are taking place are also due to serious injuries and otehr disease. For example, a few days ago a case had come where a boy had attempted suicide, who later died in the hospital. He was COVID-19 positve also. It should be considered a suicide but it is said that he died due to COVID-19".

"In Delhi, 2209 beds were filled till yesterday, while 12,000 were vacant. There is an occupancy of 15 per cent. Only 15,000 beds have been released so far. While there is a provision of 37 thousand beds. We have more arrangement than the number of beds given in LNJP and Rajiv Gandhi. We will put more when needed, but looks like it they won't be needed."

On the restrictions imposed in Delhi, he said, "Fewer people are getting admitted to hospitals. It seems that the cases are going down, so if they go down then the restrictions will be reduced".

Meanwhile, Delhi logged 17 more deaths due to COVID-19 and 19,166 infections in a day as the positivity rate rose to 25 per cent, the highest since May 4 last year, according to the city health department's data on Monday.

The city had reported the same number of Covid deaths on Sunday too. In just 10 days, Delhi has recorded 70 Covid deaths.

The 22,752 new cases reported on Sunday was the highest since May 1 last year when the city saw 25,219 infections with a positivity rate of 31.61 per cent.

Delhi saw fewer cases on Monday with the number of tests conducted the previous day being lower than the day before

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