Delhi's Covid tally more than doubles in a day with 1,934 new cases, positivity rate at 8.10%
- Covid-19 Delhi: The national capital, however, did not see any fresh death with the toll currently standing at 26,242. Delhi's active case count not stood at 5,755, while the overall infection tally rose to 19,27,394.
Delhi on Thursday reported 1,934 new Covid-19 cases, pushing the positivity rate to 8.10 per cent. This is more than double than the figures registered a day ago at 928.
The national capital, however, did not see any fresh death with the toll currently standing at 26,242. Three lives were lost to the virus a day ago. Delhi's active case count not stood at 5,755, while the overall infection tally rose to 19,27,394.
According to data shared by the Delhi health department, 1,233 patients were cured from the viral disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recoveries to 18,95,397.
As many as 23,879 tests were conducted during the day, the health department said.
Union health minister Mansukh Mandaviy chaired a meeting earlier in the day amid the latest surge in the coronavirus cases seen in some parts of the country. The minister appealed to states and Union territories to increase the pace of vaccination, including booster doses, in districts reporting high cases.
India reported 13,313 Covid cases in the last 24 hours - eight per cent higher than yesterday and the first time daily new cases breached the 13,000-mark since February 25.
A LeT 'commander' from Pakistan succumbed to his injuries and a constable injured when the former snatched rifle from the latter and fired at a police party during the recovery of hidden weapons along the Indo-Pak international border in the Arnia sector of Jammu district late Wednesday, said officials. The deceased terrorist was a commander of terror group LeT, alias Qasim, alias Jehangir of Pakistan, Mohammad Ali Hussain.
Five members of a family and their employer were found dead in two houses in Tawi Vihar locality in Sidhra on the outskirts of Jammu city late on Tuesday, police officials said on Wednesday, adding that they suspect the deaths to have been caused by poisoning. The police received a call from the sister of one of the deceased, who said that her brother was not responding to calls, Jammu SSP Chandan Kohli said.
A day after Congress appointed former two-time legislator Vikar Rasool Wani its J&K chief, there is indignation within the party as many leaders have termed the decision unfortunate. The Congress on Tuesday appointed Wani as its Jammu and Kashmir chief and senior leader Ghulam Nabi Azad the head of the campaign committee. However, Azad who is the senior-most member of the party, refused to be a part of the campaign committee.
The top Kashmiri political leaders on Wednesday said that allowing non-locals to vote in the upcoming elections in J&K will be disastrous and will tilt the balance in favour of the BJP. Peoples Conference chairman and former minister Sajjad Lone said that allowing non-locals to vote in assembly elections will be as disastrous as 1987 rigging. The real aim is to continue ruling J&K with an iron fist to disempower locals,” MupDP president Mehbooba Muftiweeted.
The government medical college in Amritsar, which is one of the oldest secondary and tertiary medical care institutes of the country, seems to have failed in meeting the expectations of thousands of patients of north India, especially of the Majha region comprising Amritsar, Gurdaspur, Tarn Taran and Pathankot districts, due to several shortcomings, including the acute shortage of super specialist doctors and support staff.