Delhi's Covid tally rises slightly with 6,028 cases, hospitalisation continues to dip
- Delhi's case positivity rate maintained its downward trend steadily, further dropping to 10.55% on Tuesday from 11.79% on the preceding day.
Delhi on Tuesday reported a marginal spike in its single-day Covid-19 tally after 6,028 people tested positive for the virus in 24 hours, according to the health bulletin data. This was a surge of 268 new infections as the national capital logged 5,760 Covid-19 cases on Monday. The cumulative tally of Delhi has now climbed to 18,03,499, the health bulletin data showed.
Fresh recoveries also witnessed a decline - a significant one, to 9,127 on Tuesday from Monday's 14,836, taking the total number of patients to recuperate from the disease to 17,35,808 in the national capital.
As many as 31 people succumbed to the virus in 24 hours, one more than Monday. The death toll of Delhi due to Covid-19 now stands at 25,681, the bulletin data revealed.
The capital's case positivity rate, however, maintains its downward trend steadily, further dipping to 10.55% on Tuesday from 11.79% on the preceding day.
As many as 57,132 tests, of which 42,607 were RT-PCR and 14,525 were Rapid Antigen, were conducted in Delhi in the last 24 hours. This was an increase of 8,288 from Monday when 48,844 tests were carried out in the national capital. Notably, testing was accelerated in Delhi recently after the Centre pulled up all states and Union territories (UTs) for low Covid-19 testing rates in wake of the ongoing third wave of the pandemic.
On January 22, as many as 70,226 tests were conducted, but the number started to see a drop from the next day onwards, before shooting up again on Tuesday.
The number of people hospitalised in Delhi, including those suspected to have contracted Covid-19, continues to decrease. As per Tuesday's health bulletin data, a total of 2,304 people are hospitalised in the capital, down from 2,394 on Monday.
Weekend and night curfew remains in place across Delhi, however, it might change on Thursday (January 27) when the Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) is going to hold a meeting. The event will see the attendance of Delhi's lieutenant governor Anil Baijal, who is also the DDMA chairman, and chief minister Arvind Kejriwal, among others top officials and experts.
The Supreme Court on Thursday paved the way for stray dogs to be fed at designated feeding spots in colonies after it stayed its own order passed two months which put on hold a direction by the Delhi high court issuing elaborate guidelines to this effect.
New Delhi: The Delhi high court on Thursday said that despite fundamental differences between the Delhi government and the Centre over the former's doorstep ration delivery scheme, none of them referred the matter to the President, as provided by the Constitution. A bench of acting chief justice Vipin Sanghi and justice Jasmeet Singh scrapped the policy while holding that it did not have LG's approval.
New Delhi: The Delhi government on Thursday directed all private and government schools in the Capital to comply with the Union ministry of education's guidelines for schools to combat the ill-effects of the impact of the heatwave even as parent groups continue to seek suspension of all activities in schools. Aprajita Gautam, president, Delhi Parents Association said that while the government had shared guidelines on Thursday, the move was too little and too late.
Gurugram: The Gurugram traffic police has fined 1,455 people — 1,195 for driving on the wrong side, and 260 for violating lane driving rules — during two road safety drives in one week, said the officials on Thursday. They issued 1,910 e-challans for traffic violations through cameras on Wednesday, deputy commissioner of police, TRavinder Singh Tomar trafficadded. The Gurugram traffic police issues a fine of ₹500 for wrong-way driving, and ₹1,500 for a subsequent violation.
Holding a review meeting at the Delhi secretariat to speed up the pace of the realtime source apportionment project for Delhi -- to measure sources of pollution in the Capital at any given time -- Delhi environment minister Gopal Rai on Thursday said that the first supersite for the project will come up at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyayalaya (SKV) on Pandara road, adding that the facility and a mobile lab will both be launched by August.