New Delhi: Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Saturday said the peak of the Covid-19 cases has arrived in the national capital.
“Cases’ peak has arrived, let’s see when the decline begins…seems like cases have begun to slow down,” he said, ANI reported.
Jain further said the Covid-19 cases in Delhi are expected to be reduced by 4,000 on Saturday.
“The positivity rate will be around 30%. The hospital admission rate hasn’t risen in past five to six days. This indicates that cases are going to be fewer in the coming days,” he said, adding 85% of hospital beds are vacant in Delhi.
Earlier in the day, the Union Health Ministry said 2,68,833 new Covid-19 cases were recorded in the last 24 hours
“India’s active caseload currently stands at 14,17,820,” the ministry said, adding the active cases stand at 3.85 percent.
The Health Ministry said 1,22,684 people recovered in the last 24 hours, increasing the total recoveries to 3,49,47,390.
The ministry also informed that 6,041 cases of the Covid-19 Omicron variant have been detected so far, which is an increase of 5.01 percent since Friday.
The Health Ministry said that over 156.02 crore Covid vaccines doses have been administered in the country under the nationwide vaccination drive.
The ministry said that more than 58 lakh Covid vaccine doses were administered in the last 24 hours to the beneficiaries, adding this has been achieved through 1,67,37,458 sessions.
The Health Ministry further said that more than 70.07 crore Covid-19 tests have been conducted so far, adding 16,13,740 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
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