Number of hospital admissions very less, Covid situation not so serious at present: Delhi Health Minister
Delhi on Tuesday had reported 1,414 COVID-19 cases, around 31 per cent more than a day ago, though the positivity rate came down to 5.97 per cent.
Delhi reported a positivity rate of 2.70 per cent on Monday, the highest in the last two months, triggering concerns about the resurgence of Covid in the capital.
Officials said comorbidities such as chronic obstructive pulmonary diseases, cancer, liver and heart diseases have been the primary cause of death in most Covid patients in the third wave.
The planning department of the Delhi government on Friday issued a request for proposal (RFQ) to hire a suitable agency to conduct the study covering government school students, parents and teachers.
Officials said a meeting of the DDMA, that is chaired by the Lt Governor, is expected to be held in coming days although a date is yet to be finalised.
According to Aparajita Gautam, president of Delhi Parents Association, many parents are apprehensive about sending their junior class children to schools as they are not vaccinated yet.
The order said all students should plan to reach Delhi in such a manner that they can complete three days' isolation before reporting to their respective colleges or departments.
With the reduced duration of night curfew, restaurants and bars will now be allowed to open till 11 pm
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The number of daily cases in Delhi has been on the decline after touching the record high of 28,867 on January 13.
Delhi Gym Association, that has been staging protests and urging the Delhi government to reopen the fitness centres, has also threatened to take a legal route if their demands are not met this time.
While daily cases count, positivity rate, and several other metrics have shown a downtrend in the past several days, the number of deaths reported here has not abated much.
Demanding that gyms and spas be allowed to reopen, and raising slogans against the government, demonstrators started their march from the Chandgi Ram Akhara to Flagstaff Road.
The surge in Covid cases in Delhi during the third wave of the pandemic are due to the Omicron variant of the virus which is highly transmissible.
The city had logged a positivity rate of 30.6 per cent on January 14, the highest during the ongoing wave of the pandemic.
During the ferocious second wave last year, active cases had risen to a high of 99,752 on April 28 and the number reduced to 45,047 by May 19.