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Covid third wave has hit Delhi, 10k cases expected on Wednesday: Health Minister

PTI
Published : Jan 5, 2022, 12:22 pm IST
Updated : Jan 5, 2022, 12:22 pm IST

The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a weekend curfew and work from home for its offices

A Covid-19 infected patient rests on her bed inside a Covid care centre of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) village, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)
 A Covid-19 infected patient rests on her bed inside a Covid care centre of the Commonwealth Games (CWG) village, in New Delhi. (Photo: PTI)

New Delhi: The third wave of COVID-19 pandemic has hit Delhi and the city is expected to record 10,000 new cases on Wednesday with a positivity rate of 10 per cent, city Health Minister Satyendar Jain said.

The minister also said that only 300-400 samples are being sent for genome sequencing now as sequencing of all samples is not possible.

Testing for COVID-19 has been increased and around 90,000 tests have been conducted on Tuesday, he said

The city government has activated a Covid war room which will maintain district and hospital-wise data about bed occupancy, patients, oxygen etc, Jain added.

The Delhi government on Tuesday announced a weekend curfew and work from home for its offices as the city recorded 5,481 fresh COVID-19 cases, the highest number since May 16, with a positivity rate of 8.37 percent and three fatalities.

During the weekend curfew that will come into force at 10 pm on Friday and will be in place till 5 am on Monday to tackle a surge in COVID-19 driven by Omicron, all essential services will be allowed in the national capital. Along with weekend curfew, night curfew will also continue to be in place during weekdays.

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