NEW DELHI: Covid-19 infections in Delhi are growing quickly however there is no such thing as a must panic as a result of all of the instances are delicate and asymptomatic, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal mentioned on Sunday after the town reported about 3,100 new Covid-19 instances up to now 24 hours, up from 2,716 instances reported a day earlier.
Kejriwal additionally in contrast the present hospitalisation numbers with the figures throughout the second Covid wave to underscore the purpose.
“Covid-19 instances are growing quickly in Delhi, however there is no such thing as a must panic. At the moment, the lively instances within the metropolis are 6,360. Right this moment, 3,100 new instances are anticipated to be reported. However, the explanation why I’m saying there is no such thing as a must panic is as a result of solely 246 hospital beds have been occupied yesterday. All instances are delicate and asymptomatic,” he mentioned whereas addressing a press briefing.
Kejriwal mentioned that on March 27, 2021, Delhi reported about 6,600 lively Covid-19 instances, which is analogous to the present scenario within the metropolis.
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“However, again then 1,150 oxygen beds and 145 ventilator beds have been occupied. Right this moment, we’ve got 6,360 lively instances and solely 82 oxygen beds are occupied. Solely 5 persons are on the ventilator at present. So, the Omicron variant spreads quickly, however the severity of infections is pretty low this time,” he mentioned.
These numbers underline world tendencies that the Omicron variant seems to be extra transmissible however much less virulent, and that the variant of concern (VOC) doesn’t crowd hospitals just like the Delta variant did.
The chief minister mentioned even when individuals begin needing hospital care, Delhi authorities is ready with 37,000 oxygen beds.
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Kejriwal additionally shared information to point out how the instances have quickly elevated up to now 5 days, however the variety of beds occupied in Delhi hospitals have declined.
“On December 29, Delhi had 2,191 lively instances. The entire hospitalisation instances have been 262. Right this moment, on January 2, we’ve got 6,360 lively instances and hospitalisations have decreased to 247, regardless of the rise in caseload. This exhibits that the majority instances are delicate and asymptomatic. There is no such thing as a must panic,” he mentioned.