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Cases in Delhi have stabilized, restrictions could be lifted: Health Minister

Delhi is likely to report around 25,000 cases in the last 24 hours, the minister said, adding that positivity rate cannot determine whether cases have peaked.

New Delhi: If the Covid cases in Delhi decrease in the next two or three days, the restrictions will be lifted, Minister Satyendar Jain said today. Delhi is expected to report around 25,000 cases in the past 24 hours, the minister said, adding that the positivity rate cannot determine whether cases have peaked. The positivity rate in the city has topped 25% and is at the highest level in seven months. But Jain said coronavirus cases have stabilized in Delhi and it is possible that infections will wane soon.

“The hospitalization rate has stabilized and cases have stabilized. There are still several vacant beds,” he told reporters. Cases in Mumbai have started to decline, he said. “We will soon see the same trend in Delhi,” he added. On Tuesday, private offices in Delhi were ordered to close and take employees to work from home. An exception to the rule is offices linked to essential services.Restaurants and bars in the city are also closed; it is only allowed to take away. A nighttime curfew has been in place since last month. Delhi has reported between 20,000 and 22,000 cases in the past few days. Delhi recorded 23 deaths on Tuesday. It has already reported 93 deaths in the new year, up from 54 in the past five months.

“People with comorbidities face more problems, not many people come to the hospital for coronavirus treatment,” Jain explained. Yesterday Prime Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the rate of the virus spreading has slowed in Delhi.37 Comments “Covid cases are increasing rapidly across the country.Delhi is also seeing an increase, but we have noticed that the rate of spread of the virus has slowed down. I hope this trend continues and the spread of Covid decreases, ”Kejriwal said.

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