Delhi Coronavirus highlights With 2,244 fresh infections, cases near 1 lakh
Delhi Coronavirus (Covid-19), India Lockdown Latest News highlights: The health department in their revised guidelines for home isolation on Friday said Covid patients suffering from immunity-targeting health conditions like cancer, HIV and others were not eligible for home isolation.
Health workers and Covid patients perform Yoga at a Covid center attached with LNJP Hospital in New Delhi on Friday. (Express Photo by Praveen Khanna)
Delhi Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News highlights: With 2,244 fresh infections, the coronavirus cases in Delhi neared 1 lakh to stand at 99,444 on Sunday, while the death toll mounted to 3,067 with 63 new fatalities. According to the latest bulletin, 71,339 patients have recovered and been discharged so far, while the number of active cases stood at 25,038. As many as 6,43,504 tests have been conducted so far.
The Delhi government will set up a ‘COVID-19 War Room’, which will 24×7 monitor the city’s battle against coronavirus, and suggest measures to effectively deal with the prevailing situation, officials said on Sunday. The ‘COVID-19 War Room’, which is being set up at the Delhi Secretariat, will be manned by around 25 experts. It is expected to become operational in the next few days.
The health department in their revised guidelines for home isolation on Friday said Covid patients suffering from immunity-targeting health conditions like cancer, HIV and others were not eligible for home isolation. The bulletin also said psychiatrists working in hospitals and medical institutions under the Delhi Health department would be deployed at Covid hospitals and facilities to provide tele-consultancy to patients.
Delhi Coronavirus (Covid-19), India Lockdown Latest News highlights: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the situation in the capital is improving and is “not as terrible” as predicted a month ago.
A donor at Delhi's plasma bank. (Express Photo: Tashi Tobgyal)
Calling the situation “chaotic”, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said donating plasma could be a chance to save someone’s life as he launched country's first plasma bank Thursday. Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meetingwith the chief ministers of Delhi, Haryana and Uttar Pradesh to discuss the Covid situation in Delhi and its adjoining areas on the same day.
India reported its highest single day spike of 22,771 new coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours along with 442 fatalities, the Union Health Ministry said Saturday. Over 18,600 people have succumbed to the disease till now.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said plasma therapy would be "helpful to treat covid patients" till the time a vaccine is discovered. To donate their plasma, one can call 1031 or send a WhatsApp message to 88-0000-77-22 and register, after which the person will be contacted by a Delhi government doctor. The government will send a vehicle to take donors to the plasma bank, or reimburse them for the travel cost if they wish to come in their private vehicle.
The number of recovered patients in Delhi is small at present as the number of people who had recovered two weeks ago was a little over 21,000.
According to the bulletin, 65,624 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while the number of active cases stands at 26,148. The number of containment zones in the city stood at 445 on Friday.