Delhi News: Delhi on Thursday reported 12,306 new Covid-19 cases — a decrease in the number of infections registered on Wednesday — and 43 deaths. With this, the city’s positivity rate stood at 21.48 per cent.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday said that the peak of third Covid-19 wave seems to have gone past in the national capital after it registered a record single-day rise of 28,000 cases. However, he cautioned that the city is still not out of danger zone while stressing on the need to monitor the trend before easing of restrictions. “The numbers have come down to 22-24% from 30%; it has reduced but it is not so low that we can open up everything. Hopefully, the numbers will decline as fast as it went up. But, we have to wait and watch,” he said.
In other news, the air quality is likely to remain in the ‘very poor’ category with the Air Quality Index of the city currently at 336, according to the Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi. The minimum temperature on Wednesday morning was recorded at 10 degrees Celsius. The weather department has predicted light rainfall, starting Friday.