Delhi news highlights: Delhi on Thursday reported record 28,867 fresh Covid cases and 31 deaths. The positivity rate in the city stands at 29.21 per cent. On Wednesday, the city had detected 27,561 cases of coronavirus at a positivity rate of 26.22 per cent.
Earlier today, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the hospital admission rate for Covid-19 has stabilised, which indicates coronavirus cases may go down soon. He also added that the national capital is expected to see around 27,500 COVID-19 cases today. “We have got deaths audited & they are mostly among those with comorbidities,” he said.
In other news, the city was enveloped in dense fog on Thursday morning, while the minimum temperature dipped to 5.8 degrees Celsius. Dense fog was observed at Palam from 4.30 am onwards, with visibility at 50 to 100 metres, according to the India Meteorological Department. At Safdarjung, dense fog with a visibility of around 100 metres was observed from 7 am onwards. The air quality is likely to remain in the ‘poor’ category, according to the Air Quality Early Warning System for Delhi. It is likely to deteriorate to ‘very poor’ over the next two days, according to the forecast.