Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Wednesday said that “the third wave of COVID-19 has set in for India, while the fifth wave has set in for Delhi” informing that the national capital is likely to report 10,000 COVID-19 cases today and is stepping closer to a daily positivity rate of 10 percent.
“The union territory is likely to report 10,000 COVID-19 cases on Wednesday. The daily positivity rate of the national capital might touch 10 percent,” said Delhi Health Minister in a press conference today.
He further informed that the government has instructed private hospitals to increase the number of reserved beds for COVID patients to 40 percent from 10 percent of their capacity, Jain further informed.
“Delhi Government has instructed private hospitals to increase the number of reserved beds for COVID patients to 40 percent from 10 percent of their capacity. Nearly 2 percent of beds are occupied in the government hospitals,” said the Delhi Health Minister.
On the testing capacity of the union territory, he said, ” the tests have been increased to 70, 000 tests per day. Around 90,000 tests might happen today”.
On patients isolated at home, he said, “our teams are regularly visiting the home isolation patients at their homes to ensure that they have an adequate supply of medicines, oximeters and other essential things”.
On genome sequencing of the Omicron cases, he said, “genome sequencing is not possible as the number of Omicron cases are rising. Even the ICMR has stated that there is no logic to do genome sequencing now. We are doing simple sequencing. in that, some are Delta and some are Omicron, Daily 300-400 cases of Omicron can come”. (ANI)