The COVID surge in the nation has taken a its peak once again, India reported over 27,000 cases on January 1, the first day of 2022. Amid the surge of coronavirus cases, the national captal, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has urged people to act responsibility, but asserted that there was no need to panic as most the cases are mild.
“Covid-19 cases are increasing rapidly in Delhi, but there is no need to panic. Currently, the active cases in the city are 6360. Three days ago, there were 2291 active cases. Active cases have increased three times in three days,” he said at a press briefing on Sunday.
“923 cases were registered on December 29, 1313 cases on December 30, 1796 cases on December 31, 2716 infections on January 1. Today, 3100 new cases expected to be reported,” he added.
Delhi CM claimed that the data shows most COVID cases in the city don’t need hospitalisation and all are asymptomatic.
“Only 246 hospital beds were occupied yesterday. As of now, only 82 oxygen beds in hospitals are occupied. This figure has remained the same for the last several days. There is no patient coming who needs oxygen. Delhi government is prepared with 37,000 beds,” said Kejriwal.
On New Year’s Day, the national capital reported 2,716 fresh cases, highest since May 21 2021.