Delhi reports 1,250 new Covid-19 new cases, 1,082 recoveries in 24 hours

Topics Delhi | Satyendar Jain | Coronavirus

A health worker in personal protective equipment (PPE) collects a sample using a swab from a girl at a local health centre to conduct tests for the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), amid the spread of the disease at Ajmeri Gate area, in Delhi on Frida

A total of 1,250 new COVID-19 cases and 1,082 recoveries along with 13 fatalities due to COVID-19 have been reported in the last 24 hours, informed Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday.

"1,250 new COVID-19 positive cases 1,082 recoveries and 13 deaths have been recorded in Delhi in the last 24 hours. There are presently 11,426 active cases in the national capital," Jain told ANI.

Speaking on the deaths due to COVID-19 in the national capital, he said that the government is trying to reduce the death rate. "The aim was to ensure that there are no deaths due to COVID but we are trying to minimise the death rate. The average ambulance arrival time has also reduced to 18 per cent," he said further.

With regard to the opening of hotels in the national capital, he said that the hotels would be opened as per the Standard Operating Procedures issued by the centre. The health minister further said that weekly markets would resume function keeping social distancing.

"The hotels in Delhi will open as per SOPs issued by the central government and weekly markets will begin functioning while maintaining social distancing," Jain added.

Jain further informed that banquet halls have been delinked with hospitals saying that "it is not required anymore" adding that close to 10,000 COVID-19 beds are empty across the national capital.

"Banquet halls have also been delinked with hospitals as we don't need extra beds now. We have around 10,000 empty COVID-19 beds in hospitals," he added.


(Only the headline and picture of this report may have been reworked by the Business Standard staff; the rest of the content is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)


Dear Reader,


Business Standard has always strived hard to provide up-to-date information and commentary on developments that are of interest to you and have wider political and economic implications for the country and the world. Your encouragement and constant feedback on how to improve our offering have only made our resolve and commitment to these ideals stronger. Even during these difficult times arising out of Covid-19, we continue to remain committed to keeping you informed and updated with credible news, authoritative views and incisive commentary on topical issues of relevance.

We, however, have a request.

As we battle the economic impact of the pandemic, we need your support even more, so that we can continue to offer you more quality content. Our subscription model has seen an encouraging response from many of you, who have subscribed to our online content. More subscription to our online content can only help us achieve the goals of offering you even better and more relevant content. We believe in free, fair and credible journalism. Your support through more subscriptions can help us practise the journalism to which we are committed.

Support quality journalism and subscribe to Business Standard.

Digital Editor

Business Standard is now on Telegram.
For insightful reports and views on business, markets, politics and other issues, subscribe to our official Telegram channel