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Delhi will lift restrictions if COVID cases decline in next 2-3 days: Health Minister

By Ruchi Upadhyay 
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Delhi will lift restrictions if COVID cases decline in next 2-3 days: Health Minister

New Delhi: On Wednesday Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that the government will lift the COVID-19 curbs if the number of cases decline in the next two or three days.

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He compared the scenario with Mumbai and said that the cases have started declining there and the same situation is likely to happen in the national capital.

While sharing that the city is likely to see around 25,000 cases on Wednesday, he underlined that the positivity rate cannot determine whether the cases have peaked or not.

“Hospitalisation rate has stabilised and cases have plateaued. There are still several beds vacant,” he said.

“People with comorbidities are facing more problems, not many people are coming to the hospital for treatment of coronavirus,” Satyendar Jain added.

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The national capital, notably, reported 21,259 new COVID-19 on Tuesday with a positivity rate of 25.65 per cent. With this, the active caseload in the city has mounted to 74,881, which is the highest in the past eight months. In the past 24 hours, Delhi also reported 23 deaths, taking the capital’s total number of fatalities to 25,200.

It has now recorded 93 deaths in the first 11 days of the month. Delhi had recorded 54 deaths in the last five months – nine in December, seven in November, four in October, five in September and 29 in August.

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