Coronavirus Latest Update: The national capital has seen a 60% increase in hospitalizations over the last 14 days with a positivity rate of 19.20%, the highest in over 200 days.
In contrast, the Delhi government stated that at least 90 percent of those admitted to hospitals have not received booster shots. Additionally, officials say that those with comorbidities are being admitted to hospitals. Most of the hospital admissions in the national capital occurred on Tuesday, when 900 cases were reported. A total of 1,506 cases were reported on August 2 and 2,495 on August 9, representing 61 percent of the total cases reported.
Even though the rise in infections and hospitalizations is not alarming, experts have emphasized the need to wear masks and follow Covid-appropriate behavior. Among the 9,405 available beds for Coronavirus patients in Delhi, 307 (3.26%) were occupied on August 1. On August 2, occupancy was 3.75 percent and four percent the following day. After that, it continued to rise on most days, reaching 6.24 percent on August 16. Five percent of beds were occupied on August 6 and 5.97 percent on August 11. On August 12, occupancy rate was 6.13 percent, and the following day it was 5.99 percent. In August 14, it rose to 6.21 percent, and in August 15, it reached 6.31 percent. A hospital alert was issued by the Delhi government on Tuesday. Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia advised people to get vaccinated against the virus as a precautionary measure.