Delhi: Coronavirus active cases below 24k mark as recovery rate nears 75 pc
New Delhi: The constant rise in the recovery rate has impacted the number of active cases in Delhi. As the recovery rate nears 75 per cent on Wednesday, the active cases have now gone down to 23,452 in the national capital.
In Delhi, a total of 78,199 patients have recovered out of the total 1,04,864 coronavirus infections so far. Total number of positive patients in home isolation stands at 14,661 till Wednesday.
Delhi registered 2,033 fresh coronavirus cases and 48 deaths in the last 24 hours, the authorities said on Wednesday. The death count has now mounted to 3,213 in the state.
According to the latest Delhi health department bulletin, a total of 7,01,859 tests have been conducted till date which is 36,939 tests per million population. 9,461 RTPCR tests and 12,567 rapid-antigen tests were conducted.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has revised the ‘COVID response plan’. As per the new plan, the authorities will now enlist and screen Special Surveillance Groups (SSGs) which includes daily wagers, rickshaw pullers, domestic helps, auto drivers, taxi drivers, plumbers, electricians, carpenters and food suppliers.
They will be enlisted with the help of Resident Welfare Associations (RWAs), municipal corporations and the police.
Screening will also be ramped up for high-risk groups (HRGs) which includes people above the age of 60 years or having comorbid conditions.
“If a positive case is found in the SSGs, the patient should be taken care of as per the COVID protocol. His/her workplace and home should be immediately disinfected followed by enhanced surveillance and aggressive contact tracing,” the order read.
On the other hand, Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday inaugurated a 500-bed COVID care centre at the Commonwealth Games village.