New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said that Delhi has hit the peak of the third coronavirus wave and it has been the worst so far. He added that the new cases will come down soon in the national capital.
“The third wave of COVID-19 is at its peak in Delhi. The number of cases suggests it is the worst wave so far. But the cases will come down soon,” Jain said.
The minister said that the government has increased the beds for coronavirus patients at the hospitals in the city but there is no plan to rope in hotels and banquet halls. He said that the increase in the number of cases has been due to the aggressive testing and contact-tracing.
“Few people think that nothing will happen to them if they don’t wear a mask. They are wrong. Mask is the only medicine for COVID-19 till a vaccine is developed,” Jain added.
Delhi recorded 6,953 new coronavirus cases and 79 deaths on Saturday, according to the official health bulletin. On Friday, Delhi recorded over 7,000 COVID-19 cases for the first time.