As Covid cases increase in Delhi, masks have been made mandatory in public places by the Delhi government. According to the notice issued by the Delhi Additional District Magistrate of South Delhi, violators would be charged Rs 500.
The capital seems to under another wave after the Omicron surge. 2146 cases and 8 deaths were recorded in Delhi during the last 24 hours as per the health advisory issued by the Department of Health, Delhi Government on August 10, 2022. The positivity rate is up to 17.83 per cent.
This is the highest number of one-day fatalities in the capital in the last 180 days. This is a sharp increase after minor surges in April and June. This brings the active cases to 8205. Here, 449 patients are admitted to hospitals. 5549 patients are in home isolation. Moreover, 259 containment zones have been identified throughout Delhi.
This is the highest positivity rate recorded in Delhi since January when it stood at 16.36% during the Omicron surge. As per reports, Delhi has recorded 19 deaths due to Covid-19 in the first seven days of August. To compare, 16 deaths were recorded in the first week of July, while 50 deaths were seen during the entire month.
As gathered by news reports, Delhi CM Minister Arvind Kejriwal while talking to reporters on August 9 said, "The cases are indeed rising but they are mild in nature. Those catching the infection are experiencing minor fever. We are keeping an eye on it and will take all necessary steps."