Coronavirus Cases In India: Coronavirus cases are on the rise in several parts of the country, including the national capital. However, Dr Suresh Kumar, the medical director at LNJP Hospital feels that the Covid-19 cases in Delhi may reach a peak in the next couple of weeks.
Delhi’s single-day caseload crossed the 1,000 mark on Wednesday. This is for the first time in over seven months that over 1,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the national capital. Also, the positivity rate stood at 23.8 per cent, according to data shared by the Health Department.
1,149 new coronavirus cases and one fatality
A total of 1,149 new coronavirus cases and one fatality were reported on Wednesday. Among those diagnosed with Covid-19 was a newborn.
According to Dr Kumar, extra precautions are needed in the case of children as they are not vaccinated. He asked parents to be extra careful in case their children have symptoms like fever, cough, eye infection and stomach infection as well.
“This variant (XBB.1.16) is affecting children more. An 18-day-old newborn has even been admitted to our hospital and the child is Covid positive,” he said. According to the doctor, four more children – tested positive for Covid-19 – have been admitted to the hospital.
“We will see the peak of Covid cases in one-two week and the graph will go down from thereon,” Kumar said.
Delhi govt to issue guidelines for schools
Meanwhile, Delhi Education Minister Atishi has stated that the government is reviewing the Covid-19 situation in the national capital and will soon issue guidelines for schools.
The surge in single-day caseload in Delhi comes amid a sharp rise in H3N2 influenza cases in the country.
The number of fresh cases had dropped to zero on January 16, the first time since the outbreak of the pandemic.