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Delhi records 509 new Covid cases, no deaths; LNJP hospital on standby

Covid Surge Again: India records 3,095 new Covid cases

The national capital on Wednesday recorded 509 fresh Covid cases in a span of 24 hours, a Delhi government health bulletin stated. No deaths, however, were reported.

The positivity rate of the city stands at 26.54 per cent. Also, 424 patients have been discharged after recovery. The number of active cases currently stands at 1,795.

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The health bulletin mentioned that 1,918 people were tested in the last 24 hours. A total of 248 Rapid Antigen Tests were conducted. Besides, 142 beneficiaries were vaccinated in the last 24 hours, of which 27 got their first dose, 38 second dosage and 77 were given precaution dose.

Delhi’s Lok Nayak Jay Prakash (LNJP) Hospital is fully geared up to deal with any situation if the present Covid case spike turns into another major outbreak.

There are apprehensions of a new Covid wave and therefore, the government and the health sector is getting to ready to deal with any emergency situation.

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The LNJP Hospital is one of the big hospitals where a special Covid Emergency unit has been set up in Delhi.

On Wednesday, an IANS correspondent visiting the hospital to gauge the situation found that the the hospital was equipped with 450 Covid beds, out of which only 10 were occupied and the rest were vacant.

Covid Surge Again: India records 3,095 new Covid cases

Apart from this, the hospital has 178 Covid ICU beds waiting in the case of any emergency. There were adequate security arrangements, including private guards and paramilitary personnel, to maintain law and order inside the hospital premises.

A few family members who had come with their relatives were also satisfied with the hospital service.

Delhi had recorded 521 fresh Covid-19 cases on Tuesday, the highest single-day rise since August 27 last year, and 512 case on Monday.

(With inputs from IANS)

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