Covid-19 Pandemic Phase Ending in Delhi, Claims Health Minister Satyendar Jain
Updated On Mar 08, 2021
According to reports, Satyendar Jain, Health Minister, Delhi has claimed that the Covid-19 pandemic phase is on the verge of ending.
“Covid-19 is nearing an endemic phase in the national capital. According to the experts, some cases may continue to arise in the endemic phase”, Jain said. He further added that Delhi had witnessed a swine flu outbreak about a decade ago, however, still some cases are reported on an yearly basis. Delhi Health Minister emphasizes that the novel coronavirus is not going to end completely and people will have to learn to live with it. It must be noted that an infection is said to be endemic when it is maintained at a baseline level in a geographic area without any form of external input.
As per Jain, the Covid-19 positivity rate in the national capital was well below 1% as compared to 15% in November last year.
It must be noted that over the last 60 days, the coronavirus positivity rate in Delhi has remained below 1%. According to Satyendar Jain, there is not much fluctuation in the Covid-19 positivity rate.
The World Health Organisation states that the Covid-19 positivity rate should remain under 5% to consider that things are normal and under control.
According to the Delhi Health Minister, less than 10% beds reserved for novel coronavirus patients are occupied in hospitals across the city at the present time. Jain also stated that the testing rate in Delhi was quite high and 5 times the national average.
Recently, a health bulletin highlighting the conduction of over 91,000 COVID-19 tests was issued by the Delhi government.
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