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Delhi shatters record for Covid deaths with 131 fatalities

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New Delhi: As the wrath of the Covid-19 pandemic continued to grapple the national capital, it reported the highest single-day fatalities on Wednesday at 131, taking its overall death toll to 7,943, while 7,486 new cases out of the 60,229 samples tested in the last 24 hours mounted Delhi’s Covid tally to 5,03,084.

The fatalities recorded are the highest in a day coming in parallel to the sharp spike in cases being reported after months-long lull. Delhi has seen an alarming spike in cases in recent weeks, recording more new cases than any other state in the country.

Meanwhile, the Delhi Corona App showed that 1,236 out of 1,347 ventilator beds in dedicated ICU wards across the hospitals in the capital city are occupied, leaving a large waiting list for the patients to procure even a single bed. All the major private and government hospitals have shown full occupancy, as per the application.

As per the government data, 6,901 patients recovered from the deadly disease in the last 24 hours. Delhi’s test positivity rate stood at 11.71 per cent while the case fatality rate stood at 1.57 per cent.

The only silver lining is that the number of tests conducted crossed the 60,000-mark after days of testing abysmally low number of samples since the Diwali festivity started.

Currently, 9,343 out of 16,884 beds are occupied in the hospitals, 568 out of 8,217 beds in the dedicated Covid Care Centres and 219 out of 562 beds in the dedicated Covid Health Centres. Over 24,842 people are in home isolation. The number of containment zones has been raised to 4,444.

November is turning out to be the most precarious month for the national capital in managing the pandemic. The capital city is just halfway into the month, but it has already reported an alarming spike in the number of cases and deaths.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday visited the state-government GTB Hospital to review the preparedness. He said that in a review meeting, the doctors have agreed to increase the strength of the ICU beds by 232, which means that the total number of ICU beds in GTB Hospital will go up to 400.

Around 663 beds will be increased in other Delhi government hospitals in the next few days. Apart from this, with the Centre assuring 750 additional ICU beds, around 1,400 beds will be increased across hospitals in Delhi in the coming few days.

He said that despite the huge spike in the number of cases, the doctors and nurses in Delhi are doing a commendable in treating corona patients.

Briefing the media after the hospital visit, Kejriwal said, “The corona cases have been rising in Delhi for the past few days, but overall, there is sufficient number of beds in the hospitals. If we leave some big private hospitals, there are adequate number of beds available in the government and private hospitals.”

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Mobile internet services suspended in some parts of Delhi-NCR

In view of the prevailing situation in Delhi, internet temporarily suspended at Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur borders and its adjoining areas.

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New Delhi: Mobile internet services suspended in some parts of Delhi-NCR after farmers clashed with police in national capital.

In view of the prevailing situation in Delhi, internet temporarily suspended at Tikri, Singhu, Ghazipur borders and its adjoining areas.

Entry/exit gates of Jama Masjid metro station on violet line closed. On red line, Dilshad Garden, Jhilmil and Mansarovar Park metro stations have been closed.

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Republic Day: CRPF has given 45 companies to Delhi Police, informs DG

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police on the occasion of Republic Day, of which 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force (RAF).”

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New Delhi, Jan 25 : Central Reserve Police Force, Director General AP Maheshwari wished the countrymen on the occasion of 72nd Republic Day.

He further informed that CRPF has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police of which are 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force. DG AP Maheshwari said, “On the occasion of Republic Day, I would like to wish all the countrymen on behalf of CRPF. We have developed a new technology by inducting night vision and day vision device which is called fusion monocular. This assists the soldiers in a clear vision during both day and night time.

Central Reserve Police Force (CRPF) has provided 45 companies to Delhi Police on the occasion of Republic Day, of which 13 companies are of Rapid Action Force (RAF).”

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Delhi Lt. Governor’s message to citizens on 72nd Republic Day

Entire nation will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day tomorrow.

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Delhi L-G Anil Baijal

New Delhi, Jan 25 : Lieutenant Governor of Delhi, Anil Baijal has extended his warm greetings and good wishes to the people of Delhi and nation ahead of the 72nd anniversary of Indian Republic.

LG said that with ten months of determined efforts against COVID-19, today we are moving towards restoring normalcy in all the areas.

On this occasion, he particularly appreciated and thanked the efforts made by all the corona warriors, doctors, administrative officers, health workers, teachers, police, armed forces and Para Military forces, civil defence volunteers.

Entire nation will be celebrating the 72nd Republic Day tomorrow.

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