The Weekend Leader - Covid-19 cases in national capital rise to 97

Covid-19 cases in national capital rise to 97

New Delhi

30-March-2020

The national capital of India -- Delhi reported 97 positive cases of deadly Coronavirus on Monday, the directorate general of health service of Delhi Government said.

It also stated that out of 97 total positive cases, 5 have been discharged and 2 people succumbed to the deadly virus affect. It further pointed that currently 89 people are admitted in various hospitals across the capital city. The report of the health department stated that one of the COVID-19 patients was a foreign national and he has gone back to his country.

The report further highlighted that a total 2168 sample has been sent for testing. The hospitals have also received reports of 1846 samples. So far a total 322 reports of the samples are pending.

It stated that a total 21628 people who came in contact with COVID-19 patients have been put under home quarantine till date. Currently, 19,989 people are under home quarantine. It also stated that 1639 people have completed their 14 days period of home quarantine. In Delhi, a total 1137 people are under institutional quarantine till date.

Earlier in the day, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain held a review meeting with medical superintendents of all government hospitals about the preparedness in wake of COVID-19 situation in the city.

"Crisis support and counselling centre at IHBAS is operational from 8 am to 8 pm on all seven days for COVID-19 epidemic," the report stated.

It also stated that house to house surveillance for contact tracing of positive cases is being done by health workers in all districts.

The report also highlighted that a total 209567 passengers from COVID-19 affected countries have been screened at Delhi airport and placed under surveillance.

It also pointed that Centralised Accident and Trauma Services (CATS) received a total 144 calls.

The government has activated 10 lines in Directorate General of Health Services (DGHS) state headquarter control room and so far a total 998 calls were responded.A. IANS


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