The increase in COVID-19 cases and deaths in Delhi has also resulted in a nearly two-fold increase in hospitals in just a fortnight. Officials claim that people with comorbidities are admitted.
The Delhi government estimates that at least 90% of those hospitalized patients did not receive booster doses. Most of the admissions occurred on Tuesday when the national capital recorded 900 cases.
Although fewer cases were recorded on Tuesday compared to the days before, when the city reported over 2,000 cases for 12 straight days this month, hospitalizations accounted for 61% of all cases reported for the day.
As per the information provided by the municipal health department, Delhi recorded 917 new Covid cases on Tuesday with a positive rate of 19.20%, the highest in over 200 days and three additional deaths from the infection.
Even while the increase in infections and hospitalizations is not yet concerning, experts have emphasised the importance of wearing masks and following the proper COVID measures.
On August 1, 307 (3.26 per cent) of Delhi’s 9,405 coronavirus patient beds were occupied. The occupancy rate was 3.75 per cent by August 2. It was 4% on the next day. It increased most days and peaked on August 16 at 6.24 per cent.
On August 6, the bed occupancy rate was 5%. By August 11, it was 5.97%. The occupancy rate on August 12 was 6.13 per cent, dropping slightly to 5.99 per cent the next day. On August 14, it reached 6.21 per cent. It stood at 6.31% on August 15.
Doctors have also noticed the increase in hospital admissions for viral infections over the past week. He informed that most of the patients have several comorbid conditions, while among them some are unvaccinated. Some patients also had lung involvement, causing antiviral medications and additional Covid medications.
The number of patients has been increasing day by day. Usually, they would see 4 to 5 patients daily. But it rose to 8 to 10 patients per day. The government announced on Tuesday that hospitals had been alerted. Manish Sisodia, the deputy chief minister, has recommended people get the preventive dose of the vaccine since it increases their level of immunity to the virus.
90% of corona-infected patients admitted to hospitals are those who have received only two doses of the vaccination. 10% of patients developed corona infection following the third dosage of the vaccination. It demonstrates that persons who use preventive doses are less likely to gain corona infection.