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197 cases of black fungus in Delhi so far: Satyendar Jain

New Delhi, May 21 (UNI) Delhi Health Minister Satyendra Jain on Friday said 197 cases of black fungus have so far been recorded in Delhi, including some patients coming from outside of the national capital. Mr Jain highlighted that black fungus or mucormycosis can be treated through the standard protocol only, and not at home. Only on the advice of the doctor, he appealed, that the patients should take steroids and said that black fungus is happening due to an increase in blood sugar levels and decreased immunity by taking steroids.

COVID-19: Delhi lockdown extended till May 24

New Delhi, May 16 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday announced the extension of COVID-19 lockdown in the National Capital for one more week. Mr Kejriwal told mediapersons that the Delhi government is extending the COVID-19 lockdown for one more week in the city adding that the instead of tomorrow, lockdown is being extended till May 24, 0500 hrs in the National Capital.

Delhi records 6,456 COVID-19 cases, 262 deaths

New Delhi, May 16 (UNI) Delhi recorded 6,456 cases of COVID-19 and 262 deaths from the virus in the past 24 hours, a health bulletin said here on Sunday. The positivity rate in the national capital is 10.40 per cent while the fatality rate is 1.55 per cent. With the fresh infections, the active cases have reached 62,783, but a total of 9,706 patients also recovered in the past day.

Covid-19: Delhi sees 332 deaths, 17,364 cases

New Delhi, May 8 (UNI) The national capital has registered 17,364 fresh cases of COVID-19 and 332 deaths during the past 24 hours, the government said on Saturday. According to the daily health bulletin, the new additions took the City's caseload to 13,10,231 and the death toll to 19,071. The positivity rate in Delhi has now come down to 23.34 per cent from Friday's 24.92 per cent. As many as 74,384 people were tested in the past day while 20,160 people were cured and discharged taking the total recoveries to 12,03,253.

We aim to vaccinate entire Delhi within 3 months: Chief Minister...

New Delhi, May 8 (UNI) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said that his government can vaccinate the entire National Capital within three months if 80-85 lakh doses of vaccines are provided per month. 'We want all of Delhi to get vaccinated as soon as possible. Vaccination is a defence mechanism that can save lives. Right now, the second wave is in operation and it is being said that the possibility of a Third Wave looms large. Thus, it is our aim that the entire Delhi be vaccinated within 3 months,' he said.

Delhi govt to organise free mass COVID vaccination drive for all...

New Delhi, May 7 (UNI) Delhi Government will organise free mass COVID-19 vaccination drive for all media houses in the National Capital. '@ArvindKejriwal Govt to organize Free Mass COVID vaccination drive for all Media houses. It will include Electronic Media/Digital Media/Print Media. Vaccination camps will be organized at their offices & Delhi Govt will bear all the cost,' the AAP said in a tweet on Friday. Earlier, on April 26, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had announced that the Delhi government has decided to administer the COVID-19 vaccine free of cost to all above 18 years of age in the city.

Free ration for 72 lakh card holders for next 2 months:...

New Delhi, May 4 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Tuesday announced that the Delhi government will provide free ration to all the 72 lakh ration card holders of the National Capital for the next two months. He also announced that the Delhi government will provide financial assistance of Rs 5,000 to every auto and taxi driver of Delhi. The government had done the same last time, helping 1.56 lakh such drivers,

Centre is answerable to people of Delhi: SC over oxygen shortage

New Delhi, Apr 30 (UNI) The Supreme Court on Friday reminded the central government that it has a "special responsibility" towards Delhi and is also answerable to the people of the national capital. "Delhi represents the nation and there is hardly anyone ethnically Delhite…You have a special responsibility as the Centre", Justice DY Chandrachud of a three-judge bench said as quoted by Livelaw.

COVID: 22,933 test positive in Delhi, 350 more die in past...

New Delhi, Apr 25 (UNI) The national capital on Sunday reported a massive spike of 22,933 fresh cases of COVID-19 while 350 people lost their lives. The new infections took the city's caseload to 10,27,715 and the death toll to 14,248.

Delhi records biggest spike of nearly 20k COVID case, 141 deaths

New Delhi, Apr 16 (UNI) The national capital on Friday reported largest single-day spike of 19,486 new cases of COVID-19 while 141 people lost their lives. The new additions took the national capital's caseload to 8,03,623 and the death toll to 11,793. The city's positivity rate is 19.69 per cent. As many as 98,957 people were tested in the past one day. The recovery rate has now decreased to 90.94 per cent even as 12,649 were cured and discharged in past 24 hours.
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