Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday that the national capital seems to have reached its peak of COVID-19 infection and the government will look at easing restrictions when the cases reach 15,000. He said Delhi is expected to register around 20,000 cases on Saturday, which is less than Friday’s figure of 24,383.
On Thursday, Delhi recorded 28,867 cases, the highest since the start of the pandemic. “We can say that Delhi has reached a peak in terms of cases. Cases have started decreasing. Let us see when there is a decline,” he told reporters. He reiterated that the hospitalization rate in Delhi has stabilized.
Asked if restrictions will be eased in Delhi as the cases have come down, he said, “Let’s wait. The cases have started to decline. They came down to 24,000 yesterday and will come down to 20000 today. Let it come down to 15,000 or so. And then we’ll see.”
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