Third Covid Wave In Delhi? "Early To Say, But Possibility," Says Minister

Third Covid Wave In Delhi? "Early To Say, But Possibility," Says Minister

Newsdesk |
October 29, 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain has said it was too early to say if the record one-day surge of 5,673 cases in the national capital indicated the start of a third wave of COVID-19 infections in the city. "We should wait and observe the trend for a week. We will not be able to say anything in definite terms till then. It is too early to call it a third wave just yet. But, it might be a possibility," said Mr Jain, who has been overseeing the readiness of healthcare facilities in Delhi amid the pandemic.

New Delhi, 29 October 2020

Delhi has been recording an average of 4,000-plus cases for the past week. It logged 4,853 new coronavirus cases for the first time on Monday, and broke that record two days later - a worrying sign, especially when COVID-19 levels have shown a drastic drop nationally.

Mr Jain, however, has said the steady rise in cases was not unexpected. "This is the season of festivals and it has become slightly cold as well. We have made some changes to our strategy. Now, when a person tests positive, we also test his entire family and all his close contacts. We do this not just once but twice - the second time after 4 to 5 days," he said.

Source -NDTV


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