Thursday, Aug 11, 2022

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal Tests Positive For Covid-19; Total Infection In Capital Spikes To Over 4,000

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal who has tested positive for Covid-19, has urged people who came in contact with him in the last few days to quarantine and get tested.

File image of Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal tests positive for Covid-19. The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) convenor informed about his health on Twitter on January 4.

"I have tested positive for Covid. Mild symptoms. Have isolated myself at home. Those who came in touch wid me in last few days, kindly isolate urself and get urself tested," the CM tweeted.

The national capital along with Mumbai is the worst-hit city as India sees a surge in Omicron and Covid-19 cases. 

On Monday, Delhi reported a rising positivity rate with 4,099 new cases in 24 hours and recorded one Covid-related death. 

According to reports, the national capital has recorded a positivity rate of 6.46 per cent. As many as 6,288 Covid-19 patients and suspected cases are in home isolation. 

A Yellow Alert has been sounded in Delhi on December 29, with several stricter restrictions.  According to reports, stricter curbs could be imposed in the state amid a rising number of cases. 

On Monday, over 20,900 children in Delhi between the age of 15 to 18 years received Covid vaccine doses on the first day of the inoculation drive for this group of beneficiaries. In the northeast district, the highest 3,687 children were vaccinated. In the Central district, the least 739 children received the vaccine shots till 6 pm. As many as 2,667 beneficiaries in the Southwest district received the shots, while 2,268 were in the east district and 2,034 in New Delhi. In west Delhi 1,956 children were vaccinated, 1,806 in south Delhi, 1,705 in South East Delhi, 1,394 in north district, 1,210 in northwest Delhi and 1,532 in Shahdara.

On Sunday, Kejriwal had addressed the media and said that the severity of Omicron cases is milder in comparison to the Delta variant of last year.