New Delhi: Health Minister Satyendar Jain has said that seventy-five per cent of patients who died due to COVID-19 in Delhi were unvaccinated.
According to official data, of the 97 people who died in the national capital due to coronavirus, between January 9 to January 12, 70 people were unvaccinated, while 19 had taken the first jab and eight were fully vaccinated.
“Nearly 75 per cent of the people who died due to coronavirus had not even taken a single dose of the vaccine. It is important to get vaccinated. There have also been instances where people had severe illnesses before they contracted COVID-19,” ANI quoted Jain as saying.
The health minister further said that the national capital is expected to record less than 25,000 coronavirus cases today and that more than 13,000 hospital beds are lying vacant in the city.
On Thursday, Delhi reported the sharpest single-day spike since the pandemic began and recorded 28,867 COVID-19 cases and 31 deaths, while the positivity rate jumped to 29.21 per cent.
With a spike in the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi, the number of containment zones has gone up from less than 1,000 to nearly 24,000.
South Delhi topped the list with 8,383 containment zones followed by West Delhi at 4,109, Central Delhi at 3,493, and New Delhi at 2,354. The lowest number of containment zones is in East Delhi at 151.
Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said that COVID-19 cases are increasing fast but there is no reason to worry.
He also emphasised that hospitalisation and death rates are low.
Urging people to be responsible, the Delhi CM assured them that the government has made all preparations and there are enough hospital beds.
“There is no need to panic. Cases have risen but hospitalisation and deaths are low. We have made all the preparations and there is no shortage of beds,” Kejriwal told reporters.