New Delhi: Amid concerns of Covid cases rising in the national capital, 14 more children tested positive for the virus, and are now admitted in private as well as government hospitals of the city, reported news agency ANI, citing official sources.
According to the news agency, most of the children admitted to hospitals for Covid-19 have comorbidities.
14 #COVID19 positive children are admitted to private and govt hospitals in Delhi. Most of them have comorbidities: Official Sources
— ANI (@ANI) April 16, 2022
Meanwhile, Delhi reported 366 new Covid-19 cases on Friday, which took the daily positivity rate to 3.95 per cent, the highest since February 3.
The total number of active cases recorded in the city stood at 1,072, which is the highest number of patients since March 7.
There were 209 recoveries on Friday, which pushed the total number to 18,40,342 since the outbreak of pandemic in Delhi. The total death toll due to the virus in the city stands at 26,158, reported ANI.
According to ANI report, until Friday there were 51 patients admitted to Delhi hospitals out of which 30 were suspected cases of Covid-19, while 21 were found positive of the virus. The number of people in home isolation stands at 685.
Keeping in view the rising Covid cases, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Thursday issued an advisory to private schools to take all possible precautionary measures in order to prevent spreading of infection.
In the advisory, Directorate of Education of the national capital stated that school authorities must intimate to Directorate about any Covid case noticed/reported in the institute.