- UPDATED: April 9, 2021, 12:35 IST
As Covid-19 cases continue to mount in Delhi, the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital has stopped all other non-Covid services at the facility to tackle the rapid spread in coronavirus cases.
In a statement on Friday, the hospital has said, “In view of surge of Covid-19 patients, all the non-Covid services provided at Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital are hereby suspended with immediate effect till further orders.”
On Thursday, a vaccine office at the hospital tested positive for Covid-19, leading to chaos and delay in the vaccination process here.
The Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital sees the maximum rush of vaccine beneficiaries coming to get the jab every day. On Thursday, vaccination was delayed till 11.30 am following the vaccine officer testing positive.
Meanwhile, Delhi recorded 7,437 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, the highest single-day surge this year, while 24 more people died due to the infection, taking Delhi’s death toll to 11,157.
The Covid positivity rate also amounted to 8.1% from 6.1% the previous day. The massive spike in cases witnessed over the past few weeks continues.
This is also the first time that over 7,000 cases have been reported in a day in Delhi this year. The daily case count for the past two days was also above 5,000.
The highest single-day spike in Delhi to date — 8,593 cases — was reported on November 11. While on November 19, the city recorded 131 Covid-19 deaths, the highest single-day fatality since the pandemic began.