By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi |Updated: July 5, 2020, 3:28:00 pm
Delhi Coronavirus (Covid-19) India News Live Updates: Delhi recorded 2,505 fresh coronavirus cases on Saturday, taking the tally in the city to over 97,000, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 3,004, authorities said. Fifty-five fatalities were recorded in the last 24 hours, the Delhi health department said in a bulletin. It also said that 26 earlier deaths have been included in the cumulative figure.
The bulletin said the death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 3,004, and the total number of cases mounted to 97,200. On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases. The death toll from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 2,923 on Friday.
The health department in their revised guidelines for home isolation on Friday said COVID patients suffering from immunity-targeting health conditions like cancer, HIV, and others were not eligible for home isolation. The bulletin also said psychiatrists working in hospitals and medical institutions under the Delhi Health department would be deployed at COVID hospitals and facilities to provide tele-consultancy to patients.
L-G Anil Baijal inaugurates world’s ‘largest’ COVID care center
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal inaugurated the 10,000-bed Sardar Patel COVID care centre, the “largest” of its kind in the world, at the Radha Soami Satsang Beas here on Sunday. The centre has been set up in Chhatarpur for treating mild and asymptomatic coronavirus patients.
It will also serve as a treatment centre for those who are asymptomatic but cannot afford home isolation. The centre is 1,700 feet long, 700 feet wide — roughly the size of 20 football fields — and has 200 enclosures with 50 beds each. Authorities say it is the largest of its kind in the world.
While the Delhi government has provided administrative support, the Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will be the nodal agency operating the centre. Volunteers from the religious sect of Radha Soami Beas will also help run the centre.
This is the biggest ‘Sewa Yajna’ in human history: PM Modi to BJP members for their work during the lockdown
Addressing Prime Minister Narendra Modi paid his tribute to all the workers who lost their lives fighting the disease. he said, ” Several of our workers despite knowing the danger, kept working in the service of people and lost their lives. I pay my tributes to all of them & express condolences to their families.”
Reviewing relief works by BJP workers during the lockdown, Modi called it as the ” biggest ‘Sewa yajna’ in human history.”
“I urge you to prepare Digital booklets documenting the relief works, at Mandal, district, state & country levels. The booklets should be in at least 3 languages,” added the PM.