The Covid situation in Delhi is rapidly deteriorating with 17,282 more people testing positive in the past 24 hours and 104 deaths being reported. The positive cases came out of 1.08 lakh tests — 73,915 RT-PCR and 34,619 rapid antigen — with the positivity rate recorded at 15.92%, the highest ever in the state. “There are no ICU beds available in most big hospitals, both public and private. There is no sign of the outbreak ebbing either,” said a senior doctor at AIIMS, adding that if cases continue to grow at this rate, the city’s health infrastructure may collapse. The current wave of Covid-19 is sparing no one. City hospitals say they are getting infants as young as eight months old with severe symptoms of the disease, including persistent fever and pneumonia, necessitating admission. Earlier, it was believed that Covid-19 in children was mostly harmless and moderate to severe symptoms, if any, were rare. Stay with TOI for everything from your city.
THE TIMES OF INDIA | Apr 15, 2021, 08:34:15 IST