As the Central and state governments allow phase-wise relaxation in curbs to get the life up and running again following over two months of lockdown to prevent the spread of Covid-19, we bring you the latest updates from Delhi.
* Reminding all stakeholders that the public must not be made to run from one hospital to another for different Covid-19 tests when the number of infections has already exceeded 1.16 lakh in the capital, Delhi high court on Thursday directed ICMR and healthcare accreditation body NABL to fast-track the process of granting approvals to private labs and hospitals to conduct rapid antigen and RT-PCR tests.
*Update at 9.40pm: Covid-19 cases cross the 10 lakh mark in India with the highest single-day spike of 34,956 cases, and 687 deaths. Total positive cases stand at 10,03,832 including 3,42,473 active cases, 6,35,757 cured/discharged/migrated and 25,602 deaths, ANI reports quoting Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
*The number of active cases on Thursday stood at 17,407, down from 17,807 the previous day. On June 23, the national capital had reported the highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases, till date. The death toll from Covid-19 in Delhi stood at 3,487 on Wednesday.
*The national capital reported 1,652 new Covid-19 cases and 58 deaths on Thursday, said the health department.
*As many as 5,896 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 14,329 rapid antigen tests have been conducted in Delhi on Thursday. So far, a total of 7,56,661 tests have been conducted, informed the department.
*Every critical Covid-19 patient admitted in a Delhi hospital may now be allocated one health worker round the clock who will closely monitor the person. This is one of the many interventions that Delhi government planned to reduce the mortality rate.
*The state health and family welfare department has issued an advisory to all hospitals and autonomous centres under Delhi government, apart from all private hospitals, with an illustrative list of interventions involving end-to-end in-hospital management.

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