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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.
*Delhi government to give Rs 1 crore to kin of doctor who died on duty
*Delhi government may change its Covid-19 management strategy after studying the sero survey outcome.
*Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain said the sero survey would be based on a representative sample to get a comprehensive picture of the latest situation.
*Update at 10.25am: Active Covid-19 cases in India stand at 4,26,167, while 7,82,606 people have recovered so far, reports PTI quoting Union health ministry
*Update at 9.40am: India’s Covid-19 tally stands at 12,38,635 with highest single-day spike of 45,720 new cases and 1,129 deaths, reports ANI quoting health ministry
*ANI update at 9.34am: The total number of Covid-19 samples tested up to 22nd July is 1,50,75,369 including 3,50,823 samples tested yesterday: Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)
*Health screening of people who volunteered for the trial of Covaxin — India’s indigenous vaccine for Covid-19 — has started. Delhi-based Dr Dangs Lab, which has been selected as the central lab for human clinical trials of Covaxin, said it has already started receiving samples from 50 to 100 subjects per day from various trial sites for safety testing.
*Delhi government will conduct a monthly serological survey to assess the prevalence of immunity against Covid-19 among people. It will be carried out between the first and fifth days of the month. The government is preparing a detailed protocol for the survey, which will be conducted in both containment and non-containment zones and will include a bigger sample size than the one used in the latest survey.*Among Delhi’s 11 districts, the highest number of people have been infected by the novel coronavirus in Central district, where the infection rate is 27.9%. South West district was the least affected, with just 12.9% of its inhabitants falling prey.
*Districts with upscale areas, such as New Delhi (22.1%) and South (18.6%) or with rural stretches, such as West (19.1%), have a lower infection percentage compared with densely popular districts with unauthorised colonies like East (23.9%), North (25.3%), Shahdara (27.6%) and North East (27.7%).
*A month after Hindu Rao Hospital was declared a Covid facility, five LAMA (leave against medical advice) cases, where the patients left the facility, have been reported.
*The recent serological survey conducted by the National Centre for Disease Control and Delhi government, based on over 21,387 samples collected between June 27 and July 5, indicated that around one-fourth (22.9%) of Delhi has been exposed to the virus so far and recovered.