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Delhi reports zero Covid patients in hospitals; first since March 2020

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain took to Twitter to confirm the same and salute the entire medical fraternity for their dedicated service

Delhi reports zero Covid patients in hospital; first since March 2020
New Delhi, First Published Mar 17, 2022, 2:02 PM IST

Delhi on Thursday reported zero hospital patients for the first time since the outbreak of the first wave of Coronavirus in March 2020. 

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain took to Twitter to inform, "All the COVID patients of the third wave have been successfully treated & discharged from LNJP Hospital. For the first time since March 2020, zero patients of COVID-19 are admitted to the hospital. Salute to the entire medical fraternity for their dedicated service."

Delhi on Tuesday reported 144 coronavirus cases and one fatality, while the positivity rate stood at 0.39 per cent, according to data shared by the health department here on Thursday. The Delhi government did not issue the health bulletin on Wednesday.

Including the latest reported cases, the national capital’s case count increased to 18,63,345, while the death toll stood at 26,144, the health bulletin stated.

Meanwhile, as many as 3,837 Covid-19 vaccines were administered to children between 12 and 14 years in Delhi on Wednesday as the vaccination exercise for this age group began amid a steady decline in the number of new infections.

However, with the Covid-19 vaccination drive thrown open to children between the ages of 12 and 14 years just two days after it was announced, the government’s CoWIN portal had not been updated to allow booking for these slots. This resulted in very few children walking into vaccination sites, with 3,837 shots administered on Wednesday.

Also read: Corbevax vaccine for kids aged 12-14 years priced at Rs 990 in private hospitals, Rs 145 in govt facilities

Also read: 'Get vaccinated' PM Modi tells 12-14 age group as India expands vaccination drive

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