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Kumar said the study shows that the virus is mutating and the disease severity is mild

Speaking on the rise in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, the LNJP MD said that when positivity is more than 20 per cent then it is an alarming situation and it means that people might require beds and ICU for high-risk patients.

"The number of new cases in Delhi is increasing and we have seen positivity around 25 per cent. We have seen that more and more people are admitted with comorbidities. When positivity is more than 20 per cent then it is an alarming situation and it means that people might require beds and ICU for high-risk patients. In the coming days we see that more people will be requiring hospital admission," he said.

He further welcomed the decision of the Delhi government for closing all restaurants in the national capital.

"This is a good step. I welcome this decision because there is a lot of infection when we do dining in a closed environment. The surfaces, tables, chairs are contaminated and while you are eating you don't wear a mask so the chances of spread are much more. It is a very important step and definitely, it will help in help in decreasing the spread of the Covid virus," said Suresh Kumar.

He also welcomed the Indian Council of Medical Research's (ICMR) latest guidelines that anyone who has come in contact with a Covid-infected patient, does not necessarily need to take the Covid-19 test unless the person is in the 'high-risk' category based on age or comorbidities.

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