As many as 26 health care staff, including doctors, have tested Covid-19 positive at the All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS).
“Of these, 20 are doctors and 6 MBBS students of AIIMS who have been found Covid-19 positive over the last 10 days,” a source said on Friday.
Earlier this it was reported that 37 doctors had tested positive at Delhi’s Sir Ganga Ram Hospital. While only two had taken both the vaccine out of the 26 who tested positive for Covid-19, added the source.
Among the 20 doctors who tested positive at AIIMS includes two faculty members. While the rests are the resident doctors and a majority of them are showing mild symptoms of Covid-19.
According to the source, the contacts of most of them have been traced and the process is still on for some. There are more than 3,000 doctors including resident doctors and faculty members working with AIIMS.
The development of these two big hospitals in Delhi comes after the capital witnessed a steep increase in new cases over the last few weeks.
In view of the rising number of coronavirus cases every day, the Delhi government has ordered the closing of all government and private schools in the national capital.
On Thursday, the national capital witnessed its highest single-day spike this year after 7,437 fresh cases of Covid-19 were reported.