Patients play chess inside an isolation ward in Shehnai Banquet Hall near LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi

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 reported 2,187 fresh cases of Covid-19 on Thursday taking the tally to 1,07,051.
*Delhi government’s health bulletin revealed 45 fresh fatalities in the past 24 hours, taking the death toll to 3,258. The active cases stood at 21,567, the lowest in the past 28 days (since June 12).
*In the wake of high demand and low supply of plasma, Delhi government has made it necessary for hospitals requiring plasma from the recently opened plasma bank for the treatment of Covid-19 patients to arrange voluntary replacement donors. The government believes that with many patients recovering every day, it would not be difficult for the hospital to arrange donors.
*After plasma therapy yielded encouraging results in the case of four serious Covid patients, including two admitted in the intensive care unit at Lok Nayak Hospital, it has been tried on many patients, including Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain. The recovery of many led the government to establish a plasma bank at the Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences in Vasant Kunj.
*Over 78,000 persons have recovered from the corona infection. The plasma bank was inaugurated by the chief minister on July 2, but in the past eight days, only around 100 persons have come forward to donate plasma.

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