Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday mentioned the pandemic scenario within the metropolis has turn into ‘worrisome’, with oxygen inventory, and the Remdesivir and Tocilizumab medication briefly provide
New Delhi: Delhi on Saturday recorded the most important leap in its every day COVID-19 tally with 24,375 contemporary instances, and 167 individuals died because of the illness within the final 24 hours, whereas the positivity fee additionally shot as much as 24.56 p.c — that means each fourth pattern being examined within the metropolis is popping out to be constructive.
A day in the past, 19,486 COVID-19 instances and 141 associated deaths had been reported within the metropolis.
Amid escalating coronavirus instances, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday mentioned the pandemic scenario within the metropolis has turn into “very serious and worrisome”, with oxygen inventory, and Remdesivir and Tocilizumab medication for sufferers briefly provide.
He mentioned the variety of beds are additionally operating out quick and the Delhi authorities is attempting to escalate beds on a big scale within the coming days.
“The cases of COVID-19 are rising quick in Delhi. In the final 24 hours, round 24,000 contemporary instances have been reported. Within a day, the quantity has gone up from round 19,500 to round 24,000. So, the scenario may be very critical and worrisome,” Kejriwal mentioned.
He mentioned no one is aware of when the height of the present wave will come and subsequently, it was wanted to be totally ready to cope with the rising scenario.
If the COVID-19 scenario turns into extra critical, the Delhi authorities will take all of the steps wanted to forestall lack of lives, the chief minister mentioned, indicating extra restrictions within the coming days.
Meanwhile, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, accompanied by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, visited the Ambedkar Nagar Hospital on Saturday.
“Inspected the Ambedkar Nagar Hospital. Instructed the hospital authorities to ensure no patient should face any inconvenience and there shouldn’t be any shortage of medical facilities,” tweeted Sisodia, who can also be the “nodal minister” for COVID-19 administration in Delhi.
Jain additionally tweeted that he “convened a meeting of all HODs of GTB hospital with Dy CM @msisodia ji”. “The 1500 bedded hospital is the 2nd largest covid dedicated facility, working day & night to treat the patients. We have directed to take cognisance of manpower, ICU beds & crowd management amidst the surge,” he mentioned within the tweet.
With the contemporary instances, the nationwide capital’s cumulative tally has risen to eight,27,998. The demise toll stands at 11,960, in response to the most recent bulletin.
A complete of 99,230 exams, together with 69,206 RT-PCR exams and 30,024 fast antigen exams, had been performed the day gone by, the bulletin mentioned.
So far, over 7.46 lakh sufferers have recovered in Delhi, it added. The variety of lively instances within the metropolis elevated to 69,799 from 61,005 the day earlier than, the bulletin said.
The variety of individuals beneath house isolation elevated to 32,156 from 29,705 on Friday, whereas that of containment zones mounted to 11,235 from 9,929 the day earlier than, it mentioned.