Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, today, said that as of now there are around 1,000 ICU beds available in Delhi. He said 30 per cent of the COVID patients were from other states being admitted to Delhi hospitals.
He further said, “Delhi had reported 3,812 COVID-19 positive cases. The death ratio for 10 days is 0.77 and so far we have conducted over 25 lakh tests in the national capital. As of now, there are around 1,000 ICU beds available in Delhi”
“There is no problem in the availability of plasma right now in Delhi. People coming from outside Delhi, mostly require ICU beds currently. Anyone can check on the Delhi COVID app regarding the availability of beds, nothing is concealed…anyone can check it,” he added.
— ANI (@ANI) September 21, 2020
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare counts a total number of active COVID-19 cases in Delhi to 32,097 where, India’s COVID-19 count reached 54,87,581 on Monday, with a spike of 86,961 new cases and 1,130 deaths in the last 24 hours
Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan said on Sunday that, “The COVID outbreak in India has reached community transmission stage, pointing out that “only 10 states are reporting maximum cases” and that the bulk of these is in “few districts”, and Delhi is among those 10 states with the maximum number of COVID cases.
Talking about the increasing number of cases in the state where most of the COVID Patients come from the neighboring states, who need the ICU beds, the Delhi Health Minister said, “The ICU beds and other beds are being increased continuously across the national capital, and there are about 1,000 intensive care unit beds in the city.”
According to the Health Minister, the death ratio for 10 days is 0.77 and so far over 25 lakh tests have been conducted in the national capital. Meanwhile, the Union Health Ministry counts 10,03,299 active cases, and 43,96,399 cured and discharged or migrated patients.
A few days back, the health minister Satyendar Jain claimed that Over 500 intensive care unit (ICU) beds had been added in Delhi’s private sector hospitals for the treatment of patients with Covid-19 disease. He also claimed that the COVID positivity rate in the city could see a further downwards trend in the coming days with the government’s efforts of increasing the Covid-19 tests in the Capital.
“The ICU beds are being increased in the government hospitals as well, and we are monitoring the capacity of all the hospitals regularly. Over 8,000 beds earmarked Covid-19 beds are still vacant, and we will increase the count further if necessary,” he said.