New Delhi: With 2,244 fresh cases of coronavirus, the total tally swelled close to 1,00,000 mark on Sunday. As the city is recording 2,338 cases on average every day in the past week, the total number of cases is likely to cross the 1,00,000 mark on Monday. Delhi’s total tally stood at 99,444 on Sunday.
On the other hand, there are many positives which have emerged lately in the national capital and it can be categorically stated that things are not that bad as they were about a week ago.
On Saturday, the recovery rate exceeded 70 per cent for the first time. 3,083 people recovered from the illness on Sunday taking the total recovery figures to 71,339 in the national capital. The number of active cases is 25,038 till Sunday.
With 32,477 tests per million on Sunday, Delhi has among the highest testing rates in the country. A total of 6,43,504 tests have been conducted so far.
As Delhi is the worst hit city in the country, the authorities are leaving no stone unturned to better the coronavirus situation.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday informed the citizens that two-third of the beds are now vacant in the national capital. He tweeted, “Less and less people in Delhi are now requiring hospitalisation, more and more people are getting cured at home. Whereas there were around 2,300 new patients daily last week, no of patients in hospital has gone down from 6,200 to 5,300. Today, 9,900 corona beds are free.”
L-G Anil Baijal inaugurated the world’s largest Covid care centre on Sunday. Sardar Patel Covid care centre has capacity to accommodate 10,000 patients. It has been set up at Chhatarpur for treating mild and asymptomatic patients. The centre is 1,700 feet long and 700 feet wide. Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) will act as the nodal agency for the centre.
Moreover, the officials from the Delhi government on Sunday informed that a 24x7 Covid-19 war room will be set up to keep a track of the fight against the coronavirus and it will also suggest measures to deal with the present situation. It will operate from the Delhi Secretariat and will house 25 experts. It will become operational in the next few days.