New Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that coronavirus cases have crossed one lakh mark in Delhi but there is no need to panic as around 72,000 people have also recovered.
Addressing a digital press briefing, the CM informed that out of the 25,000 active patients, 15,000 are being treated at home.
“Death rate has also come down. We've also started the country's first corona plasma bank. Our trials have shown that plasma therapy can help moderate patients improve significantly,” said Kejriwal.
Continuing further, he urged the eligible plasma donors to come forward and donate it.
“The number of people who need plasma is more than those coming forward to donate it. I urge all those who are eligible to come forward and donate plasma. It will not cause any pain or weakness. Those donating plasma are doing selfless service to society,” said Kejriwal.
The CM said that his team is calling people and requesting them to donate plasma. He asked people not to refuse the request. “Hospitals should also give counselling to patients who have recovered and encourage them to donate plasma,” he said.