Delhi government ramps up bed capacity by 25% for Covid-19 patients
New Delhi: The Delhi government has decided to ramp up the bed capacity in city hospitals by 25 per cent for Covid patients. This has been done under the wake of rising numbers of Covid-19 cases in the national capital.
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said, “With 87,505 testings, we are testing 5 times higher than other states. Delhi’s positivity rate stands at 4.11%. The number of beds in private hospitals has been escalated from 15% to 25%. At present, 2/3rds of the beds in Delhi hospitals are vacant.”
On Friday, Delhi recorded 3,594 new cases of Covid-19, the highest single day count of this year and of the last four months as well. The positivity rate stood at 4.11 per cent. Fourteen deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,050.
As per the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the government doesn’t plan to impose a lockdown in the national capital though the Covid-19 cases are rising at a fast pace again.
According to him, the Delhi government is heavily focusing on the vaccination of the deadly virus.
“This rise in cases now is the fourth wave. We are taking all possible measures, there is no need to worry,” he said.