Covid-19 cases in Delhi have been increasing for the last few days. I am also concerned about it. We have been taking all appropriate measures to control it. We are considering taking more steps next week. I think the situation should come under control in 7 to 10 days and the cases should start decreasing,” he said during a press conference.
Addressing a press conference, the chief minister said, “COVID-19 cases have been increasing for the last few days. I am also concerned about it. We have been taking all appropriate measures to control it. We are considering taking more steps next week. I think the situation should come under control in 7 to 10 days and the cases should start decreasing.
Kejriwal said his government will submit the report along with a petition to Commission for Air Quality Management in the National Capital Region (NCR) and adjoining areas, and urge it to issue directions to all state government to implement it.
The spike in coronavirus cases coincide with the festive season and the huge spurt in pollution with the onset of winter season. Over the last two weeks, the number of infections recorded each day has been on an upward spiral.
Observing that a city is now witnessing a bigger daily spike than states like Maharashtra and Kerala, the court asked if the government has any concrete plan to control the situation.
COVID-19 infection rate in Delhi stood at 11.71 per cent while recovery rate stood at 89.19 per cent.
India currently has the world’s second-highest caseload. But it had been on the decline from the middle of September: daily case counts dropped from nearly 100,000 to as low as 37,000 in the weeks that followed, even as testing remained consistent.
8,600 beds out of the 16,573 Covid beds in Delhi’s public and private hospitals were full as of Wednesday evening, according to the government’s Corona app. But more worryingly, unoccupied beds in intensive care units (ICU) are more scarce – only 176 beds with ventilators and 338 beds without ventilators are available.
All of my patients would only go to a private hospital. But with the way things are going, we may have to settle for whatever beds we can get in the coming days. Many who can afford private healthcare will not choose to go to a public hospital in India, where the quality of infrastructure is often poorer. India has an abysmal record in public health.
The capital city of India reported 104 new deaths and 7,053 new infections. Data from the federal health ministry early on Friday showed that infections in the country rose by 44,789 in the past 24 hours.