411 ICU Beds Included 5 Days for Covid-19 Patients in Delhi: Officials
Over 400 ICU beds have actually been included healthcare facilities run by the Centre and the Delhi federal government in the city over the last five days in the middle of a surge in coronavirus cases, officials said on Saturday. The ICU beds have actually been added in both Delhi government and Centre-run hospitals following Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s order, an official stated.
” As many as 411 ICU beds have actually been added in government hospitals in Delhi over the last five days after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued directions in this regard,” the official said. Twenty-nine beds were added on Tuesday, 100 on Wednesday, 76 on Thursday and 206 on Saturday, the authorities said.
” A number of private hospitals have actually also included more ICU beds after they were told to reserve 80 percent of them for COVID-19 clients,” he stated. The Aam Aadmi Celebration government had on Thursday directed private hospitals to increase the percentage of non-ICU COVID-19 beds from 50 percent to 60 per cent.
It had likewise order 42 personal health centers to reserve 80 percent of ICU beds for coronavirus patients with immediate impact. The national capital tape-recorded 6,608 fresh COVID-19 cases in a day taking the infection tally on Friday to over 5.17 lakh, while 118 more deaths during the very same duration pushed the death toll to 8,159, authorities had actually stated.
The positivity rate was 10.59 percent, according to a bulletin provided by the Delhi health department on Friday. The city reported 7,456 COVID-19 cases on Thursday and the positivity rate was 12.09 per cent. The highest single-day spike in cases till date in Delhi was 8,593 which was taped on November11 On the exact same day, 85 casualties were registered.
On Friday, 118 casualties were tape-recorded which took the death toll to 8,159 The city had actually tape-recorded its greatest 131 single-day deaths on November18 The overall number of cases climbed to 5,17,238 on Friday, of which 4,68,143 have actually recuperated. The city, as per information on Friday, had 40,936 active cases, down from 43,221 on Thursday. The recovery rate was over 89 per cent.
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