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With Delhi's recovery rate at 72%, no need to panic as covid-19 numbers reach one lakh: Kejriwal


NEW DELHI : Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that despite Delhi's COVID-19 cases having almost reached the 1-lakh mark, people must not panic as the recovery rate in the national capital now stands at 72 per cent.


"The number of COVID-19 cases have almost reached the one lakh mark in Delhi. However, there is no need to be intimidated by the number one lakh as almost 72,000 people have also recovered from the virus," said the Delhi Chief Minister.

He further said that Delhi's COVID-19 recovery rate now stands at 72 per cent which "is pretty big because it signifies that even though people are testing positive, they are recovering as well".

"Close to 20,000-24,000 samples are being tested in the national capital on a daily basis," he added.

The national capital's COVID-19 cases are also nearing the 1-lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths, according to the Union Health ministry.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that out of the 25,000 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi, 15,000 cases are being treated at home and added that the home isolation programme is a success.

"Presently there are 25,000 active cases of which, 15,000 patients are being treated at home. Our programme of treating people at home and providing them with and oximeter has been successful for us," the Chief Minister said.

"The death rate is also coming down. The number of deaths on a daily basis is in the range of 55-60. We need to reduce the number even further but in comparison to earlier, the number of deaths has been halved," he added.

With regard to the occupancy of COVID-19 beds in hospitals, he said that there has been a decrease in occupants from 6,200 to 5,100 in the last one week.

"Presently, there are 15,000 beds for COVID-19 patients available in the national capital of which only 5,100 beds are currently being occupied by all patients in hospitals. Last week, there were 6,200 patients in hospitals," he said.

"There is no problem regarding testing and the availability of beds in the national capital. You can also see on the app in which hospitals the beds are vacant," he added.

The national capital's COVID-19 cases are nearing the 1-lakh mark with 99,444 coronavirus cases and 3,067 deaths, according to the Union Health ministry.

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