Over 400 ICU beds have been added in hospitals run by the Centre and the Delhi authorities within the metropolis during the last 5 days amid a surge in coronavirus instances, officers mentioned on Saturday. The ICU beds have been added in each Delhi authorities and Centre-run hospitals following Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal’s order, an official mentioned.
“As many as 411 ICU beds have been added in authorities hospitals in Delhi during the last 5 days after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued instructions on this regard,” the official mentioned.
Twenty-nine beds have been added on Tuesday, 100 on Wednesday, 76 on Thursday and 206 on Saturday, the official mentioned.
“A number of personal hospitals have additionally added extra ICU beds after they have been instructed to order 80 per cent of them for COVID-19 sufferers,” he mentioned.
The Aam Aadmi Occasion authorities had on Thursday directed personal hospitals to extend the proportion of non-ICU COVID-19 beds from 50 per cent to 60 per cent.
It had additionally order 42 personal hospitals to order 80 per cent of ICU beds for coronavirus sufferers with speedy impact.
The nationwide capital recorded 6,608 recent COVID-19 instances in a day taking the an infection tally on Friday to over 5.17 lakh, whereas 118 extra fatalities throughout the identical interval pushed the dying toll to eight,159, authorities had mentioned.
The positivity price was 10.59 per cent, in keeping with a bulletin issued by the Delhi well being division on Friday.
Town reported 7,456 COVID-19 instances on Thursday and the positivity price was 12.09 per cent. The best single-day spike in instances until date in Delhi was 8,593 which was recorded on November 11. On the identical day, 85 fatalities have been registered.
On Friday, 118 fatalities have been recorded which took the dying toll to eight,159. Town had recorded its highest 131 single-day deaths on November 18.
The full variety of instances climbed to five,17,238 on Friday, of which 4,68,143 have recovered. Town, as per knowledge on Friday, had 40,936 energetic instances, down from 43,221 on Thursday. The restoration price was over 89 per cent.