Union Home Minister Amit Shah has referred to as a meeting to take inventory of COVID-19 situation in Delhi at this time. The meeting, to be attended by Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal at North Block, comes amid a sudden spike in coronavirus infections within the nationwide capital. Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan and Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal will stay current on the meeting.
Earlier this week, Kejriwal had requested Harsh Vardhan to reinforce the mattress capability within the central government-run hospitals in Delhi, in view of revised projections of as much as 15,000 COVID-19 instances per day within the coming weeks. In a letter to Vardhan, he had cited a shortfall of round 4,900 beds in hospitals and sought his course to the hospitals run by the central authorities in Delhi to supply not less than 1,092 extra beds, together with 300 ICU beds, with the required medical workers.
On Friday, Kejriwal stated the COVID-19 situation within the nationwide capital ought to come underneath management in seven to 10 days. Terming air pollution because the “biggest reason” behind the spike in COVID-19 instances in Delhi, the chief minister stated the situation was underneath management within the metropolis until October 20. “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 seven to 10 days and the cases should start decreasing,” he stated at a press convention.
The nationwide capital recorded 7,340 COVID-19 instances in a day taking the an infection tally to over 4.82 lakh on Saturday, whereas 96 extra fatalities throughout the identical interval pushed the dying toll within the metropolis to 7,519. These contemporary instances had been detected from 49,645 assessments, together with 19,635 RT-PCR ones and 30,010 by fast antigen assessments, carried out yesterday. The positivity fee within the metropolis was 14.78 per cent amid festivities and rising air pollution. The highest single-day spike of 8,593 instances was recorded on Wednesday and 85 fatalities had been recorded that day.