Positivity rate has increased in Delhi: Arvind Kejriwal on Covid situation

By Rajan Nath - April 18, 2021 12:04 pm

Amid the second wave of coronavirus, the Delhi government has already imposed a weekend curfew. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Covid situation in Delhi, said that there was a shortage of oxygen in the national capital.

While addressing the media, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said that the Positivity rate has increased from 24 percent to 30 percent in the last 24 hours.

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Less than 100 ICU beds left and there was an oxygen shortage, he said, adding that he spoke to Union Health Minister Dr. Harsh Vardhan on Saturday and Union Home Minister Amit Shah this morning regarding the lack of beds and informed them that Delhi was in dire need.

Kejriwal said that around 25,000 coronavirus cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours.

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He further said that there were 10,000 beds in Delhi, including that of the central government. Of these, 1,800 beds were being, currently, reserved for COVID. "I request the Centre to allot 7,000 of 10,000 beds in view of severe COVID cases," Kejriwal said on Covid situation in Delhi.

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On Saturday, he had said that no one knows when will we hit the peak. This second wave of coronavirus was dangerous as compared to the previous one.

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Arvind Kejriwal also said that "We will add over 6,000 high-flow oxygen beds will in next 2-3 days at Yamuna Sports Complex. Commonwealth Games Village and some schools too will be turned into COVID centres and the COVID facility at Radha Soami Satsang Beas will be reopened."

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