Over 400 ICU beds have been added in hospitals run by the Centre and the Delhi authorities within the metropolis over the past 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 government hospitals in Delhi over the last five days after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued directions in 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.
“Several non-public hospitals have additionally added extra ICU beds after they have been advised to order 80 per cent of them for COVID-19 sufferers,” he mentioned. The Aam Aadmi Party authorities had on Thursday directed non-public hospitals to extend the share of non-ICU COVID-19 beds from 50 per cent to 60 per cent.
It had additionally order 42 non-public hospitals to order 80 per cent of ICU beds for coronavirus sufferers with fast 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 loss of life toll to eight,159, authorities had mentioned.
The positivity charge was 10.59 per cent, in accordance with a bulletin issued by the Delhi well being division on Friday. The metropolis reported 7,456 COVID-19 instances on Thursday and the positivity charge was 12.09 per cent. The highest 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 loss of life toll to eight,159. The metropolis had recorded its highest 131 single-day deaths on November 18. The complete variety of instances climbed to five,17,238 on Friday, of which 4,68,143 have recovered. The metropolis, as per information on Friday, had 40,936 energetic instances, down from 43,221 on Thursday. The restoration charge was over 89 per cent.