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Less Than 100 Beds Available In Delhi, Positivity Rate Jumps To 30%

Izna Amir | New Delhi | April 18

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that over 25,000 news covid19 cases have been recorded in the National Capital in the last 24 hours taking the positivity rate to around 30%.

Addressing the virtual press conference after meeting with top officials, The Chief Minister stated that he has sought help from the central Government in ensuring an adequate supply of oxygen and covid ICU beds.

“Less than 100 ICU beds are available in the hospitals across the National Capital, he said adding that he talked to Union Home Minister today morning and sought more beds to cope with the rising number of Covid cases.

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) chief stated that out of 10,000 beds in Centre-run hospitals, only 1800 beds have been reserved for COVID-19 patients. “I have requested the Centre to reserve at least 7000 beds for coronavirus infected patients as the situation is very critical,” he added.

Meanwhile, Delhi Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia, who is also the nodal minister for COVID-19 management, on Sunday said the Delhi Government has requested the centre to immediately increase necessary COVID-19 supplies in the capital.

“The quota of oxygen allocated to Delhi is turning out to be very less due to the increased consumption which is much more than the average. Information received from some hospital reflect that they have limited quantity of oxygen.  The Delhi government has asked the Centre Govt to immediately increase the oxygen quota for Delhi”, Sisodia tweeted in Hindi.

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