Covid-19 cases are increasing in Delhi, but no need to panic, hospitalisation low: Arvind Kejriwal

Delhi Prime Minister Arvind reached out to the media today in a virtual press conference amid rising Covid-19 cases in the state capital.

“COVID19 cases are increasing rapidly in Delhi, but there is no need to panic. There are currently 6,360 active cases in the city. 3100 new cases are expected to be reported today. Only 246 hospital beds were occupied yesterday. All cases are mild and asymptomatic, “said Kejriwal.

The CM said that there are currently only 82 hospital oxygen beds occupied. The Delhi government is ready for 37,000 beds.

Arvind Kejriwal presented data that show that bed occupancy in hospitals is even below one percent despite the increasing number of cases.

“I just want to tell you that all new cases are mildly symptomatic and asymptomatic so there is no need to panic,” added Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal.

Arvind Kejriwal presented data that shows that bed occupancy in hospitals is even below one percent, despite the increasing number of cases, and is very low compared to the deadly second coronavirus wave last year in April.

“The number of active COVID-19 cases rose from about 2,000 on December 29, 2021 to 6,000 on January 1, but the number of patients in hospitals decreased during that period. On December 29, 2021, 262 beds were occupied, on January 1 it was only 247, “Kejriwal said in a virtual press conference.

He said Delhi had 6,600 active cases and 1,150 oxygen beds occupied on March 27 last year. Up to 145 patients were ventilated, compared to five now, he said.

“There are currently 6,360 active cases in the city and an estimated 3,100 new cases are reported today (Sunday). All cases are mild and in most of them patients do not need to be hospitalized, ”the CM said.

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