Over 400 ICU beds have been added in hospitals run by the Centre and the Delhi authorities within the metropolis during the last 5 days amid a surge in coronavirus instances, officers stated 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 stated.

“As many as 411 ICU beds have been added in authorities hospitals in Delhi during the last 5 days after Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal issued instructions on this regard,” the official stated. Twenty-nine beds have been added on Tuesday, 100 on Wednesday, 76 on Thursday and 206 on Saturday, the official stated.

“A number of personal hospitals have additionally added extra ICU beds after they have been instructed to order 80 per cent of them for COVID-19 sufferers,” he stated. The Aam Aadmi Celebration authorities had on Thursday directed personal hospitals to extend the share of non-ICU COVID-19 beds from 50 per cent to 60 per cent.

It had additionally order 42 personal hospitals to order 80 per cent of ICU beds for coronavirus sufferers with rapid impact. The nationwide capital recorded 6,608 contemporary 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 demise toll to eight,159, authorities had stated.

The positivity fee was 10.59 per cent, in line with a bulletin issued by the Delhi well being division on Friday. The town reported 7,456 COVID-19 instances on Thursday and the positivity fee was 12.09 per cent. The best 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 demise toll to eight,159. The town had recorded its highest 131 single-day deaths on November 18. The whole variety of instances climbed to five,17,238 on Friday, of which 4,68,143 have recovered. The town, as per information on Friday, had 40,936 energetic instances, down from 43,221 on Thursday. The restoration fee was over 89 per cent.

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