The national capital reported 11,491 new cases of Covid-19 in a single day. Delhi has reported 72 deaths in the past 24 hours, the highest number of deaths in the past four months. The city’s cumulative workload has increased to 7,368,888.
Claiming that the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is “very serious,” the chief minister said the government was closely monitoring the situation and was not in favor of a full lockdown.
In just a few weeks, Delhi has gone from near normalcy – with less than 100 cases reported in a single day on February 16 – to an explosive pandemic, a grim reminder that the virus continues to wreak havoc.
Kejriwal said the current wave of pandemic in the city is “very dangerous” and is spreading at such a rapid rate that it has left many people in awe.
The CM further said his government did not want to impose the lockdown on Delhi, but that such a situation could arise if there is a rush to hospitals and beds are not available for serious patients.
“We need your cooperation. If your cooperation is received and the situation of the hospitals is under control, it will not be necessary to impose the lockdown on Delhi. imposed, ”he said.
The Delhi government on Monday declared 14 private hospitals in the city as “full COVID-19” hospitals and ordered them not to admit non-COVID patients until further notice.
Nineteen private hospitals have been asked to reserve at least 80% of their intensive care beds for coronavirus-related treatment.
Eighty-two private hospitals have been asked to reserve at least 60% of their intensive care beds for patients with COVID-19, according to the order of the General Directorate of Health Services (DGHS).
“In addition, 101 private hospitals are being asked to reserve at least 60 percent of their ward bed capacity for COVID-related treatment,” the order said.