New Delhi, May 29 (IANS) To deal with the rising cases of coronavirus, the Delhi government is aiming to double the number of beds in the coming days in comparison to the number of patients right now, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Friday.
Speaking to the media, he noted the national capital has more than 5,000 beds for coronavirus treatment.
“Of these 1,400 beds are in private hospitals and 3,700 in government hospitals. The number of patients currently on the ventilator is 28. And we have more than 300 dedicated ventilators available currently in Delhi. Our aim is to double the number of beds in the coming days in comparison to the number of patients right now,” Jain said.
He also said that there have been 17,386 positive cases up till now in Delhi.
“(As many as) 1,106 cases of coronavirus have been reported in the last 24 hours in Delhi. 7,846 people have recovered so far. 351 of them recovered on Thursday. And there have been 398 deaths so far in the national capital due to Covid-19,” said Jain.
He also informed that the health bulletin will reflect 82 new deaths out of which 13 were reported in the last 24 hours while the rest 69 deaths have happened in the course of the last 34 days.
Jain advised everyone to be cautious of the disease.
“We should practice social distancing, wear masks, and wash our hands with soap and water. If you think you’re infected, you should isolate yourself in a room, it takes two weeks to recover, and most of the people are recovering without any medical intervention,” he added.
On Thursday, the coronavirus cases count in the national capital witnessed a record jump of 1,024 in a day, taking the total tally to 16,281 while the death tally has reached 316.