The capital New Delhi recording more cases of COVID-19 on every day. Taking its tally of Delhi corona cases to over 142k while the death toll mounted to 4,000 due to COVID-19.
This is the second time when over 3,400 cases have reported in a day in Delhi. The highest spike in fresh cases 3,900 were recorded.
In a bulletin issued on Wednesday 19th June, the Delhi health department said the death toll from the novel COVID-19 infection had increased to 4,000 and the total number of cases amounted to 142k.
He added that the cumulative death figure referred to fatalities where the primary cause of death was found to be COVID-19. As per the report of the death audit committee made on the basis of case sheets received from various hospitals.
WORDS BY OUR OWN HEALTH MINISTER SATYENDRA JAIN
Meanwhile, state health minister Satyender Jain said in a statement, “There is transmission in a community. But if it is community transmission or not that can be declared by the center only. It is a technical term.”
He also said Delhi government was gearing up for the “foreseeable situation of June 30.” And for that, preparations were being made for COVID-19 infrastructure in stadiums, banquets halls and hotels.
Incidentally, the Bulletin for June 9 was not released on Tuesday by the government.
It was eventually released on Wednesday morning. As per the morning bulletin, the tally, recorded till June 9, stood at 31,309, while the death count was 905.
On Wednesday evening the Delhi health department said as many as 31,000 patients had recovered. Been discharged or migrated so far, while there were 24,000 active cases. A total of 2,66,156 COVID-19 tests have been conducted till date, it is said.
Many people who are suffering from COVID-19 are under home isolation. And many are on a ventilator or in the ICU.
HERE’S WHAT OUR OWN CHIEF MINISTER: ARVIND KEJRIWAL HAS TO SAY
The Delhi government was concerned about two things: that deaths should not increase and that there should be adequate medical facilities. For those getting infected, said the Chief Minister
Rising COVID-19 cases in Delhi were a cause for concern but the capital could not live under a lockdown forever, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said here on Saturday.
The Delhi government, he said, was trying to remain “four steps ahead” of COVID-19, and efforts to make more medical facilities available were underway. “Over the last few days, COVID-19 cases are rising rapidly in Delhi; we accept this. We accept that it is a cause for concern. But, at the same time, we are trying to remain four steps ahead of the coronavirus. We cannot live in a state of complete lockdown forever,” Mr. Kejriwal said at a press briefing.
The Delhi government, he said, was concerned about two things: that deaths should not increase and that there should be adequate medical facilities for those getting infected.
According to Mr. Kejriwal, there had been an addition of more dedicated COVID-19 beds at city hospitals and around 6,600 such beds were now available. “Many COVID-19 cases increased in the last 15 days. But there was an increase of only around 500 patients at city hospitals during the same time,” he said.
“That cases are increasing is a matter of concern; but the maximum number of patients have mild symptoms and are getting treated as well as cured at home,” he stated.
He also stated he would do anything to decrease Delhi corona cases.