Medical staff preparing beds for Covid-19 patients at the LNJP Hospital in Delhi.   |  Photo Credit: PTI
- Fourteen people died due to the infection yesterday, taking the overall death toll to 11,050
- Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal yesterday said that the government does not plan to impose a lockdown in the city though the Covid-19 cases are rising at an alarming rate
New Delhi: A day after reporting more than 3,500 new infections, the Delhi government has now ramped up the bed capacity in city hospitals to meet the demand of the threatening situation of the pandemic.
“With 87,505 testings, we are testing 5 times higher than other states. Delhi’s positivity rate stands at 4.11%. The number of beds in private hospitals has been escalated from 15% to 25%. At present, 2/3rds of the beds in Delhi hospitals are vacant,” Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Saturday.
The positivity rate mounted to 4.11% from 3.57 per cent a day before.
Delhi on Friday recorded 3,594 new cases of coronavirus, the highest single-day tally this year, as well as in over four months.
Moreover, 14 people died due to the infection yesterday, taking the overall death toll to 11,050.