Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that nearly 10,000 beds meant for coronavirus disease patients are free in Delhi hospital because more and more people are getting cured at home.
Kejriwal said on Twitter, “Less and less people in Delhi are now requiring hospitalization, more and more people are getting cured at home. Whereas there were around 2300 new patients daily last week, no. of patients in hospital has gone down from 6200 to 5300. Today, 9900 corona beds are free.”
On Saturday, the national capital recorded 2,505 new cases of Covid-19 which took the overall number of infections in the city to 97,200. More than 2,500 (2,632 to be exact) people also recovered from the infection on the same day, which took the tally of those cured of the disease to 68,256. With this, Delhi achieved its highest recovery rate – of just over 70 per cent.
Deputy CM, Manish Sisodia also tweeted about the recovery rate, “This is the first time that the recovery rate of Covid-19 in Delhi has gone beyond 70%. Meaning 70% of the total numbers of patients have already recovered. Among the 97,200 patients, 68,256 have recovered. Positivity rate (meaning the number of people testing positive among those tested) is 10.58%, which had increased to 36.94%.”
With increased testing and more cases being detected in the city, the case fatality ratio has decreased over the last two weeks.