Delhi declares war on Corona: Kejriwal

New Delhi, Sep 5 : Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday said the Delhi has declared war on novel Coronavirus, with doubled Covid-19 testing in the National Capital.

Addressing a digital press conference, the CM said,”The numbers of Covid-19 cases are rising because more and more tests are being done every day. The more we test the more we find out about cases. But we are not worried about the figures. In a way, we have launched a counter-attack on Coronavirus.”

“Delhi declares war on Corona. We have doubled testing, started testing at markets, bus stands, Mohalla Clinics etc. Test, test, test. Isolate infected people and provide them good treatment.

I have told officers not to worry if the numbers increase due to multifold testing,” said the CM.

“I want to assure you that Covid-19 situation in Delhi is completely under control but there is no room for complacency,” said Mr Kejriwal.

“As per data between August 15 and today, fatality rate among Covid-19 patients is one per cent in Delhi against 1.7 per cent of national fatality rate. Our recovery rate is 87 per cent against 77 per cent on national level. COVID-cases are rising in Delhi because we have increased testing,” he said.

“Our effort has been that there should be no death due to coronavirus. Yesterday, the death toll has come down to 13, which is 0.4 per cent of the total cases. It is the lowest in the country,” he said.

“There are 14,000 beds for COVID-19 patients out of which 5,000 beds are currently occupied in Delhi. Of the 5,000 beds, around 1,700 beds are occupied by patients from outside Delhi,” Mr Kejriwal said.

“People from all over the country are coming to Delhi for their treatment. It is a matter of great pride for Delhi that our health system has become so good that people all over the country are expressing their confidence in our health system,” said the CM.

“To increase Covid-19 testing, testing has been started in the markets and also in the Mohalla clinic,” Mr Kejriwal added.

The national capital on Friday reported 2,914 fresh Corona infections, it’s highest one-day spike in 69 days, as the tally mounted to over 1.85 lakh.


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