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Hospital beds free up as Covid cases continue to fall in Delhi

Written by Astha Saxena
| New Delhi |

October 5, 2020 2:49:06 am


As per knowledge uploaded on the Delhi authorities’s Delhi Corona app, of 15,819 beds out there in hospitals, 10,027 are vacant. (The Press Reporter file picture by Prem Nath Pandey)

With Delhi witnessing a dip in day by day Covid-19 instances for nearly two weeks, many hospitals have reported a dip in mattress occupancy as effectively. Virtually 63% of beds earmarked for Covid sufferers in hospitals are vacant in the mean time. As per knowledge uploaded on the Delhi authorities’s Delhi Corona app, of 15,819 beds out there in hospitals, 10,027 are vacant.

On Sunday, the town noticed 2,683 new instances of Covid-19 and 38 deaths within the final 24 hours, taking the tally to 2,90,613 and the loss of life toll to five,510. The day by day positivity price fell to five.28% and the loss of life price, primarily based on the final 10 days, was recorded at 1.29%. There are 24,753 lively instances, out of which 14,700 are beneath house isolation.

At Lok Nayak Hospital, Delhi authorities’s largest Covid facility with 2,000 beds, nearly 1,487 beds are vacant. At GTB, 1,310 out of 1,500 beds are vacant. Equally, 342 beds out of 500 at Rajiv Gandhi Tremendous Speciality Hospital are unoccupied.

“The development has as soon as once more modified over the past one week. Every day admissions are taking place and mattress availability goes up. Because the caseload was greater a number of weeks in the past, we now have sufferers admitted to ICUs solely,” mentioned Dr BL Sherwal, medical director of Rajiv Gandhi Tremendous Speciality Hospital.

Nonetheless, a number of non-public hospitals like Max Tremendous Specialty at Saket, Sir Ganga Ram, BL Kapoor, Max, Shalimar Bagh, nonetheless have excessive mattress occupancy.

On Saturday, Well being Minister Satyendar Jain had mentioned the state of affairs in Delhi has improved. “The Covid-19 state of affairs within the metropolis is much better now as in comparison with September, and day by day instances have additionally begun to point out a downward development… the state of affairs in Delhi has additionally stabilised,” he mentioned.

In the meantime, the town carried out 50,832 checks on Sunday.

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