Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, in a press conference, said that the national capital reported around 8,500 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours.
Kejriwal said during a digital press conference that the number of new cases increased to 8,500 and the city’s test positivity rate fell to 12%.
“On April 20, there were over 28,000 cases in Delhi… it has now fallen to 8,500. The positivity rate has dropped to 12 per cent. It had hit 36 per cent by April 22,” Kejriwal said.
Nearly 10,000 beds have been cleared in the last 10 days, he said, indicating that a second wave was easier in the city. However, ICU beds are still full, which means that the number of severe COVID-19 patients has not decreased, the CM of Delhi said.
“We have been working in this direction. Around 1,200 more ICU beds are being prepared. More oxygen beds are being added and oxygen cylinders being procured,” he said.
The CM of Delhi also said that his government would provide financial assistance to the families who lost their earning members to COVID disease.
Kejriwal said, “I know many children who have lost both their parents. I want to tell them that I am still there. Do not consider yourself an orphan. Will take care of it.”
The chief minister said, “I know the elderly citizens who have lost their children. They were dependent on their earnings. I want to tell them that their son (Kejriwal) is alive. The government will help all the families who have Lost its earning members.”