Mumbai: Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said on Tuesday that the national capital has the lowest ratio among all major cities in India, including Mumbai and Ahmedabad.
Sharing the list of 15 cities and the fatal proportions of their case, Jain said the Delhi government was “doing its best to save every life”.
“Delhi has the least fatality ratio amongst all major cities in India. Rapid addition of ICU beds and other medical facilities have helped us achieve this. We are doing our best to save each and every life,” he said.
Delhi has least fatality ratio amongst all major cities in India. Rapid addition of ICU beds and other medical facilities have helped us achieve this. We are doing our best to save each and every life. pic.twitter.com/ZVK8QZPHlu
— Satyendar Jain (@SatyendarJain) November 24, 2020
According to the list, Ahmedabad in Gujarat has the highest death rate (4.2 percent), while Delhi has the lowest accident rate (1.6 percent).
Delhi has been witnessing a boom in COVID-19 cases since late October and the city recorded its highest one-day jump on November 11 with 8,593 infections.
Earlier in the day, during a virtual meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the COVID-19 situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the high severity of the third wave of COVID-19 cases in the national capital is due to many factors with pollution being a significant one.
Kejriwal said Delhi witnessed a peak of 8,600 coronavirus infections during the third wave on November 10 and since then, the positivity rate, as well as the number of cases, has been steadily decreasing, sources said.