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Pvt Hospitals To Have 2,000 New Beds: Arvind Kejriwal

Mumbai: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday that there were 13,418 positive cases of COVID-19 as of Sunday, of which 6,540 patients have been cured and 6,617 are currently active.

Kejriwal said in a video conference, “As of yesterday, there were 13418 positive cases of COVID-19. Of these, 6540 have been recovered and 6617 are active cases. 261 people have been killed so far.”

He said that 3,314 people are being treated for COVID-19 at home.

The Chief Minister further informed that 2,000 new beds will be available in private hospitals from today for COVID-19 patients.

He stressed that even after some lockdown waivers have been given since 25 May, the situation in Delhi is under control and there is no need to panic.

“Lockdown waivers have increased COVID-19 cases in Delhi. But there is nothing to worry about unless there is a rapid rise in the death toll or the number of serious cases.  If people contract the virus and recover, then there is no need to panic,” the AAP chief said.

“The situation will be tense only when we have very serious patients and lack of beds and ventilators,” he said.

The Delhi government has issued a show-cause notice to a private hospital that deprives a patient who had tested positive for the virus.

“We have issued a show-cause notice to a private hospital that has denied treatment to a patient who is testing positive for COVID-19. It is the hospital’s duty in such a case to provide an ambulance to the patient and take them to a COVID hospital,” the Chief Minister said.

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