Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain, Sunday said over 400 ICU beds have been added for COVID-19 patients in the city, which is witnessing a third wave of Coronavirus infection, over the past few days.
Jain said the number will be increased further in the coming days as these 400 beds are part of a total of 1,650 ICU beds being set up in the city –250 in private hospitals, 650 in Delhi government facilities and 750 in those run by the Centre, PTI reported. Delhi Chief MinisterArvind Keiriwal had recently issued directions in this regard.
With 45,209 new cases of coronavirus recorded on Saturday, new cases exceeded recoveries for the second time in three days, leading to a rise in active cases. So far, more than 90.95 lakh people have been found infected with the disease, the data updated by the Health Ministry at 8 am on Sunday said. Of these, about 4.4 lakh are currently active. A total of 501 fatalities were reported, taking the total death count is 1.33 lakh.