Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressing a video conference in New Delhi on Monday. Photo/ANI
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal addressing a video conference in New Delhi on Monday. Photo/ANI

Delhi reports 6,617 active COVID-19 cases, pvt hospitals to have 2,000 new beds: Kejriwal

ANI | Updated: May 25, 2020 12:51 IST


New Delhi [India], May 25 (ANI): Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that there were 13,418 positive cases of COVID-19 till Sunday, of which 6,540 patients have recovered and 6,617 are currently active.
"Till yesterday, there were 13418 positive cases of COVID-19. Out of this 6540 have recovered and 6617 are active cases. 261 people have died so far in the national capital," Kejriwal said in a video conference.
As many as 3,314 people are undergoing treatment for COVID-19 at home, he said.
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 the situation in Delhi is under control even after some lockdown relaxations were given since May 25 and there is no need to be panicked.
"COVID-19 cases have increased in Delhi due to relaxations in lockdown. But there is nothing to worry about unless the mortality rate or the number of serious cases rises rapidly. If people contract the virus and recover, then there is no need to panic," the AAP chief said.
"The situation will become tense only if we will have very critical patients and lack of beds and ventilators," he added.
The Delhi government has issued a show-cause notice to a private hospital that denied treatment to a patient who tested positive for the virus.
"We have issued a show-cause notice to a private hospital that denied treatment to a patient who tested 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. (ANI)

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