Delhi to ramp up testing amid rising COVID-19 instances


New Delhi, August 26

COVID-19 checks in Delhi shall be doubled to 40,000 per day inside every week as there was a marginal improve within the variety of coronavirus instances within the metropolis, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal stated on Wednesday.

Addressing an internet media briefing, Kejriwal stated that at current, 20,000 checks are being carried out per day within the metropolis. Earlier within the day, Kejriwal had known as a high-level assembly to debate the rising variety of coronavirus instances in Delhi.

The chief minister stated that the federal government has issued instructions for stringent enforcement of COVID-19 tips, including that everybody ought to put on face masks and keep social distancing at public locations.

He stated that after August 17, there was a marginal improve in COVID-19 instances within the nationwide capital.

In the final 24 hours, 1,693 new COVD-19 instances have been reported in Delhi, he stated, including that the federal government has a complete of 14,130 COVID beds and of these, 10,448 are vacant.

“Only 3,700 COVID beds have so far been occupied by coronavirus patients and of these, 2,900 are occupied by Delhiites and 800 by those from other states,” Kejriwal stated.      He asserted that no loss of life of any COVID-19 affected person, who’s underneath residence isolation, has been reported in Delhi since July 14. PTI



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