New Delhi, November 4
Terming the sudden spike in Covid-19 cases in Delhi as the “third wave” of the pandemic, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday assured the people that there was no need to panic as the AAP government was closely monitoring the situation.
Kejriwal said while there were adequate beds for patients in the city, there was a shortage of ICU beds with ventilators in a few private hospitals which would be addressed in the next one or two days.
Need to be cautious: Health Minister
Health Minister Harsh Vardhan said the virus posed a potential threat during the winter and people must follow Covid-appropriate behaviour.
The Capital has been witnessing a fresh surge in Covid cases. On Tuesday, Delhi recorded over 6,000 fresh cases for the first time.
Meanwhile, with Covid-19 recoveries improving beyond 92 per cent of the total cases across the country, active cases remained below six lakh for the sixth day and 16 states reported lower cases per million than the national average of 6,025.
HP with 3,077 cases per million and Punjab with 4,472 are among the 16 states showing improvements in checking new infections. — TNS/PTI