Delhi Well being Minister Satyendar Jain on Friday mentioned the gradual discount within the variety of new COVID-19 instances and the positivity fee is a “clear indicator” that the unfold of the virus is lowering within the nationwide capital. The minister additionally introduced that authorities charges would apply to the traditional, non-ICU beds reserved in personal hospitals by the Delhi authorities for COVID-19 sufferers.
Talking to reporters, Jain mentioned, “The positivity fee was 15 per cent on November 7. It’s lower than 11 per cent now. The utmost variety of instances (eight,593) had been reported on November 10.”
“The positivity fee has come down and the variety of instances can also be decreasing steadily. It’s a clear indicator that the unfold of the virus is lowering in Delhi,” he instructed reporters.
There isn’t any hurt in carrying a face masks inside a automobile, the minister mentioned, interesting to the folks of town to make sure that they do not step exterior with out carrying one.
The nationwide capital reported 7,456 coronavirus instances on Thursday and town’s positivity fee was 12.09 per cent.
The AAP authorities had on Thursday introduced sweeping measures, together with a steep Rs 2,000 wonderful for not carrying masks, reservation of 80 per cent ICU beds in personal hospitals, doubling testing centres in each district and postponement of non-critical surgical procedures at well being services.
Personal hospitals have additionally been directed to extend the share of non-ICU COVID-19 beds from 50 per cent to 60 per cent.
The federal government will enhance the variety of RT-PCR assessments to 27,000 a day within the nationwide capital, and MBBS college students and interns shall be engaged to sort out the COVID-19 scenario.
(With PTI inputs)