10,000 ICU beds available in Delhi for COVID-19 patients: Satyendar Jain

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Delhi Health Minister, Satyendar Jain on Monday said that as of now, there are around 1,000 ICU beds available in Delhi. He further said the 30 per cent of the COVID-19 patients admitted to Delhi hospitals are from other states.

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Published on September 23, 2020 -  02:15
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As the national capital's Covid-19 case tally crossed the 2.53 lakh-mark, Delhi's health minister briefed the media about the situation regarding hospital beds. Satyendar Jain revealed that Delhi currently has a little over 15,800 hospital beds, of which 7,051 are occupied. This means that around 55% of Delhi's hospital beds are still unoccupied. However, Jain clarified that some private hospitals are facing issues regarding beds, especially in the intensive care unit (ICU). Commenting on the Covid statistics, he said that Delhi's daily positivity ratio was at 7%, according to the 7 days' moving average. This was lower than the 8.5-9% which was being seen recently. Jain said that there seemed to be a plateauing in cases in the capital. Watch the full video for more.

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