Delhi Coronavirus Cases: Arvind Kejriwal said the government has more than tripled its testing levels — going up from 5,000 to 18,000 a day.
New Delhi (Tisha Bhatia):
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal today said the government is going to help patients get oxygen easily — through a phone call. The government, he also said, has more than tripled its testing levels — going up from 5,000 to 18,000 tests a day — most of them through a rapid testing process that yields results in around 30 minutes. The fresh measures were announced as Delhi overtook Tamil Nadu to become the state with the second highest number of coronavirus cases in the country after Maharashtra.
The numbers in the national capital has neared the 60,000-mark — 3,000 people tested positive on Sunday, taking the total to 59,746. Mr Kejriwal said only 25,000 of them are active cases, 33,000 patients have already recovered.
All coronavirus patients in Delhi will have to go to COVID-19 care centres and those who have facilities at home and have no other risk factors like diabetes, hypertension or kidney problems, can avail home isolation in the capital, hours after the Delhi government issued a revised order on home quarantine.
As the death figures in the country took a massive jump, Mr Kejriwal said breathing difficulty and low oxygen levels in blood are the most common complications in the infection.