Vacant hospital beds increase as COVID-19 cases decline in Delhi

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Vacant beds in Delhi (Image: Pixabay)
Vacant beds in Delhi (Image: Pixabay)

New Delhi : The number of vacant beds and Intensive Care Units (ICU) has been reportedly increasing in Delhi as the daily number of new coronavirus cases showed a downward trend. On Tuesday, of the total available beds, 12,907 were vacant while 14,805 were occupied.

Since past few days, the coronavirus situation in Delhi has been improving surprisingly. From over 20,000 cases per day to less than 5,000 cases now, the condition has improved significantly.

On Tuesday, Delhi reported 4,482 Covid-19 cases - the lowest single-day rise since April 5 - and 265 fatalities. The positivity rate declined to just 6.89 per cent.

Both ITBP (Indo-Tibetan Border Police) and DRDO (Defence Research and Development Organisation) facilities created at the peak of second wave presently have almost fifty percent vacancy.

The recovery rate in the national capital is also increasing. On Tuesday, the national capital's recovery rate was 94.37 percent. As many as 9,403 patients recovered in last one day. The active case load of city is now 50,863.

Meanwhile, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal extended lockdown in the city for another week to ensure the spread of coronavirus remains under control.