The current doubling rate of COVID-19 is 14 days, so that the national capital, according to this estimate, will see more than 56,000 cases by the end of the next two weeks, the Minister of Health said on Monday. Delhi, Satyendar Jain.
The number of coronavirus cases in the national capital crossed the 28,000 mark with 1,282 new infections, while deaths reached 812 on Sunday.
“The panel of experts, which we created earlier, said that the doubling rate is 14 to 15 days and that the city has currently recorded 28,936 cases in total. After two weeks, it should reach 56 000, “The minister told reporters.
With the exception of June 1, when Delhi recorded a peak of 990 cases, it recorded more than 1,000 new cases per day from May 28 to June 7, the highest being 1,513 on June 3.
A total of 51 deaths were reported on June 6, the Delhi Department of Health bulletin said on Sunday, adding that deaths had occurred between May 8 and June 5.
There are 17,125 active cases while 10,999 people have been cured / released or migrated.
Asked about the Delhi government’s decision to reserve beds only for city residents, Jain said, “Delhi and Mumbai are big metros that are facing a heavy burden of the virus.”
“Many foreigners come here, and if the flights had been closed earlier, the infection would not have spread as much. But given the current situation, while in the past few days more than 1000 cases are reported every day, the situation is that Delhi residents need more space in hospitals, “he said. said.
Jain said there were not many cases in neighboring cities.
Regarding the order given to private hospitals on the fee schedule and if a price cap policy is being considered, he said, “We will first review the fee schedule that we have asked hospitals.”
In an order issued to all private hospitals identified for the treatment of COVID-19 patients, the Delhi government asked them to provide their fee schedules for treatment of the virus to the General Directorate of Health Services, Delhi and the same is also to be displayed in prominent places in their hospitals.
“While the beds of some private hospitals may be exhausted, no complaint has been made concerning a shortage of beds in our hospitals like the LNJP hospital, the GTB hospital and the Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty hospital”, a- he declared.
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