“In view of COVID situation developing in Delhi, no. of normal and ICU beds reserved for COVID is being increased in a few hospitals. This will improve bed availability. We are keeping close watch and will take all steps necessary. There is nothing to worry. But please follow all precautions,” Kejriwal tweeted.
The COVID-19 tally in Delhi on January 1 was over 6.25 lakh, and the fatality count was 10,557.
The number of daily cases had started to come down in February. On February 26, the month’s highest daily count of 256 cases was recorded.
However, the daily spike began to rise again in March, and it has been steadily increasing over the past few days.
Health Minister Satyendar Jain had last week dismissed any possibility of imposing another lockdown in Delhi, saying it was not a solution to check the spread of the coronavirus that is again surging rapidly.
The minister had said there were enough hospital beds available for coronavirus patients and it could be increased if the need arises.