Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said out of the total 6,923 coronavirus cases in the national capital, about 75 per cent are asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms, and are being treated at home. He said as per the new guidelines, those who are asymptomatic or showing mild symptoms are not required to stay in the hospitals.
The Chief Minister also said that 73 people have died due to the virus so far in the city. “There are 6,923 positive cases in Delhi, only 1,476 cases are in the hospital. All the other cases are either asymptomatic or have very mild symptoms. Out of these 1,476 cases, 91 cases are in ICU and 27 cases are on ventilators. I am personally monitoring the serious cases and working day and night for their recovery,” Kejriwal said.
About the asymptomatic patients, the CM said: “Our team makes an inspection of their house to check whether a separate room and toilet is there or not. The health teams are in regular touch with such people and if needed, family members of affected people can contact officials.” Kejriwal said in case there is not sufficient space in the house, the patients were shifted to Covid-19 care centre where they can stay for 14 days. He also said that the requisition of private ambulances has been done for government services.
“I have been intimated often that people have to wait for hours for ambulances to arrive. We have issued orders for the requisition of private ambulances for government services. These ambulances should be available for government duty as and when required, along with continuing to operate for their hospitals as well.” With agency inputs