In the capital of India day by day, there is a rise in patients of COVID-19 which leads to a 35 percent increase in demand for beds in hospitals.
According to the data of 30 July, the occupancy of beds which were reserved for COVID-19 was only 18 percent but day by day the demand increases and now becomes to 35 percent demand. Previously only 2,958 out of 16,038 were being occupied for COVID-19 patients.
The data shows that on 10 August it was 23.02 and on 11 August it was 23.40 percent but on Saturday it suddenly increased to 28 percent. This leads to an increase in 4,004 out of 14,135 beds in the city.
If we talk about ICU out of total 1,229 ICU beds with ventilator support among this 473 which makes 38 percent were occupied and on 30 July it becomes 33 percent. The capital has recorded a sudden increase in the COPVID-19 patients in the past few days, this leads to experts to ease for a lockdown in the city and makes all the migrant workers to work from their neighboring states.
The number of new cases recorded was around 1,000 at the starting of the month and on 2 August it becomes 961, but this number increased to 1,450 on 23 August and 1,840 by Thursday. This is becoming very bad news for the country and this becomes the highest number of patients in the last 49 days.
The nodal officer for COVID-19 Dr. Desh Deepak said that Delhi has been witnessing a little bit increase in the number of cases due to various factors.
To decrease this, Health Minister Satyendar Jain said that soon the government will increase the working hours of all the dispensaries and clinics so that more tests can take place.