Delhi facing third wave of coronavirus, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
"Delhi has witnessed a jump in the number of COVID-19 cases. I think we can call it a third wave," he told reporters.
"We have been monitoring the situation continuously and there is no need to panic. We will take whatever steps are needed," the chief minister said.
The government's priority is to give best treatment and healthcare facilities to
The chief minister said there was no shortage of beds for coronavirus patients in the city.
"However, there is scarcity of ICU beds in some big, private hospitals. But we are trying to set things right," he said.
"The Delhi government had increased their numbers (ICU beds in private hospitals) but unfortunately,
Delhi recorded over 6,700 fresh COVID-19 cases for the first time on Tuesday, taking the infection tally in the city to over 4 lakh, even as the positivity rate stood at 11.29 per cent amid festive season and rising pollution in the city. The previous highest single-day spike till date here - 5,891 cases - was recorded on Friday.
The 6,725 fresh cases came out of the 59,540 tests conducted the previous day.
Forty-eight new fatalities were recorded, pushing the death toll in the national capital to 6,652, according to the bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
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