Delhi adds 400 ICU beds to combat third wave of coronavirus infection
New Delhi/IBNS: More than 400 ICU beds have been added in private and government-run hospitals across the national capital in the past five days to combat the third wave of coronavirus, the Delhi government said on Saturday.
According to an NDTV report, on Thursday, as many as 42 private hospitals were asked to reserve 80 per cent of their beds for Covid-19 patients. Ninety more hospitals were asked to reserve 60 per cent of their beds for the infected patients, reports added.
In view of the rapid surge in Covid-19 cases in Delhi, ICMR has increased the Delhi's RT-PCR testing capacity from 27,000 tests per day to 37,200 RT-PCR tests per day, the report added.
On Saturday, Delhi reported 6,608 new Covid cases, the highest daily increase in the state, taking the active caseload beyond the 40,000-mark.
Delhi had an active caseload of less than 10,000 in August last.
In the past four days Delhi reported over 6,000 fresh infections in the past six days and over 7,000 cases in the past two days.