COVID-19 situation in Delhi is completely under control, no room for complacency: Arvind Kejriwal

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New Delhi: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Saturday assured that the COVID-19 situation in Delhi is completely under control but there is no room for complacency.

As per data between August 15 & today, fatality rate among COVID-19 patients is 1% in Delhi against 1.7% of national fatality rate. Our recovery rate is 87% against 77% on national level. COVID-cases are rising in Delhi because we’ve increasing testing, Kejriwal said.

COVID-19 cases rising as we have doubled testing in Delhi; govt has taken several steps to reduce deaths due to virus.
There are 14,000 beds for COVID-19 patients out of which 5,000 beds are currently occupied in Delhi. Of the 5,000 beds, around 1,700 beds are occupied by patients from outside Delhi, he said.

India registered the highest single-day jump of 86,432 new coronavirus cases taking the national caseload past 40-lakh mark, according to the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.

With 1,089 more deaths in the last 24 hours, the cumulative toll reached 69,561.
The total case tally stands at 40,23,179 including 8,46,395 active cases, 31,07,223 cured/discharged/migrated.