Health minister Satyendra Jain says, 'Capital is witnessing sharp decline in positivity rate'
Health minister Satyendra Jain says, 'Capital is witnessing sharp decline in positivity rate'

New Delhi: The impact of the second corona wave in the national capital, Delhi, is slowing down. New corona cases have been declining in Delhi for the past several days. Meanwhile, Health Minister Satyendra Jain has informed that the capital is also witnessing a sharp decline in the positivity rate. The positivity rate in Delhi has now come down from 36% to close to 19%.

Satyendra Jain said that a few days ago, new cases were coming up to 28,000 in a day in Delhi, but now it has come to 12,500. Satyendra Jain said testing has also been increased in the capital. Earlier, there were around 60,000 tests daily in Delhi, but now 80,000 tests are being conducted every day. He said that the second wave of corona is extremely deadly, the peak is slowly decreasing since the last month of April. Satyendra Jain said the lockdown in Delhi has also been successful and people are not leaving their homes. Satyendra Jain said that unless we take the positivity rate in Delhi to 5 per cent, we will not take the second wave lightly.

Satyendra Jain said that now the shortage of oxygen in Delhi is also gradually going away and even the number of ICU beds has been increased. According to the Health Minister, we have about 23,000 beds, out of which 20,000 are full, it is a large number. The supply of oxygen should continue otherwise the problem will increase. Now, Delhi need less than 700 Metric Tonnes of oxygen.

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