As tests pick up, fresh COVID-19 cases again cross 1,000 in New Delhi


Govt. begins handing over two oxygen concentrators every to over 200 dispensaries

As many as 1,374 new COVID-19 circumstances had been reported in Delhi prior to now 24 hours, taking the overall to 1,54,741, in line with a well being bulletin launched by the Delhi authorities on Tuesday.

Additionally, 12 extra deaths have been reported in the identical interval, taking the overall variety of deaths to 4,226.

Of the overall circumstances, 1,39,447 individuals have recovered and there are 11,068 energetic circumstances.

In comparison with the final two days — when the variety of circumstances was lower than 1,000 — extra variety of checks had been performed prior to now 24 hours (20,266) and thus the variety of new circumstances has additionally gone up.

After the Independence Day announcement made by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, the Delhi authorities has began distributing two oxygen concentrators to every of the over 200 Delhi authorities dispensaries, in line with officers.

No eligibility standards but

“The oxygen concentrators will likely be made obtainable to COVID-19 sufferers who’re out of hospital however nonetheless want oxygen help. The concentrators will likely be provided to individuals’s homes from the dispensaries,” a Delhi authorities official informed The Hindu.

The federal government, nevertheless, is but to come back out with a normal working process on how residents can entry the oxygen concentrators, which can be utilized by individuals whose oxygen ranges are low. “We’re but to be informed on who will likely be eligible to entry the oxygen concentrators. We’re ready for an official order on it,” a district well being official mentioned.

“We additionally discovered some sufferers who, after coming house absolutely recovered, misplaced their lives as a result of their oxygen ranges dropped even after being corona unfavorable. We’re going to ship oxygen concentrators to the houses of the sufferers,” the Chief Minister had mentioned throughout his Independence Day deal with.

Padmini Singla, Secretary of Well being and Household Welfare Division of Delhi authorities, didn’t reply to calls and messages searching for details about when an SoP could be launched.

In the meantime, the results of the second serological survey performed in Delhi — to search out out the share of people that have developed antibodies in opposition to COVID-19 — was submitted to the Delhi authorities by the Maulana Azad Medical School on Tuesday, officers mentioned.

The result’s anticipated to be made public this week.

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