Downward trend in corona cases in city, claims Kejriwal
2,520 new cases, 59 deaths take tally to over 94,000
Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Friday said that there is a downward trend in coronavirus cases in the national capital but it does not mean that the government will not do anything to address the situation. The Delhi BJP, meanwhile, launched a helpline for information related to coronavirus.
As many as 2,520 new cases and 59 deaths were reported in the city in last 24 hours. Of the total 94,695 cases in Delhi, 26,148 are active and 65,624 patients have recovered. The virusrelated toll has gone up to 2,923. The number of patients in home isolation are 15,878. A total of 5,72,530 tests have been conducted. The recovery rate in Delhi has reached 66 per cent higher than the national average. After meeting family members of Dr Assem Gupta, Mr Kejriwal said that considering the situation of Delhi a month back and the sudden surge in the number of corona cases after the lockdown was lifted, the projections were that Delhi will have 60,000 active corona cases. “But there are only 25,000 active cases in Delhi so far. This is the result of the sustainable efforts of all the two crore people of Delhi, governments, and the society.” Mr Kejriwal further said: “There is a downward trend in Delhi, but it does not mean that we will not do anything to address the situation. We have to be prepared for all situations, and we are doing that. I pray to God that this downward trend continues. I pray that the vaccine for corona is discovered as soon as possible so that the whole world can be free from the virus.”
Launching the helpline, Delhi BJP president Adesh Gupta said people can consult doctors on the helpline between 10 am to 7 pm without any charges. A team of five doctors will be available at the Delhi BJP office to provide medical help to callers.
Delhi BJP doctors cell incharge Dr Virendra Rohilla, co-convenor Dr Anil Goel and other members were present at the launch of the helpline. Mr Gupta said people can consult the doctors about Covid-19 test, admission in hospital, food to be taken in home quarantine, need for plasma transfusion and other queries related to the disease. The Delhi BJP helpline numbers are — 303221617, 7303414917, 9958837228 and9717247796.
◗ AS MANY as 2,520 new cases and 59 deaths were reported in the city in last 24 hours. Of the total 94,695 cases in Delhi, 26,148 are active and 65,624 patients have recovered
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