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Covid testing in Delhi has increased by three times: Kejriwal

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on June 22, 2020 Published on June 22, 2020

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal   -  PTI

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that there has been a significant increase in Covid-19 testing that are taking place in the national capital now.

“Testing has increased by three times. Earlier, 5,000 tests were being conducted every day that has now increased to 18,000 tests per day. Now, people will not face any issues in getting tested,” said Kejriwal.

Currently, there are 25,000 active cases in Delhi.

“Out of the total active cases, 6,000 are in hospitals and 18,000 in home isolation. In the past one week, there has been an increase of 1,000 active cases only,” he said.

Meanwhile, all those who are under home isolation would now be given pulse oximeters to check the oxygen levels after every few hours. Once recovered, people can return these pulse oximeters to the government.

“If Covid-19 patients get oxygen on time then their lives can be saved, therefore, we are providing pulse oximeters to those who are under home isolations. If it shows that oxygen level has dropped then they can dial the helpline number and will be immediately shifted to a hospital,” said Kejriwal.

On China he said that India is fighting two wars with the country, one at the border and another from the virus that has come from there.

“All of us should remain united to fight against both. Our 20 soldiers did not back down and we should do the same to win,” said Kejriwal.

Earlier this month, Kejriwal has said that the Delhi government will implement Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal ’s directive and will allow patients from other States to undergo treatment in the State government-run hospitals in the national capital.

Published on June 22, 2020
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