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Jul 05, 2020

Delhi govt ensures steady increase in number of ICU beds in its COVID hospitals

In a bid to ramp up the medical infrastructure in Delhi's fight against Covid-19, Delhi government has ensured a steady increase in the number of ICU beds in its COVID hospitals.

The number of ICU beds has increased from 60 to 180 in Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Hospital, from 45 to 120 in Rajiv Gandhi Super Specialty Hospital, and from 31 to 66 in GTB Hospital.

Delhi government in a statement said,  with an increase in the ICU beds, the fatality rate in the city is expected to further reduce. It said, Delhi has reported around 97 thousand cases so far and of them, over 68 thousand 256 patients have recovered.

The recovery rate of Delhi has crossed 70 per cent yesterday and the number of hospitalized patients has gone down from 6200 to 5300. The number of vacant Covid beds is around 9900, which is nearly 65 per cent  of total bed capacity in Covid hospitals.

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