Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that though the number of coronavirus disease cases has crossed one lakh in the national capital, there is no need to panic.
Addressing the media today, Kejriwal said, “Covid-19 cases have crossed 1 lakh mark in Delhi but there is no need to panic as around 72,000 people have also recovered.”
Listing the work done by his government to check the spread of the coronavirus disease, Kejriwal said, “Out of 25,000 active patients, 15,000 are being treated at home. Death rate has also come down. We’ve also started the country’s first corona plasma bank. Our trials have shown that plasma therapy can help moderate patients improve significantly.”
Kejriwal also urged the people to donate plasma for the COVID-19 treatment. “The number of people who need plasma is more than those coming forward to donate it. I urge all those who are eligible to come forward and donate plasma. It will not cause any pain or weakness. Those donating plasma are doing selfless service to society,” Kejriwal said.
The chief minister had said on Sunday that the number of people requiring hospitalisation in Delhi has been declining.
“Less and less people in Delhi are now requiring hospitalization, more and more people are getting cured at home,” Kejriwal tweeted yesterday.
In yet another tweet, the CM said, “Whereas there were around 2,300 new patients daily last week, no of patients in hospital has gone down from 6,200 to 5,300. Today, 9,900 corona beds are free.”
Delhi has been recording thousands of new Covid-19 cases daily. Till Sunday, 3,067 fatalities had been reported in the city.