Delhi govt conducting three times more COVID-19 tests than required by ICMR guidelines: Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday aforesaid that the govt is conducting 3 times additional COVID-19 testing than needed by the Indian Council of Medical analysis tips and wise to that the town is probably going to report nearly seventeen,000 new COVID-19 cases nowadays.
Addressing a news conference here, Jain said, “2,600 beds square measure occupied at the instant. Almost 13,000 beds square measure vacant within the hospitals of Old Delhi. as compared with the day before yesterday, the amount of cases yesterday were lesser. There ought to be nearly seventeen,000 cases supported the information that we have a tendency to square measure aggregation. we have a tendency to square measure conducting three times additional tests than needed by the ICMR tips.”
Asked regarding the amount of COVID-19 testing within the entire town, the Health Minister aforesaid that almost sixty,000 to one hundred thousand tests square measure being conducted a day for the past one month.
“There were regarding sixty seven,000 tests conducted yesterday. i need to create it clear that less testing doesn’t mean less variety of cases. Mild, well, or bad contact cases, everybody gets tested. Nearly 60,000 to one hundred thousand tests square measure being conducted on a day to day for the past one month,” he said.
Jain welcome the amendment in tips by the ICMR that aforesaid that anyone WHO has are available in contact with a COVID-infected patient doesn’t essentially got to take the COVID-19 check unless the person is within the ‘high-risk’ class supported age or comorbidities. He aforesaid the those that square measure sick square measure all being tested.
“The ICMR tips square measure fine. those that square measure sick, all square measure being tested,” he said.
The Health Minister any wise to that the admissions within the hospitals square measure stagnant and expected that the positivism rate can begin declining with time.
“When the admissions within the hospitals square measure stagnant, the positivism can begin declining with time. The positivism rate can cut back with time as patients admitted to hospitals square measure stagnant. Most of the deaths were because of comorbidities,” he said.
Meanwhile, Old Delhi recorded a dip in new COVID-19 cases for the second consecutive day on Sat with twenty,718 contemporary infections cases being according within the city at a positivism rate of thirty.64 per cent that is that the highest once May 1 last year.
As several as sixty seven,624 tests inlcuding fifty four,141 RTPCR/CBNAAT/Tue NAT and thirteen,483 fast substance tests were conducted on Gregorian calendar month fifteen.
The decline within the COVID-19 cases coincides with the dip variety of tests within the past 2 days. When Delhi, on Gregorian calendar month thirteen this year, according twenty eight,867 new cases, the very best single-day spike since the start of the pandemic, 98,832 tests were conducted. daily afterward Gregorian calendar month fourteen, as several as seventy nine,578 tests were drained that twenty four,383 samples were detected COVID-19 positive.
India recorded two,71,202 contemporary COVID-19 cases within the last twenty four hours, the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare aforesaid on Sat. The daily positivism rate is at sixteen.28 per cent. (ANI)