New Delhi, June 22 (IANS) The national capital has seen 58 new deaths due to Covid-19 in the last 24 hours, taking the death count to 2,233, while 2,909 fresh cases were reported, an official statement said on Monday.
Delhi, which has been struggling with a rising Covid tally, has seen a total of 62,655 corona positive cases so far. However, 36,602 have been cured or discharged till Monday. In the last 24 hours alone, 3,589 patients have either recovered or discharged or have migrated.
The government said on Monday that there are 5,909 dedicated Covid care centres and 344 dedicated health care centres apart from the hospitals which are treating patients. However, according to a circular dated June 20, 108 hospitals are providing less than 60 per cent of the total bed capacity for treatment, while seven are providing from 80 to 110 per cent of the capacity.
Meanwhile, as much as 12,922 are under home isolation.
While the national capital has ben ramping up its testing capacity, it announced that 14,682 tests have been conducted on Monday itself. So far, more than 3,84,000 tests have been conducted in Delhi.
As of Monday, there are 262 containment zones spread across the capital.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said that the country is fighting a twin battle against China. “Our country is fighting a twin battle against China. First, our doctors are fighting against Chinese virus and second, India’s brave soldiers are fighting China on the border.”