Important to keep yourself safe from COVID 19, but do not panic- Dy CM Sisodia


80-90% of infected people are recovering in home quarantine. Not mandatory to be admitted in hospitals for patients with no or mild symptoms- Dy CM Sisodia

7846 corona-infected patients have recovered in Delhi- Health Minister Satyendra Jain

Delhi hospitals have 500 beds and 300 dedicated ventilators for Corona treatment- Health Minister Satyendra Jain

New Delhi- Speaking about the need to maintain personal hygiene and social distancing to keep Coronavirus at bay, Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia also stressed that there is no need to go into a state of panic and fear. Addressing a digital press conference here on Friday, Shri Manish Sisodia said, “ While it is important to keep ourselves safe from the disease by wearing masks and practising social distancing, there is no need for us to panic. It is worth mentioning that around 80 to 90% of infected people are recovering in home quarantine. There is this fear that once somebody tests positive, they have to be admitted to a hospital. We get a lot of panic calls too. But if the symptoms are not severe and you are overall asymptomatic, you should confine yourself to an isolated room and quarantine yourself. Other family members should maintain a safe distance and keep their homes (and self) sanitized.” Health Minister of Delhi, Shri Satyender Jain, was also a part of the digital press conference that took place here on Friday.

Talking about the improved recovery rate of corona cases in Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia added, “ Corona cases are improving. More than 50% people in Delhi have recovered. A huge portion of corona affected people is recovering through home isolation.”

The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi also spoke about the rising number of positive coronavirus cases in Delhi but also assured that Delhi Govt. is taking all necessary steps to ensure speedy recovery of the patients. He also advised the people not to panic but to keep themselves safe by regularly washing their hands, covering their faces, and following social distancing guidelines. “ Coronavirus cases are on the rise in India. But do not panic. Just keep yourself safe. 13 deaths have been reported due to Coronavirus in the past 24 hours. 69 old corona related deaths have also been added in our health bulletin that occurred in a span of past 34 days. 52 cases were reported from Safdarjung hospital. The rest were from other hospitals. So the health bulletin will reflect 82 deaths, but out of these- 13 deaths have happened in the last 24 hours and the rest 69 deaths have happened in the course of the last 34 days. We got late reporting on these deaths. So we have audited the data accordingly.”

Talking about how the Health Department of Delhi has geared up to fight COVID 19, the Health Minister of Delhi, Shri Satyendra Jain said, “We have more than 5000 beds for coronavirus treatment in Delhi. 1400 beds in private hospitals, and 3700 in govt hospitals. The number of patients currently on the ventilator is 28. And we have more than 300 dedicated ventilators available currently in Delhi. Our aim is to double the number of beds in the coming days in comparison to the number of patients right now.”

The Hon’ble Health Minister also informed that there have been 17,386 positive cases up till now in Delhi. “1106 cases of COVID 29 have been reported in the last 24 hours in Delhi. 7846 people have recovered so far. 351 of them recovered yesterday. And there have been 398 deaths so far in the national capital due to COVID 19,” said Shri Satyendra Jain.

He also informed that the health bulletin will reflect 82 deaths out of which 13 were reported in the last 24 hours while the rest 69 deaths have happened in the course of the last 34 days. He also advised everyone to be cautious of the disease “ We should practice social distancing, wear masks, and wash our hands with soap and water. If you think you’re infected , you should isolate yourself in a room, it takes two weeks to recover, and most of the people are recovering without any medical intervention,” he concluded.