Cases in Delhi have reached 1 lakh, but there is no need to panic as recovery rate is 72%: Kejriwal


Cases in Delhi have reached 1 lakh, but there is no need to panic as recovery rate is 72%: Kejriwal

Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday said the recovery rate of Delhi has gone up to 72 per cent, and more and more people are recovering from COVID-19 on a daily basis.

There has been a considerable dip in the positivity ratio and the death rate in Delhi.

Addressing an online press briefing in Delhi, Kejriwal said: “In the last three months, the total number of Corona patients in Delhi has reached approximately 1 lakh. But there is no need to worry or panic because out of these one lakh people, 72,000 cases have recovered.

“The recovery rate in Delhi has gone up to 72 per cent, which is a huge figure. There has been a considerable improvement in the condition of Corona in Delhi. In the month of June, around 35 out of 100 people were found to be positive when tests were conducted. Now, only 11 out of 100 people are found to be positive. There has been an improvement in the positivity ratio in Delhi.”

“There are 25000 active corona cases in the city, out of which 15000 patients are recovering at their homes. The Home Isolation program of the Delhi government, which includes taking care of the Corona patients and send oximeters at their homes, has been very successful. Patients are recovering at their own homes. The death rate has also declined by half, there was a time when the death figure in a single day would be 125. Now, they have gone down to 60-65. We have to work to reduce it further,” said the CM.