Delhi recorded as many as 7,486 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday. With this, the tally of COVID-19 cases in the state has reached over 5.03 lakh, while the death toll mounted to 7,943. A total of 131 fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.
According to a health bulletin issued by the Delhi government, 622,32 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours.
The case tally stands at 5,03,084 in the national capital, including 4,52,683 patients who have either been discharged or have migrated or recovered. The number of active cases is 42,458, of which 24,842 are in home isolation.
Meanwhile, the Delhi government has permitted Covid hospitals to engage 4th and 5th year MBBS students, Interns and BDS doctors to assist duty doctors at honorarium of Rs 1,000 (8 hours shift), Rs 2000 (12 hours shift) per day. In case of interns, honorarium would be over and above their stipend.
On Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that over 660 ICU beds are planned to be added in various city government hospitals in the next few days. He also said a proposal has been sent to Lieutenant Governor for the central government to allow the city government to impose "local lockdowns in the market places which are potential COVID hotspots". The number of containment zones in Delhi slightly dropped to 4,449 on Wednesday from 4,444 on Tuesday.