Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal's wife tested positive for COVID-19 on Tuesday. The chief minister's wife Sunita Kejriwal has tested positive and is under home isolation, a Delhi government official said.
As per the official statement from the Chief Minister's Office, Sunita Kejriwal has isolated herself at home. Kejriwal too has quarantined himself.
Delhi govt to ramp up availability of beds for COVID-19 patients
Around 2,700 beds will be added at different hospitals and facilities in the national capital in the next few days for COVID-19 patients, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia announced on Tuesday.
"In 2.5 weeks, bed count has gone up by 3 times. 2,700 more beds will be arranged in the next few days. Most COVID-19 patients are recovering in home isolation. I urge those who need hospitals to check the app beforehand for bed availability and then proceed further," Sisodia said at an online press conference.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a six-day lockdown in the national capital from 10 pm on Monday till 5 am on April 26, and said it was necessary to deal with the rising number of COVID-19 cases as the city's health system was stretched to its limit.
The city on Sunday recorded the biggest jump in its daily COVID-19 tally with 25,462 fresh cases, while the positivity rate shot up to 29.74 per cent -- meaning almost every third sample being tested in the city is turning out to be positive.