According to sources, over 440 people were contacted by the Delhi government to donate plasma, out of which around 15 agreed. As many as 7,264 people have recovered/migrated/been discharged from hospitals as of May 27.
About 34% of the cases have come up in the capital after relaxations in Lockdown 4.0 were announced. There were 10,054 cases and 160 deaths on May 18, which grew to 15,257 cases and 303 deaths on Wednesday.
At the trauma centre, four more Covid positive healthcare workers of the institute are undergoing treatment. So far, 156 healthcare workers – two faculty members, four resident doctors, 16 nurses, and other staff from the institute — have tested positive.
The chief minister also said that the government is pushing to add 2,000 more beds across private hospitals as 75% of the beds earmarked for Covid-19 patients have already been occupied. He said that 509 out of 667 beds across private hospitals have been occupied so far.
Delhi reported 508 fresh cases on Sunday, taking the total to 13,418. Of the 1,886 patients currently in hospital, 1,379 are undergoing treatment in six government facilities. Ten private facilities have also been roped in.
“Dr Pande was under home care and seemed to be recovering. The cause of death is suspected to be cardiac arrest. Deepest condolences to his family and everyone who will miss him dearly,” the hospital said.
Around the same time, 20 new containment zones have been created since May 18. Overall, the number of containment zones stands at 92, out of which scaling down orders have already been issued for nine.
According to sources, healthcare workers at Delhi government-run hospitals will continue to stay in hotels during their quarantine period as per protocols issued by the Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.