Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal raises alarm on COVID-19 preparedness, says 'Less than 100 ICU beds left'

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal raised alarm over the city’s COVID-19 preparedness and urged the Central government to lend help in dealing with the deadly pandemic. He requested the Centre to allot 7,000 of 10,000 beds in view of severe COVID cases.

During a press briefing, Arvind Kejriwal said that the positivity rate in the national capital has increased from 24 per cent to 30 per cent in the last 24 hours. Due to the rising number of cases, less than 100 ICU beds are left in the city while medical oxygen is also short on supply.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal also confirmed that more than 25,000 new COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. He also spoke to Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Union Home Minister Amit Shah earlier this morning regarding the lack of beds and apprised them about the dire need the city is in. Listen in!
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