As declared by Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Thursday, the 7th of May, the doubling rate of COVID 19 cases in the capital city of Delhi is 11 days at present.
“In Delhi, right now we have 3,925 active cases as of Wednesday and only 84 patients are in ICU. We should not look into the cases in terms of absolute numbers but we should calculate the rate of growth with respect to the base value.”, said Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
“The rate of growth of COVID-19 cases in Delhi was around 8 per cent yesterday, earlier the rate was 20 per cent, then it became 15 per cent and now it has become 12 per cent.”, added Satyendar Jain.
A statement was issued by the Delhi government where Minister Satyendar Jain was cited as saying that “compared to the western countries, the situation in India is much better”.
As of Tuesday, the 5th of May, there have been 5,532 positive COVID-19 cases in Delhi and 12 patients are currently known to be on ventilators. 428 fresh cases were reported in the national capital on Wednesday, the 6th of May.
“We have to be very careful as we may have to live with coronavirus for a certain period as it may stay for a longer period of time. We have to follow all rules, use masks and maintain social distancing all the time,” said Mr Satyendar Jain.
Minister Satyendar Jain promises that the situation is now under control. The government of Delhi is continuously monitoring the condition of COVID 19 to prevent the further spread of the noxious virus.
“For the people belonging to Tablighi Jamaat, whoever has recovered and spent the designated time in quarantine, can go to their respective states as per the guidelines. If any police investigation is going on against anyone then the police will take care of such issues.”, added Health Minister Satyendar Jain.
Mr Satyendar Jain mentioned that the liquor shops have been opened as per rules and assures that the situation shall be under control within 2-3 days.
“Also, we are in constant touch with all the states regarding sending the migrant labourers and stranded people to their respective states, and certain states have also taken a number of steps to bring back their labourers. We have shared the list of people with respective states and today a train with stranded people will leave for Madhya Pradesh.”, assured Satyendar Jain.