Delhi conducts 20,000 COVID tests daily, has 13,500 beds ready: Kejriwal

Kejriwal admitted that his administration had been caught out by the unexpected rise in cases following Unlock-1

Arvind Kejriwal
He outlined a five-pronged approach to fight the rising tide of novel coronavirus cases in the city. Photo: Twitter

The Delhi government is conducting nearly 20,000 COVID-19 tests per day and has 13,500 beds for COVID-19 positive patients, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday (June 27).

He outlined a five-pronged approach to fight the rising tide of novel coronavirus cases in the city and also thanked the centre for providing the administration with adequate number of coronavirus testing kits.

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Delhi has experienced a surge in COVID-19 cases after “Unlock1”, the first post-lockdown phase. Kejriwal admitted that his administration had been caught out by the unexpected rise in cases. He had earlier said that Delhi stood ready to fight the outbreak.

Over 3,600 new cases were reported on Friday (June 26), taking the total in the national capital to 77,240. According to government data, 63 deaths linked to the virus were recorded in the preceding 24 hours, taking the total deaths to 2,492.

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