New Delhi: Days after Union Home Minister Amit Shah met Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and reviewed corona situation, testing in the capital city has increased nearly three times. Addressing a press conference on Monday, Kejriwal confirmed the same saying that there has been a significant increase in coronavirus testing taking place in the city now.Also Read - Moderna Begins Next Phase of Omicron-specific Booster Trial in Adults After Pfizer-BioNTech | Read Details
“Testing has increased by three times. Earlier, 5,000 tests were being conducted every day; that has now increased to 18,000 tests per day. Now, people will not face any issues in getting tested,” said Kejriwal. Also Read - Over Half of Delhi Citizens Want Weekend Curfew to Continue, Reveals Survey
Earlier last week, after holding a review meeting with L-G Anil Baijal and CM Kejriwal, Home Minister Amit Shah had said that testing in the capital city will double in two days and increase by three times over the next six days. Also Read - Omicron Infected Have Significant Immune Response, Can Neutralise Delta Variant: ICMR Study
Meanwhile, talking about the total active cases, Kejriwal said of the total active cases, 6,000 are in hospitals and 18,000 in home isolation. He said that patients in home isolation will now be provided with oximeters to keep a track on their oxygen levels.
“All those under home-isolation will be provided with pulse oximeters to measure your oxygen levels every few hours. Once you are well, you can return it to the government”, he added.
On the other hand, the number of COVID-19 cases in the city have risen to 59,746, second highest in the country, with a total of 2,175 deaths.