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    Coronavirus LIVE: By 15 July, Delhi will need at least 33,000 beds only for Delhiites, says Kejriwal

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New Delhi: On a day, deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia predicted that the number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi will explode to 5.5 lakhs by the end of July, the Delhi government didn’t release any official figure, which is generally released by noon. Also Read - COVID-19: Recovery Rate Above 60%; Total Tally Crosses 6.25 Lakh After Record Spike of 20,905 Cases

According to reports, Delhi’s COVID-19 case could have crossed 30,000 on Tuesday. Also Read - Pani Puri ATM: THIS Machine Dispensing Golgappe And Maintaining Hygiene Amid COVID-19 is OG Innovation!

The Centre on Tuesday dismissed community transmission. However, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain said the source of infection is “not known” in nearly half of the fresh cases being reported and epidemiologically, community transmission is the third stage of the infection. Also Read - Seriously? US Students Are Throwing Covid-19 Parties to Infect Guests, Give Prizes to Those Who Catch It First

Sisodia said the national capital may record 44,000 COVID-19 cases by June 15 and it would need 6,600 beds in hospitals.

“By June 30, there will be one lakh cases of coronavirus in Delhi and we will need 15,000 beds.

“It is estimated that Delhi will record 2.15 lakh cases by July 15 and 33,000 beds would be required. There might be 5.5 lakh cases by July 31 and Delhi would need 80,000 beds,” he said.

Based on the doubling rate, 5.5 lakh cases are expected to be reported in Delhi by July 31, Sisodia said.

Several scientists said community transmission of the disease may have started a while ago.

They added that mathematical models of the progression of COVID-19 show it would be possible for Delhi to have 5.5 lakh cases by the end of July.