Coronavirus: No shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals, says Health minister Satyendar Jain
Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain on September 23 said there is no shortage of oxygen in Delhi hospitals.
New Delhi: On September 23, Delhi Health minister Satyendar Jain said that there is enough stock of oxygen in Delhi hospitals. He added that there is no shortage of oxygen for the next 6-7 days.
Jain added that Delhi gets oxygen supply from Uttar Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Jain further said COVID-19 positivity rate in the national capital has plateaued out a bit.
He said Delhi reported a positivity rate of 6.47% on September 22. The average positivity rate for the last 7 days stood at 7%.
With a spike of 83,347 new cases and 1,085 deaths in the last 24 hours, India's COVID-19 count stood at 56,46,011 on Wednesday (September 23).
According to the Union Health Ministry, this includes 9,68,377 active cases, and 45,87,614 cured and discharged or migrated patients.
The death toll in the country due to the infection has reached 90,020.
Meanwhile, the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) on Wednesday said that the number of total samples tested in the country up to September 22nd is 6,62,79,462 including 9,53,683 samples tested yesterday.