With registering 28,395 Covid-19 cases and 277 deaths on Tuesday Delhi has reported both at its highest single day record since the start of the pandemic. This rise has taken to 85,000 active cases in the national capital.
According to the official data the city conducted total 86,526 tests on Tuesday that showed a positive rate of 32.82 percent.
However, the city also reported 19,430 recoveries in a day.
The second wave which is affecting the country like a storm has collapsed the city’s infrastructure as there is a shortage of beds, medicines, vaccines and even medical oxygen.
It has been reported that if the oxygen is not supplied in Delhi then the hospitals will be completely run out of oxygen.
“Serious oxygen crisis persists in Delhi. I again urge the centre to urgently provide oxygen to Delhi. Some hospitals are left with just a few hours of oxygen,” tweeted the Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.
The Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi Manish Sisodia also said that there is only 8-12 hours of oxygen left in the hospitals.
“We have been demanding for one week to increase the oxygen supply quota to Delhi, which the central government has to do. If oxygen does not reach the hospitals in sufficient quantity by tomorrow morning, there will be an outcry,” tweeted the Deputy CM.
India on Tuesday reported a caseload of 2.59 lakh fresh cases on Tuesday with death toll of 1,761.