Controversy Continues Over Community Transmission In Delhi

by GoNews Desk 11 months ago Views 810

By 15 June, there'll be 44,000 cases & 6,600 beds will be needed. By 30 June we'll reach 1 lakh cases & 15,000 beds will be required. By 15 July there'll be 2.25 lakh cases & 33,000 beds will be needed. By 31 July, 5.5 lakh cases expected & 80,000 beds will be needed: Delhi Dy CM

Controversy Continues Over Community Transmission
Controversy continues whether the community transmission of coronavirus has begun in the national capital Delhi.

State Health Minister Satyendra Jain said that half of the coronavirus cases in Delhi cannot be traced to any source and community transmission has started here.

Quoting AIIMS director Randeep Guleria, he said, “AIIMS Director Randeep Guleria had said there is community transmission in Delhi but the centre has not accepted it yet.

Delhi Deputy CM Manish Sisodia said: “We cannot declare it and the Centre has to declare it. Community spread is a technical term and it depends on the Centre whether they accept it or not. There are four stages in epidemiology in which the third stage is the community spread.”

Manish Sisodia has also expressed fears that the situation in Delhi will get worse in the coming days as there will be a shortage of beds in hospitals. Sisodia estimates that by June 15, there will be 44,000 cases in Delhi and 6,600 beds will be required. Similarly, by June 30, the cases are expected to reach 1 lakh cases and 15,000 beds will be required in hospitals.

By July 15, 2.25 lakh cases and 33,000 beds will be needed. By July 31, 5.5 lakh cases are expected and about 80,000 beds will be required in hospitals.

According to the data from the Center for Disease Dynamic, Economic and Policy (CDDEP), the total number of hospitals in Delhi is 176 with 39,455 beds while the number of ICU equipped beds is 1,973. If the situation in Delhi worsens, then the health infrastructure is more likely to collapse.

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