COVID-19: Delhi Govt ramps up testing as cases surge

Due to surge in COVID-19 cases in the national capital, Delhi government has increased coronavirus testing and around 85,000-90,000 tests are being conducted every day. "There were fewer cases earlier but it has increased now. So we have increased the number of testings and conducting 85,000-90,000 tests every day, which is more than 5% of the national average. We are also doing contact tracing and isolation. Hospitals have a sufficient number of beds as of now. The occupancy is around 20% now, 80% of the beds are unoccupied. We are monitoring this, if occupancy increases, we will increase the number of beds," said Satyendar Jain.