COVID-19 Spike In Delhi: 'Administration is Focusing on Testing, Contact Tracing & Treatment,' Says MHA

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New Delhi, November 2: Union Home Secretary Ajay Bhalla, on Monday, reviewed the situation of COVID-19 in Delhi. The Ministry of Home Affairs said that it was a part of a regular process to keep a tab on the COVID-19 situation in the city. "While new COVID-19 cases and active cases are going up, Administration is focusing on testing, contact tracing & treatment," said the Ministry. It added that the conditions of hospital beds was reportedly "comfortable." The are total 15,789 beds dedicated for COVID-19 patients in Delhi, out of which 57 per cent are vacant. COVID-19 Recoveries Cross 75 Lakh, India at 'Top Global Position with Maximum Recoveries,' Says Health Ministry.

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The Ministry added,"It was, however, highlighted both by Delhi Govt officials and Commissioner of Police, Delhi that there has been no let up in enforcement and awareness generation." MHA said a meeting was conducted to address the issue of growing COVID-19 cases. It was attended by the representatives of MoHFW and health experts. The objective was to formulate a strategy to contain the growing coronavirus cases, especially "keeping in view the festival season and decreasing temperatures accompanied by rising pollution." India's COVID-19 Tally Jumps to 82.29 Lakh With 45,230 New Cases & 496 Deaths in Past 24 Hours.

"It was decided to concentrate efforts in certain key areas, such as targeted RT-PCR testing in critical zones in Delhi; gear up availability of medical resources incl ICUs,& ventilators as pre-emptive measure; ensure contact tracing & monitoring of quarantined contacts," said the ministry. Delhi has been reporting a sudden spike in the COVID-19 cases since last Wednesday. 5664 new cases have been recorded while, 51 people have died of COVID-19 in the last 24 hours in Delhi.