'75% coronavirus cases in Delhi are asymptomatic, 82% who died were above 50': Arvind Kejriwal
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Sunday said that 75 per cent of coronavirus cases in the national capital are either with 'mild symptoms' or 'asymptomatic'.
Addressing a press conference, the Delhi Chief Minister said that the state government has made arrangements for treatment of those at their homes with mild coronavirus symptoms.
"Out of roughly 7,000 positive cases in Delhi, approximately 1,500 are in hospital. Out of these 1,500 in hospital, only 27 are on ventilator. Majority of cases are mild or asymptomatic," Kejriwal said.
Kejriwal further said that 82 per cent of the people who have lost their lives in Delhi were above the age of 50, adding that that there are more deaths among elderly people.
He further said that an order has been issued for requisition of private ambulances.
Assuring the migrant workers of their safety, Kejriwal said that the state government has arranged services for them to travel to their home state and asked them not to walk back to their native villages.
"We are arranging more trains for the migrants. I appeal to them to not travel on foot. It is not safe. We take your responsibility. We are here to take care of you," he said.
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The Delhi Chief Minister also supported his government's decision to provide special services to state officials, asking "what's wrong in saving the corona warriors".
The number of coronavirus cases are surging at an alarming rate in the national capital. As per the latest data available at the Ministy of Health and Family Welfare, the deadly infection has affected over 6,500 people in Delhi while more than 70 have lost their lives.
The Health Ministry data further says that more than 2,000 people have been cured from the infection and discharged from hospitals while there are 4,781 active cases of the virus in the city-state.
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