Corona: Expected peak around January 15 in Delhi, Oxygen, ICU preparations are here – delhi covid news 18,000 ICU beds 28000 oxygen beds needed in Delhi if daily caseload rises up to 1 lakh ntc

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  • The peak of COVID-19 in Delhi will be around January 15
  • During that time about 70,000 cases can be reported daily.

The attack of the third wave of corona continues in the country, cases of Kovid are coming to the fore. In the meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) on Monday, the preparedness and circumstances were reviewed during the third wave caused by the Omicron variant of the corona virus. In this meeting, the government also shared some figures.

The Delhi government estimates that if 1 lakh cases of Kovid are reported in a day in the capital Delhi, then at least 18,000 ICU beds and 28,000 oxygen beds will be required for Kovid-19 patients.

If 1 lakh cases are reported in a day, then only 5 percent of these cases will require hospitalization. According to government estimates, 4,000 of them will need oxygen beds, while only 1000 patients will need ICU beds.

The ‘formula’ model of IIT scientists had estimated that the peak of COVID-19 in Delhi would be around January 15 and around 70,000 cases could be reported daily during that time. According to estimates, for this, 18 thousand ICU beds will be required for 18 days and 28 thousand oxygen beds for 7 days.

According to official figures, a total of 46,000 beds will be required during this period. The government said that they have set a target of preparing 37,000 Covid beds in addition to 10,594 ICU beds and 2,328 pediatric beds. As of January 10, Delhi has 31,695 beds ready, while 9,844 ICU beds and 2,328 pediatric beds are ready.

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