Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday that coronavirus cases in Delhi have increased due to the increased number of testing. Citizens should not need to panic as the situation is under control.
“I want to assure you that the coronavirus situation in Delhi is completely under control but there is no room for complacency. There is no need to panic. Coronavirus cases in Delhi are increasing as we have doubled testing to detect the patients infected with the disease,” Arvind Kejriwal said on Saturday.
He further said “Don’t think the situation in Delhi has worsened because more coronavirus cases are being reported. The coronavirus cases in Delhi are increasing because we have doubled testing. We have increased single-day testing from 20,000 to 40,000.”
“We have set up coronavirus testing camps in Delhi markets and bus stands. As per data between August 15 and today, the fatality rate among coronavirus patients is 1 per cent in Delhi against 1.7 per cent of the national fatality rate. Our recovery rate is 87 per cent against 77 per cent on the national level.”
This interview came after Delhi recorded 2,914 fresh coronavirus cases on Friday. As per the reports, over 36,000 tests were conducted on Friday.