Jul 29, 2020, 01:31PM ISTSource: TOI.in
For the first time in the past two months, Lok Nayak Hospital — Delhi government’s biggest Covid-19 treatment facility — did not report any death due to the disease on Monday. Taking to Twitter on Tuesday, chief minister Arvind Kejriwal announced, “No death in our biggest Covid hospital LNJP yesterday.” Dr Suresh Kumar, medical director of the hospital, attributed the feat to “extensive ICU care, plasma bank, top healthcare facilities and dedication of doctors and healthcare workers”. At least one death due to the virus was recorded daily in the past couple of months, but on Monday, there was no fatality, Kumar said. Till Tuesday evening, about 389 (19%) of the hospital’s 2,000 beds were occupied by Covid patients. Of these, 88 were in ICU and two on ventilators, he added. Delhi recorded 1,056 fresh novel coronavirus cases on Tuesday, taking the tally to over 1.3 lakh, while the fatalities jumped to 3,881.The state health department said 28 fatalities were recorded in the past 24 hours.