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Delhi Gears Up For A ‘COVID-19 War Room’ To Keep Eye On The Capital’s Fight Against Coronavirus As Cases Continue To Surge

According to an official of the Delhi government, the COVID-19 War Room will keep an eye on measures being taken by the authorities and project the future requirements of medical infrastructure to deal with surging cases

Delhi Gears Up For A ‘COVID-19 War Room’ To Keep Eye On The Capital’s Fight Against Coronavirus As Cases Continue To Surge
Highlights
  • The War Room will monitor the city’s efforts to tackle COVID-19 24X7
  • It will suggest measures to deal with present situation more effectively
  • It will cover all aspects including testing, beds and ambulances

New Delhi: With an aim to deal with COVID-19 more effectively and step up its efforts to monitor coronavirus spread, the government of Delhi is setting up a ‘Covid-19 War Room’. The new facility is being established at the Delhi Secretariat and is expected to become operational within a few days. The facility will cover all aspects such as testing, bed strength, medical equipment, ambulance infrastructure and containment zones. According to an official of the Delhi government, the COVID-19 War Room will keep an eye on measures being taken by the authorities and project the future requirements of medical infrastructure to deal with surging cases.

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The ‘COVID-19 War Room’, according to the official, will be manned by around 25 experts. He further added that apart from closely monitoring measures being taken, the war room will also flag discrepancies in those areas wherein authorities can take steps to prepare a robust system and will provide future requirements of medical infrastructure to deal with the surging virus cases. For example, in case there is a shortage of ambulance in the city, the ‘COVID-19 War Room’ will inform authorities about it and accordingly steps will be taken.

The official noted that the district administration has been taking steps in their respective areas, and that the war room will operate in a centralised manner for better coordination among the districts.

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A statement released by the Delhi Government says that the Covid-19 War Room will represent a snapshot of the city’s position when it comes to tackling the Covid-19 situation. The statement also informed that the war room will operate 24X7 to ensure that efforts are being implemented effectively day and night.

Delhi has recently started a COVID-19 Care facility with 10,000 beds at at Radha Soami Satsang Beas in Chhatarpur area and is said to be the “largest” of its kind in the world. The facility will function as an isolation centre for mild and asymptomatic COVID positive patients. 10 per cent of the beds will have oxygen facility in case the patient develops severe breathlessness and requires tertiary hospital care. The Delhi government has also launched the country’s first plasma bank at the ILBS (Institute of Liver and Biliary Sciences) Hospital to help COVID-19 patients seeking plasma.

On Tuesday, Delhi recorded 1,379 fresh coronavirus cases, after which the total number of cases in the capital has crossed 1 lakh mark and currently stands at 1,00,823. The fatalities from COVID-19 has mounted to 3,115 while over 72,000 people have recovered from the disease.

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World

26,21,50,955Cases
22,29,25,306Active
3,40,18,299Recovered
52,07,350Deaths
Coronavirus has spread to 196 countries. The total confirmed cases worldwide are 26,21,50,955 and 52,07,350 have died; 22,29,25,306 are active cases and 3,40,18,299 have recovered as on November 30, 2021 at 3:50 am.

India

3,45,87,822 6,990Cases
1,00,5433,316Active
3,40,18,299 10,116Recovered
4,68,980 190Deaths
In India, there are 3,45,87,822 confirmed cases including 4,68,980 deaths. The number of active cases is 1,00,543 and 3,40,18,299 have recovered as on November 30, 2021 at 2:30 am.

State Details

State Cases Active Recovered Deaths
Maharashtra

66,34,980 536

11,525 338

64,82,493 853

1,40,962 21

Kerala

51,37,091 3,382

45,138 2,514

50,51,998 5,779

39,955 117

Karnataka

29,95,857 257

6,907 47

29,50,747 205

38,203 5

Tamil Nadu

27,26,197 730

8,291 46

26,81,434 767

36,472 9

Andhra Pradesh

20,72,725 101

2,102 38

20,56,184 138

14,439 1

Uttar Pradesh

17,10,387 5

86 3

16,87,391 2

22,910

West Bengal

16,15,378 511

7,733 71

15,88,172 571

19,473 11

Delhi

14,40,900 34

285 3

14,15,517 36

25,098 1

Odisha

10,48,880 197

2,165 26

10,38,306 221

8,409 2

Chhattisgarh

10,06,779 16

318 12

9,92,868 28

13,593

Rajasthan

9,54,770 12

187 12

9,45,628 24

8,955

Gujarat

8,27,435 27

262 22

8,17,081 49

10,092

Madhya Pradesh

7,93,150 12

126 4

7,82,496 8

10,528

Haryana

7,71,692 16

165 3

7,61,473 19

10,054

Bihar

7,26,219 2

39 2

7,16,517 4

9,663

Telangana

6,75,798 184

3,581 46

6,68,227 137

3,990 1

Assam

6,16,708 140

2,595 96

6,08,015 230

6,098 6

Punjab

6,03,258 18

329 11

5,86,330 26

16,599 3

Jharkhand

3,49,232 11

95 2

3,43,997 9

5,140

Uttarakhand

3,44,227 8

132 44

3,36,687 51

7,408 1

Jammu And Kashmir

3,36,681 150

1,626 32

3,30,579 181

4,476 1

Himachal Pradesh

2,27,093 90

824 29

2,22,422 61

3,847

Goa

1,78,890 24

276 3

1,75,230 19

3,384 2

Mizoram

1,34,810 437

3,805 95

1,30,512 531

493 1

Puducherry

1,28,893 12

296 16

1,26,725 28

1,872

Manipur

1,25,169 17

655 30

1,22,539 43

1,975 4

Tripura

84,791 4

78 8

83,890 10

823 2

Meghalaya

84,461 17

285 16

82,704 32

1,472 1

Chandigarh

65,456 8

58 4

64,578 4

820

Arunachal Pradesh

55,273 4

35 2

54,958 2

280

Sikkim

32,233 5

121 6

31,709 11

403

Nagaland

32,109 9

140 5

31,273 4

696

Ladakh

21,540 12

250 18

21,076 29

214 1

Dadra And Nagar Haveli

10,683

1 0

10,678

4

Lakshadweep

10,394

24 4

10,319 4

51

Andaman And Nicobar Islands

7,683 2

8 2

7,546

129

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