Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said that the COVID-19 situation in Delhi was not “terrible” as predicted a month ago, while happily announcing that the number of people recovering from novel coronavirus was increasing.
Addressing a virtual press briefing, Kejriwal said there are around 26,000 active COVID-19 cases in Delhi at the moment.
While the situation is under control, the CM said there was no room for complacency as the virus is highly unpredictable.
“The situation is improving in Delhi in the last few days. However, there is no room for complacency. This virus is unpredictable. We must continue our efforts with more vigor,” Kejriwal said.
“It was predicted that by 30th June, Delhi would have 1 lakh cases out of which 60,000 would be active cases. But today, we only have 26,000 active cases. This is the result of everyone’s hard work. We have been able to control the situation,” he stated.
The CM said his government has increased the scope of testing.
“We’ve increased the number of tests. There is a good indication. Earlier, around 31 out of 100 people, whose samples were collected, tested positive for coronavirus. Today, 13 out of 100 people test positive,” the Aam Aadmi Party chief said.