Photos: Over 1,000 cases a day in Delhi; infrastructure strengthened

Updated On Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

For the fourth day in a row on Sunday, Delhi reported over 1,000 cases of the coronavirus disease (Covid-19), with 1,295 infections taking the city’s total tally to 19,844. The city is likely to cross the 20,000 cases mark on Monday -- just 14 days after it crossed the 10,000 mark. The state government has ordered to set up new beds, including paid hospital and quarantine facilities in hotels, in a bid to deal with the surging number of coronavirus infections in the city.

1 / 9
A man walks in front of a wall of graffiti paying salute to front line corona warriors in New Delhi on May 31. The Delhi government has attributed the higher number of cases May 28 onwards to the number of Covid-19 samples being processed per day. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

A man walks in front of a wall of graffiti paying salute to front line corona warriors in New Delhi on May 31. The Delhi government has attributed the higher number of cases May 28 onwards to the number of Covid-19 samples being processed per day. (Manvender Vashist / PTI)

2 / 9
A medical professional examines an X-ray report outside at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. Over the last two days, the Delhi government earmarked 1,900 beds in three hospitals -- 200 in Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital, 200 in Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, and all 1500 beds in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. This is in addition to the 2,500 beds at LNJP Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Superspeciality Hospital. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

A medical professional examines an X-ray report outside at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan (LNJP) Hospital. Over the last two days, the Delhi government earmarked 1,900 beds in three hospitals -- 200 in Satyawadi Raja Harish Chandra Hospital, 200 in Deep Chand Bandhu Hospital, and all 1500 beds in Guru Teg Bahadur Hospital. This is in addition to the 2,500 beds at LNJP Hospital and Rajiv Gandhi Superspeciality Hospital. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

3 / 9
People queue to get screened for coronavirus, at SPPC Hospital in Vinod Nagar. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi stand at 18, 549 so far. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

People queue to get screened for coronavirus, at SPPC Hospital in Vinod Nagar. The total number of COVID-19 cases in Delhi stand at 18, 549 so far. (Sushil Kumar / HT Photo)

4 / 9
A medical worker seen at work in Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital. The hotels to be converted into quarantine facilities include JW Marriot, Le Meridien and IBIS. Two of the 10 hotels—Hotel Sheraton in Saket and Hotel Surya in New Friends Colony — will also serve as extended Covid hospitals, reported HT. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

A medical worker seen at work in Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital. The hotels to be converted into quarantine facilities include JW Marriot, Le Meridien and IBIS. Two of the 10 hotels—Hotel Sheraton in Saket and Hotel Surya in New Friends Colony — will also serve as extended Covid hospitals, reported HT. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

5 / 9
Visitors interact with each other outside the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital’s Covid Block-1. Covid patients opting for the hotel facility will have to pay a minimum of ₹63,000 for a 3-4 star hotel for a week’s stay, which is the period mandated for patients with mild symptoms. In addition, if the patient needs oxygen support, ₹2,000 will be charged on a daily basis. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

Visitors interact with each other outside the Ram Manohar Lohia (RML) hospital’s Covid Block-1. Covid patients opting for the hotel facility will have to pay a minimum of ₹63,000 for a 3-4 star hotel for a week’s stay, which is the period mandated for patients with mild symptoms. In addition, if the patient needs oxygen support, ₹2,000 will be charged on a daily basis. (Sonu Mehta / HT Photo)

6 / 9
Medical workers in PPE gear guide visitors outside the Covid-19 ward at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) in New Delhi on May 30. The Delhi government has set aside 1,870 rooms in 10 plush hotels as paid quarantine facilities for those with mild symptoms such as fever and upper respiratory tract infection. (Sanjeev Verm a/ HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

Medical workers in PPE gear guide visitors outside the Covid-19 ward at Lok Nayak Jai Prakash Narayan Hospital (LNJP) in New Delhi on May 30. The Delhi government has set aside 1,870 rooms in 10 plush hotels as paid quarantine facilities for those with mild symptoms such as fever and upper respiratory tract infection. (Sanjeev Verm a/ HT PHOTO)

7 / 9
People in close proximity of each other at Bhagirathi market, New Delhi on May 30. “With easing of lockdown norms and more people moving about, the number of cases are bound to go up further. The lockdown could never have prevented the spread of the infection completely, but it gave the government time to prepare for a surge in cases,” Dr Jugal Kishore, head of the department of community medicine at Safdarjung hospital told HT. (Raj K Raj / HT PHOTO)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

People in close proximity of each other at Bhagirathi market, New Delhi on May 30. “With easing of lockdown norms and more people moving about, the number of cases are bound to go up further. The lockdown could never have prevented the spread of the infection completely, but it gave the government time to prepare for a surge in cases,” Dr Jugal Kishore, head of the department of community medicine at Safdarjung hospital told HT. (Raj K Raj / HT PHOTO)

8 / 9
Medical workers attend to a patient at Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital. The hotels that have been fully taken over are Hotel Crown Plaza in Okhla Phase 1 (attached to Batra hospital research centre), Hotel Sheraton in Saket (Max Smart Super Specialty hospital), Hotel Surya in New Friends Colony (Indraprastha Apollo hospital), Hotel Siddharth in Rajendra Place (Dr. BL Kapur Memorial hospital) and Hotel Jivitesh at Pusa Road (Sir Ganga Ram hospital). (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

Medical workers attend to a patient at Max Smart Super Speciality Hospital. The hotels that have been fully taken over are Hotel Crown Plaza in Okhla Phase 1 (attached to Batra hospital research centre), Hotel Sheraton in Saket (Max Smart Super Specialty hospital), Hotel Surya in New Friends Colony (Indraprastha Apollo hospital), Hotel Siddharth in Rajendra Place (Dr. BL Kapur Memorial hospital) and Hotel Jivitesh at Pusa Road (Sir Ganga Ram hospital). (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

9 / 9
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference about COVID-19 in New Delhi on May 30. The government said a delay in receiving paperwork from hospitals was to blame for the discrepancy in the number of deaths being recorded in the daily bulletin and those being reported by individual hospitals. (ANI)
Updated on Jun 01, 2020 10:33 AM IST

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal addresses a press conference about COVID-19 in New Delhi on May 30. The government said a delay in receiving paperwork from hospitals was to blame for the discrepancy in the number of deaths being recorded in the daily bulletin and those being reported by individual hospitals. (ANI)

SHARE
Story Saved
×
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
My Offers
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Monday, September 26, 2022
Start 15 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Register Free and get Exciting Deals