Addressing media on Sunday, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that over 25,500 fresh COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi, with positivity rate increasing to nearly 30 per cent in 24 hrs.
"Less than 100 ICU beds are vacant in Delhi hospitals, and the situation is worsening every moment. I have spoken to Union Home Minister Amit Shah about the rapidly increasing requirement of beds and oxygen," Kejriwal said.
The national capital has been witnessing an upsurge in virus cases, marking 24,375 cases on Saturday, and a record 167 deaths.
On Saturday, Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said that Delhi has been facing a shortage of medical oxygen and the government has requested the Centre to immediately increase its supply to the national capital.
"The quota of oxygen allocated to Delhi is turning out to be very less due to the increased consumption which is much more than the average," Sisodia, who is also the nodal minister for COVID-19 management in Delhi, tweeted. He said several hospitals have informed that their stock of medical oxygen will be over soon.
"The Delhi government has demanded that the Centre increase the city's quota of oxygen immediately," Sisodia said in another tweet in Hindi.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had Saturday said that the capital was facing a "very serious" situation amid shortage of crucial drugs and oxygen.
-inputs from PTI