The Indian capital New Delhi could see as many as 550,000 cases of Covid-19 if by July 31, if the situation continues unabated, Delhi’s Disaster Management Authority said Tuesday.
Delhi’s deputy chief minister, Manish Sisodia, said authorities still need another 80,000 hospital beds to treat new patients.
More than 275,000 people in India have been diagnosed with Covid-19, according to data from Johns Hopkins University.
According to figures from the Indian government, the country is dealing with 133,632 active cases, while 135,205 have recovered or been discharged from hospital. A total of 7,745 have died.
In Delhi, more than 31,000 people have contracted the virus as of Wednesday afternoon. Of those, 11,861 have recovered and 905 have died.
Source: CNN News