New Delhi, Nov. 22 -- To ramp up the medical infrastructure in the national capital to deal with the surge in cases of coronavirus, Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Sunday said that the number of COVID and ICU beds was increased in the hospitals.

While addressing a daily press briefing, Jain said, "We have increased the number of beds in hospitals. As many as 17,292 COVID-19 beds available in Delhi out of which 7700 beds are empty as of now. Intensive care unit (ICU) beds have also been increased by 400, more will be added in the days to come. Around 250 ICU beds will be increased in private hospitals too."

Delhi on Saturday reported 5,879 new Covid-19 cases in the last 24 hours, taking the total count of cases to 5,23,117.

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