Just 1.6% of active cases hospitalised in Jaipur

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JAIPUR: With the increase in Covid-19 active cases, hospitalization in Jaipur has increased marginally. With just 1.6% of the active cases, the city is currently accommodating, needed hospitalization, while rest of the 98.4% Covid-19 patients are undergoing treatment under home isolation.
Though Rajasthan has been witnessing rapid jump in daily new infections, the number of patients requiring hospitalization has not increased much.
However, the number of patients admitted to hospital in Jaipur has increased marginally. Currently, 333 patients are undergoing treatment for Covid-19 in hospitals, around 10 days ago, 151 were in the hospitals,
However, the cause of concern is that the ICU admissions have also increased. Around ten days ago, only 50 Covid-19 patients were undergoing treatment in ICUs, but the number has now been increased to 122.
Around 37% of Covid-19 patients are taking treatment in ICUs, who require high flow oxygen or they require intense care for the severity of the disease.
The admissions in wards have increased by 59%, while the admissions in the ICUs have increased by 144% in the past 10 days. But, if it is translated into figures, the jump is quite insignificant viewing the pace at which the active cases have increased in the city for the past few days.
A health department official said, “Since more than 98% of the patients are undergoing treatment under home isolation, we have strengthened our facilities for supplying medicines at door steps through bike ambulances. Also, the patients under home isolation can call at 181 helpline to get in touch with the doctors for medical advice.”
Currently, the number of beds available for Covid-19 treatment are 3,663 and the occupancy is just 333, which is around 4% of the total beds available for Covid-19 treatment in the city.
The oxygen beds available in the hospitals for Covid-19 patients are 2,270 but just 50 of them are occupied.

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