‘Over 9 lakh patients on oxygen support in India, 1.7 lakh on ventilator’

New Delhi, May 09 (KMS): As many as 902,291 patients are on oxygen support while 170,841 Covid patients across the country are on ventilator, Indian Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan said.

Health Minister, Harsh Vardhan in his virtual address at the 25th meeting of the Group of Ministers (GoM) to discuss the pandemic situation, said that 1.34 percent of Covid caseload was in Intensive Care Unit (ICU), 0.39 percent of cases were on ventilators and 3.70 percent Covid patients were on oxygen support.

He said that across the country, the number of patients in ICU beds is 4,88,861 while 1,70,841 patients were on ventilators and 9,02,291 patients were on oxygen support.

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