The chief minister's remarks came hours after he wrote a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi seeking his help in enhancing the number of hospital beds and immediate oxygen supply for patients in Delhi. In all, out of 17,531 beds for Covid patients, only 3,382 are available.
Kejriwal asked the Centre to reserve at least 7,000 hospital beds out of the 10,000 beds at hospitals in Delhi that are run by the central government.
The AAP-led Delhi government is desperately trying to scale up the number of available beds as the Capital struggles to cope with an exponential rise in new infections.
Delhi's positivity rate continued its upward climb with 30 per cent of those tested over the past 24 hours testing positive for Covid-19, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said.
"Delhi facing acute shortage of oxygen".
"The rate at which it is going we don't know where this will peak", said the head of the regional government. "We are falling short of oxygen as well", Kejriwal said.
The Commonwealth Games Village, Yamuna Sports complex, Radha Swami Satsang Baes, and some schools will be converted into facilities for Covid-19 patients in Delhi.
"I also informed Union Health Minister Dr". He said he spoke to Union home minister Amit Shah on Sunday morning and stressed on the need of beds for the Covid patients.
"The Defence Research and Development Organisation (DRDO) is setting up 500 ICU beds in the national capital".
Earlier this week, it has also designated 14 big private hospitals as dedicated COVID-19 facilities.
The national capital reported 25,462 COVID-19 cases on Sunday, the highest single-day spike in the city till date, according to data shared by the Health Department.
Notably, Delhi is reporting more cases than any city in the world.
The death toll increased to 1,78,769 with a record 1,619 daily new fatalities, the data updated at 8 am showed.