COVID-19 and Delhi

The 2019 novel coronavirus (2019-nCoV, Covid-10 or SARS-CoV-2) is a contagious virus that causes respiratory infection and can transfer from human to human.


The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are
1) Fever
2) Dry cough
3) Tiredness

Other symptoms that are less common and may affect some patients include:
1) Aches and pains
2) Nasal Congestion
3) Headache
4) Conjunctivitis
5) Sore Throat
6) Diarrhea
7) Loss Of Taste Or Smell
8) Rash On Skin
9) Discoloration of fingers or toes

These symptoms are usually mild and begin gradually. Some people become infected but only have very mild symptoms.

Most people (about 80%) recover from the disease without needing hospital treatment. Around 1 out of every 5 people who get COVID-19 becomes seriously ill and develops difficulty breathing. Older people, and those with underlying medical problems like high blood pressure, heart and lung problems, diabetes, or cancer, are at higher risk of developing a serious illness.  However, anyone can catch COVID-19 and become seriously ill.  People of all ages who experience fever and/or cough associated with difficulty breathing/shortness of breath, chest pain/pressure, or loss of speech or movement should seek medical attention immediately. If possible, it is recommended to call the health care provider or facility first, so the patient can be directed to the right clinic.

Mode of transmission

COVID-19 most commonly spread from an infected person to other through:

  • The aerosols released in the air by coughing and sneezing
  • Close personal contact, such as touching or shaking hand with infected people
  • Getting in contact with aerosols on surfaces and then touching your mouth, nose, or eyes

How to reduce risk of Coronavirus infection (COVID-19)

  • Clean hand with soap and water or alcohol based hand rub
  • Cover nose and mouth when coughing & sneezing with tissue or use your sleeve
  • Avoid close contact with anyone with cold or flu like symptoms
Cover your nose and mouth with disposable tissue or handkerchief while coughing or sneezingTouch your face
Frequently wash your hands with soap and waterHug, kiss or shake hands while greeting  
Avoid crowded placesSpit in public or in open
Person suffering from Influenza like illness must be confined at homeSelf-medicate
Practice social distancingDispose mask and gloves in open
Practice a healthy lifestyleStand very close to people in open
Use alcohol based hand sanitizer (must contain 70% alcohol)Smoke, especially in public places

Delhi Government Health Services have established a 24*7 control room for contacting for queries related to COVID-19

Ph: 011-22307145, 22300012, 22300036

List of hospitals identified for Covid-19 use in Delhi.

S. NoHospitalNo. of bedsAreaTreatment
1Lok Nayak Hospital2000FullFree
2Rajiv Gandhi Super Speciality Hospital500FullFree
3Sir Gangaram Kolmet Hospital42FullChargeable
4Indraprstha Apollo Hospital50PartialChargeable
5Max Hospital Saket108PartialChargeable
6Batra Hospital and Research Center, Tughlakabad50PartialChargeable
7Cygnus Orthocare Hospital40FullChargeable
8Lady Hardinge Medical College   
9Ram Manhoar Lohia Hospital   
10Safdurjung Hospital   
11All India Institute of Medical Science   
12Max Smart   
13Sir Ganga Ram City hospital   
14Maa Durga Charitable Trust   
15Fortis Shalimar Bagh   

List of helpline numbers for Delhi for Covid-19 emergency


Dedicated Whatsapp Number for COVID-19 by Govt. Of Delhi: 8287972050

For information on COVID-19 tests, call 1031

List of labs testing patients for Covid-19

Lal Path LabsRohini
Dr. Dangs labSafdurjung Development Area
Apollo HospitalSarita Vihar
Max HospitalSaket
Sir Ganga Ram HospitalRajinder Nagar
Oncoquest LbAnsari Nagar (west)
Prognosis LaboratoriesDwarka
City X-Ray and Scan ClinicTilak Nagar
Lifeline LaboratoryGreen Park Extension
BLK HospitalPusa Road
Action Cancer HospitalPaschim VIhar
Star Imaging and Path LabTilak Nagar
Genestrings Diagnostic CenterGeetanjali Enclave
Sterling Accuris DiagnosticsOkhla

National Helpline details

Helpline Number :+91-11-23978046

Toll Free : 1075

Helpline Email ID :

Dedicated Whatsapp helpline of World Health Organization:  +41 798931892