Delhi reports 3,788 COVID-19 infections in a day, surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit city with over 70,000 cases
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: Delhi recorded 3,788 fresh coronavirus cases on Wednesday, taking the tally in the city over the 70,000-mark, while the death toll from the disease climbed to 2,365, authorities said.
With this Delhi has already overtaken worst-hit city Mumbai's COVID-19 tally of 68,410 on Tuesday.
On Tuesday, the national capital reported the highest single-day spike till date of 3,947.
From Friday-Sunday, 3,000 or more fresh cases were reported per day here. On Monday, 2,909 cases were recorded.
Sixty-four fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, the Delhi health department bulletin said on Wednesday.
The death toll from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 2,301 on Tuesday.
The bulletin said the death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 2,365, and the total number of cases mounted to 70,390.
The bulletin said an order has been issued on extension for a period of six months the tenures of presently working senior residents and junior residents in hospitals, which get completed in three years and one year respectively.
According to the bulletin, 41,437 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far, while the number of active cases stood at 26,588, adding that 4,20,707 tests have been conducted till now.
The number of containment zones in the city on Tuesday stood at 266.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has requested the Centre to withdraw the new system requiring assessment of every COVID-19 patient at a government-run facility, an issue on which the Lieutenant Governor and the AAP government have been having disagreement.
Kejriwal also said if the administration and police forcibly take patients to COVID care centres for their clinical assessment, it will be like holding them in detention for 15 days.
With the number of coronavirus cases continuing to rise in the national capital, the Delhi government Wednesday issued an eight-point revised COVID-19 response plan to contain the spread of the disease.
Among other things, the revised plans include completing house-to-house screening for coronavirus by July 6, admitting COVID-19 positive patients in highly dense area to care centres and CCTV/drone monitoring to prohibit movement inside containment zones.
The plan also states that highly suspected cases testing negative on Rapid Antigen Test should be examined again using the gold standard RT-PCR test.
Posted By: Abhinav Gupta