Delhi reports biggest-ever spike of over 13,400 COVID-19 cases, Mumbai sees another dip in infections
New Delhi | Jagran News Desk: In yet another spike, Delhi on Tuesday reported over 13,400 fresh coronavirus cases, taking the national capital's total caseload to 7.50 lakh. On the other hand, Mumbai saw a dip in daily cases again after the financial capital of the country reported nearly 8,000 fresh infections.
The Delhi Health Department said that the active number of coronavirus cases has jumped to 43,510 with 13,468 fresh infections, the biggest-ever single-day spike since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic. It also said that the death toll has reached 11,436 with 81 fresh fatalities.
It said that the national capital has a positivity rate of 4.76 per cent, noting that the recovery rate has mounted to 92.67 per cent as 7,972 recovered from the infection in the last 24 hours, taking the total number of recoveries in Delhi to 6,95,210.
Meanwhile, the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) said that Mumbai's active number of cases have increased to 86,866 after the city reported 7,898 new positive cases. It also said that 26 deaths were reported in the city during the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 12,086.
The BMC said that Mumbai currently has a doubling rate of 38 days while the growth rate has increased to 1.79 per cent. It also said that 4,34,941 people have recovered from the infection, taking the city's recovery rate to 81 per cent.
While Arvind Kejriwal has refused to impose a lockdown in Delhi, similar conditions for 15 days were imposed by Uddhav Thackeray in Maharashtra on Tuesday. Thackeray, in a virtual address, said that the restrictions will begin from 8 pm on Wednesday.
He also said that Section 144 (prohibitory orders) will continue in Maharashtra till restrictions are in place and appealed Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply more oxygen for coronavirus patients in the state by using the Indian Air Force planes.
"The war against coronavirus has begun once again," Thackeray said on Tuesday.
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