The national capital saw a 40% rise in coronavirus-related deaths in the month of September. Delhi’s death toll has surged past 5,000.
In September, Delhi reported 828 coronavirus related deaths, which is around 40% more than the number of fatalities reported in August.
The Times of India reported that as per government data, the maximum number of deaths were reported in June and July, with 2,269 and 1,221 deaths being reported, respectively. While, in April and May, the national capital reported 57 and 414 deaths, respectively.
A senior doctor at Delhi’s Lok Nayak Hospital told TOI that a majority of the COVID-19 linked deaths were occurring in elderly patients who have more than one comorbidity. The doctor also said that a delay in getting admitted is another reason for the deaths.
On Monday, Delhi reported 1,984 fresh Covid-19 cases, which is the lowest count in nearly a month. Delhi’s infection tally has now crossed 2.73 lakh, while the death toll has surpassed 5,200. Notably, since the start of September, Delhi has reported cases in the range of 2,000 to 4,473.
Amid this, Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain met with medical directors and superintendents of all Delhi government hospitals to take stock of the coronavirus situation in the state.