With the coronavirus cases, raging in the country, the national capital is emerging as one of the top contributors to the country’s caseload.
Delhi recorded a surge of 13,468 COVID-19 cases — the highest single-day spike so far — and 81 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours.
The national capital is witnessing the fourth wave and is now topping the charts amongst all states that are observing a huge case turnout.
“In the last 24 hours, the city saw a surge of 13,500 fresh COVID cases. At the peak of the third COVID wave in November, Delhi had seen the biggest single-day surge of 8,500 cases. The fourth wave, as we all know, is much more dangerous. Youth and children are getting affected amid the fourth wave,” CM Kejriwal said during a video address this afternoon.
The number of fresh coronavirus cases recorded in Delhi has overtaken the 24 hour case turnout in Mumbai over the last two days.
Contrary to Delhi, Mumbai on Tuesday reported a dip in COVID-19 cases with 7,898 fresh cases.
The total number of active cases in Delhi has gone up to 43,510, however in Mumbai there are more than 98,165 active cases.
In terms of the cumulative positivity rate, in Delhi it has gone up to 4.76 per cent, however in Mumbai the positivity rate has dipped almost by 10% between April 4 and 10.
While 6,95,210 people have recovered from coronavirus, 11,436 people have died in the national capital due to the disease. Meanwhile, In the capital of Maharashtra the total number of recovered patients are 4,23,678.
Mumbai’s recovery rate is now at 81%, however, Delhi is leading with 92.67%.
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