The second rush of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) is at its peak in Delhi at the present time,Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal said on Thursday. He also said that “experts feel that number of cases will decrease in the coming days”.
“From July 1 to August 17, cases were in control. We noticed that cases increased and it reached at 4,500 new Covid-19 cases on September 17 and are presently descending. So experts are believing that the second wave of Coronavirus which had hit Delhi is on peak and its intensity will be less in the coming days,” news agency ANI quoted the Delhi chief minister as saying.
Arvind Kejriwal also said that the every day testing of samples for Covid-19 has been increased in the national capital to 60,000 from the earlier 20,000 a day mark.
“At the point when new Covid-19 cases were reported for in the large number, we had controlled the Covid cases with the help of the central government, NGO, and Delhites. I need to thank everybody for their efforts,” Kejriwal said.
Speaking about an high level virtual meeting to review Covid-19 management with the Prime Minister, the Chief Minister said that it was fruitful.As of Wednesday, Delhi’s Covid-19 caseload is at 2,56,789, including 2,20,866 recoveries and 5,087 passings, as per the figures published by the state health department.
Since the last week of August, there has been a resurgence of Covid-19 infection in the city. However, for the last four days, the number of daily cases has been below the 4,000 mark, indicating a drop in the spread.The daily average test positivity rate rate for the infection also has dropped to 6.89 percent in the seven days finishing Wednesday, from 7.18 percent recorded over the seven days before that.
On Wednesday, Delhi recorded 3,714 new Covid-19 cases and 36 passings in the 24 hours.