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Delhi surpasses Mumbai to become worst-hit COVID city; total tally crosses 70,000

Delhi surpasses Mumbai

With 3,788 new COVID-19 cases, Delhi has become worst-hit city in India, surpassing Mumbai. The total tally of positive cases in the national capital has mounted to 70,390 against that of 69,528 cases in Mumbai. A total of 2,365 people have lost their lives in Delhi.

The 3,788 new cases in Delhi is the second-highest single-day spurt seen in the city so far. This is the fifth time in six days that the Capital has reported 3,000 or more cases. Tuesday had witnessed the highest number of new cases in a single day at 3,947. Of the total cases in the city, 41,437 people have recovered while there are 26,588 active cases, a report stated.

In another development, the Government has come up with an eight-point ‘Revised Delhi Covid Response Plan’ amid unprecedented daily spike in positive cases. As per the plan, house-to-house screening would be conducted first in containment zone and later across the city.

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On Wednesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia visited Shehnai Banquet Hall, which has been converted into a 100-bed COVID Care Centre. “I want to thank the NGO ‘Doctors for You’ for taking up the responsibility of operating this facility. Many NGOs like these are coming forward to support the government at the time of the pandemic. This is the first banquet hall starting to operate as a facility for the treatment of COVID-19 patients,” Kejriwal was quoted as saying by the Hindu report.

“Out of 13,500 beds, around 6,200 beds have been occupied in both private and government hospitals in Delhi. This number has been stagnant since yesterday [Tuesday], which means that the usage of beds has not increased, even though we have observed 4,000 new cases in the last 24 hours,” he said.

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