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National Capital records 50% rise in avg Covid deaths in 3 weeks

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After a lull of around two months, resurgence of Covid-19 cases in the national capital is a reason of worry for the authorities. There is another bad news as the Union Health Ministry report has said the city witnessed a rise of 50 per cent in the death toll due to Covid-19 during the last three weeks.

The ministry shared data on the states accounting for maximum fatalities due to Covid-19, where it was revealed that the case fatality trajectory is rising at the rate of 50 per cent in Delhi. The data compiled a daily average of deaths recorded weekly in the last three weeks starting August 13 till September 2, a IANS report said.

Between August 13 and August 19, the average deaths recorded due to Covid-19 were 12, while it was 14 between August 20 and August 26, and 18 between August 27 and September 2, the data showed. The ministry attributed the rise in death rate to the sudden spike in daily infections.

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It said the ministry is in coordination with the Delhi government to control the situation. On Thursday, the city reported more than 2,700 cases.

“We are actively engaging with the Delhi government and taking the necessary steps to tackle the situation. Many meetings have taken place with Delhi LG in this regard,” Rajesh Bhushan, Secretary at the Union Health Ministry, was quoted as saying by the report.

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