New Delhi: There has been a “marginal increase” in coronavirus cases in Delhi over the past few days, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said Wednesday afternoon, adding that testing rates in the national capital would be doubled to around 40,000 per day as a precautionary measure.
A reminder of these rules – “marginal increase” in coronavirus cases – comes as weekly markets (on trial basis till August 30) and hotels re-open in non-containment zones of the city. The Delhi government has also pushed for resumption of metro services in the city, with Mr Kejriwal telling the centre this week that “Delhi should be treated differently”
However, Maharashtra remains the hardest-hit in the pandemic, accounting 7,03,823 cases.
In a worrying sign, the COVID crisis in Delhi is far from over, the capital on Tuesday saw the most elevated spike in cases over the most recent 40 days, with 1,544 new cases.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has called an elevated level conference today to discuss the situation.
Meanwhile, 67,151 new coronavirus cases and 1,059 new passings were recorded in India over the most recent 24 hours, the Union Health Ministry said. The new numbers have pushed the national total since the beginning of the pandemic to 32,34,474 cases, including 59,449 passings. 24,67,758 patients have recouped from the disease in the nation, pushing the recovery rate to 76.29 percent.