Delhi Speeding Up To Overtake Mumbai In Covid-19 Infections?
By FnF Correspondent | PUBLISHED: 24, Jun 2020, 16:24 pm IST | UPDATED: 24, Jun 2020, 16:24 pm IST
Delhi: The national capital New Delhi is speeding up to become the worst-hit city of India in terms of Coronavirus cases, leaving behind Mumbai. Delhi, which has already surpassed Tamil Nadu to rank second in list of worst-affected states and UTs, on Wednesday saw a record number of cases.
The figures of Delhi are worrisome because, the rate at which cases are proliferating is much more than Mumbai, infact even more than Maharashtra. Though Delhi is significantly behind Maharashtra in its Covid-19 tally, if the growth rate is not curbed soon, it may soon become a cause of major concern for India. The caseload of Delhi is growing at a rate which is almost twice the growth rate of the country, a report in the Indian Express said.
On Wednesday, it saw a rise of 3,947 fresh Covid-19 cases within 24 hours and its overall Covid-19 tally surpassed 66,000. The deaths in the city also escalated to 2,301, which is the second highest toll number for a state/UT. Mumbai’s total covid-19 tally is 68,410 so far. If Delhi records around 3k new cases again, it will surpass Mumbai in tomorrow’s (Thursday's) statistics update by Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
Even, Maharashtra never reported that number for single-day rise. Mumbai, which tops the list of cities with maximum cases, added only 842 cases on Tuesday. Maharashtra, anyway, is still leading as the worst affected state with a total of 1,39,010 cases out of which 62,848 are active cases. There has been a total of 6531 fatalities.
It is to be noted that it has the fastest growth rate among the top 10 cities which have maximum cases.
In India, almost 16k fresh cases have been recorded in the last 24 hours taking the total to 4,40,215. was A surge of 15,968 fresh cases was seen in last 24 hours. The number of active cases at present has increased to 183022. With 465 deaths in a single day, the fatalities caused by Covid-19 has also risen to 14,476.