Delhi Overtakes Kerala & Maha to Contribute Highest COVID-19 Cases

The Delhi HC had earlier said that the capital will soon turn into ‘corona capital’ if action is not taken.

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A medic collects samples for COVID-19 testing in New Delhi. Image used for representational purposes. 

Delhi logged the highest-ever cases of COVID-19 on Friday since the pandemic struck, reporting 7,178 new infections, and surpassed Maharashtra and Kerala to become the highest contributor to overall cases, PTI reported, quoting data from the Ministry of Health and Welfare released on Saturday, 7 November.

According to the ministry, in the same 24-hour span, Kerala recorded 7,002 new cases while Maharashtra reported 6,870 fresh cases.

The fresh cases takes Delhi’s overall coronavirus tally to 4,28,831, even as the positivity rate stood at 12.19 percent, according to IANS.

According to Delhi government data, as many as 6,121 people recovered and 64 died in the last 24 hours. Till now, 3,77,276 people have recovered, 39,722 people have active infection, and 6,833 people have succumbed to the disease. The case fatality rate stands at 1.61 percent.

About 58,860 COVID-19 tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. In total, 4,99,15,87 tests have been conducted so far in the national capital.

Delhi has been recording more than 6,000 fresh cases for the last four days. It had earlier witnessed its highest-spike two days ago on Wednesday where it reported 6,842 cases, following which Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal admitted that a 'third wave' of infections had hit the national capital.

Maharashtra continues to be the worst-hit with a total of 17,10,314 cases, including 44,965 deaths; followed by Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Meanwhile, India on Saturday reported 50,357 coronavirus cases in the last 24 hours, taking the tally in the country to 84,62,081. The death toll increased by 577 to 1,25,562.

(With inputs from IANS and PTI.)

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