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Delhi COVID Crisis: What Explains the Rising Number of Deaths?  

The national capital has been recording over 90 deaths daily for almost ten consecutive days now.

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As the third COVID-19 wave grips Delhi, a worrying accompaniment has been a sporadic rise in the number of deaths from the viral illness.

The national capital has been recording over 90 deaths daily for almost ten consecutive days now (since 11 November). According to the Delhi bulletin on 18 November, the city reported 131 deaths in 24 hours - the highest it had ever seen ever since the pandemic first hit (Figure 1).

With 131 deaths in a single day, Delhi accounted for 22.39 percent of the total COVID deaths reported in the country during the same time (585).

The national capital has been recording over 90 deaths daily for almost ten consecutive days now.

Compare this to the deaths recorded during the previous COVID peaks in Delhi. On 23 June, the city witnessed 3,947 new cases and 68 deaths. Then on 16 September, 4,473 cases and 33 deaths were recorded in 24 hours.

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Topics:  Crisis   Death toll   Pandemic 

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