Delhi records biggest single-day spike with 4,000 new coronavirus cases
New Delhi : Ever since the coronavirus infection entered Delhi, the highest number of new coronavirus cases in single day was touched on Wednesday. The national capital recorded more than 4000 cases in 24 hours. The previous highest single-day spike of 3,947 cases was logged on June 23. Meanwhile, the total number of coronavirus cases in Delhi stands at 2,01,174, according to official data.
20 people lost their lives due to coronavirus in last 24 hours, pushing the total tally to 4,618.
The spike in new cases comes at a time when Metro train services have been resumed in the national capital and adjoining NCR region. Over the last month, the cash strapped Delhi government has opened up the economy in phases. Bars - one of the biggest revenue generators - opened their doors on Wednesday.
Delhi is one of a handful of states where the coronavirus graph is on an upward movement, contributing to the high daily numbers across the country. From around 1,200 to 1,500 cases a day, the national capital had touched 3000-plus cases earlier this week. The number of fatalities has been on the rise too.
The government claims that they are trying to control the virus spread with aggressive testings.
On Tuesday, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said a doctor's prescription will no longer be needed for those who seek a test.