Over 3,000 coronavirus cases in Delhi for the first time in 24 hours
New Delhi : Delhi on Friday reported its highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases with 3,137 people testing positive to the infection. The total tally of cases has gone beyond 50,000-mark.
Delhi has a total of 53,116 coronavirus cases out of which 27,512 are active. With the addition of 66, the deaths count has reached 2,035.
So far, 23,569 people have been cured of the disease.
Over 2,000 coronavirus cases are being reported in national capital on daily basis for past few days. This is the first time that the tally has crossed 3,000.
The sudden increase in coronavirus cases came after Delhi Government allowed relaxations and now the situation has turned into a big logistical challenge for them. The government has temporarily converted hotels into isolation wards attached to hospitals.
The Delhi government has also fixed the testing rate - Rs 2,400 - to make it more affordable for people.
Delhi Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal on Friday held the home quarantine responsible for the sudden spurt of coronavirus cases in the national capital and made five-day institutional isolation mandatory for those tested positive.
"Delhi is reviewed regularly in the Ministry of Home Affairs and it was observed that 'Home Isolation' without physical contact to monitor the patients may be a reason for increase in spread of increase in COVID-19 infections in Delhi," Mr Baijal said in a letter to Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and top officials of the Delhi government.