Delhi Surpasses Mumbai To Become the Worst Covid-19 Affected City in India

Published On Apr 16, 2021 12:00 AM By Yamini Sharma

Delhi has left Mumbai, the financial capital of India far behind in the daily tally and become the worst hit Covid-19 city in the country after recording over 17,000 cases on Wednesday. According to the official figures, the single day peak in Mumbai so far has been 11,163, registered on April 4.

According to the data shared by the health department, 17,282 fresh coronavirus cases in Delhi on Wednesday reflect the highest single-day surge in the national capital since the beginning of the pandemic.

The highest single-day spike, 8,539 coronavirus cases in the national capital Delhi, till the third wave of the pandemic, was reported on November 11, 2020 when the positivity rate was 15.33%. 

As on April 11, 2021, Delhi had recorded 10,774 Covid-19 cases, overtaking the highest daily surge of 8,593 cases registered on November 11. It must be noted that coronavirus cases in Delhi have been increasing on a daily basis. While 13,468 cases were reported on Tuesday, on Wednesday the total number reached 17,282.

The new positive novel coronavirus cases came out of record 1.08 Lakh tests conducted on Tuesday. Moreover, reports suggest that the positivity rate has now mounted to 15.92%, the highest so far.

The country’s financial capital Mumbai in April, till Wednesday has recorded 1,30,228 coronavirus cases and 464 deaths. A total of 88,710 cases and 216 fatalities were recorded in the month of March as per the official data. 

It must be noted that from April 4 to April 13, Delhi has recorded a total of 77,775 coronavirus cases, witnessing a significant rise of 234%. 

To prevent the spread of novel coronavirus cases, Delhi will witness multiple restrictions, including a weekend curfew, closure of malls, gyms, spas and auditoriums, no in-house dining in restaurants with cinema halls operating with only 30% capacity. 


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Disclaimer: This article is issued in the general public interest and meant for general information purposes only. Readers are advised not to rely on the contents of the article as conclusive in nature and should research further or consult an expert in this regard.


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