Confirmed coronavirus cases in Delhi breach 3,000 mark; 2,177 active cases

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Delhi is second only to Maharashtra in the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19.

A man getting his temperature checked in Delhi on April 27

A man getting his temperature checked in Delhi on April 27 (photo Credits: PTI)

The number of confirmed novel coronavirus cases in New Delhi breached the 3,000-mark on Monday. In its daily bulletin, the Delhi government’s Health Department revealed that the total number of confirmed cases in the national capital is now 3,108. At the same time, India has 21,132 active cases of infection to date.

In the last 24 hours, Delhi recorded 190 new cases of Covid-19, the health department said on Monday. It further clarified that no new casualties or recoveries were reported during this time. This means that 877 out of 3,108 people infected from the novel coronavirus in Delhi have recovered to date. The infection has claimed the lives of 54 patients in the national capital as on April 27.

With 3,108 cases, Delhi is second only to Maharashtra in the total number of confirmed cases of Covid-19. While Maharashtra has 7,308 active cases, the tally of active cases in Delhi now stands at 2,177.

In his interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi via video conference on Monday, Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal reiterated that the lockdown must be extended in areas identified as containment zones or hotspots. A similar view was expressed on Saturday by Dr SK Sarin, the chairman of the Delhi government’s committee to tackle the Covid-19 outbreak.

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