National capital Delhi broke all records in number of Covid-19 cases recorded during a 24-hour span, when 10,732 fresh infections were recorded on Sunday. Chief minister Arvind Kejriwal termed this as a alerming situation and urged the people of Delhi to take care .
“Today, during a 24-hour span, Delhi recorded 10,732 cases. this may be published within the health bulletin which can be released within the evening. This shows how rapidly Covid-19 has spread within the capital ,” Kejriwal said at a news conference .
“Till mid-March, Delhi was reporting but 200 new cases of the infection during a 24-hour span. Yesterday, it recorded 7,897 new cases. Before that, the amount was over 8,500,” he added.
The situation is worrying, the chief minister said, adding that the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government is keeping an eye fixed on things . Kejriwal once more ruled out a lockdown, saying it should only be imposed if the hospital system collapses.
North Delhi Mayor Jai Prakash greets people at the inoculation centre because the ‘Tika Utsav’ begins at an area clinic in New Delhi on Sunday.
The city recorded 77,374 tests on Saturday as compared to 89,334 tests conducted daily on the average over the last seven days. The daily number of tests crossed the 100,000 mark twice within the week.
The Delhi government has prohibited all kinds of gatherings, reduced size of weddings and funerals, and halved the capacity of conveyance as a part of restrictions to regulate the spread of Covid-19.