Covid-19: Delhi Adds 10,000 Cases In Just Eight Days

According to an analysis of data provided by the city government, Delhi added 10,000 cases in just eight days from June 1.

According to an analysis of data provided by the city government, Delhi added 10,000 cases in just eight days from June 1.

The city took 13 days for the tally to progress from 10,000 to 20,000. Delhi reported its first case on March 1, when a businessman in East Delhi was diagnosed with COVID-19 after returning from Italy.

By May 18, 10,054 cases were reported in Delhi at an average of nearly 127 instances of the infection daily.

In the next 13 days, the tally rose to 19,844.

The same analysis has also revealed that number of deaths also saw a three-fold increase — from 160 till May 18 to 473 by May 31.

On June 3, the city witnessed the highest single-day spike in coronavirus cases at 1,513. It was on May 28 when the national capital for the first time recorded more than 1,000 cases.

Delhi reported over 1,000 coronavirus cases for four days in a row between May 28 and May 31. On May 31, as many as 1,295 fresh cases were reported, while on May 30, 1,163 cases were detected.

May 29 saw an addition of 1,106 cases while on the day before, 1,024 new cases were added to the tally. On June 1, there were 990 new cases but from June 2 onwards, the daily spike was above 1,000.

 

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