Second COVID19 Wave Has Been Controlled In Delhi: CM Arvind Kejriwal

Mumbai: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Tuesday that the national capital is past the peak of the second wave of coronavirus and the situation has been largely controlled.

Kejriwal said the Delhi government rapidly extended the test to detect the infection.

He said, “Delhi reached the peak of the second wave of COVID-19 on 17 September, when 4,500 cases were reported across the city. The situation has been largely controlled.”

Kejriwal said, “I hope the second wave passes slowly.”

Testing in Delhi hit the 60,000-per-day mark in September, compared to 20,000 tests per day in August.

The Chief Minister also said that 10,000 beds are now empty in hospitals. At one point, 7,200 beds were occupied.

According to Delhi government data, 1,947 new cases on Monday increased the cumulative count to 2,92,560 cases, while the number of 32 fatal deaths increased to 5,542.

Forty-eight deaths occurred on September 29, the most in a single day since July 16, when the city saw 58 deaths.

On Monday, the case positivity rate was 5.47 per cent, while the cumulative positivity rate was 8.82 per cent.

The average mortality rate for the last 10 days is 1.41 percent.

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