Delhi: An Upsurge of COVID-19 Deaths Become a Matter of National Concern

The surge in COVID-19 deaths across the capital of Delhi has become a matter of growing concerns amid people around the country.

Amir Khollam

November 25, 2020

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The increasing number of COVID-19 cases in the capital has become a growing concern of national interest. Since November 11, 2020, COVID-19 deaths have seen a surge in Delhi, resulting in over 90 deaths per day. Moreso, the on November 18, 2020, the city had reported 131 deaths which were the highest ever since the pandemic started in the country. Check out the video below which explains in detail the current situation of COVID-19 deaths in Delhi –

More than 400 COVID-19 deaths have been reported in Delhi in the past week which includes additional 150 fatalities during the weekend. The overall fatality rate of the last 10 days in Delhi itself has been recorded at 1.89%. The higher mortality rates are furthermore being recorded at the time when the capital is recording all-time high case rates. On Monday, i.e November 23, 2020, the COVID-19 cases recorded were 5,023 followed by 71 deaths. The total number of people affected by COVID-19 in the capital has now reached over 4,43,552 and the death toll has risen above 8,512.

On the other hand, the positivity rate of Delhi has been recorded at 12.84%. There has been a little controversy surrounding the actuality of the numbers of COVID-related deaths in Delhi as the government data states there have been 8,512 deaths till November 23, whereas the civic bodies in the capital have claimed that there have been  10,318 funerals. While the certainty of the numbers and the transparency surrounding them may have been diminished due to certain circumstances, the fact cannot be denied that Delhi is indeed going through a surge of COVID-related deaths.

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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal had urged people from his party to step out on ground zero and distribute free maks to people who are seen not wearing them. Whereas, the CM also sat down with a team of experts and requested them to audit COVID-19 deaths to reduce the surging number.

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