Delhi Coronavirus: Capital City Records 131 deaths in 24 Hours, Its Highest Single Day Casualty

On Wednesday, 7,486 fresh cases were reported in Delhi, crossing the 5 lakh cases mark and recording 131 fatalities in just one day

Raghav N

November 19, 2020

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Coronavirus continues to rage across Delhi as the capital city recorded a shocking 131 deaths in just 24 hours on Wednesday. This is the highest casualty in a single day witnessed by the city till date. 7,486 fresh COVID19 cases were recorded yesterday. Total cases in the capital is now at 5,03,084, with 42,458 active infections reported. Close to 7,900 people have succumbed to the virus in the region.

The central government is working with the Arvind Kejriwal administration in the wake of the uncontrollable third wave. In an all-party meeting attended by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) and the Congress, the Delhi government has decided to pass an order to allow fourth and fifth year MBBS students to assist COVID doctors on duty.

According to Kejriwal, over 660 ICU beds will be added in various city government hospitals in the next few days. Private car travellers will also have to wear masks as per a new high court order.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Home Affairs led by Amit Shah has deployed 10 expert teams to go to multiple hospitals to check the treatment process, patient handling and infrastructural amenities.

The Defence Research and Development Organization (DRDO) is also doubling its beds from 250 to 500 at the Sardar Patel COVID Care Centre in the city. Apart from this, The Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR) is working with the local administration to improve the COVID19 testing capacity to 60,000 tests daily by end November.

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