COVID- 19 cases in India has now crossed 1.51 lakhs, while the national capital; Delhi’s COVID- 19 tallies have crossed the mark of 15,000 on May 27, Wednesday. Delhi breaks the record of a single-day spike with 792 fresh cases and recorded the highest spikes of cases taking the tally to 15,257. The death toll due to the coronavirus has reached 303.
As per the official’s data, Delhi’s total 7,264 has been cured and 7,690 are active cases of COVID- 19. Delhi has been reporting 500 or more cases for more than a week but however, this is the first time that the national capital has recorded more than 700 cases in a single day. Delhi health department confirmed that the death toll from Covid-19 infection has risen to 303.
Delhi’s Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on May 25 said that “He expected a slight increase in the coronavirus cases due to the ease given during lockdown 4.0 period.” The Delhi CM however said that the situation was under control and his administration is ready to deal with any situation. Kejriwal also added that “It has been one week since the fourth phase (4.0) of the lockdown began. After one week, I can say that the situation is under control and there is no need to panic.” Adding to his statement, he stated, “I will be concerned when two things happen; first, there is a significant increase in death cases and the second thing is the collapse of health care system due to sudden spike in cases due to which no bed is available in hospitals.”
According to the latest figures on the website of Union Health Ministry, the total number of COVID- 19 cases has reached 1, 51,767 in the country. The death toll due to COVID- 19 infection has risen to 4,337. The country’s total active coronavirus cases stand at 83,004 and 64.425 people have recovered so far. As the global coronavirus cases cross 5.58 million with the death toll rising to 3, 50,000, pharmacy, and biotechnology companies across the world race to find a vaccine for this virus, Meanwhile, UK has started the trial of using Remdesivir on coronavirus infected patients.