Arvind Kejriwal says second wave of COVID-19 hits its peak in Delhi, number to decline in coming days

By Gitanjali Mangal - September 24, 2020 8:09 pm

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal has said that the second wave of coronavirus pandemic has hit its peak in Delhi with experts hinting that the cases of infection will decline in the coming days.

He stated that government was “keeping its fingers crossed” and hoped that the COVID-19 cases will “gradually” come down due to the steps taken by the AAP dispensation.

Delhi has been witnessing a surge in the number of coronavirus cases in the last few days.

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Kejriwal stated, “All the experts believe that the second wave (of coronavirus), which had come in Delhi, appears to have hit its peak. Now, the cases will come down in the coming days,”

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He mentioned that the COVID-19 cases in the city were by and large under control between July 1 and August 17 and on an average, 1,100-1,200 new cases were being reported every day.

The CM said, “The best way to defeat coronavirus is to conduct aggressive testing to identify and isolate positive cases,”

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“The coronavirus cases have increased in Delhi because testing was massively scaled up. The daily cases were around 4,500 on September 16 which have now started coming down and currently, there are around 3,700 cases (daily),” he added.

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According to Kejriwal, if the testing would have scaled down to the previous level of 20,000 tests (daily), the cases would also have come down to around 1,500 per day in the city.

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He hoped that the government steps, including increasing containment zones from 550 in mid-August to around 2,000 now, will gradually bring down the number of COVID-19 positive cases in the coming days.

-PTC News