Delhi records 500 new coronavirus cases, tally reaches 10,554

However, there is no clarity on the numbers as Delhi government has been making changes to its daily health bulletin.

Published: 19th May 2020 02:05 PM  |   Last Updated: 20th May 2020 07:30 AM   |  A+A-

Health workers wear protective gear sanitize their body during the nation wide lockdown in New Delhi on Saturday. (Photo | Shekhar Yadav, EPS)

Express News Service

NEW DELHI: On the day when the Delhi government relaxed lockdown norms, the national capital witnessed 500 fresh positive cases on Monday – the highest single-day surge so far.According to the daily health bulletin released on Tuesday the cumulative cases are now are more than 10,500. However active cases in the state have so far remained under control owing to high recovery rate.

Cases in Delhi have been on a rise over the past two weeks. In past five days, cases have remained above 400-mark for four consecutive days. It was on Monday when new cases registered were below 300. In Delhi, more people are put under home isolation than those admitted to COVID-19 designated hospitals.

The toll reached 166 with six more fatalities. However, there is no clarity on the numbers as Delhi government has been making changes to its daily health bulletin. Hence, it is unclear if the deaths reported are from past 24 hours or compilation of hospital figures sent to the Death Audit Committee.

Meanwhile, the Delhi health Secretary had written a letter to the MCD Commissioner seeking funeral data from Nigambodh Ghat, Punjabi Bagh crematorium and ITO graveyards for the purpose of carrying out audit and verification of deaths due to coronavirus.


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