Delhi on Sunday recorded its highest single-day increase in cases with 7,745 new infections in 24 hours, PTI reported. With this, the national Capital’s tally rose to 4,38,529, including 41,857 active cases and 6,989 deaths.

This was the second time the daily record of coronavirus cases in Delhi breached the 7,000-mark – the first was on November 6, with 7,178 cases. On Saturday, Delhi had reported 79 deaths, the highest in over four months.

Last week, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal had said that the rise in Covid-19 cases in the Capital can be called the third wave of infections. “We are monitoring the situation, and will take all necessary actions,” he had said.

Delhi Health Minister Satyendar Jain too claimed the Capital has hit the peak of the third wave of Covid-19, and the number of cases suggests “it has been the worst so far”, according to PTI. The minister attributed the increase in the number of cases to aggressive testing and contact tracing.

“The government has increased the number of beds for Covid-19 patients in city hospitals but there is no plan to rope in hotels and banquet halls,” he said on Sunday. Jain, however, added that laxity on the part of citizens has been a...

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