Delhi on Wednesday registered 131 coronavirus deaths – its highest one-day count so far. The Capital’s tally rose to 5,03,084 as it reported 7,486 new cases in the last 24 hours.

The Capital’s positivity rate stood at 12.03%, according to the government’s health bulletin. The number of active cases in Delhi was 42,458, while the recoveries reached 4,52,683. The city’s toll stood at 7,943.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal will hold an all-party meeting on Thursday in view of the surge in coronavirus cases in the Capital, PTI reported. An unidentified Aam Aadmi Party leader told the news agency that Kejriwal will ask for the cooperation of all MPs in creating awareness about the disease in their respective constituencies.

Delhi Bharatiya Janata Party chief Adesh Gupta said he will attend the meeting and ask the Delhi government to strictly enforce measures like use of face masks and physical distancing, instead of considering a lockdown. “I will also ask the chief minister to improve facilities like ICU [intensive care unit] beds at its hospitals in Delhi so that more patients can be treated there,” he said, according to the PTI.

Delhi Pradesh Congress Committee President Anil Chaudhary said his party has repeatedly spoken about inadequate testing. “Besides...

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