November peak: Covid taking four lives every hour in Delhi
NEW DELHI: Novel coronavirus has been claiming nearly four lives in the capital every hour in the past one week. On Sunday, 95 people succumbed to the infection, the third highest single-day toll till date.
This month, 1,103 fatalities have been reported in Delhi in the last fortnight, which means 73.5 deaths every day on average for the last 15 days (three deaths in an hour).
In fact, this week has witnessed nearly 90 deaths every day and recorded the highest single-day death toll — 104 — on Thursday and the second highest of 96 on Saturday. The total number of Covid-19 deaths in Delhi stood at 7,614 on Sunday with an overall case fatality rate of 1.5%.
Delhi reported its first Covid-19 case on March 2. That month, two people succumbed to Covid-19 and, in the next, almost two fatalities were reported every day. May saw 414 deaths — 13.3 on average every day — but June, which saw the first major wave of Covid-19, recorded 2,269 fatalities, which amounts to 75.6 deaths on average every day. The death toll dipped to an average of 39.3 a day in July and 15.5 deaths/day in August as the Covid-19 graph dipped.
The number of Covid-19 fatalities, however, started increasing from September, which saw 917 deaths or 30.5 deaths every day on average. This figure rose to 37 deaths daily on average in October.
The overall positivity rate in November is 12.8%, which is a significant rise from the previous four months. The overall positivity rate in June was 21.1%, including some days when it went beyond 30%. July, however, saw the overall positivity rate dip to 9.6%, which further decreased to 7.1% in August, 7% in September and 6.6% in October even as the number of tests being carried out increased massively.
The total number of positive cases recorded in Delhi till date is more than 4.8 lakh, while more than 4.3 lakh have recovered, putting the recovery rate at 90.1%. The number of active cases on Sunday came down to 39,990 from 44,456 on Saturday, but the number of containment zones increased from 4,288 to 4,358. Out of the total active cases, 27,089 patients are recuperating under home isolation and 8,741 are admitted in hospital.
Ultimately centre had to intervene the 3rd time, same old story since the past few months
What's there to be sad about this? Delhi people are getting free water and electricity in exchange of uncontrollable corona surge and gas chamber like air.
Kejriwal has No Leadership quality. He should own responsibility and resign.
The important thing is that the people of Delhi all realise the great risk posed by Covid-19. Somehow breaking loose in behaviour and thronging markets and other such social behaviour is only complicating matters at a time when pollution is peaking.
Kejriwal has temerity to again approach Centre for bailout. He has totally lost it. Delhi has become new capital of Corona epidemic.
still think Trump calling indan air quality filthy was wrong?
India's Capital have become Covid Capital too.
In india life has no meaning.
DELHI SHOULD BE LOCKDOWN FOR 2WEEKS NOW ALONG WITH GURGAON, NCR.
V K Sharma
Central go nment is totally failure on COVID, they put lock down when cases were below thousand and everything is opened when cases were around one lakh a day
People are risking their lives to eat twice a day
Delhites need to be more careful
Covid is a hoax spread by dr fauci and his mafia.
Covid going to end already and fake predictions continue specially against non BJP
I think you guys should stop news about Corona and let people live their lives peacefully
John K V
4 people dying every one hour is quite high figure from one place. people should take care and precautions
fresh cases and deaths in India have been low recently due to herd immunity gained on account of Covid antibodies.
Strict lockdown like Austria and France for a month in Delhi