Delhi recorded on Sunday (21 June) more than 3,000 fresh coronavirus infections, taking the figure of the total number of affected in the national capital close to 60,000. Officials said 2,175 people have died of COVID so far in the city.
This is the third day in a row that 3,000 or more COVID-19 cases emerged in Delhi. Yesterday (20 June), the capital had registered 3,630 new cases while it reported 3,137 new cases on Friday (19 June).
Union Home Minister Amit Shah held a meeting with Lieutenant Governor of Delhi Anil Baijal and other senior officials to discuss the COVID situation in Delhi. Union Health Minister Dr Harsh Vardhan and Health Secretary Preeti Sudan were present in the meeting. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia attended the meeting through video conferencing.
The ministers and officials discussed the arrangements to fight COVID-19 in this meeting and explored new solutions to the crisis.
“Hon’ble CM @ArvindKejriwal and Hon’ble Dy CM @msisodia discussed key strategies with Hon’ble HM @AmitShah on making contact tracing more robust and further strengthening of medical services in severely impacted areas,” the AAP tweeted.
According to a bulletin issued by the Health Department of the Delhi government this evening, 63 people have died of COVID in the last 24 h. A total of 2,175 people have died from the infection so far in the capital city. A total of 59,746 people have been infected with coronavirus so far.
Currently, 24,558 people are undergoing treatment while 33,013 people have either recovered after treatment or have moved out of the city. The bulletin states that so far a total of 3,70,014 samples have been tested in Delhi. As many as 12,106 COVID-19 patients are living in isolated houses (mostly their own houses).
The government of the city-state has cancelled leaves of staff members of state-run hospitals and medical institutions and taken over a few large hotels and attached them to hospitals serve the needy.
The railways have also stationed hundreds of coaches to serve as isolation wards for those not Covid-19 patients not severely affected.