Delhi death toll crosses 1000 mark

Delhi’s Covid-19 death toll reached 1,214 with 71 new deaths on Friday while 2,137 fresh cases took the total tally to 36,824.

On Friday, Delhi saw 667 patients being discharged after recovery, taking the total so far to 13,398, while 22,212 cases remain active, a Delhi government press statement said.

 

India on Friday became the fourth worst-affected country due to the pandemic as it added 10,000 cases or more for the fourth consecutive day and surpassed the UK’s tally to record 2,97,535 Covid-19 cases so far.

With a record highest single-day spike of 10,956 cases, according to data released by Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, India tipped UK which has 2,92,860 cases.

Samples being collected for COVID-19 tests using rapid testing kits by health workers wearing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) suits (Photo: Kuntal Chakrabarty/IANS)

TA total of 396 people died in the last 24 hours taking the total toll to 8,498, the Health Ministry data said.

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