Coronavirus: Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal calls for urgent meeting to discuss rising COVID-19 cases

First Published 26, Aug 2020, 10:30 AM

Delhi recorded 1,544 fresh coronavirus cases on Tuesday, the city's highest single-day spike in August till date, taking the tally to over 1.64 lakh

<p>Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a high-level meeting to discuss the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi, sources said on Wednesday.</p>

Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal has called a high-level meeting to discuss the rising number of novel coronavirus cases in Delhi, sources said on Wednesday.

<p>Health minister Satyendar Jain, chief secretary Vijay Dev and senior officials will attend the meeting, which will take place at 11 am, according to sources.</p>

Health minister Satyendar Jain, chief secretary Vijay Dev and senior officials will attend the meeting, which will take place at 11 am, according to sources.

<p>The city recorded 1,544 more COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths on Tuesday. It was the first time in over a month that the number of new infections crossed the 1,500 mark.</p>

The city recorded 1,544 more COVID-19 cases and 17 deaths on Tuesday. It was the first time in over a month that the number of new infections crossed the 1,500 mark.

<p>The death count from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 4,313 on Monday.</p>

The death count from COVID-19 in Delhi stood at 4,313 on Monday.

<p>The positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 7.7% while the recovery rate was over 90%, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.</p>

The positivity rate on Tuesday stood at 7.7% while the recovery rate was over 90%, according to the latest bulletin issued by the Delhi health department.

<p>The previous highest single-day spike in cases in August was on Sunday at 1,450.<br />
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The previous highest single-day spike in cases in August was on Sunday at 1,450.
 

<p>Delhi has seen a fluctuation in the number of novel coronavirus cases since the beginning of this month.</p>

Delhi has seen a fluctuation in the number of novel coronavirus cases since the beginning of this month.

<p>Medical experts on Tuesday conjectured that the rise in the number of daily cases in the national capital in the last few days could be attributed to patients from outside Delhi coming here to seek treatment, reopening of the economy and low sensitivity of rapid antigen tests.</p>

Medical experts on Tuesday conjectured that the rise in the number of daily cases in the national capital in the last few days could be attributed to patients from outside Delhi coming here to seek treatment, reopening of the economy and low sensitivity of rapid antigen tests.

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