A view of a crowded market as people shop ahead of Diwali festival at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)
A view of a crowded market as people shop ahead of Diwali festival at Sadar Bazar in New Delhi on Wednesday. (Photo by Biplov Bhuyan/ Hindustan Times)

Delhi reports 8,593 Covid-19 cases, highest daily spike ever

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday rapped the government for relaxing restrictions, for allowing more guests at wedding events, more passengers in public transports.
By hindustantimes.com | Edited by Poulomi Ghosh | Hindustan Times, New Delhi
UPDATED ON NOV 11, 2020 11:42 PM IST

For the first time ever, Delhi’s daily Covid-19 cases crossed the 8,000-mark on Wednesday as the Capital reported 8,593 cases. The total tally of the city now stands at 45,9975 and the positivity rate has jumped to 13.40 per cent. In the last 24 hours, 64,121 tested have been conducted and 85 deaths have been reported. Over 24,000 people in Delhi are now under home isolation, the health bulletin said.

On Tuesday, the city recorded 7,830 fresh infections which was the highest till yesterday.

The unprecedented spike in the number of daily cases comes at a time when experts have been pointing out overall laxity in maintaining social distance. All India Institute of Medical Science (AIIMS) director Randeep Guleria has said super-spreader events might have led to the recent surge in the number of cases.

The Delhi High Court on Wednesday pulled up the AAP government for relaxing safety norms for public gatherings. A bench of Justices Hima Kohli and Subramanium Prasad also noted that the wearing of masks has not been made mandatory in Delhi. The court also asked the government why it has increased the number of people allowed in weddings, public transport etc.

Since October last week, Delhi has been reporting a spike in the number of daily cases. In the last two days, it has surpassed Kerala and Maharashtra in the maximum number of daily Covid-19 infections.

The onset of winter with pollution combined is being blamed for what has now officially been called the third wave of Covid-19. The first wave was in June and the second was in September. But the third wave is the worst, Delhi health minister Satyendar Jain has said. “The third wave of COVID-19 is at its peak in Delhi. The number of cases suggests it is the worst wave so far. But the cases will come down soon,” Jain said earlier.

The latest report of serosurvey, which the government submitted to the high court on Wednesday, has found that Covid-19 antibodies were present in 25 per cent of the persons tested. After going through the report, the court pointed out that the virus has touched almost every household in the national Capital. One in four persons in the city appears to be infected by Covid-19, the court observed.

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Sikar and Bhilwara in Rajasthan recorded minimum temperatures of 0.5 degrees Celsius and 1.6 degrees Celsius, respectively.(HT Photo/ Sakib Ali )

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VK Sasikala. (File photo)(HT_PRINT)

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Farmers clashed with Delhi Police personnel near Akshardham. Vehicles parked on the road and DTC buses were damaged(PTI Photo)

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Several people, including police personnel, suffered injuries during the clash between protesting farmers and police.(Reuters)

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"Let me wish everyone in India, as well as those celebrating here in Britain, a very Happy Republic Day," PM Johnson had said.(Screenshot. Twitter/@UKinIndia)

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Sasikala was sentenced to four years imprisonment in February 2017 in the 66 crore disproportionate assets case.(PTI)

Sasikala to be released on January 27 after serving four-year term in prison

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At least 19 people have been taken to two Delhi hospitals following violence during the tractor rally on Tuesday in the national capital(PTI Photo)

News updates from HT: 19 people hospitalised following violence at tractor rally

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Violence by certain elements in Delhi unacceptable, says Captain Amarinder

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Police lathicharge farmers who were attempting to break barricades at ITO during their 'tractor march' on Republic Day, in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

Shiromani Akali Dal condemns violence in Delhi during farmers' tractor parade

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Haryana police personnel during a mock drill at Badarpur border in Faridabad.(PTI)

Haryana shuts down mobile internet services in three NCR districts

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Gurugram: Haryana Police personnel conduct a march near Rajiv Chowk as part of preparations for farmers' tractor rally, in Gurugram, Monday, Jan. 25, 2021. (PTI Photo) (PTI01_25_2021_000228B)(PTI)

Haryana on high alert after chaos in Delhi during tractor parade

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A protesting farmer hurls back a tear gas shell towards police as they march to the capital breaking police barricades during Republic Day celebrations in New Delhi, on Tuesday.(AP Photo)

Feel ashamed and take responsibility: Yogendra Yadav on protest violence

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Farmers push aside a bus to pass along a road during the tractor rally, in New Delhi on Tuesday.(AFP Photo)

Farmers' body Samyukt Kisan Morcha calls off tractor rally with immediate effect

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PUBLISHED ON JAN 26, 2021 08:00 PM IST
The announcement comes after a day of violence in Delhi in which policemen were injured and buses vandalised.
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Artists perform during the 72nd Republic Day celebrations, in Srinagar on Tuesday. (ANI Photo)

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Chief minister Khattar said that at present, there are about 1,500 villages that get 16 to 21 hours of electricity supply daily and added that 24-hour power supply will be ensured in these villages soon.(PTI)

Haryana: 223 more villages included under 24-hour power supply scheme on R-Day

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