Photos: Delhi overtakes Maharashtra in daily Covid-19 cases

UPDATED ON NOV 18, 2020 06:01 PM IST
People out on a hazy afternoon at Bandra in Mumbai on November 17. Maharashtra, the state considered the worst hit by the coronavirus in the country for much of the pathogen’s run so far has now been overtaken by a resurgent outbreak in national capital Delhi which is reporting consistently higher Covid-19 cases daily. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
People queue outside Anand Vihar Railway Station as they leave for homes in other states for Chhath festival, in New Delhi on November 18. Despite the national tally of the daily Covid-19 cases falling, the virus seems to be resurfacing in several states including Delhi which is under the third wave of infections and recorded 6,396 new cases on November 17 according to the state health bulletin. (PTI)
A woman sits to give a swab sample for Covid-19 screening at Malad (E) in Mumbai on November 17. The state of Maharashtra on the other hand, with a significantly larger population and area reported 5,123 cases during the same period. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)
A health worker sorts samples of commuters during a campaign to conduct random Covid-19 rapid testing of people coming from the national capital at Delhi-Noida border on November 18. Compared to the last two waves, Delhi has seen nearly twice the number of cases being recorded on average every day in its third and latest wave. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)
People out at Humayun`s tomb in New Delhi on November 17. Experts were already expecting an increase in Delhi’s cases, keeping in mind the festive season. The health ministry has also pointed out that the spike could be due to the festive season, the opening of essential services and allowing the movement of people, HT reported. (ANI)
A man prays while a large screen displays Covid-19 precautions inside Mahim Church in Mumbai on November 17. In absolute terms however, Maharashtra continues to be the worst hit state from Covid-19 in India. There are 84,386 active cases in the state from a total of 17,52,509 as on November 17 while 16,18,380 patients have recovered so far. The death toll in the state is at 46,034. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)
An elderly patient seen at the Commonwealth Games Village (CWG) Covid-19 Care Centre in New Delhi on November 17. As of November 17 data, Delhi had just over 495,000 cases of Covid-19 and is dealing with 42,004 active cases. There have been 7,812 deaths in the national capital attributed to Covid-19. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
Men wearing protective face masks incorrectly bide time at a second-hand motor parts market in Delhi on November 16. Delhi government is now looking to re-enforce curbs on wedding attendees to 50 and has asked the Union government for powers to lock down markets if they turn into hot spots. Decisions are also being made on house-to-house surveillance of active cases and Delhi’s containment strategy. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

People out on a hazy afternoon at Bandra in Mumbai on November 17. Maharashtra, the state considered the worst hit by the coronavirus in the country for much of the pathogen’s run so far has now been overtaken by a resurgent outbreak in national capital Delhi which is reporting consistently higher Covid-19 cases daily. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

People queue outside Anand Vihar Railway Station as they leave for homes in other states for Chhath festival, in New Delhi on November 18. Despite the national tally of the daily Covid-19 cases falling, the virus seems to be resurfacing in several states including Delhi which is under the third wave of infections and recorded 6,396 new cases on November 17 according to the state health bulletin. (PTI)

A woman sits to give a swab sample for Covid-19 screening at Malad (E) in Mumbai on November 17. The state of Maharashtra on the other hand, with a significantly larger population and area reported 5,123 cases during the same period. (Satyabrata Tripathy / HT Photo)

A health worker sorts samples of commuters during a campaign to conduct random Covid-19 rapid testing of people coming from the national capital at Delhi-Noida border on November 18. Compared to the last two waves, Delhi has seen nearly twice the number of cases being recorded on average every day in its third and latest wave. (Kamal Kishore / PTI)

People out at Humayun`s tomb in New Delhi on November 17. Experts were already expecting an increase in Delhi’s cases, keeping in mind the festive season. The health ministry has also pointed out that the spike could be due to the festive season, the opening of essential services and allowing the movement of people, HT reported. (ANI)

A man prays while a large screen displays Covid-19 precautions inside Mahim Church in Mumbai on November 17. In absolute terms however, Maharashtra continues to be the worst hit state from Covid-19 in India. There are 84,386 active cases in the state from a total of 17,52,509 as on November 17 while 16,18,380 patients have recovered so far. The death toll in the state is at 46,034. (Satish Bate / HT Photo)

An elderly patient seen at the Commonwealth Games Village (CWG) Covid-19 Care Centre in New Delhi on November 17. As of November 17 data, Delhi had just over 495,000 cases of Covid-19 and is dealing with 42,004 active cases. There have been 7,812 deaths in the national capital attributed to Covid-19. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

Men wearing protective face masks incorrectly bide time at a second-hand motor parts market in Delhi on November 16. Delhi government is now looking to re-enforce curbs on wedding attendees to 50 and has asked the Union government for powers to lock down markets if they turn into hot spots. Decisions are also being made on house-to-house surveillance of active cases and Delhi’s containment strategy. (Adnan Abidi / REUTERS)

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Delhi has been outpacing Maharashtra in terms of daily Covid-19 cases in recent weeks as a third and as yet most severe wave makes its way through the metropolis. The state and central governments are moving to put in place much-needed curbs as the Capital struggles to tame rising infections that have pushed hospitals to the brink. At the same time Maharashtra has seen its daily case count drop from a mid-September peak of around 20,000 everyday to a fraction being recorded daily now.

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