Photos: Delhi records its highest single-day Covid-19 figures until now

UPDATED ON NOV 13, 2020 06:02 PM IST
A view of India Gate on a hazy morning in New Delhi on November 9. Delhi, on November 11, recorded over 8,500 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in a single day for the first time since the pandemic broke out. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)
A health worker collects a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection at GK-1 in New Delhi. According to the Delhi government health bulletin, the city reported 8,593 cases on November 11. However, the day also saw the highest daily test count, as well as the most RT-PCR tests conducted on a single day Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)
A Covid-19 safety awareness board displayed at Lajpat Nagar market in New Delhi on November 13. Delhi saw a surge in the number of cases over the fortnight, recording over 5,000 cases each day except on a Sunday, HT reported. (Prashanth Vishwanthan / Bloomberg)
Men seen sitting along the banks of Yamuna river as a layer of toxic foam floats on its surface, at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on November 13. On average, 6,898 cases were reported each day during the last seven days, compared to 5,536 the week before, and 3,941 the week before that, HT reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)
Vehicles ply on NH-24 road amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 13. A committee headed by NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul had earlier predicted that Delhi could see around 15,000 cases a day during the winter, HT reported. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)
The family of a Covid-19 victim performs rituals during a cremation ceremony in New Delhi on November 13. Along with the number of cases, the city also saw a spike in the number of deaths over the last week, recording over 80 deaths a day twice. However, the highest figure of 104 deaths was recorded on November 12. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)
Sadar Bazar packed with shoppers ahead of Diwali in New Delhi on November 12. “Apart from people being out and about during the festive season, the pollution levels have also been high. And, now there is enough evidence to show that pollution can not only lead to severe Covid-19, but also increase in transmission of the infection,” Dr Shobha Broor, former head of the department of microbiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told HT. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)
A vehicle moves, raising dust in its wake on Delhi-Meerut Expressway in Dasna, Ghaziabad on November 11. Delhi’s current Covid-19 tally stands at 43,116 active cases and 7,332 deaths. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

A view of India Gate on a hazy morning in New Delhi on November 9. Delhi, on November 11, recorded over 8,500 new coronavirus disease (Covid-19) cases in a single day for the first time since the pandemic broke out. (Sajjad Hussain / AFP)

A health worker collects a swab sample to test for coronavirus infection at GK-1 in New Delhi. According to the Delhi government health bulletin, the city reported 8,593 cases on November 11. However, the day also saw the highest daily test count, as well as the most RT-PCR tests conducted on a single day Delhi. (Vipin Kumar / HT Photo)

A Covid-19 safety awareness board displayed at Lajpat Nagar market in New Delhi on November 13. Delhi saw a surge in the number of cases over the fortnight, recording over 5,000 cases each day except on a Sunday, HT reported. (Prashanth Vishwanthan / Bloomberg)

Men seen sitting along the banks of Yamuna river as a layer of toxic foam floats on its surface, at Kalindi Kunj in New Delhi on November 13. On average, 6,898 cases were reported each day during the last seven days, compared to 5,536 the week before, and 3,941 the week before that, HT reported. (Biplov Bhuyan / HT Photo)

Vehicles ply on NH-24 road amid heavy smog in New Delhi on November 13. A committee headed by NITI Aayog member Dr VK Paul had earlier predicted that Delhi could see around 15,000 cases a day during the winter, HT reported. (Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

The family of a Covid-19 victim performs rituals during a cremation ceremony in New Delhi on November 13. Along with the number of cases, the city also saw a spike in the number of deaths over the last week, recording over 80 deaths a day twice. However, the highest figure of 104 deaths was recorded on November 12. (Danish Siddiqui / REUTERS)

Sadar Bazar packed with shoppers ahead of Diwali in New Delhi on November 12. “Apart from people being out and about during the festive season, the pollution levels have also been high. And, now there is enough evidence to show that pollution can not only lead to severe Covid-19, but also increase in transmission of the infection,” Dr Shobha Broor, former head of the department of microbiology at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) told HT. (Sanchit Khanna / HT Photo)

A vehicle moves, raising dust in its wake on Delhi-Meerut Expressway in Dasna, Ghaziabad on November 11. Delhi’s current Covid-19 tally stands at 43,116 active cases and 7,332 deaths. (Sakib Ali / HT Photo)

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Apart from the rising pollution Delhi, in yet another worrying sign, the city recorded 8,593 new cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) on November 11-- it’s highest single-day new cases recorded until now. On the very next day, Delhi reported its highest single-day Covid-19 fatalities at 104 deaths. Experts believe it is because of the rising pollution in the city and overcrowding in markets during the festive season, where social distancing norms go for a toss. Predictions say that Delhi could see around 15,000 cases a day during the winter season. The current Covid-19 tally stands at 43,116 active cases and 7,332 deaths.

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