Photos: Delhi Covid-19 cases hit 1 million

  • On April 24, Covid-19 cases went past the one million mark. While the first 250,000 cases took 205 days, the second 250,000 cases came in 57 days – Delhi’s tally crossed the half-million mark on November 18, 2020. From there, as the pace of infections came under control, the third phase slowed down considerably – it took 146 days for the tally to cross 750,000. However, pushed by the mammoth surge of infections in recent weeks, it took only 11 days for the latest 250,000 cases as the city’s health care infrastructure creaked under the massive caseload and hospitals made urgent appeals for life-saving supplies.
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Relatives move a Covid-19 patient on a stretcher at GTB Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 24. An unprecedented spike in Covid-19 cases in Delhi in its fourth wave – the worst so far – pushed the number of total infections in the national capital past the one million mark on April 24.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

Relatives move a Covid-19 patient on a stretcher at GTB Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 24. An unprecedented spike in Covid-19 cases in Delhi in its fourth wave – the worst so far – pushed the number of total infections in the national capital past the one million mark on April 24.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A security personnel seen next to a board notifying shortage of oxygen beds at Shanti Mukund Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 22. The latest 250,000 cases were recorded in just 11 days as Delhi’s health care infrastructure creaked under the massive caseload and hospitals made urgent appeals for life-saving supplies.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

A security personnel seen next to a board notifying shortage of oxygen beds at Shanti Mukund Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 22. The latest 250,000 cases were recorded in just 11 days as Delhi’s health care infrastructure creaked under the massive caseload and hospitals made urgent appeals for life-saving supplies.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A relative of a Covid-19 victim performs the last rites, at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium, in New Delhi, on April 24. Delhi reported 24,103 cases and record 357 deaths on April 24, HT reported.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A relative of a Covid-19 victim performs the last rites, at Nigambodh Ghat crematorium, in New Delhi, on April 24. Delhi reported 24,103 cases and record 357 deaths on April 24, HT reported.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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A health worker in PPE tends to a patient at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village Covid-19 Care Centre, in New Delhi, on April 22. The positivity rate – the proportion of tests that are positive for Covid-19 – continued to soar at 32.27%, with nearly one out of every three samples tested across the Capital returning positive, HT reported.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

A health worker in PPE tends to a patient at the Commonwealth Games (CWG) Village Covid-19 Care Centre, in New Delhi, on April 22. The positivity rate – the proportion of tests that are positive for Covid-19 – continued to soar at 32.27%, with nearly one out of every three samples tested across the Capital returning positive, HT reported.(Raj K Raj / HT Photo)

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People hold onto a medical oxygen cylinder near GTB Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 24. The authorities scrambled to get oxygen tanks to hospitals where Covid-19 patients were gasping amid the world’s worst Covid-19 surge, as many criticised alleged government negligence over the public health crisis spiralling out of control.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

People hold onto a medical oxygen cylinder near GTB Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 24. The authorities scrambled to get oxygen tanks to hospitals where Covid-19 patients were gasping amid the world’s worst Covid-19 surge, as many criticised alleged government negligence over the public health crisis spiralling out of control.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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An oxygen transport truck replenishing stores at GTB Hospital in New Delhi, India, on April 24. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged his counterparts in other states to provide oxygen to the national capital, saying all available resources were proving to be inadequate owing to the severity of the latest surge.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

An oxygen transport truck replenishing stores at GTB Hospital in New Delhi, India, on April 24. Delhi chief minister Arvind Kejriwal urged his counterparts in other states to provide oxygen to the national capital, saying all available resources were proving to be inadequate owing to the severity of the latest surge.(Amal KS / HT Photo)

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A medical professional gestures outside LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 24. In Delhi, there are 93,080 active Covid-19 cases, taking the total Covid-19 tally of the city to 1,004,782 as of April 24, HT reported.(Manvender Vashist / PTI)

A medical professional gestures outside LNJP Hospital, in New Delhi, on April 24. In Delhi, there are 93,080 active Covid-19 cases, taking the total Covid-19 tally of the city to 1,004,782 as of April 24, HT reported.(Manvender Vashist / PTI)

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A child stands by the graves of loved ones who died due to Covid-19, at Jadid Qabristan Ahle Islam, in New Delhi, on April 24. The death toll in the national capital mounted to 13,898. The case fatality rate was at 1.38%, HT reported.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

A child stands by the graves of loved ones who died due to Covid-19, at Jadid Qabristan Ahle Islam, in New Delhi, on April 24. The death toll in the national capital mounted to 13,898. The case fatality rate was at 1.38%, HT reported.(Sanjeev Verma / HT Photo)

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