Mumbai overtook Wuhan on June 9 in terms of the number of Covid-19 cases. Two weeks later, Delhi has overtaken Mumbai to become the worst-affected city for Covid-19 caseload in India.
On Thursday morning, Delhi’s Covid-19 3,788 new cases of the viral infection were reported taking the total to 70,390,862 more than Mumbai’s 69,528 cases.
The capital’s death toll mounted to 2,365 with 64 fatalities reported in the past 24 hours. It is, however, significantly lower than Mumbai where 3,964 people have died since March.
Mumbai’s daily growth rate started falling in June. Last week, Mumbai’s daily Covid-19 growth rate fell, much lower than the national daily growth rate.
While Mumbai improved its Covid-19 doubling rate through June to almost 29 days. Delhi’s doubling rate reduced to 12.
Now to contain the raging coronavirus in the city, the Delhi government is planning to conduct a house-to-house screening in covering 45 lakh households.
This is to be done in two phases. The screening is to be completed in the containment zones by June 30 and the rest of the city by July 6.
(with inputs from indiatoday)