The daily coronavirus spike in Delhi reached a new high over the last 24 hours, with the city crossing the 8,000-mark and logging 8,593 cases. Yesterday, health ministry data showed the figure was 7,830 — which was the highest of the time. The number of deaths was 85 — the second-highest recorded in the city. The highest figure was 93 deaths, which was recorded on June 16.
The spurt in coronavirus cases coincide with the festive season and the huge spurt in pollution with the onset of winter season. Over the last two weeks, the daily coronavirus spurt has been on an upward spiral.
The spike comes on a day the Arvind Kejriwal government was pulled up by the Delhi High Court, which asked the government its action taken over the last two weeks to control the contagion.
Observing that a city is now witnessing a bigger daily spike than big states like Maharashtra and Kerala, the court asked if the government has any concrete plan to control the situation.