COVID-19: Nearly 17,000 Cases In The Last 24 hours, Delhi Surpasses Mumbai As The Worst-Affected City
Coronavirus cases in the country are creating new records every day. Now in the last 24 hours, around 17,000 new cases have been found across the country while 418 people have died. According to the Ministry of Health, the total number of infected patients in the country has increased to 4,73,105 while the death toll has increased to 14,894. At the same time, the number of active patients has increased to 1,86,514.
418 deaths and highest single-day spike of 16,922 new #COVID19 positive cases reported in India in last 24 hours.— ANI (@ANI) June 25, 2020
Positive cases in India stand at 4,73,105 including 1,86,514 active cases, 2,71,697 cured/discharged/migrated & 14,894 deaths: Ministry of Health & Family Welfare pic.twitter.com/Zp3hza8Anb
The situation is deteriorating rapidly in the national capital Delhi which has surpassed Mumbai as the worst-affected city. According to new figures, there are now more than 70,000 COVID-19 patients in Delhi while in Mumbai this figure is close to 69,000.
There is also a growing conflict between the Center and the Delhi government over the issue of quarantining the infected patients instead of home isolation. Delhi government is saying that it is difficult to arrange institutional quarantine for such a large number of patients.