Capital breaches 10,000 mark again
The Indian Express Delhi|January 06, 2022
HEALTH MINISTER SAYS GENOME SEQUENCING ALL SAMPLES ‘NO LONGER RELEVANT

THE NUMBER of Covid cases in Delhi shot past the 10,000-mark on Wednesday, doubling the previous day's tally of fresh cases. The capital reported 10,665 new Covid cases as per the daily health bulletin.

The city last saw 10,000 cases in mid-May last year. Not only that, the capital recorded eight deaths due to Covid, which is the highest since June-end when the second wave was waning.

The number of deaths due to the infection had started increasing during the last two weeks of December, with nine deaths having been reported in the entire month, of which seven deaths were recorded during the second half.

The number of cases in the city has been rising sharply, increasing from less than 500 daily cases to nearly 10,000 in just eight days, the data shows.

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