The Indian capital New Delhi is experiencing a third wave of Covid-19 cases, according to the city’s chief minister.
The city reported 6,842 new coronavirus cases on Wednesday — its highest 24-hour rise in Covid-19 infections for the second day in a row, according to the New Delhi Health Department. The day before, the city reported 6,725 new cases.
New Delhi’s total case count is now 409,938. Of this total, 37,369 patients are still active cases.
“During the past few days, there has been a surge in the number of coronavirus cases. My understanding is that we can call this the third wave because by the start of October, the numbers had begun to drop – they even dropped below 3,000,” Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal warned on Wednesday.
India recorded 50,210 fresh cases on Wednesday, the Ministry of Health said — taking the country’s total to 8.36 million cases and 124,315 related deaths.