July 01, 2020 (New Delhi) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday assured that COVID-19 situation in the capital is ‘under control’, adding that is not “terrible” as predicted a month ago.
Addressing an online press briefing, the Delhi Chief Minister said, ‘’We’ve increased the number of tests. There is a good indication, earlier around 31 out of 100 people whose samples were collected tested positive for Coronavirus. Today, 13 out of 100 people test positive.”
‘’In place of the predicted 60,000 active cases by the end of June, Delhi has only around 26,000, he said. The number of cases detected each day has also gone down from last week — around 2,500 a day instead of the close to 4,000, ‘’ Mr Kejriwal further added.
Over the last 24 hours, 2,199 new COVID-19 cases were reported in Delhi, taking the total to 87,360. The number of fatalities has gone up to 2,742 with 62 more deaths reported in a single day. There are 26,270 active cases.
‘’“The situation is improving in Delhi in the last few days. However, there is no room for complacency. This virus is unpredictable. We must continue our efforts with more vigour, said Kejriwal while attributing to everyone’s hard work.
With 87,000 cases, the national capital, which is the second worst-hit area in the country, is still short of the 1 lakh cases the experts had predicted at the beginning of last month.