Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has said that the state has crossed the peak of the second wave of coronavirus. He also said that “experts feel that number of cases will decline in the coming days”.The second wave of coronavirus in Delhi had started around August 15 and it was until September 16 that the state saw a significant rise in the number of Covid-19 cases being reported..The daily cases reported have come down from 4,500 to 3,700. According to Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, the number of cases reported has come down by approximately 1,000. “When new Covid-19 cases were reported in the large number, we had controlled the coronavirus cases with the help of the central government, NGO, and Delhites. I want to thank everyone for their efforts,” Kejriwal said. The daily average test positivity rate for the infection too has dropped to 6.89 per cent in the seven days ending Wednesday, from 7.18 per cent recorded over the seven days before that.
The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare earlier also said that the coronavirus situation in India is showing signs of improvement as more than one lakh people recovered in a single day. According to Union health ministry data, Delhi currently has 30,836 active cases of Covid-19 and over 2.20 lakh people have recovered from the infection. The state's death toll stands at 5087. Delhi is among the seven states worst-affected by the Covid-19 pandemic. These states - Maharashtra, Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Uttar Pradesh, Tamil Nadu, Delhi and Punjab - account for 65.5 per cent of the total confirmed cases and 77 per cent of the total deaths.