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Updated on: Saturday, May 29, 2021, 12:58 PM IST

Delhi records less than 1000 cases in last 24 hours - The first time since second COVID-19 wave began

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Delhi recorded around 900 new COVID-19 cases during the last 24 hours, with Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal reminding that this the lowest single day tally since the second wave of the pandemic began. Friday's numbers bring the total number of active cases to 14581 - a drastic drop from earlier weeks wherein the national capital had become the worst affected city in India.

"Around 900 COVID-19 cases have been reported in Delhi in the last 24 hours. This is for the first time (during second wave) that we have reported cases below 1,000," exulted Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal.

As per Health Ministry data, Delhi has recorded nearly 24 thousand deaths since the pandemic began in 2020, even as 13,85,158 people have recovered.

It is not just Delhi. Over the last few days, daily cases in India have dropped gradually to stand well below the two lakh mark. The active case load continues to drop, now standing at 22.28 lakh.

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Published on: Saturday, May 29, 2021, 12:58 PM IST
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