Delhi has witnessed COVID-19 second wave, says CM Arvind Kejriwal
- Delhi witnessed the daily spike in cases crossing the 4000-mark for the first time on September 9
- The national capital recorded the highest single-day spike of 4473 cases on September 16
- This is the first time any state in India has claimed to reach the second wave of COVID-19
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said on Monday, that the sudden spike in daily COVID-19 cases crossing 4,000 in the national capital earlier in September, was the second wave of the infection, reported NDTV.
While speaking at PUSA (Dr. Rajendra Prasad Central Agricultural University), Kejriwal said, "Experts feel that Delhi has peaked in the second COVID-19 wave that the national capital is witnessing. On September 16, Delhi recorded approximately 4,500 cases. After that, the cases started to decline and in the last 24 hours, 3,700 cases have come up in the national capital." He added, "In the coming days, the numbers will decline further."
This marks the first time that any state in India has claimed to reach the second wave of the deadly virus. Delhi stands at the fifth spot in terms of cases in the country with 256,789 cases.
Delhi witnessed the daily spike in cases crossing the 4000-mark for the first time on September 9 when it had crossed 2 lakh total cases. 20 deaths were recorded on that day taking the total deaths at that time to 4,638.
Delhi recorded the highest single-day spike of 4473 cases on September 16. As per government data, the national capital recorded 4263, 4473, 4432, 4127 and 4071 daily COVID-19 cases from September 15-19 respectively. Officials at that time had attributed the rise in cases to the increasing number of tests conducted.