In the last 24 hours, Delhi recorded 6,430 new coronavirus reports, the lowest number since April 7, and the regular Covid positivity rate decreased to 11.32 percent. Delhi has seen a significant decrease in daily positive incidents, positivity levels, and a number of patients in home isolation over the last few days.
Delhi has reported 65,180 Covid positive cases in the last week. However, since May 4, the national capital has recorded more than 300 deaths a day (except two days when less than 300 were reported). On May 3, the city posted the highest regular death toll, with 448 Covid patients dying.
2,173 Covid patients have died in Delhi in the last week, bringing the overall death count to 21,244 after the first phase of the Covid pandemic began early last year.
In light of the regular deaths caused by Covid, the administration has agreed to expand the potential of cremation and burial grounds within each of the three municipal corporations.
The South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) announced on Saturday that Sarai Kale Khan would be expanded by 1,000 meters to 4,000 meters in the near future to accommodate additional pyres. This is being done to avoid the lengthy lines that occurred a few weeks ago as a result of the unexpected increase in Covid-19 events.
According to an SDMC spokesperson, the expansion would add 150 wooden pyres to the current 26. Additionally, ten additional electric crematoriums will be constructed in the near future.