Published On: Sat, Nov 21st, 2020

India reports 46,232 new coronavirus cases with alarming situation in New Delhi

NEW DELHI (AP) — India has reported 46,232 new confirmed coronavirus cases in the past 24 hours, with the situation particularly alarming in New Delhi.

Health workers and a relative put the body of a man, who died due to the coronavirus disease (COVID-19), on a pyre for his cremation at a crematorium in New Delhi, India, November 19, 2020. REUTERS/Danish Siddiqui

Intensive care wards and the capital’s main crematorium are near capacity, and health officials this week found the prevalence of infections in markets much higher than expected.

The city has added an average of 6,700 cases each day in recent weeks. The next two weeks in the post-festival season, including celebrations for the Diwali holiday, are going to be important in determining which way the virus will go.

The Health Ministry on Saturday also registered 564 deaths in the past 24 hours, taking total fatalities up to 132,726.

While the pace of new cases in the country of 1.3 billion appears to be slowing, experts have cautioned that official figures may be offering false hope since many infections are undetected.

India hit a grim milestone Friday, recording 9 million infections, currently the second largest behind the United States.

The two states of Madhya Pradesh and Gujarat have announced night curfews in at least in eight cities from Saturday.

Northern Rajasthan state is also imposing restrictions on the assembly of more than four people during nighttime.

Disclaimer :- This story has not been edited by The Sen Times staff and is auto-generated from news agency feeds. Source: AP

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