The upward march of Covid in Delhi continued today with the city logging 7,546 fresh cases of coronavirus, up from 7,486 in 24 hours. The number of active cases stands at 43,221, the total is more than 5.1 lakh.
Over the last 24 hours, 98 more people died. The total number of fatalities in Delhi has crossed the 8,000. On Wednesday evening, 131 deaths were reported — the highest so far in the national capital.
This is the third consecutive day the Covid numbers have stayed over 7,000 — and a month since the numbers had started spiraling.
Today, in a fresh effort to control the infection, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced a steep Rs 2,000 fine — up from the current Rs 500 — for those caught without masks.
The Chief Minister also appealed to all political parties and social organisations to distribute masks at public places in Delhi.