New Delhi: The National Capital on Monday witnessed yet another decline in the COVID cases. Delhi, today, reported 4524 fresh cases of the coronavirus. According to the data released by the health department, Delhi reported 340 deaths in the last 24 hours. Also Read - THIS City in India to Begin Door-to-door Vaccination Drive From Monday. All You Need to Know
With the fresh numbers, the total cases stand at 13,98,391, total recoveries at 13,20,496, death toll at 21,846 and active cases at 56,049. Also Read - India's Remotest Corners May Soon Seen Vaccine Delivery Through Drones, Bids Invited: Report
On Monday, Delhi started the fifth phase of a complete lockdown, which was announced last month to contain the spread of the Covid-19 in the national capital. Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, on Sunday, made the announcement of lockdown extension during his visit to a Covid-19 health facility set up outside the government-run Guru Teg Bahadur (GTB) Hospital in the Capital. Also Read - Breaking News LIVE Updates: India Logs 80,834 Fresh Covid-19 Cases, Lowest Since April 2; 3,303 Deaths in 24 Hrs
“The lockdown is being extended till 5am next Monday,” Kejriwal announced while interacting with the media.
On April 19, the complete shutdown was initially announced by the chief minister and came into effect at 10pm on the same night. The city was to exit the lockdown at 5am on April 26; however, the restrictions were subsequently extended till May 3, May 10 May 17, and, for now, till May 24.