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Mumbai, Delhi see surge in coronavirus cases


Both Mumbai and Delhi have recorded a sharp increase in the number of Covid-19 cases over the last 24 hours.

While Mumbai registered a 70 per cent jump with 1,377 fresh coronavirus cases, Delhi recorded a 50 per cent increase with 496 infections. The cities recorded one death each.

This was the biggest single-day spike since June 2 in Delhi. The positivity rate stands at 0.89 per cent which is the highest level since May 31.

The national capital has already imposed strict restrictions to curb spread of the disease with night curfew being clamped and all schools and colleges shut. Delhi metro is being allowed to operate only at half its capacity.

Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said,"We are disheartened when we see crowding at markets and malls. We will have to shut down markets if this continues," "I know you all are tired of restrictions, but it is important and there is nothing we can do about it," he added.

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