Delhi COVID Cases Spike Again, Will Winter Months Be Challenging?
The Big StoryOctober 29, 2020
00:13:4412.62 MB

Delhi COVID Cases Spike Again, Will Winter Months Be Challenging?

Delhi reported more than 5,000 new cases on 28th October — the biggest spike ever in the city since the pandemic began.

After a dip in cases in the months of June-July, Delhi flared up again since September and had been recording over 4,000 cases regularly for the past consecutive days, taking the total caseload to over 3.7 lakhs.

The daily positivity rate also shot up to over 8 percent consistently over the last few days.

While Delhi Health Minister Satyender Jain partly attributed this rise in case positivity rate to contact tracing saying that the state government has changed its strategy and are aggressively testing family members and contacts of positive patients, the Union Health Ministry expressed concerns over the spike in cases in Delhi and a few other states due to the festival season.

Why have the cases shot up again? With the air quality rapidly deteriorating in the winter, will the coming months be challenging? Tune in!


Highest Spike in COVID Cases; What Explains Delhi ‘3rd Wave’?

Producer and Host: Shorbori Purkayastha
Dr Shahid Jameel, Virologist
Dr Sumit Ray, Critical Care Specialist
Editor: Shelly Walia

Music: Big Bang Fuzz

Listen to The Big Story podcast on:

Google Podcasts: