As the number of COVID-19 infected patients reaches to 62,655, Delhi now surpasses Tamil Nadu to become the second worst-hit state in India after Maharashtra. Delhi reported a total of 2,909 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday, June 22.
However, out of the total 62,655 cases, 36,602 patients have recovered successfully. Delhi now 23,820 active cases and has reported 2,233 deaths due to coronavirus so far.
The Delhi government has already approved the COVID testing by the Rapid Antigen method. So far 3,84,696 samples have been tested for COVID-19 in Delhi including 14,682 samples tested on Monday, June 22.
On Monday, the Delhi government has also directed its officials to implement all directions given by the Ministry of Home Affairs. During an emergency meeting called by Union Home Minister Amit Shah, he set up a high-level committee to oversee the preparations to fight coronavirus. The directions included re-mapping of containment zones and aggressive contact-tracing, to effectively fight the COVID-19 pandemic in the national capital.
During the meeting, Amit Shah had asked Delhi government authorities to take technical help for drawing the new or amended limits for containment zones in Delhi. He also asked the Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government to share with him all the details of deaths happening in Delhi due to coronavirus.