India on Wednesday reported 50,554 new COVID19 infections, the first time in a week that the count had crossed the 50,000 mark.
India’s COVID-19 caseload went past 83 lakh on November 4.
Though Assam did not record any COVID19 deaths on Wednesday, a total of 713 deaths were recorded during the day across India.
Kerala continued to report the highest number of fresh infections in the country, with 8,516 cases.
While the entire country is caught in a festive fever, people are worried whether India is now all set to witness the third wave of Coronavirus’s onslaught.
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday said the national capital is witnessing the third wave of coronavirus.
Delhi has been witnessing a record surge in fresh COVID-19 cases during the last 48 hours.
The capital recorded 6,700 fresh COVID-19 cases for the first time on November 3, taking the infection tally in the national capital to over 4 lakh.
This is the first time when the number of daily cases has crossed the 6,000-mark.
“There has been a rise in COVID-19 cases again. I think we can call it the third wave of COVID cases in Delhi,” Kejriwal said.
Meanwhile, the Centre has attributed the sudden surge in positive cases in the last few days to the festive season and laxity in adhering to safety norms, especially maintaining social distancing and wearing of masks.
The National Centre for Disease Control (NCDC) had recently warned that Delhi needs to be prepared for about 15,000 fresh cases of COVID-19 per day.
The NCDC report had said taking into account winter season-related respiratory problems, the large influx of patients from outside and festive gatherings will add to the surge of positive cases in Delhi.