New Delhi: The Union Ministry of Health and Family Welfare on Wednesday said that the country recorded the highest single-day jump of nearly 16,000 COVID-19 cases. To combat the coronavirus, the central government revised its strategy and made testing widely available to all symptomatic individuals across the country.
In a significant development, Delhi, which already is the second worst-hit state in terms of coronavirus caseload and fatalities, on Wednesday overtook Mumbai after the number of cases increased by 3,788 to touch 70,390. On the other hand, Mumbai has so far recorded 69,625 cases. Also Read – ‘COVID Patients to Visit Govt Facility For Review Not Needed,’ Kejriwal Urges Centre to Scrap Order
To tackle the issue of COVID-19, the Delhi government also revised COVID-19 response plan, and said house to house screening will be completed by June 30 in containment zones and for the rest of the city by July 6.
In Delhi, authorities have planned to use Aarogya Setu app coupled with an IT-driven tool to boost surveillance and contact tracing in the COVID-19 affected areas. This is part of the new COVID-19 response plan prepared by Delhi government’s health department, as per the recommendations from the Union Health Ministry.