New Delhi: The coronavirus pandemic is exploding in the country. The second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic has become out of control.
Over the last 24 hours in the country, more than 2 lakh new cases of coronavirus have been reported while more than 1000 people have lost their lives. The rate of Covid-19 infection has reached 15.92 percent.
According to the data released this morning by the Ministry of Health, 2 lakh 739 new coronavirus cases were reported across the country over the last one day. During this time, 1038 people have lost their lives while 93 thousand 528 people have recovered from coronavirus in the 24 hours.
Earlier, on Tuesday (April 13), 1 lakh 84 thousand 372 new Covid-19 cases were reported. Since October 2 last year, the most number of infected people have died over the past day.
New records are also being made in terms of Covid-19 mortality. People have to wait long for the last rites.
Waiting for several hours for funeral in Delhi
Over the last four days alone, there have been 240 deaths in the capital Delhi, leading to long lines for funerals at both the crematorium and the cemetery.
The land for burial of bodies in the largest Covid-19 cemetery on the ITO of Delhi has started falling, while cremation grounds are not being used for burial.
The condition of Nigambodh Ghat is that people have to wait for many hours to perform the last rites of the dead bodies. Here four pyres are burning together, while a fifth is waiting to be burnt.
Several ambulances were parked in the parking lot of Nigambodh Ghat, in which bodies of people who have died due to coronavirus were waiting.
Suman Gupta, general secretary of the organization of the large panchayat Vaishya Besay Agrawal, who runs the main cremation corporation of the city, Nigambodh Ghat, said that corona has increased the number of bodies.
He said that usually around 50-60 bodies are cremated here everyday, now this number has increased to 80. There are 22 places for funerals in Nigambodh Ghat where the pyre is burnt and six CNG powered kilns are being used for cremation of people who have been killed by the virus.
Today, about 2 lakh new cases of corona virus have been reported in the country. (photography:
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Space running out in cemetery
A similar situation is of the largest Covid-19 cemetery in ITO, Delhi, where tombs are being dug one after the other with JCB. Those responsible for the maintenance of the cemetery said that the situation is worse than lat year. If the dead bodies keep coming at the same speed, then this cemetery will become full in less than 10 days.