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New Delhi Sees Virus Surge as India’s National Numbers Dip


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India’s capital is in a Covid-19 crisis with a surge in new infections even as the country’s overall numbers have dipped, signaling a worrying turn in the pandemic.

New Delhi recorded an average of 7,000 new infections each day over the last week, with over 8,593 cases reported on Nov. 11, according to local government data. The numbers fell to just over 3,500 over the weekend, which marked the Hindu Diwali festival. But that dip coincided with a sharp fall in the city’s daily testing tally to a little over 21,000 tests compared to the roughly 60,000 tests that have been conducted over the last two months, according to reports.