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Delhi Sees 73 Fatalities and 1,647 New Coronavirus Cases as Death Toll Touches 1,400

Image for representation. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

Image for representation. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)

The national capital has also reported 604 recoveries in the same period.

Delhi recorded 1,647 fresh coronavirus cases on Monday, taking the tally in the city to over 42,000-mark, and the death toll due to the disease climbed to 1,400, authorities said.

Seventy-three fatalities have been recorded in the last 24 hours, the Delhi Health Department said in a bulletin.

From June 12-14, over 2,000 cases were reported per day in Delhi. The highest spike of 2,224 fresh cases was recorded on June 14. The bulletin also said the death toll from coronavirus infection has risen to 1,400, and the total number of cases mounted to 42,829.

The COVID-19 tally on Sunday stood at 41,182, while the death count was 1,327.

This comes on a day when Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Anil Baijal assured coronavirus testing will be made available for all in Delhi in the next few days at an an all-party meeting held to discuss the management of the situation in the National Capital Region.

The coronavirus tests per day in Delhi will reach 18,000 by June 20, the Home Minister said. Most parties, cutting across party lines, had demanded more testing, as well as some form of cap on treatment costs.

"All parties should forget political differences and work together for people of Delhi," said Shah after the meeting. "We will have to increase COVID-19 testing in Delhi by adopting new solutions. United face of all political parties will enhance people's trust and COVID-19 situation in Delhi will be soon normal."

The meeting was held in the wake of rising novel coronavirus cases in Delhi. Shah apprised the leaders of four major political parties of Delhi on the steps taken to check the coronavirus pandemic and sought their views on the issue, a Home Ministry official said.