Delhi Highlights: Delhi on Friday recorded zero death due to Covid-19 and 32 fresh cases with a positivity rate of 0.14 per cent, according to data shared by the city health department. The number of cumulative cases stood at 14,40,035, while the death toll from the pandemic stood at 25,091 in Delhi. On Thursday, 40 cases were recorded with a positivity rate of 0.08 per cent.
The national capital has not reported any death due to Covid-19 so far this month. It reported four Covid-19 deaths in October and five in September.
BJP leader Kapil Mishra on Friday attended the Govardhan Puja, organised by members of the Sanyukt Hindu Sangharsh Samiti, at the Sector 12A site in Gurgaon where namaz had been taking place every Friday. The Sector 12A site, where namaz was being offered under police protection, has witnessed disruptions from right-wing outfits and local residents for two weeks.
Meanwhile, a thick layer of acrid smog hung over Delhi-NCR on Friday after residents flouted the firecracker ban and emissions from farm fires in the region peaked at 36 per cent, pushing the capital’s 24-hour average air quality index for the day after Diwali to 462, the highest in five years. As smog partially blotted out the sun in Delhi and residents complained of itchy throat and watery eyes, the city’s Environment Minister Gopal Rai accused the BJP of instigating people to burn crackers by linking it to religion.