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Delhi: Crematoriums, graveyards struggle to keep up as Covid deaths rise

Apr 15, 2021 09:21 IST | By Editorji News Desk

Hospitals are running out of beds, long wait at crematoriums and graveyards running out of space. The Covid-19 situation is getting grim by the day in the Capital. With a sharp rise in deaths due to the latest surge in Covid-19, crematoriums and burial grounds in the city are struggling to manage resources. Delhi recorded 104 deaths due to coronavirus on Wednesday. 

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According to official figure on confirmed and suspected cases, the virus has killed more than 500 people in Delhi in the first 14 days of April, while it had claimed 117 lives in the entire month of March and 57 in February.

At the Nigambodh Ghat, the main cremation ground of the city, currently 22 platforms and six CNG-run furnaces are being used exclusively for cremating persons dying due to the virus. The number of cremations have gone up from 15 per day to over 30.

At the Capital's main ITO graveyard, 10-15 bodies of Covid victims are being buried daily since last week. On Wednesday, 18 burials were performed.

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