Over the past 36 hours, the intense heat has claimed at least 32 additional lives in the city. Twenty deaths were reported from central government hospitals, while twelve occurred in Delhi government facilities. This brings the heat-related death toll in Delhi to at least 70, with most fatalities happening in the last two weeks. The actual number is likely higher as data from several hospitals is still pending.

Safdarjung Hospital has reported a significant increase in heat-related deaths, with 13 fatalities since Wednesday, raising its total to 24. This includes two cases on Wednesday and five earlier deaths now confirmed as heatstroke after postmortem examinations.

Hospital authorities at Safdarjung stated that 47 patients are currently admitted with heat-related ailments, 29 of whom are in critical condition. The steady influx of patients underscores the severe public health risk posed by the ongoing heatwave, according to hospital sources.