Coronavirus: Delhi reports highest single-day spike in August with 1,450 cases
New Delhi: Delhi on Sunday reported 1,450 fresh coronavirus cases, which is the highest single-day spike in the month of August. The cumulative tally reached 1,61,466.
The city had recorded 1,412 new coronavirus cases on Saturday, which was the previous highest single-day spike of the month.
With 16 fatalities, the death toll reached 4,300 in the last 24 hours.
On the other hand, 1,250 patients recovered from the deadly disease on Sunday. A total of 1,45,388 patients have recovered in the national capital so far. The recovery rate is 90.04 per cent.
The active cases increased by 184 in the national capital. Delhi has now 11,778 active cases. 5,896 patients are being treated in home isolation.
12,470 rapid antigen tests and 6,261 RTPCR, CBNAAT and TrueNat tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The total number of tests done till date in Delhi stands at 14,31,094.
The positivity rate was 7.74 per cent in the previous 24 hours.