Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 2,973 coronavirus cases in 72 days
Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 2,973 coronavirus cases in 72 days
Ashish Ranjan
Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 2,973 coronavirus cases in 72 days
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Delhi reports highest single-day spike of 2,973 coronavirus cases in 72 days

New Delhi: Daily new cases continued to better the figure of the previous day in Delhi on Saturday. Delhi recorded 2,973 new cases in the last 24 hours, which was higher than the previous day’s figure of 2,914 new cases. Saturday’s figure was the highest in 72 days. 

On June 26, Delhi had recorded 3,460 new cases, which was the highest single-day spike before September 5.  

This is the fifth consecutive day when over 2,000 cases have been recorded in Delhi. 2,737 cases were reported on Thursday, while 2,509 and 2,312 cases were recorded on Wednesday and Tuesday respectively. On June 23, the city had recorded its highest single-day spike of 3,947.

With this, the cumulative tally has now reached 1,88,193. With 25 fatalities, the death toll reached 4,538 in the national capital. 

The new cases again outnumbered the recoveries by a significant margin, which was not the case earlier. It has affected the active cases in the national capital. Active cases are rising significantly in the last few days.

1,920 patients recovered from the deadly disease on Saturday. A total of 1,63,785 patients have recovered in the national capital so far. The recovery rate further declined to 87.03 from 87.39 on the previous day.

The active cases increased by 1,028 in the national capital. This was the third consecutive day when active cases rose by more than 1,000. Delhi has now 19,870 active cases. It had once dropped below 10,000 mark before the cases started surging again.

A record 38,895 tests were conducted on Saturday. 29,333 rapid antigen tests and 9,562 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The testing has been ramped up after the Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said that the testing would be doubled to 40,000 tests per day.