Delhi registers highest single-day spike in coronavirus deaths since July 16
New Delhi: Delhi on Saturday recorded the highest single-day spike in coronavirus deaths since July 16. With 46 fatalities, the death toll increased to 5,193 in the last 24 hours.
However, the new cases continued to remain below 4,000 mark. 3,372 fresh cases of coronavirus were reported in Delhi, taking the cumulative tally to 2,67,822 on Saturday. Delhi recorded 3,827 new cases on Friday, 3,834 on Thursday, 3,714 on Wednesday and 3,816 on Tuesday.
57,688 tests were conducted, of which 9,968 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 47,720 were rapid antigen tests. 59,134 tests were conducted on Thursday, 59,183 on Wednesday, 59,580 on Tuesday, 59,013 on Monday.
In the last ten days, around 5.06 lakh tests have been conducted in the national capital. The average test per day is more than 50,000 in the same period.
On the other hand, Delhi continued to see a higher number of recoveries on Saturday. 4,476 patients recovered from deadly disease in the last 24 hours, taking the total recovery figure to 2,32,912. The number of daily recoveries has significantly gone up in the last few days.
Recoveries outnumbered the new cases by a big margin on Saturday. It affected the active cases figure positively. Active cases have now gone below 30,000 mark after a long time. Active cases declined by 1,150 in the national capital in the last 24 hours. Delhi has now 29,717 active cases.
Meanwhile, Health Minister Satyendar Jain on Saturday said that the surge in coronavirus cases seems to have plateaued and should show rapid fall. The minister informed that the next serological survey, which was slated to begin from October 1, is likely to be delayed.
The report of the September survey is to be presented before the Delhi High Court by the month end.