New Delhi: Delhi on Tuesday recorded the highest single-day coronavirus spike of 4,853 new cases. With this, the cumulative tally has reached 3,64,341. In the last five days, more than 4,000 new cases were recorded in four days. Moreover, in the last ten days, more than 3,000 new cases were recorded in eight days.
The current rise in new cases indicates a worrying picture as the coronavirus situation has become better in the country of late.
Delhi reported 2,832 new cases on Monday, 4,136 on Sunday, 4,116 on Saturday, 4,086 on Friday, 3,882 on Thursday and 3,686 on Wednesday, as per the data.
The number of new cases reported came out of 57,210 tests conducted on the previous day. Of which, 14,573 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 42,637 were rapid antigen tests. The positivity rate has also increased in the last few days. The positivity rate was 8.48 per cent.
44 deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 6,356. 54 deaths were reported on Monday, 33 on Sunday, 36 on Saturday, 26 on Friday, 35 on Thursday and 47 on Wednesday.
2,722 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 3,30,112 in the national capital. The recovery rate declined to 90.60 per cent from 91.07 per cent on the previous day.
The new cases outnumbered the recoveries by a significant margin on Tuesday. It affected the active cases figure adversely. Active cases increased by 2,087 in the last 24 hours. Delhi has now a total of 27,873 active cases. Among them, 16,415 are in home isolation.
Out of the total number of 15,765 beds in Covid hospitals, 10,312 are vacant.