New Delhi: The third coronavirus wave has become menacing in the national capital as records for daily new infections have been shattering on a regular basis. On Friday, Delhi reported 7,178 new cases which is the highest since the pandemic hit the city earlier this year. This is the first time daily new cases have breached 7,000 mark.
Prior to Friday, more than 6,000 new cases were recorded in the last three days. The second-biggest coronavirus spike was witnessed on November 4 when the city has registered 6,842 new cases.
The cumulative tally of coronavirus cases has now reached 4,23,831. The number of new cases reported came out of 58,860 tests conducted on the previous day. Of which, 15,666 were RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 43,194 were rapid antigen tests. The positivity rate was 12.19 per cent on the previous day.
Moreover, the death figures have also been on the higher side in the national capital. 64 deaths were recorded on Friday, taking the death toll to 6,833. 64 deaths were reported on Thursday, 51 on Wednesday, 48 on Tuesday, 42 on Monday, 51 on Sunday and 41 on Saturday.
6,121 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 3,77,276 in the national capital. The recovery rate was 89.01 per cent.
The new cases outnumbered the recoveries by a significant margin on Friday. Active cases increased by 993 in the last 24 hours. Delhi has now 39,722 active cases. The active cases figure was at its highest level so far on Friday.
A total of 23,679 patients are in home isolation in the national capital. Out of the total 15,845 beds in the Covid hospitals, 7,655 are lying vacant.