New Delhi: After four days of record breaking spree, the daily coronavirus infection surge was recorded just below the highest level on Thursday. Delhi reported 16,699 fresh coronavirus infections on in the last 24 hours, taking the cumulative tally to 7,84,137.
Delhi reported 17,282 fresh coronavirus infections on Wednesday, 13,468 on Tuesday, 11,491 on Monday, 10,774 on Sunday, 7,897 on Saturday and 8,521 on Friday.
The number of new cases reported came out of 82,569 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 59,401 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 23,168 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate shot up to 20.22 per cent from 15.92 per cent on the previous day. The cumulative positivity was 4.92 per cent.
The fatalities were recorded above the mark of 100 for second consecutive day. One hundred twelve deaths were reported in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,652. On Tuesday, 104 deaths were reported from the city.
The new cases exceeded the daily recoveries by a big margin in the last 24 hours. A total of 13,014 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 7,18,176 in the national capital. The active cases increased by 3,573 in the national capital. The total number of active cases rose to 54,309 from 50,736 on the previous day.
As far as vaccination drive is concerned, a total of 71,030 people received vaccines in the last 24 hours. A total of 58,205 people received the first dose of the vaccine whereas 12,825 people received their second dose. So far, 23,73,782 persons have received vaccines in the national capital.
Out of the total 14,918 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 4,784 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 26,974 from 24,155 on Wednesday.
To control the worsening of Covid-19 situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a weekend curfew in Delhi. In a virtual press conference, he said that the government has decided to impose a fresh set of restrictions to curb the fourth wave of coronavirus. Malls, gyms, spas and auditoriums will remain closed. The cinema halls can operate at 30 per cent capacity.