New Delhi: After four days of a record-breaking spree, Delhi broke all records once more on Friday with 19,486 fresh Covid-19 cases. Once again, it is the highest single-day spike so far. The cumulative tally is now at 80,3,623.
The Capital reported 16,699 fresh Covid-19 cases on Thursday, 17,282 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 98,957 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 64,939 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 34,018
rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate declined to 19.69% per cent from 20.22 per cent on the previous day. The cumulative positivity was 5.01 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.
The fatalities were recorded above the mark of 100 for the third consecutive day. One hundred and forty-one people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,793. On Thursday, 112 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 12,649 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 7,30,825 in the national capital.
The active cases increased by 6,696 in the national capital. The total number of active cases rose to 61,005 from 54,309 on the previous day.
Out of the total 15,680 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 4,412 are vacant.
The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 29,705 from 26,974 on Thursday.
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.