New Delhi: The Capital on Saturday recorded 24,375 new Covid-19 cases in the highest single-day spike ever, again. The cumulative tally is now at 8,27,998.
The national capital reported 19,486 cases on Friday, 16,699 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 last Friday.
The number of new cases reported came out of 99,230 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 69,206 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 30,024
rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate shot up to 24.56 per cent from 19.69 per cent on the previous day. The cumulative positivity was 5.13 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.
The fatalities were recorded above the mark of 150 for the first time. One hundred and sixty-seven people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 11,960. On Friday, 141 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 15,414 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 7,46,239 in the national capital.
The active cases increased by 8,794 in the national capital. The total number of active cases rose to 69,799 from 61,005 on the previous day.
Out of the total 16,979 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 4,280 are vacant.
The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 32,156 from 29,705 on Friday.
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.