New Delhi: The Capital on Sunday recorded 25,462 new Covid-19 cases in the highest single-day spike ever, again. The cumulative tally is now at 8,53,460.
The national capital reported 24,375 cases on Saturday, 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, and 7,897 on last Saturday.
The number of new cases reported came out of 85,620 tests conducted on the previous day. At least 56,015 RTPCR/CBNAAT/TrueNat tests and 29,605 rapid antigen tests were conducted in the last 24 hours. The positivity rate shot up to 29.74 per cent from 24.56 per cent on the previous day. The cumulative positivity was 5.26 per cent, slightly higher than a day before.
The fatalities were recorded above the mark of 150 again. One hundred and sixty-one people succumbed to the deadly virus in the last 24 hours, taking the death toll to 12,121. On Saturday, 167 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 20,159 patients recovered from the deadly disease, taking the total recovery figure to 7,66,398 in the national capital.
The active cases increased by 5,142 in the national capital. The total number of active cases rose to 74,941 from 69,799 on the previous day.
Out of the total 17,514 beds in coronavirus hospitals, 3.627 are vacant. The tally of people in home isolation jumped to 34,938 from 32,156 on Saturday.
To control the worsening of Covid-19 situation, Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal has announced a full curfew in Delhi from tonight till next Monday morning. He also said that he had spoken to Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan and Union Home Minister Amit Shah and informed them about the shortage of oxygen and beds in Delhi.