New Delhi, Oct 23: The national capital on Friday recorded 4,086 fresh cases of COVID-19, the highest single-day spike here in 34 days, while the death toll from the disease mounted to 6,189. These fresh cases resulted from 58,568 tests conducted the previous day, pushing the infection tally in the city to over 3.48 lakh.
According to the latest heath bulletin issued by the Delhi government, 4,086 fresh cases were reported. The previous highest single-day spike in COVID-19 cases was recorded on September 19, when it stood at 4,071.
Since then fresh cases were reported below the 4,000-mark until on October 23. Twenty-six more fatalities have been recorded, taking the death toll to 6,189, the bulletin said.
The tally of active cases on Friday rose to 26,001 from 25,237 the previous day. The total number of cases climbed to 3,48,404, the bulletin said.
The number of containment zones in Delhi increased to 2,777 from 2,766 on Thuraday. The positivity rate on Friday stood at 6.98 per cent, while the recovery rate was over 90 per cent, the bulletin said, adding the case fatality rate stood at 1.78 per cent.
Meanwhile, Delhi Lt Governor Anil Baijal chaired a meeting of Delhi Disaster Management Authority to discuss the COVID-19 situation in Delhi. Lt Governor and Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal took a meeting with various stakeholder departments to discuss the situation.
According to the bulletin, out of the total number of 15,739 beds in COVID hospitals, 10,557 are vacant. It said that 606 beds in COVID care centres are occupied by persons under quarantine, including travellers who have returned by Vande Bharat Mission and bubble flights.
The Delhi government has significantly ramped up testing in the past few days, with the count on several times crossing the 60,000-mark. The number of Rapid Antigen Tests conducted on Thursday stood at 41,694 while the RT-PCR, CBNAAT and True NAAT tests figures were 16,874 in all, adding to 58,568, according to the bulletin.
The number of tests done per million, as on Friday was over 2.24 lakh while the total number of tests stood at over 42.5 lakh. The bulletin said that 3,16,214 patients have recovered, been discharged or migrated so far.
Since September, daily cases had begun to rise in the city. From the last week of September, it had started to come down a bit. The number of people in home isolation rose to 15,483 compared to 14,979 the previous day.
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