Coronavirus update: With 3,609 cases,Delhi records highest cases of Covid-19 outbreak in over 2 months

Coronavirus update: With 3,609 cases,Delhi records highest cases of Covid-19 outbreak in over 2 months

Delhi could enter the second wave of disease outbreak if it surpasses its highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases on June 23

Delhi on Tuesday recorded highest cases of coronavirus disease (Covid-19) outbreak in over 2 months after 3,609 people tested positive for the viral contagion. The fresh cases have pushed the cumulative tally in the national capital past 1.97 lakh mark.

The death toll in Delhi reached 4,618 after 19 new deaths were recorded in the last 24 hours.

Delhi could enter the second wave of disease outbreak if it surpasses its highest single-day spike of Covid-19 cases on June 23.

According to the health bulletin, Delhi logged positivity rate at 7.8 per cent on Tuesday, with cumulative positivity rate at 10.66 per cent. In the last 24 hours, the authorities conducted 45,797 tests — out of which 9,944 were RTPCR tests and 35,853 were rapid antigen tests.

Active cases in Delhi have risen significantly in the last one month. While the active cases hovered around 10,000-mark in August, the national capital recorded 22,377 active cases on Tuesday. Out of these, 11,742 people are in home isolation.

The case fatality rate in Delhi was recorded at 2.34 per cent. The number of containment zones stands at 1,166.

 

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